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

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: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, Coaching, Your Coaching Toolbox, Coaching Relationships, Collaboration, Parent-Teacher Conferences, Student-Led 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: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Coaching Relationships, Collaboration, Social-Emotional

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: Tips and Tricks, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, 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: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, Coaching, Your Coaching Toolbox, Building Relationships, Co-Teaching, 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: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Co-Teaching, Collaboration, Micro-Modeling

Weekly Coaching Roundup: Student-Centered Coaching

This month's Weekly Coaching Roundup topic is student-centered coaching! Learn all about Diane Sweeney's coaching methodology, how PLCs can carefully amplify its impact, and more!

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, TeachBoost, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Student-Centered Coaching, PLCs

Overcoming Coaching Detours

Victoria Salvat, instructional coach for Greenville County Schools in SC, dives into the importance of creating collaborative coaching schedules with teachers and how it helps to combat coaching hazards.

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

Using an Inquiry-Based Coaching Cycle

Dr. Cristine LaMontagne, instructional coach at East Side Union High School District in San Jose, California, advocates for an "inquiry-based" approach to explore and measure teacher growth while immediately addressing the needs of students in the classroom.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, Coaching, Your Coaching Toolbox, Cycles, Coaching Relationships, Inquiry-Based