April 2018 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

April is finally here and if you're allergic to fresh articles, please proceed with caution! Stay up to date with our weekly coaching roundup and read below for things to do when you don't feel like coaching, techniques for providing powerful feedback, sources for coaching feedback, how to spark "aha" moments, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: Feedback, Must Reads, Student-Centered Coaching, PLCs, Coaching Conversations

Prioritize Growth And Development, Move Beyond Compliance

This post is part of TeachBoost's series, From Vision to Reality: Pulling the Right Levers for Transformational Instructional Leadership. Check out all the posts in our series, then subscribe to our blog to have posts delivered to your inbox as we publish new pieces.

Previously we discussed the importance of choosing a partner, not a vendor. Why? Because a partner doesn't just solve your immediate need; in fact, they work with you to achieve your long-term vision. For example, TeachBoost provides a partnership that allows organizations to streamline their current observation, feedback, and coaching processes by moving beyond compliance to enable growth and development around evidence.

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Topics: Instructional Leadership, Teacher Observation, Feedback, From Vision to Reality, Calibration, Teacher Development, Peer Observations

Choose a Partner, Not a Vendor

This post is part of TeachBoost's series, From Vision to Reality: Pulling the Right Levers for Transformational Instructional Leadership. Check out all the posts in our series, then subscribe to our blog to have posts delivered to your inbox as we publish new pieces.

In chapter 4, we will walk through the steps of finding a partnernot just a vendorprioritizing growth to move beyond compliance, and planning for slow change. Enjoy!

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Topics: Instructional Leadership, edtech, Teacher Observation, Feedback, Support, From Vision to Reality, Calibration

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, Feedback, PLC, Your Coaching Toolbox, Mentors

October 2017 Instructional Leadership Must-Reads

While the weather has been cooling down your monthly must reads have not! Dive into some great articles on supporting teachers through coaching cycles, coaching veteran teachers, active listening as a coach, overcoming stage fright in the classroom, using technology to norm feedback, facilitating anytime/anywhere learning, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: Feedback, Must Reads, Collaboration, Listening Skills, Classroom Technology, Coaching Cycles, Veteran Teachers, Teacher Tricks

Facilitate Collaboration: Enable Anytime, Anywhere Learning

This post is part of TeachBoost's series called "From Vision to Reality: Pulling the Right Levers for Transformational Instructional Leadership." Check out all the posts in our series, then subscribe to our blog to have posts delivered to your inbox as we publish new pieces.

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Topics: Instructional Leadership, edtech, Educator Effectiveness, leadership, Feedback, From Vision to Reality, Teacher Development

3 Tips for Using Technology to Norm Feedback

This post is part of TeachBoost's series, "From Vision to Reality: Pulling the Right Levers for Transformational Instructional Leadership." Check out all the posts in our series, then subscribe to our blog to have posts delivered to your inbox as we publish new pieces.

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Topics: Instructional Leadership, edtech, Educator Effectiveness, leadership, Feedback, From Vision to Reality, Collaboration, Teacher Development

Look for Growth, Not Gotchas

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Topics: Teacher Observation, Feedback, From Vision to Reality, Reporting

Mentors: the “Coach’s Coach”

While coaches guide and develop their peers in a positive direction for growth and development, we often wonder "who supports the coach with their development?" Today our guest blogger, Ellen Eisenberg, dives deeper into the impact of mentoring for instructional coaches.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Feedback, Instructional Coaching, Adult Learning, Mentors

High-Performance Instructional Conversations: How To Make Change Stick

How can instructional leaders help teachers make deep and lasting changes to their practice?

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Topics: Instructional Leadership, Guest Blogger, Teacher Observation, Feedback