Further Your Instructional Coaching Practice on Twitter

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

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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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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

Should Coaches Take Notes During Visits?

Alison Newby addresses a common question among instructional coaches on when and how to take notes during a coaching visit. Although it's often a case by case basis, confidentiality and other facts must be considered when making the decision.

TeachBoost continues to learn and share experiences, skills, and tools from instructional coaches through our "Your Coaching Toolbox" and "First Year as a Coach" series. If you're looking for additional coaching articles sent straight to your inbox be sure join our weekly coaching newsletter!

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5 Ways to Continue Growing as a Coach

Kristin Van Deman, instructional coach from Aurora Public Schools in Colorado, graciously shares ways she has continued to grow as an instructional coach and how you can too!

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Using Video to Advance Coaching

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Tonya Moody, Instructional Coach in Westfield Washington School District in Indiana, highlights her experiences of using video to advance professional learning, create meaningful reflections for growth, and model best practices for teachers.

For more posts from instructional coaches, for instructional coaches, please check out our recent posts from the TeachBoost series, "Your Coaching Toolbox," or read previous posts from the chapter, "First Year As a Coach."

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Techniques for Providing Powerful Feedback

Rabecca Hester, instructional coach at Boyertown School District in Pennsylvania, shares her acquired techniques for building relationships, developing instructional focus, and using questions to drive feedback with her coachees.

If you're looking for additional coaching posts from your peers, please check out our recent posts from the TeachBoost series, Your Coaching Toolbox, or read previous posts from the chapter, First Year as a Coach.

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Watch Our Coaching Talk Webinar to Learn about Support Coaches Need to Be Effective!

Ellen Eisenberg, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Institute for Instructional Coaching (PIIC), and Dan Kreiness, instructional coach from Derby Public Schools in Connecticut, covered must-have support for instructional coaches to be effective within their organization in February's Coaching Talk webinar.

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

Learning how to Make Coaching Personalized

Kelli Coons, instructional coach from Spartanburg County School District One in South Carolina, shares the importance of personalizing professional development within your coaching rolepart of our new chapter in the "Your Coaching Toolbox" series, "First Year as a Coach."

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The Power of Goal Setting

Everyone uses goals at some point in their personal or professional lives—big or small, intentionally or unintentionally. While the bigger ones are often written down on a sticky note or saved somewhere, the most powerful features of setting goals are unfortunately often lost. When a goal is measurable, personalized, trackable, and approached with a growth mindset, it is most able to serve as a vehicle for accomplishing anything and focusing on these qualities can make any goal much more successful.

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