Thanks for asking, Jeanne. Unfortunately, better teaching isn't a simple "do this" in all situations kind of thing. Good teaching depends on the teacher knowing their learners' needs, really knowing the content - well enough to understand which pedagogies will work better with which concepts, and using these two bodies of knowledge to find a good match. However, one generality that we have noticed that can make teaching much better is planning for all 72,000 seconds of class (assuming 30 students in a 40 minute class... each student is experiencing each second individually)... many teachers only plan for about 2,500 of those seconds (one child at a time engaging with them... the rest listening, or zoning out).
Would love to discuss more.