The Power of Goal Setting

Everyone uses goals at some point in their personal or professional lives—big or small, intentionally or unintentionally. While the bigger ones are often written down on a sticky note or saved somewhere, the most powerful features of setting goals are unfortunately often lost. When a goal is measurable, personalized, trackable, and approached with a growth mindset, it is most able to serve as a vehicle for accomplishing anything and focusing on these qualities can make any goal much more successful.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, TeachBoost, Coaching, Growth Mindset, Goal Setting

January 2018 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

With the first month of 2018 in the books, it's time to look back at the top 5 coaching articles in January from the weekly coaching roundup straight from your peers! Indulge in some great articles on inefective questions during a coaching conversation, ways to overcome a "bad" coaching session, how to support self-coaching, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: Must Reads, PLCs, Growth Mindset, Coaching Conversations

September 2017 Instructional Leadership Must-Reads

Your friends at TeachBoost rounded up a hefty compilation of intriguing articles this month! Learn about "the beauty of failure", simple ways to support teachers at the start of the school year, centralizing the work around a common vision, using video to enhance professional development, the benefits of technology and how to adapt it, plus more. Enjoy!

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Topics: edtech, PD, Must Reads, Growth Mindset, Classroom Technology, Teacher Support, Mission and Vision

The Beauty of FAILure

TeachBoost continues to ask instructional coaches what tools they include in their instructional coaching toolbox as part of our series, "Your Coaching Toolbox"—resources, tips, and reflections for instructional coaches, by instructional coaches.

Joy DeFors, our returning guest blogger, was thrilled to share the "beauty of failure" when working with teachers as an instructional coach and how to use it as a means of feedback and growth.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Coaching, Your Coaching Toolbox, Growth Mindset

August 2017 Instructional Leadership Must-Reads

Welcome back! With the 2017-18 school year kicking off for most, we at TeachBoost wanted to extend a friendly welcome back with a round-up of insightful articles on: coaching with a growth mindset, tips for visiting every classroom, how to develop (and retain) your principals, using technology to foster collaboration, and many more. Enjoy!

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Topics: Teacher Evaluation, edtech, Must Reads, Collaboration, Growth Mindset, District Improvement, Teacher Development

Combating Fixed Mindset With Growth Mindset

Continuing on with his experience of coaching with a growth mindset, instructional coach, Dan Kreiness, dives into the danger of the "comfort zone" and how to combat a fixed mindset.

For more posts by instructional coaches, for instructional coaches, please check out our recent posts from the TeachBoost series entitled: "Your Coaching Toolbox".

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Instructional Coaching, Growth Mindset

Coaching With Growth Mindset

Having a growth mindset, versus a fixed mindset, is a characteristic we can all agree on as a quality everyone should posses. With that in mind, we at TeachBoost have asked instructional coach Dan Kreiness to share his experiences of coaching with a growth mindset—as the next post in our coaching series.

For more posts from instructional coaches, for instructional coaches, please check out our recent posts from the TeachBoost series entitled: "Your Coaching Toolbox".

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Instructional Coaching, Growth Mindset

January 2017 Instructional Leadership Must-Reads

Happy New Year!  Everyone at TeachBoost hopes that your 2017 is off to a great start.

Here are your instructional leadership news, highlights, and updates for January—you can also subscribe to our blog to have our must-reads sent straight to your inbox!

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Topics: Must Reads, Mid-Year Reviews, Growth Mindset, Goal Setting