Mentors: the “Coach’s Coach”

While coaches guide and develop their peers in a positive direction for growth and development, we often wonder "who supports the coach with their development?" Today our guest blogger, Ellen Eisenberg, dives deeper into the impact of mentoring for instructional coaches.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, Coaching, Feedback

Strategies for Building Relationships as an Instructional Coach

At TeachBoost, we love to ask instructional coaches what tools they include in their instructional coaching toolbox. Our guest blogger, Megan Ryder, was generous enough to share some of her acquired strategies for building relationships as an instructional coach.

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

Mid-Year Reviews: Setting Tailored Goals and Actionable Next Steps

Last time we talked about the importance of mid-year reviews: how they can encourage strong end-of-year finishes and growth by identifying master teachers and future leaders.  Now you might be asking yourself, “what comes next?”

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Topics: Instructional Leadership, Personalized Professional Development, edtech, Coaching, PD

The Monster Mash: 5 Coaching Monsters and How to Defeat Them

On a dark and stormy night, you sit down for an evening of instructional coach planning and preparation. Suddenly, through the pouring rain, a bolt of lightning crashes, illuminating sights previously unseen. You realize you are not alone—you’re being haunted by instructional coaching monsters!

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Coaching

Guest Post: A 10-Step Program for Impactful Instructional Coaching


The summer is over, but if you’re like me, you’ve thought all summer long about how to help teachers increase student engagement, build their repertoire of teaching skills, and refine your own coaching practices at the same time.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Coaching

Camden City School District Adopts TeachBoost’s Evaluation and Coaching Platform

TeachBoost today announced a partnership with New Jersey’s Camden City School District (CCSD) to provide its software-based evaluation and coaching system to all teachers and leaders district-wide.

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Topics: News, Instructional Leadership, Education, TeachBoost, Teacher Evaluation, Coaching, New Jersey

Guest Post: 9 Ways to Reignite Your Instructional Coaching

We’ve all been there: The school year begins with traditional excitement, time passes and excitement continues to build toward the mid-year holidays, then things start to get a bit cold and stale. Perhaps your work with teachers also starts to become monotonous and repetitive. So, what do you do?

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Coaching

4 Approaches to Creating and Sustaining a Coaching Culture

Coaches play a key role in supporting teacher-driven professional learning and growth, but it takes time, strategy, and follow-through to establish a sustainable coaching culture in your organization.

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Topics: Customer Spotlight, Case Study, Coaching

Guest Post: 6 Must-Dos for Effective Teacher/Coach Communications

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Coaching

Guest Post: 5 Tips for Asking Better Questions after Teacher Observations

Picture yourself sitting down to have a reflecting conversation with a teacher you just observed teaching a lesson. The conversation is going well; the teacher shares that she thought the lesson went okay, basically the way she had planned.

To help the teacher explore her practice more deeply, when the teacher finishes sharing you ask, “So what would you do differently next time?”

Suddenly the teacher’s posture changes.

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Topics: Instructional Leadership, Guest Blogger, Teacher Observation, Coaching