The Coaching Approach to Adult Learning

Jennifer Lane, master teacher at Hubbard Middle School in Tyler, Texas, applies the adult learning theory to coaching and explains how it can be used to engage reluctant educators in continued professional learning.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, PD, Your Coaching Toolbox, Adult Learning

Social-Emotional Coaching: Supporting the Stages of Change

Lindsey Frank, the district-wide climate and social-emotional learning coach for Community Consolidated School District 59 in Illinois, shares strategies for understanding and supporting the social and emotional needs of adults—both in partnerships and coaching cycles—in order to impact student learning.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Coaching, Your Coaching Toolbox, Cycles, Building Relationships

The Secret Ingredient to Better Coaching Conversations: Chocolate!

Hershey’s Kisses, Ghirardelli squares, Snickers!? Learn how chocolate can help lay the groundwork for successful coaching relationships as Rachel Andress, instructional coach in North Carolina, shares how she wins both the partnerships and stomachs of her teachers.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, PD, Your Coaching Toolbox, Building Relationships

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

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

Shortening the Feedback Loop

Pasha Goodman, professional learning specialist at Fort Bend ISD in Texas, highlights the benefits of creating a coaching foundation built on in-the-moment, resentment-free feedback.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, Coaching, Feedback, Your Coaching Toolbox, Partnership Agreements, In-the-Moment Coaching

The Power of Coaching Circles

Christelle Harding, instructional specialist coordinator with Decatur Public Schools in Illinois, explains the value of coaching circles for building supportive relationships and emotional restoration among teachers and coaches.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Coaching, Your Coaching Toolbox, Building Relationships, Coaching Circles

Coaching Strategies to Support Personalized Learning

Nancy Meisenger, instructional coach at the Kaneland Community Unit School District 302 in Illinois, advocates her seven qualities of instructional coaches necessary to support the implementation of personalized learning.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, Coaching, Your Coaching Toolbox, Personalized Learning, Mission and Vision, Coaching PD

Putting a Personal Touch on Your Coaching With Bitmojis

Brandy Alexander, elementary instructional specialist in the Houston, TX area, promotes Bitmojis as a way to build relationships while creating a fun environment with your colleagues and school.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, twitter, Coaching, Your Coaching Toolbox, Building Relationships, Email, Social Media, Bitmojis

Transforming a Coaching Culture From Avoidance to Acceptance

Lauren Vaclavik, an instructional coach in Illinois, shares her tips for building relationships and establishing a culture of coaching within a school or organization.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, Coaching, Your Coaching Toolbox, Building Relationships, Coaching Reluctance