Gamification to Support Professional Learning

How can you bring friendly competition to your organization that supports professional learning, you ask? Lindsay Zilly, Director of Professional Learning for Illinois Digital Educators Alliance, relays how she created an environment that promotes risk-taking through gamification as a fun alternative to standard professional development.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Personalized Professional Development, Your Coaching Toolbox, Instructional Coaching, Teacher Development, Goals, Risk-Taking, Gamification

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 49: December 6, 2019

This week we learned how being grateful can help overcome barriers to co-teaching, why celebrating successes in PLCs is great for morale, how being conscious of the words we use as a coach can help create a culture of innovation, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Coaching, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, PLCs, Co-Teaching, Teacher Support, Empathy, Coaching Roles, Self-awareness

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 48: November 29, 2019

This week we learned how a sense of purpose and self-worth can help improve teacher well-being, how video can support coaching cycles, why a growth mindset is valuable for all educators, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Coaching, PD, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Growth Mindset, Teacher Support, Coaching PD, Video Coaching, Self-reflection, Coaching Roles, Coaching Hat, Introductions, Self-awareness

November 2019 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

Must reads header - November 2019

We hope you still have room after your Thanksgiving meal—we're serving up a healthy dish of coaching articles! 🦃 Indulge in the best of November's weekly coaching roundups to learn some new routes you can run to promote collaboration during PD sessions 🏈, a recipe for building relationships that adds a dash of Bitmoji, the ingredients to kickstart your morning routine to boost your confidence before a day of coaching, and more!

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Topics: Instructional Leadership, TeachBoost, PD, Must Reads, Coaching Relationships, Building Relationships, Questioning Techniques, Coaching Cycles, Professional Growth, Checklists, Bitmojis

Weekly Coaching Roundup: Fun Ways to Engage Your Teachers!

Welcome back to TeachBoost's Coaching Roundup! This month we have some fun ways you can engage your teachers to help strengthen your relationships and try to improve teacher participation!

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Personalized Professional Development, Coaching Roundup, Coaching Relationships, Building Relationships, Personalized Learning, Adult Learning, Bitmojis, Coaching Menus

Helping Teachers Find Their Purpose through Self-Awareness

Naomi Ward, UK-based Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, explains how important it is to teacher well-being and retention that they hold a sense of purpose and self-worth, and how coaches can help foster that.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Instructional Coaching, Teacher Support, Self-reflection, Self-awareness, Teacher Retention

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 46: November 15, 2019

This week we covered the value of affirmation and praise in coaching, why principal and coach partnerships set organizations up for success, how administrators can often be better leaders by thinking like a coach, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Coaching, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Practical Advice, Student-Centered Coaching, Principal and Coach, Coaching Hat, Self-awareness

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 45: November 8, 2019

This week we learned how a positive mindset can improve our communication with teachers, some insights into coaching resistance, the how collaboration can promote a culture of learning, how one coach preps for coaching cycles, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Coaching, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Coaching Reluctance, Teacher Development, Coaching Cycles, Asset-based Mindset

How We Talk About Teachers Matters

Amy Ellerman, instructional coach in Colorado, explores how an asset-based mindset can help you recognize the value and uniqueness of everyone you work with.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, PD, Your Coaching Toolbox, Coaching Methodologies, Reflection, Vulnerability, Coaching Plan, Asset-based Mindset

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 44: November 1, 2019

This week we covered the importance of trust and taking the time to develop teachers, how questions are at the core of coaching interactions, why it's important to encourage risk-taking among staff, activities that promote collaboration during PD sessions, and more!

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Coaching, PD, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Collaboration, Questioning Techniques, Trust, Coaching Cycles, Risk-Taking