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

Reflecting on My First Year Coaching

Allison Kieffner, instructional coach outside Boston, Massachusetts, reflects on the tools, learnings, and support she needed to make her first year coaching a successful one. Afterwards, read more perspectives like hers in our First Year as a Coach series!

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

Watch Our 4th Coaching Talk Webinar on How Experienced Coaches Grow Their Practice

Ellen Eisenberg, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Institute for Instructional Coaching (PIIC), and Kristin Van Deman, instructional coach from Aurora Public Schools in Colorado, shared how coaches can continue growing no matter their experience during April's Coaching Talk webinar.

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Topics: Webinar, Instructional Leadership, Coaching, Your Coaching Toolbox

Further Your Instructional Coaching Practice on Twitter

Instructional coaches drive student achievement through the development of educators and school leaders. But how do coaches find ways to nourish and develop themselves on a professional level? Professional learning communities made up of peers—networks both in person and online—are one fantastic resource to move professional learning forward.

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Breaking Down the Coaching Barriers

Vicki Collet, Assistant Professor at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, shares her techniques for working with reluctant teachers by breaking down coaching barriers to create buoyant coaching partnerships.

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

Watch Our 3rd Coaching Talk Webinar on Questioning Techniques for Coaches

Ellen Eisenberg, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Institute for Instructional Coaching (PIIC), and Dana Kramaroff, instructional coach from Boyertown Area SD in Pennsylvania, covered questioning techniques for advancing the coaching conversation as a means to promote teacher reflection in March's Coaching Talk webinar.

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Topics: Webinar, Instructional Leadership, Coaching, Your Coaching Toolbox

Should Coaches Take Notes During Visits?

Alison Newby addresses a common question among instructional coaches on when and how to take notes during a coaching visit. Although it's often a case by case basis, confidentiality and other facts must be considered when making the decision.

TeachBoost continues to learn and share experiences, skills, and tools from instructional coaches through our "Your Coaching Toolbox" and "First Year as a Coach" series. If you're looking for additional coaching articles sent straight to your inbox be sure join our weekly coaching newsletter!

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5 Ways to Continue Growing as a Coach

Kristin Van Deman, instructional coach from Aurora Public Schools in Colorado, graciously shares ways she has continued to grow as an instructional coach and how you can too!

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

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

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