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: Guest Blogger, Tips and Tricks, Your Coaching Toolbox, Coaching, Personalized Learning

Weekly Coaching Roundup: Improve Your Coaching with Better Questioning

January's Weekly Coaching Roundup is on improving your coaching with better questioning! Learn best practices, tips, and examples from your peers on their experiences using questions during coaching conversations.

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Topics: Coaching Roundup, Instructional Coaching, Tips and Tricks, Building Relationships, Questioning Techniques

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: Guest Blogger, Tips and Tricks, Your Coaching Toolbox, Coaching, Building Relationships, Email, twitter

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

Supporting Your Teachers During Parent-Teacher Conferences

Shannon Hamm, instructional coach in Illinois, dives into ways coaches can support teachers during all phases of parent-teacher conferences.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Tips and Tricks, Your Coaching Toolbox, Coaching, Collaboration, Coaching Relationships, Parent-Teacher Conferences

Utilizing the "Third Space" in Coaching

Darren Ralston, instructional coach with Albemarle County Schools in Virginia, explains the "Third Space" concept for building relationships and how a teacher and coach can use it as a "safe area" for their coaching interactions.

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

Weekly Coaching Roundup: Overcoming Coaching Barriers

If you've ever struggled with resistant or reluctant teachers then take a look December's Coaching Roundup—we put together a number of great resources on overcoming coaching barriers this month.

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Topics: Coaching Roundup, Instructional Coaching, Tips and Tricks, Building Relationships, Coaching Reluctance

From Coaching to Teaching

Shasta Looper, 4th grade teacher and former instructional coach, shares four "critical path items" to impact student growth that she learned through her experience working as a coach.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Tips and Tricks, Your Coaching Toolbox, Co-Teaching, Building Relationships, Coaching, Student Growth

Co-Teaching: Following the Yellow Brick Road

Dr. Fran Rogers and Austin Greene continue their previous article on the various types of co-teaching with scenarios, solutions, and fluid coaching situations and approaches.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Tips and Tricks, Your Coaching Toolbox, Collaboration, Co-Teaching

Co-Teaching: Lions, Tigers, and Bears, Oh My!

Dr. Fran Rogers, middle level academic specialist, and Austin Greene, Title I elementary math academic specialist, for Greenville County Schools in South Carolina, share three approaches and examples to co-teaching and how they can be practiced in a teacher-coach partnership.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Tips and Tricks, Your Coaching Toolbox, Collaboration, Co-Teaching