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

Weekly Coaching Roundup: March 18th, 2019

This week we learned about the importance of confidentiality in coaching, types of coaching models and why it's important to choose the right one, ways to encourage influential teachers share their skills, and more!

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Coaching Relationships, Teacher Leadership, Partnership, Growth Mindset, Culture of Coaching, Mentors, Coaching Models, Confidentiality

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

December 2018 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

Happy Holidays from the TeachBoost Team! Indulge in the top coaching articles from our weekly coaching roundups this final month of 2018 and learn about fundamental traits of instructional coaches, the "third space" concept for building relationships, what it's like to transition back into the classroom after coaching, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: TeachBoost, Must Reads, Instructional Coaching, Roundup, Building Relationships, Teacher Leadership

Weekly Coaching Roundup: November 12th, 2018

Our latest Weekly Coaching Roundup explores some ways to perfect your presentational skills, tips for creating your own teacher leadership successes, how to make feedback more impactful, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: Coaching, Feedback, Meetings, Coaching Roundup, Teacher Leadership

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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Topics: Guest Blogger, First Year as a Coach, Teacher Leadership, Principal and Coach, Culture of Coaching, New School Year Preparation

10 Strategies to Combat Reluctance

Cailin Minor continues her two-part series on teacher reluctance to coaching with her top strategies for combating reluctance and feeling "stuck."

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Coaching, Your Coaching Toolbox, Collaboration, Teacher Leadership, Coaching Reluctance

June 2017 Instructional Leadership Must-Reads

For many, June wrapped up the end of the 2016-17 school year and began summer vacation. Although the school year may have come to an end, that doesn't mean the roundup of instructional leadership must-reads have!

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Topics: Must Reads, Building Relationships, Teacher Leadership, Classroom Technology, Coaching Conversations