Creating a Vision and Plan for a Coaching Program

Leaders and coaches often ask us what resources they can turn to when thinking about building, maintaining, or strengthening their coaching program. We’ve compiled just a few of our favorite articles and research to support you in setting up a vision and plan for your coaching program.

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Topics: Instructional Leadership, Coaching, Instructional Coaching, Collaboration, Teacher Leadership, Coaching Reluctance, Leadership Development, Coaching Models

8 Key Elements to Building a Successful Coaching Program

Our team has been working with coaches and district leaders for over 12 years and we've seen the positive impact a successful coaching program can have on teachers, students, and schools. The most effective programs are the ones where the leaders are intentional about building and designing it with teacher support and student outcomes in mind.

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Topics: Coaching, Your Coaching Toolbox, Collaboration, Teacher Leadership, Coaching Reluctance, Coaching Conversations, Teacher Tricks, TeachBoost Coach, Coaching Needs

Summer Update from the TeachBoost Team

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Topics: Instructional Coaching, Coaching Launchpad, Online Tools

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 23: June 10, 2022

This week we learned five tips for making the most out of Summer PD, how administrators can involve teachers in important decisions, techniques for supporting teachers during significant changes to their practice, and more.

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Topics: Coaching Roundup, Relationships, Teacher Support, Coaching Support, Communication, Teacher Appreciation, Summer, Teacher Empowerment

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 22: June 3, 2022

We sprung into June by learning how ICs can set boundaries and expectations with their supervisors, tips for encouraging teacher reflection, the importance of affirmations at the end of the year, and more! 😀

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Topics: Instructional Leadership, Coaching Roundup, Practical Advice, Student-Centered Coaching, Reflection, Teacher Retention, Affirmation

Establishing Reasonable Expectations With Your IC Supervisor

Although ICs deserve support from their peers, that's not always what they receive. Margaret Harris-Shoates, district Ed Tech coordinator in Virginia, shares what ICs can and cannot expect from their supervisors and what to do when they are feeling less than supported.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, Coaching Relationships, Collaboration, Professional Growth, Coaching Support, PLN, Coaching Supervisor

Weekly Coaching Roundup: End-of-Year Coaching Tips

The school year may be coming to an end, but there's still time to finish the year strong, so we looked to your peers for some end-of-year coaching tips in this month's topic Weekly Coaching Roundup. 😀

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Topics: Coaching Roundup, Self-reflection, Reflection, End of Year, Coaching Surveys, Roundup Topics

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 20: May 20, 2022

This week we learned a few end-of-year coaching tips, Jim Knight's seven factors of successful coaching programs, how to make observations more collaborative, and more!

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Topics: Teacher Observation, Coaching Roundup, PLCs, Coaching Methodologies, Self-reflection, Coaching Roles, End of Year, Data-Driven Strategies

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 19: May 13, 2022

Learn how to be a more compassionate coach, tips for putting educators' mental health through non-invasive coaching, why seeking feedback from teachers is valuable (plus some questions to get you started!), and more in this week's coaching roundup.

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Topics: Coaching Roundup, Coaching Relationships, PLCs, Reflection, Coaching Roles, Coaching Surveys, Compassion, Online Tools, Growth-centered Coaching

Developing Healthy Teachers with Non-Invasive Coaching

Cassandra Williams, owner of Educational Innovation 360°, reflects on how her coaching practice has changed since the start of the pandemic, allowing for greater flexibility and support for educators’ mental health.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Feedback, Teacher Support, Coaching Cycles, Debrief, Coaching Methodologies, Overwhelmed, Stress and Anxiety, Growth-centered Coaching

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