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

Supporting Your Teachers During Parent-Teacher Conferences

Shannon Hamm, instructional coach in Illinois, dives into ways coaches can support teachers during all phases of parent-teacher conferences.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, Coaching, Your Coaching Toolbox, Coaching Relationships, Collaboration, Parent-Teacher Conferences, Student-Led Conferences

Utilizing the "Third Space" in Coaching

Darren Ralston, instructional coach with Albemarle County Schools in Virginia, explains the "Third Space" concept for building relationships and how a teacher and coach can use it as a "safe area" for their coaching interactions.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Coaching Relationships, Collaboration, Social-Emotional

Overcoming Coaching Detours

Victoria Salvat, instructional coach for Greenville County Schools in SC, dives into the importance of creating collaborative coaching schedules with teachers and how it helps to combat coaching hazards.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Coaching Relationships, Scheduling, Coaching Reluctance

ABCs of BDA: The Before, During, and After Coaching Cycle

Ellen Eisenberg, Executive Director of The Professional Institute for Instructional Coaching (TPIIC), explains what goes into a "before-during-after" coaching cycle and how it can increase collaboration through deliberate conversations.

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

Using an Inquiry-Based Coaching Cycle

Dr. Cristine LaMontagne, instructional coach at East Side Union High School District in San Jose, California, advocates for an "inquiry-based" approach to explore and measure teacher growth while immediately addressing the needs of students in the classroom.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, Coaching, Your Coaching Toolbox, Cycles, Coaching Relationships, Inquiry-Based

The Benefits of Creating Your Own Coaching Newsletters

Amy Rudd, instructional coach at the I Promise School in Akron, Ohio, shares the benefits that coaching newsletters bring for building relationships and where she finds her inspiration to create them.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Coaching Relationships, Newsletters, Practical Advice

September 2018 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

We've gathered the top coaching articles from September's weekly coaching roundups. Read below to learn how to manage positive relationships, tips for new instructional coaches, how to be more influential, the difficulty of providing feedback, and more.

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Topics: Feedback, Must Reads, Coaching Relationships, Building Relationships, First Year Coaching Tips, Modeling

Managing Relationships: The Power of Follow-Up

Lauren Smith, instructional coach in Noblesville Schools in central Indiana, explains the delicate nature of relationships for the learning process and tips for honing on-going relationships throughout the year.

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

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: Guest Blogger, Coaching, First Year as a Coach, Coaching Relationships, Collaboration