Embedding Social and Emotional Learning into Online Instruction

Lindsey Frank, M.Ed., a district-wide Climate and Social-Emotional Learning Coach in Illinois, shares strategies for embedding social and emotional learning into your coaching partnerships, especially within remote learning spaces.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Feedback, Relationships, Building Relationships, Time Management, Social-Emotional, Student-Focused, Self-awareness, Remote Coaching

Weekly Coaching Roundup: Giving Teachers a Voice and Choice in Their Professional Learning

Welcome back to TeachBoost's Coaching Roundup! There's no one-size-fits-all model for professional learning and sit-and-get PD can be brutal for a lot of teachers. That's why we're looking at some ways ICs can give teachers a voice and choice in their professional learning. Enjoy!

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Topics: Personalized Professional Development, PD, Coaching Roundup, PLCs, Gamification, Coaching Choice Boards, PD Boxes

How to Set the Right Kind of Goal for Your Coaching Cycle

Samantha Shields, an Early Literacy Specialist in Round Rock, Texas combines elements from both Jim Knight and Diane Sweeney's work to help you set the right kind of goal with your teachers, every time.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Engagement, Your Coaching Toolbox, Student-Centered Coaching, Goal Setting, Coaching Cycles, Coaching Methodologies, Social-Emotional, Goals

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 42: October 16, 2020

This week we looked at a few ways you can take full advantage of your next virtual conference, the benefits of using choice boards to give students a say in their learning activities, how one coach promotes teacher engagement during weekly PD sessions through BINGO, and more. Enjoy! 💻

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Topics: PD, Coaching Roundup, PLCs, Social Media, Student-Focused, Making Coaching Fun, Remote Work, Curriculum

Q&A: How Do ICs Follow-Up with Teachers after PD?

Ashley Taplin reached out to her coaching peers on Twitter via #educoach to ask how they follow-up with teachers after PD to ensure the learning continues. We thought this question was so great that we retweeted it! Below are some of the responses from ICs to Ashley and TeachBoost on how they stay connected with teachers. 😀

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Topics: twitter, PD, Q&A

5 Tips to Make the Most of Your Virtual Conferences

While in-person conferences and PD can have a lot of advantages, Brandy Alexander, elementary instructional specialist in the Houston, TX area, believes you can still get the same relationship and connection-building benefits during virtual conferences. Read her five suggestions for knocking your next virtual event out of the park. ⚾

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, PD, Coaching PD, Professional Growth, Social Media, Coaching Tribes, Remote Work

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 41: October 9, 2020

This week we learned how coaches can help model student conferencing for their teachers, how one organization took control of their school year prep through collaborative PLCs, why the real classroom magic happens when ICs and teachers are in sync, and more. Enjoy! 😀

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Topics: Coaching Roundup, Student-Centered Coaching, PLCs, Co-Teaching, Collaboration, Teacher Tricks, Modeling, Student-Led Conferences, Long-Term Partnerships, Student-Focused

Modeling One-on-One Student Conferencing for Teachers

Let's face it, one-on-one support—whether for students or teachers—is extremely helpful but often not a skill we're all comfortable practicing. Liz Janusz, ELA instructional coach in Chicago, IL, shows teachers how to take conferring to the next level by modeling individual reading and writing conferencing with students.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Student-Centered Coaching, Personalized Learning, Modeling, Student Conferencing

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 40: October 2, 2020

Can you believe it's October already? 🍂 Start your month off right with a brilliant blueprint for technology integration, three tips to better build teacher capacity, thoughts on how your teachers' expectations can influence their outcomes and behavior, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: Feedback, Coaching Roundup, Classroom Technology, Teacher Support, Self-awareness, Remote Work, Self-care

September 2020 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

The official start of fall and the 2020-21 school year is here! 🍂 Check out the top articles from September's Weekly Coaching Roundups and learn some discussion tips to engage students, a few ways ICs can cultivate compassion, how one coach re-frames trust-building as a continuous cycle of self-reflection and reaching out, strategies for admins to increase their teachers' confidence in remote learning, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: Instructional Leadership, Must Reads, PLCs, Trust, Teacher Tricks, Self-reflection, Distance Learning, Remote Work