4 Ways to Do More than Just Tech Support as a Coach

Ever feel like your role with teachers involves only being asked to put out fires? Delrose Adkinson, instructional technology coach in Newport News, Virginia, shares four steps that will help you set boundaries and establish your coaching identity with your staff.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, Questioning Techniques, Goal Setting, Trust, First Year Coaching Tips, Teacher Support, Empathy, Coaching Roles, Instructional Technology, Tech Support

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 48: December 3, 2021

We kicked off the final month of 2021 by learning from our Weekly Coaching Roundup how to build relationships with teachers in a tasteful way, what a digital learning coach's day-to-day is like, a fun and strategic way to deliver PD on the fly, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: PD, Coaching Roundup, Building Relationships, Trust, First Year Coaching Tips, Self-reflection, Coaching Roles, Making Coaching Fun, Teacher Empowerment, Digital Learning Coach

Sunshine Carts for Teachers

We hope you've had breakfast because this post will leave you hungry! Kayleigh Wright, technology coach in Oregon, delivers a tasteful way to build relationships with teachers and students in your building—with the help of treats! 🍪

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Building Relationships, Collaboration, Making Coaching Fun, Teacher Appreciation, Student Engagement, Sunshine Carts

November 2021 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

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Topics: PD, Must Reads, PLCs, New Teacher Support, Conversations, First Year Coaching Tips, Social-Emotional, Overwhelmed, School-Wide Goals, Data-Driven Strategies, Stress and Anxiety, Parallel Practice

Weekly Coaching Roundup: Thank You, Teachers!

Welcome back to TeachBoost's Coaching Roundup! The holidays are an excellent time to spread cheer and thanks, especially to educators. This month we're looking at a few ways you can show gratitude and appreciation to your staff. ❤️

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Topics: Coaching Roundup, Coaching Relationships, Teacher Retention, Affirmation, Teacher Appreciation, Roundup Topics, Affirmation Stations

The Role of a Digital Learning Coach

Have you ever wondered what a digital learning coach's day-to-day is like? Lisa Hockenberry, from Frisco ISD in Texas, overviews the rewards, challenges, daily motivations, and the ins and outs of her coaching role.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Collaboration, Personalized Learning, Goal Setting, Classroom Technology, Coaching Roles, School-Wide Goals, Student-Focused, Traveling Coach, Coaching Traits, Digital Learning Coach

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 46: November 19th, 2021

Welcome back! This week we dove into how organizations can use microlearning sessions for educators when rolling out new technology, a handful of fun strategies that re-shift and re-energize your PLCs, the impact of both online and in-person coaching, and more. Enjoy! 😀

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Topics: edtech, PD, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, PLCs, Coaching Conversations, Empathy, Virtual Coaching, Teacher Empowerment, Online Tools, Collective Efficacy

The Secret to Re-Energizing PLCs

Traditional PLCs are often dull and leave educators feeling like they're another task to do in their already busy schedules. Casey Watts, IC in Texas, offers a few fun strategies that re-shift the focus of your current PLCs to be ones focused on a shared culture of collaboration.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, PLCs, Collaboration, Coaching Reluctance, Culture of Coaching, Mission and Vision, School-Wide Goals, Teacher Empowerment, Collective Efficacy

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 45: November 12th, 2021

This week we learned the benefits of using pineapple charts in your organization to increase collaboration among staff, five steps for planning and developing a PD session, how effective questioning skills can help an IC coach outside their comfort zone, and more!

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Topics: Personalized Professional Development, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Collaboration, Questioning Techniques, Partnership Agreements, Coaching Conversations, Self-reflection, Coaching Roles, Data-Driven Strategies, Pineapple Charts

5 Steps for Planning and Designing Professional Development

Are you struggling with where to begin as you prep your next professional development session? Latoya Reed, district instructional coach in Tennessee, walks through her step-by-step guide for creating targeted PD and how to avoid roadblocks that may come your way.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Personalized Professional Development, PD, Questioning Techniques, Teacher Development