Plan for Slow Change: Summary and Final Thoughts

From Vision to Reality: Pulling the Right Levers for Transformational Instructional Leadership series has served as a guide for those seeking to implement instructional leadership best practices—sustainably and at scale. Educators and experts at all levels have generously shared their knowledge and experience throughout, in the hope that it will help transform your vision into reality.

Our final post will serve to recap and reinforce the best practices learned, underpinned by the core advice offered by all the educators we work with: plan for slow change.

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

Reflecting on My First Year Coaching

Allison Kieffner, instructional coach outside Boston, Massachusetts, reflects on the tools, learnings, and support she needed to make her first year coaching a successful one. Afterwards, read more perspectives like hers in our First Year as a Coach series!

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, Coaching, First Year as a Coach

Watch Our 4th Coaching Talk Webinar on How Experienced Coaches Grow Their Practice

Ellen Eisenberg, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Institute for Instructional Coaching (PIIC), and Kristin Van Deman, instructional coach from Aurora Public Schools in Colorado, shared how coaches can continue growing no matter their experience during April's Coaching Talk webinar.

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Topics: Webinar, Instructional Leadership, Coaching, Your Coaching Toolbox

April 2018 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

April is finally here and if you're allergic to fresh articles, please proceed with caution! Stay up to date with our weekly coaching roundup and read below for things to do when you don't feel like coaching, techniques for providing powerful feedback, sources for coaching feedback, how to spark "aha" moments, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: News, Education, TeachBoost, edtech

Prioritize Growth And Development, Move Beyond Compliance

This post is part of TeachBoost's series, From Vision to Reality: Pulling the Right Levers for Transformational Instructional Leadership. Check out all the posts in our series, then subscribe to our blog to have posts delivered to your inbox as we publish new pieces.

Previously we discussed the importance of choosing a partner, not a vendor. Why? Because a partner doesn't just solve your immediate need; in fact, they work with you to achieve your long-term vision. For example, TeachBoost provides a partnership that allows organizations to streamline their current observation, feedback, and coaching processes by moving beyond compliance to enable growth and development around evidence.

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

New Webinar! How Experienced Coaches Grow Their Practice

TeachBoost partnered with Ellen Eisenberg and Kristin Van Deman for the final webinar of our 2018 coaching series on April 25th, 2018.

View the Recording!

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Topics: Webinar, News, Education, TeachBoost, edtech

Choose a Partner, Not a Vendor

This post is part of TeachBoost's series, From Vision to Reality: Pulling the Right Levers for Transformational Instructional Leadership. Check out all the posts in our series, then subscribe to our blog to have posts delivered to your inbox as we publish new pieces.

In chapter 4, we will walk through the steps of finding a partnernot just a vendorprioritizing growth to move beyond compliance, and planning for slow change. Enjoy!

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

Further Your Instructional Coaching Practice on Twitter

Instructional coaches drive student achievement through the development of educators and school leaders. But how do coaches find ways to nourish and develop themselves on a professional level? Professional learning communities made up of peers—networks both in person and online—are one fantastic resource to move professional learning forward.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, TeachBoost, Coaching

Breaking Down the Coaching Barriers

Vicki Collet, Assistant Professor at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, shares her techniques for working with reluctant teachers by breaking down coaching barriers to create buoyant coaching partnerships.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, Coaching, Your Coaching Toolbox

Watch Our 3rd Coaching Talk Webinar on Questioning Techniques for Coaches

Ellen Eisenberg, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Institute for Instructional Coaching (PIIC), and Dana Kramaroff, instructional coach from Boyertown Area SD in Pennsylvania, covered questioning techniques for advancing the coaching conversation as a means to promote teacher reflection in March's Coaching Talk webinar.

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Topics: Webinar, Instructional Leadership, Coaching, Your Coaching Toolbox