Weekly Coaching Roundup: Web Apps for ICs

Last year's shift to remote learning and instruction encouraged many of us to explore new online tools, but with so many options out there it can feel a little overwhelming to choose the right ones. Luckily your friends here at TeachBoost have your back! Here are some of the top web apps for ICs we've found your peers raving about. Enjoy! 😀

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Topics: Coaching Roundup, Bitmojis, Coaching Choice Boards, TeachBoost Coach, Remote Coaching, Online Tools

Encourage Teacher Learning with Badges!

Teresa Engler, instructional technology coach in McGuffey School District, promotes teacher badges as a fun way to encourage collaboration, build relationships, and support ongoing learning with teachers in her organization.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Building Relationships, Collaboration, Gamification, Making Coaching Fun, Fun, Teacher Empowerment, Teacher Badges

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 2: January 15, 2021

This week we walked through a day in the life of a student learning coach, explored the six levels of listening and why they're fundamental skills for all ICs, learned a few additional benefits when educators collaborated with their peers, and more. Enjoy! 👍

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Topics: Teacher Observation, Feedback, Coaching Roundup, PLCs, Collaboration, Listening Skills, Coaching Roles, Virtual Coaching, Crisis Skills

A Day in the Life of a Student Learning Coach

Ever wonder what a typical day looks like for an instructional coach? Well look no further! Julie Nelson, student learning coach at Westgate Elementary School near Chicago, Illinois, walks through a day's work in her ever-changing role and the many hats she wears. 🎩

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Personalized Learning, Questioning Techniques, Teacher Support, Coaching Methodologies, Coaching Roles, Co-Planning, Student-Focused, Distance Learning

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 1: January 8, 2021

Happy New Year and a big welcome to 2021! Indulge in the first Weekly Coaching Roundup of the new year to learn how you can shift your coaching focus from reactive to proactive with coaching "launchpads," how one organization made a look-fors framework built on a shared vision of high-quality instruction, when authentic praise matters most, and more! Enjoy 😀

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Topics: Coaching Roundup, New Teacher Support, Coaching Conversations, Virtual Coaching, Crisis Skills, Authenticity, Look Fors, Frameworks, Proactive Coaching

A Long Look at Look-Fors

Caleb Allen, instructional coach in Ohio, reflects on what it took to create a look-fors framework built on a shared vision of what high-quality instruction looks like within his organization—plus how he uses it with teachers to provide timely feedback.

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Topics: Instructional Leadership, Guest Blogger, Teacher Observation, Efficiency, School-Wide Goals, Look Fors, Frameworks

December 2020 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

Happy holidays from all of us at TeachBoost! 🎄 This year has been one for the books, and it's now time to wrap it up with the top articles from December's weekly coaching roundups. Learn three twists on common coaching activities, how you can craft beautiful weekly newsletters for your teachers, a few ways to strengthen your connections in remote environments, and more. Cheers! 😀

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Topics: Feedback, Must Reads, Newsletters, Questioning Techniques, Classroom Management, Coaching Models, Coaching Menus, Remote Work, TeachBoost Coach

Weekly Coaching Roundup: The Best of 2020!

Wow, 2020 has been quite a year and we're thankful for all of you who read and share our weekly coaching roundup! Before we leave this year behind us, let's take a look at the top coaching articles of 2020 from our amazing guest bloggers. 👏

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Topics: Coaching Roundup, Coaching Relationships, Social Media, Virtual Coaching, Making Coaching Fun, Affirmation, Coaching Choice Boards, Crisis Skills, Remote Coaching, Bitmoji Classrooms, Fun, Best of

Shift from Reactive to Proactive Coaching with Coaching Launchpads

Stephanie Affinito, Staff Associate in the literacy department at the University at Albany in New York, shares how coaching launchpads can help shift your focus from reactive to proactive coaching.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Coaching Conversations, Teacher Support, Crisis Skills, Remote Coaching, Proactive Coaching

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 51: December 18, 2020

This week we learned how to create engaging coaching newsletters, why one IC uses "digital menus" to support his work across buildings, a few ways coaches can stay focused and in their coaching cycles with the "TO GROWTH" model, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: Coaching Roundup, Newsletters, Building Relationships, Classroom Technology, Coaching Models, Professional Growth, Coaching Menus, Q&A