Surveys for Better Coaching Cycles (with Examples!)

Amy Rudd, instructional coach in Akron, Ohio, uses teacher surveys to help identify goals and discover trends to help create more successful coaching cycles.

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

Weekly Coaching Roundup: June 3rd, 2019

This week we learned the importance of a collaborative partnership with your building principal, examples questions to drive end-of-year reflection, the many benefits of mentorship, and more!

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Topics: Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Principal and Coach, Culture of Coaching, Mentors, Coaching PD, Reflection, End of Year

Building a Culture of Collaboration Through Coaching, Part 2: Beliefs and Actions

Cailin Minor is back with part 2 in her series on building a culture of collaboration at your school or district. Last week you established the skills, now learn how to inspire your teachers and some steps you can take to start building that culture!

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Collaboration, Culture of Coaching, Coaching PD, Co-Planning, School-Wide Goals

Leadership From the Bottom Up

Alison Giska, literacy coach at Worcester County Public Schools in Maryland, reflects on the importance of building a collaborative partnership with your building principal to ensure coaching success.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Coaching Relationships, Collaboration, Partnership, Principal and Coach, Comfort Zone

Weekly Coaching Roundup: May 27th, 2019

Find out the best ways to take end-of-year risks, how to help teachers connect with students, some great interview tips for future instructional coaches, how coaches can facilitate group coaching sessions, and more!

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Topics: Feedback, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Collaboration, Culture of Coaching, Coaching PD, Vulnerability, Risk-Taking, End of Year

May 2019 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

As the saying goes, "April showers bring May's coaching articles!" That might not be it exactly but May did sprout some fresh coaching content from our weekly coaching roundups! Learn how the end of the year is the perfect time to take risks, how to build a culture of collaboration through coaching, the benefits of seeking feedback as a coach, ways coaches can build and advance partnerships, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: TeachBoost, Must Reads, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Relationships, Roundup, Feedback Forms, End of Year, Co-Planning, School-Wide Goals

Weekly Coaching Roundup: May 20th, 2019

This week we learned why empathy is important in coaching, ways to seek feedback as a coach, how to build a culture of collaboration through coaching, what it's like to coach from an administrative perspective, and more!

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Topics: Feedback, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Collaboration, Culture of Coaching, Empathy

Building a Culture of Collaboration Through Coaching, Part 1: Knowledge and Skills

In part 1 of this 2-part series, Cailin Minor, literacy coach at Shanghai American School in China, explains why a culture of collaboration is important for achieving school-wide goals and how it's necessary to first establish the knowledge and skills of collaboration.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Collaboration, Coaching PD, Co-Planning, School-Wide Goals

Weekly Coaching Roundup: End-of-Year Coaching Strategies

Welcome back to TeachBoost's Coaching Roundup! This month we're sharing what it takes to finish the year strong with end-of-year coaching strategies. Go get 'em!

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Topics: Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Goal Setting, Coaching Cycles, Self-reflection, Reflection, End of Year

Seeking Feedback as a Coach

What's the best way to seek feedback? Ask for it! Fiona Hurtado, teaching and learning coach in South Africa, shares the benefits of simply asking teachers for their honest feedback and how she's used these suggestions and insights to shape her coaching strategies moving forward.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, Feedback, Your Coaching Toolbox, First Year Coaching Tips, Coach-Teacher Transitions, Feedback Forms