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

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

Supporting the Integration of Classroom Technology

Kendra Murphy, Innovation Specialist and Learning Designer with Charleston County School District in Charleston, South Carolina, provides four key phases of implementation when rolling out classroom technology within a school.

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

The Loneliness of Coaching

Fiona Hurtado, teaching and learning coach in South Africa, identifies three sources of loneliness as a coach and how to combat them.

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

How to Make the Most Out of a Tight Coaching Schedule

Tim Livingston, development specialist in Texas, shares both his insights on how coaches can better manage their time and questions to guide the journey.

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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, Tips and Tricks, First Year as a Coach

The "Design Thinking" Approach to Coaching

Sadie Lewis, Instructional Innovation Specialist in Mehlville School District in St. Louis, MO, spotlights 5 "design thinking" approaches to coaching that allow her to execute a personalized coaching model.

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Documenting Your Coaching Work

Ellen Eisenberg, co-host of our Coaching Talk series from the Pennsylvania Institute of Instructional Coaching (PIIC), provides coaching tips for documenting work and creating opportunities for self-reflection.

For more posts from instructional coaches, please check out our recent posts from the TeachBoost series, Your Coaching Toolbox!

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Instructional Coaching PLCs in Action

Connie Rockow, Instructional Coach and Mentor Coordinator from the Genesse Valley Educational Partnership, highlights the power of PLCs for professional development and where to begin to build your own network!

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Bringing Empathy to Coaching

Shasta Looper, Balanced Literacy Coach from Greenville County Schools in South Carolina, shares the significance of empathy in coaching and provides strategies for promoting empathy with coachees.

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