Wearing a Coaching Hat as a Principal

Jessica Johnson is an elementary school principal and district assessment coordinator in Wisconsin. She explains how the mindset of a coach doesn't have to stop after transitioning into an administrative role and ways to achieve balance as both a principal and coach.

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

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

A District's Success Using Principal and Coach Partnerships

Pasha Goodman, "coaching champion" from Fort Bend ISD in Texas, shares the benefits of having principal and coach partnership agreements and how they help create a positive school year.

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From Coached to Coach: Where Do We Begin?

Maggie Colicchio, instructional coach from Alliance City Schools in Ohio, reflects on her experiences transitioning from being coached as a teacher to becoming an instructional coach herself.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Coaching, Tips and Tricks, First Year as a Coach

Permission to Coach Heavy

Joseph Kanke, statewide coaching coordinator in Wisconsin, shares both the benefits of coaching "heavy" and the potential pitfalls with remaining in "light" coaching for too long.

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Starting the School Year Strong: 5 Tips for New Instructional Coaches

Tonya Moody, instructional coach in Westfield Washington School District in central Indiana, shares her practiced techniques for new or transitioning instructional coaches to start their journey on the right foot.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Coaching, Tips and Tricks, First Year as a Coach

Questions: The Currency of Coaching

Ellen Eisenberg, Executive Director of The Professional Institute for Instructional Coaching (TPIIC), explains the importance of giving your coachee a voice and how to use questions to drive conversations.

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10 Strategies to Combat Reluctance

Cailin Minor continues her two-part series on teacher reluctance to coaching with her top strategies for combating reluctance and feeling "stuck."

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The Causes of Coaching Reluctance

TeachBoost continues to ask instructional coaches what tools they include in their instructional coaching toolbox as part of our TeachBoost series, Your Coaching Toolbox—resources, tips, and reflections for instructional coaches, by instructional coaches.

In part one of her two-part series, Cailin Minor, literacy coach at Shanghai American School in China, first dissects the causes for teachers feeling "stuck" and reluctant towards coaching.

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Using Checklists and Guiding Questions in Coaching

Jennifer Wood, 4th grade ELAR teacher in Richardson ISD in Texas, shares ideas for goals during coaching cycles and guiding questions to support creating your own coaching checklist when working with teachers.

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