February 2019 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

February was a great month: the groundhog didn't find his shadow and our weekly coaching roundups compiled some incredible articles. Learn about social-emotional coaching, tips for working with a cranky teacher, how chocolate can help your coaching efforts, applying adult learning theory to coaching, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, TeachBoost, Must Reads, Instructional Coaching, Roundup, Building Relationships, Adult Learning, Classroom Technology, Social-Emotional

Social-Emotional Coaching: Supporting the Stages of Change

Lindsey Frank, the district-wide climate and social-emotional learning coach for Community Consolidated School District 59 in Illinois, shares strategies for understanding and supporting the social and emotional needs of adults—both in partnerships and coaching cycles—in order to impact student learning.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Coaching, Your Coaching Toolbox, Cycles, Building Relationships

Weekly Coaching Roundup: February 11th, 2019

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Read below to learn how to strengthen relationships, ways to use SMART goals to improve your coaching efforts, and why a principal-coach partnership sets the tone for a successful coaching culture.

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Topics: Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Building Relationships, Collaboration, Partnership Agreements, Partnership, Principal and Coach

The Secret Ingredient to Better Coaching Conversations: Chocolate!

Hershey’s Kisses, Ghirardelli squares, Snickers!? Learn how chocolate can help lay the groundwork for successful coaching relationships as Rachel Andress, instructional coach in North Carolina, shares how she wins both the partnerships and stomachs of her teachers.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, PD, Your Coaching Toolbox, Building Relationships

Weekly Coaching Roundup: The Art of Building Relationships

February's Coaching Roundup is on the art of building relationships! If you'd like to stay up-to-date on the latest coaching news, be sure to subscribe below to receive our hand-picked list of instructional coaching resources delivered weekly to your inbox!

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Building Relationships, Partnership Agreements

Successes Through Coach and Principal Collaboration

Grace Worrell and Melissa Llano, instructional coach and principal at Franklin Park School District in Illinois, reflect on their collaborative partnership together built on trust and respect.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Coaching, Your Coaching Toolbox, Building Relationships, Collaboration, Partnership Agreements, Principal and Coach, Culture of Coaching

Coaching Partnerships: The Long and Short of Them

Danielle Head and Lesley Burdine, technology integration coaches from the Clarksville Montgomery County School System in Tennessee, explain the importance of collaboration and reflection between a teacher and coach and how relationships can thrive through both short- and long-term partnerships.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Cycles, Coaching Relationships, Building Relationships, Collaboration, Partnership, Short-Term Partnerships, Long-Term Partnerships

Weekly Coaching Roundup: January 21st, 2019

Welcome back to TeachBoost's Weekly Coaching Roundup, our hand-picked list of first-person perspectives, resources, and tools from instructional coaches! This week we learned how to shorten the feedback loop, tips for handling breaches towards coaching confidentiality, why even veteran teachers need instructional coaches, and more.

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Topics: Feedback, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Building Relationships, Collaboration, Coaching Circles

Weekly Coaching Roundup: January 14th, 2019

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Topics: Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Building Relationships, Co-Teaching, Collaboration, Questioning Techniques

The Power of Coaching Circles

Christelle Harding, instructional specialist coordinator with Decatur Public Schools in Illinois, explains the value of coaching circles for building supportive relationships and emotional restoration among teachers and coaches.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Coaching, Your Coaching Toolbox, Building Relationships, Coaching Circles