The Causes of Coaching Reluctance

TeachBoost continues to ask instructional coaches what tools they include in their instructional coaching toolbox as part of our TeachBoost series, Your Coaching Toolbox—resources, tips, and reflections for instructional coaches, by instructional coaches.

In part one of her two-part series, Cailin Minor, literacy coach at Shanghai American School in China, first dissects the causes for teachers feeling "stuck" and reluctant towards coaching.

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

Using Checklists and Guiding Questions in Coaching

Jennifer Wood, 4th grade ELAR teacher in Richardson ISD in Texas, shares ideas for goals during coaching cycles and guiding questions to support creating your own coaching checklist when working with teachers.

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

July 2018 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

 

July grilled up a smörgåsbord of coaching articles this month! Enjoy the top articles from the past few weekly coaching roundups below and learn about the loneliness of coaching, some reflections from a year of coaching, how to make coaching a collaborative effort, and more.

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Topics: News, Education, TeachBoost, edtech

Supporting the Integration of Classroom Technology

Kendra Murphy, Innovation Specialist and Learning Designer with Charleston County School District in Charleston, South Carolina, provides four key phases of implementation when rolling out classroom technology within a school.

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

The Loneliness of Coaching

Fiona Hurtado, teaching and learning coach in South Africa, identifies three sources of loneliness as a coach and how to combat them.

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

June 2018 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

June may have wrapped up the school year for most, but that doesn't mean the learning has to end! Kick-start your summer with the top articles from June's weekly coaching roundups below to learn about building relationships, generating an "all in" coaching atmosphere, executing a "design thinking" coaching approach, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: News, Education, TeachBoost, edtech

How to Make the Most Out of a Tight Coaching Schedule

Tim Livingston, development specialist in Texas, shares both his insights on how coaches can better manage their time and questions to guide the journey.

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

How to Make Coaching a Team Sport

Kara McFarlin, an instructional technology coach in Illinois, shares five ways she made coaching a team effort during her first year as a coach. For more insights like hers from other new coaches check out our First Year as a Coach series!

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

The "Design Thinking" Approach to Coaching

Sadie Lewis, Instructional Innovation Specialist in Mehlville School District in St. Louis, MO, spotlights 5 "design thinking" approaches to coaching that allow her to execute a personalized coaching model.

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

May 2018 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

May certainly lived up to its reputation—we saw a ton of fresh content this past month! Find the top articles from May's weekly coaching roundups below and learn about questions for powerful coaching conversations, the benefits of documenting your coaching work, increasing the impact of your coaching feedback, tips for keeping coaching alive at the end of the year, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: News, Education, TeachBoost, edtech