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

Weekly Coaching Roundup: October 15th, 2018

TeachBoost's Weekly Coaching Roundup is our hand-picked list of first-person perspectives, resources, and tools from instructional coaches, delivered to your inbox every Wednesday! Check out the stories for the week of October 15, 2018.

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Topics: Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Newsletters, Teacher Support, Coaching Roles, Coaching Invitations, Efficiency

Coaching Advanced Teachers

Dr. Alison Newby reveals five potential roadblocks when coaching experienced teachers and how coaches can try to overcome them.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Coaching, Your Coaching Toolbox, Meetings, Coaching Reluctance, Advanced Teachers

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, Your Coaching Toolbox, Principal and Coach, Coaching Methodologies, Coaching Hat

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

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

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

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

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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Topics: Guest Blogger, Coaching, Your Coaching Toolbox, Collaboration, Teacher Leadership, Coaching Reluctance

August's Coaching Roundup: Preparing for the New School Year

With the school year just around the corner, what better time for some insights on how coaches prepare for the new year? These articles appeared in our most recent weekly coaching roundup that we send out out every Wednesday morning. To stay up to date on fresh coaching content, be sure to subscribe to the roundups below. Enjoy!

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Coaching, Coaching Roundup, First Year Coaching Tips, New School Year Preparation