November 2016 Instructional Leadership Must-Reads

Here are your instructional leadership news highlights for November—subscribe to our blog to have our must-reads sent straight to your inbox!

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Topics: News, Education, TeachBoost, edtech

How 3 Oregon Districts Find Deeper Meaning in Teacher Evaluation

Many states have developed teacher evaluation systems with specific mandates around standards, protocols, and rubrics with the aim of ensuring that all educators improve their practice. 

For transformational instructional leaders, however, these mandates can be leveraged beyond compliance; they can be a component of a bigger-picture strategy around teacher growth and development.

Read on to learn how three Oregon districts find deeper meaning in the evaluation process.

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Topics: Customer Spotlight, Teacher Evaluation, Case Study, Oregon

High-Performance Instructional Conversations: How To Make Change Stick

How can instructional leaders help teachers make deep and lasting changes to their practice?

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Topics: Instructional Leadership, Guest Blogger, Teacher Observation, Feedback

October 2016 Instructional Leadership Must-Reads

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Topics: News, Education, TeachBoost, edtech

The Monster Mash: 5 Coaching Monsters and How to Defeat Them

On a dark and stormy night, you sit down for an evening of instructional coach planning and preparation. Suddenly, through the pouring rain, a bolt of lightning crashes, illuminating sights previously unseen. You realize you are not alone—you’re being haunted by instructional coaching monsters!

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Coaching

September 2016 Instructional Leadership Must-Reads

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Topics: News, Education, TeachBoost, edtech

3 Strategies Leaders Use to Calibrate Educator Feedback

As a transformational instructional leader, you’re visiting classrooms every day and delivering frequent, meaningful feedback. Have you checked to make sure the feedback you’re giving is calibrated with your peers and aligned to your district’s observational rubric?

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Topics: Instructional Leadership, Teacher Observation, Feedback, From Vision to Reality, Calibration

Leading Edtech PD: How to Knock It Out of the Park!

 

Ultimately, the goal of any professional development is to equip your participants with some new knowledge that they can implement in their classroom. When it comes to edtech training, however, there seem to be a number of barriers the can halt the process, or leave participants with a sour taste in their mouth.

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Topics: edtech, PD

August 2016 Instructional Leadership Must-Reads

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Topics: News, Education, TeachBoost, edtech

Guest Post: A 10-Step Program for Impactful Instructional Coaching


The summer is over, but if you’re like me, you’ve thought all summer long about how to help teachers increase student engagement, build their repertoire of teaching skills, and refine your own coaching practices at the same time.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Coaching