From Coached to Coach: Where Do We Begin?

Maggie Colicchio, instructional coach from Alliance City Schools in Ohio, reflects on her experiences transitioning from being coached as a teacher to becoming an instructional coach herself.

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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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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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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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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.

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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.

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Learning how to Make Coaching Personalized

Kelli Coons, instructional coach from Spartanburg County School District One in South Carolina, shares the importance of personalizing professional development within your coaching rolepart of our new chapter in the "Your Coaching Toolbox" series, "First Year as a Coach."

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My First Coaching Session

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TeachBoost continues to learn—and share—experiences, skills, and tools from instructional coaches in our new chapter in the "Your Coaching Toolbox" series, "First Year as a Coach."

Billy Spicer, Instructional Coach from Lake Zurich CUSD95 in Illinois, shares the importance of effective communication within a coaching meeting, making a habit of empathizing with others, and how to grow your professional learning network.

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Establishing my Coaching Role With the School Leadership Team

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Jason MacDonald, instructional coach from Alberta, Canada, shares his 3 tips for establishing a coaching role with the school leadership team and how to address teacher-coach confidentiality.

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Creating a Coaching Role Within my School

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Kristy Louden, first year Instructional Coach from Hoover City School District in Alabama, reflects on her first year as a coach and what it's like to build a coaching role from the ground up.

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