November 2017 Instructional Leadership Must-Reads

With the Holiday season upon us, there is a lot to be thankful for—family, friends, even must-reads! Induldge in some refreshing articles on personalizing PD, principles for outstanding classroom management, having difficult coaching conversations, the hidden secret to success with instructional coaching, boosting teacher morale, and more. Enjoy!

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Having Difficult Coaching Conversations

Ellen Eisenberg, returning guest blogger from the Pennsylvania Institute of Instructional Coaching (PIIC), shares her acquired skills for having difficult conversations as a coach and tips for a successful debrief with teachers.

For more posts from instructional coaches, for instructional coaches, please check out our recent posts from the TeachBoost series entitled: "Your Coaching Toolbox".

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, Coaching, Your Coaching Toolbox

Technology & Instructional Leadership: Summary and What's Ahead

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Topics: Instructional Leadership, Teacher Observation, Feedback, From Vision to Reality, Calibration

Tailored Professional Development Through Technology

This post is part of TeachBoost's series called "From Vision to Reality: Pulling the Right Levers for Transformational Instructional Leadership." Check out all the posts in our series, then subscribe to our blog to have posts delivered to your inbox as we publish new pieces.

Technology continues to be the focus of Chapter 3. Previously, we talked about using data to improve teacher performance, but what if we used data to personalize professional development?

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Topics: Instructional Leadership, Teacher Observation, Educator Effectiveness, leadership, From Vision to Reality

Personalizing PD: Moving Beyond "Sit and Get"

Dr. Kristin Schulze, instructional coach from Greenville School District in South Carolina, shares six of her tips for personalizing professional development to more effectively develop teachers and gain buy-in beyond compliance.

For more experiences, skills, and tools from instructional coaches visit our original series, "Your Coaching Toolbox": resources, tips, and reflections for instructional coaches, by instructional coaches.

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Using Data to Improve Teachers and Leaders

This post is part of TeachBoost's series called "From Vision to Reality: Pulling the Right Levers for Transformational Instructional Leadership." Check out all the posts in our series, then subscribe to our blog to have posts delivered to your inbox as we publish new pieces.

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Topics: Instructional Leadership, Teacher Observation, Educator Effectiveness, leadership, From Vision to Reality

October 2017 Instructional Leadership Must-Reads

While the weather has been cooling down your monthly must reads have not! Dive into some great articles on supporting teachers through coaching cycles, coaching veteran teachers, active listening as a coach, overcoming stage fright in the classroom, using technology to norm feedback, facilitating anytime/anywhere learning, and more. Enjoy!

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Active Listening: One Mouth, Two Ears

TeachBoost continues to learn—and share—experiences, skills, and tools from instructional coaches for our series, "Your Coaching Toolbox": resources, tips, and reflections for instructional coaches, by instructional coaches.

Instructional Coach, Dana Kramaroff, from Boyertown Area School District in Pennsylvania, shares a few of her frequently used open-ended questions during her coaching sessions to allow for the teacher to expand on their responses—leading to self-reflecting learning.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, Coaching, Your Coaching Toolbox

Supporting Teachers Through Instructional Coaching Cycles

TeachBoost continues to learn—and share—experiences, skills, and tools from instructional coaches for our series, "Your Coaching Toolbox": resources, tips, and reflections for instructional coaches, by instructional coaches.

Shawn Churchill, Instructional Coach at Anderson High School in Indiana, shares her experiences using instructional coaching cycles with her teachers and the power of co-teaching to model instruction.

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Facilitate Collaboration: Enable Anytime, Anywhere Learning

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Topics: Instructional Leadership, Teacher Observation, Educator Effectiveness, leadership, From Vision to Reality