Weekly Coaching Roundup: Tips for New Instructional Coaches

Welcome back to TeachBoost's Coaching Roundup! Every month we like to focus on one specific topic and this month we're focused on new or transitioning instructional coaches. Enjoy!

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Topics: Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Coaching Relationships, Building Relationships, Collaboration, Questioning Techniques, Partnership, Listening Skills, First Year Coaching Tips, Coach-Teacher Transitions

My Journey From Coach Back to Teacher Specialist

Jason MacDonald, elementary school teacher and former instructional coach, reflects on how his experience as an IC paved his transition back into the classroom as not just a teacher, but a teacher specialist.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Relationships, Collaboration, Culture of Coaching, Teacher Tricks, Professional Growth, Coaching Invitations

New and Better: Coaching for Innovation

Dr. Christina Podraza, assistant principal and former instructional coach in Illinois, explains the benefits of innovation on new teaching practices and how to hit the ground running with your coaches and teacher leaders.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Collaboration, Teacher Leadership, Video Coaching, Modeling, Reflection, Social Media, Vulnerability, Innovation, Risk-Taking, Co-Presenting, Edcamps

What It Takes to Be a Special Education Coach

Thinking about expanding your instructional coaching practice into special education, or new to the role? Heather Noncek, special education IC in Illinois, dives into the special considerations, focus, goals, and daily life of this specialty role.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Collaboration, Coaching Cycles, Coaching Roles, Special Education

Leveraging Your Teacher Leaders as Peer Mentors

Teacher leaders can help your coaching efforts in tons of different ways. Ramona Towner, elementary instructional coach in Illinois, relays her process for encouraging influential teachers to share their work and skills with peers.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Collaboration, Teacher Leadership, Mentors, Vulnerability, Ego-Envy Effect

Weekly Coaching Roundup: February 11th, 2019

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Read below to learn how to strengthen relationships, ways to use SMART goals to improve your coaching efforts, and why a principal-coach partnership sets the tone for a successful coaching culture.

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Topics: Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Building Relationships, Collaboration, Partnership Agreements, Partnership, Principal and Coach

Successes Through Coach and Principal Collaboration

Grace Worrell and Melissa Llano, instructional coach and principal at Franklin Park School District in Illinois, reflect on their collaborative partnership together built on trust and respect.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Coaching, Your Coaching Toolbox, Building Relationships, Collaboration, Partnership Agreements, Principal and Coach, Culture of Coaching

Weekly Coaching Roundup: January 28th, 2019

Welcome back to TeachBoost's Weekly Coaching Roundup, our hand-picked list of first-person perspectives, resources, and tools from instructional coaches! Read below to learn the importance of collaboration, how to work with a cranky teacher, and more.

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Topics: Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Collaboration, Coaching Reluctance, Questioning Techniques, Partnership

Coaching Partnerships: The Long and Short of Them

Danielle Head and Lesley Burdine, technology integration coaches from the Clarksville Montgomery County School System in Tennessee, explain the importance of collaboration and reflection between a teacher and coach and how relationships can thrive through both short- and long-term partnerships.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Cycles, Coaching Relationships, Building Relationships, Collaboration, Partnership, Short-Term Partnerships, Long-Term Partnerships

Weekly Coaching Roundup: January 21st, 2019

Welcome back to TeachBoost's Weekly Coaching Roundup, our hand-picked list of first-person perspectives, resources, and tools from instructional coaches! This week we learned how to shorten the feedback loop, tips for handling breaches towards coaching confidentiality, why even veteran teachers need instructional coaches, and more.

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Topics: Feedback, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Building Relationships, Collaboration, Coaching Circles