How Effective Feedback Supports a Whole Child Perspective

Students take ownership of their learning when they're given a voice and choice. Lauren Smith, instructional coach at Noblesville Schools in Indiana, highlights why it's important to tailor feedback to meet the social and emotional needs of each student.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Feedback, Your Coaching Toolbox, Student-Centered Coaching, Coaching Conversations, Student Outcomes, Whole Child

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: Feedback, Must Reads, Coaching Conversations, Coaching Cycles, Peer Observations, Coaching Notes

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: Feedback, Must Reads, Student-Centered Coaching, PLCs, Coaching Conversations

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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Topics: Guest Blogger, Personalized Professional Development, First Year as a Coach, Coaching Conversations, Video Coaching, Modeling

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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Topics: Guest Blogger, First Year as a Coach, Building Relationships, Collaboration, Questioning Techniques, Coaching Conversations

January 2018 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

With the first month of 2018 in the books, it's time to look back at the top 5 coaching articles in January from the weekly coaching roundup straight from your peers! Indulge in some great articles on inefective questions during a coaching conversation, ways to overcome a "bad" coaching session, how to support self-coaching, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: Must Reads, PLCs, Growth Mindset, Coaching Conversations

December 2017 Instructional Leadership Must-Reads

Happy Holidays from your friends at TeachBoost! With the last must-reads of the year, we're going to wrap up 2017 strong with articles on some key aspects of mentoring/coaching, listening skills as a coach, navigating change, steps for revamping K-12 professional development, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: PD, Must Reads, Questioning Techniques, Listening Skills, Coaching Conversations

November 2017 Instructional Leadership Must-Reads

With the Holiday season upon us, there is a lot to be thankful for—family, friends, even must-reads! Induldge in some refreshing articles on personalizing PD, principles for outstanding classroom management, having difficult coaching conversations, the hidden secret to success with instructional coaching, boosting teacher morale, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: Personalized Professional Development, Coaching, PD, Must Reads, Coaching Conversations, Classroom Management

Having Difficult Coaching Conversations

Ellen Eisenberg, returning guest blogger from the Pennsylvania Institute of Instructional Coaching (PIIC), shares her acquired skills for having difficult conversations as a coach and tips for a successful debrief with teachers.

For more posts from instructional coaches, for instructional coaches, please check out our recent posts from the TeachBoost series entitled: "Your Coaching Toolbox".

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Coaching Conversations, Coaching Meetings, Debrief

July 2017 Instructional Leadership Must-Reads

July has been a month of celebration, BBQs, and relaxation with friends and family. Take a quick break with our latest roundup of instructional leadership must-reads for you!

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Topics: Must Reads, Student-Centered Coaching, Collaboration, Coaching Conversations, First Year Coaching Tips