Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 3: January 21st, 2022

Learn five tips for making principal coaching work, why role-play is beneficial for instructional coaches, the advantages of having teacher-led mini-conferences and PD, and more in this week's Weekly Coaching Roundup.

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Topics: PD, Coaching Roundup, PLCs, Principal and Coach, Mid-Year Reviews, Leadership Development, Reflection, Comfort Zone, Teacher Empowerment, Role-Play

The Benefits of Role-Play for ICs

Michael Sonbert encourages ICs and teachers to step out of their comfort zones and participate in role-playing exercises if they genuinely want to impact student growth in the classroom.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, Feedback, Modeling, In-the-Moment Coaching, Comfort Zone, Communication, Role-Play

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 2: January 14th, 2022

This week we learned a goal-setting activity you can use at your next staff meeting, what a coaching one-pager is and why every coach should have one, how to maintain a positive coaching "ripple effect" in your organization, and more!

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Coaching Roundup, Goal Setting, Culture of Coaching, Coaching Methodologies, Coaching Menus, Teacher Empowerment, Online Tools

Advertise Yourself with a Coaching One-Pager

If a peer stopped you in in the hall and asked you what your role, professional goals, and how you partner with teachers, could you answer quickly? For many, the answer is no. Luckily, Rachael Moola, literacy coach in Pennsylvania, has found a creative solution to this situation by having a flyer on hand!

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Practical Advice, Introductions, Coaching Menus, Making Coaching Fun

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 1: January 7th, 2022

Happy New Year from your friends at TeachBoost! 🍾 We hit the ground running in 2022 by learning five tips for transitioning from teacher to coach, a step-by-step process for coaching teachers to create meaningful assessments, the advantages of blended professional learning for adults, and more from our Weekly Coaching Roundup!

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Topics: Coaching Roundup, Building Relationships, First Year Coaching Tips, Video Coaching, Professional Growth, Data-Driven Strategies, Crisis Skills

Coaching Teachers to Create Meaningful Assessments

Crystal Ceresani, elementary/middle school instructional coach in Georgia, covers her step-by-step process to help teachers create and rate timeless assessments. 📝

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Teacher Support, Data-Driven Strategies, Assessments

December 2021 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

Happy holidays! ☃️ It's time to shut the door on 2021 but first, let's revisit the top articles from December's weekly coaching roundups. Learn how to shift a coaching culture from avoidance to acceptance, a tasteful approach to build relationships with teachers and students in your building, four tips for effective coaching conversations, and more!

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Topics: PD, Must Reads, Coaching Conversations, First Year Coaching Tips, Coaching Cycles, Coaching Roles, Teacher Retention, Sunshine Carts

Weekly Coaching Roundup: The Best of 2021!

Happy Holidays! 🎄We're thankful for everyone who shares, contributes to, or reads our weekly coaching roundup! Before we leave 2021 behind us, let's take a moment to look at the top coaching articles of 2021 written by our incredible guest bloggers. 😀

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Topics: Feedback, Coaching Roundup, PLCs, First Year Coaching Tips, Coaching Surveys, Coaching Menus, Fun, Look Fors, Best of, Roundup Topics, Brochure

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 50: December 17, 2021

This week we learned the ins and outs of effective PLCs, four ways to make every coaching conversation impactful, why even principals deserve an IC, and more!

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Practical Advice, PLCs, Collaboration, Principal and Coach, Listening Skills, Coaching Conversations, Leadership Development, Stress and Anxiety

Four Tips for Effective Coaching Conversations

Jessica Crawford, District Literacy Coach in Michigan, highlights four coaching conversation moves she's learned over the years from other leading instructional coaches. Read on for some new ways to help your conversations begin to forge stronger teacher partnerships.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Feedback, Building Relationships, Collaboration, Questioning Techniques, Partnership, Listening Skills, Coaching Conversations, Empathy, Reflection, Stress and Anxiety