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Billy Spicer

Billy currently teaches in Lake Zurich Community Unit School District 95 in suburban Chicago. After spending a decade teaching 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade, Billy currently serves students and teachers as an instructional coach. He facilitates a passion for literacy, passionate learning, and meaningful technology integration to discover creative ways for students to meet their individual learning needs. Billy has enjoyed sharing and learning as a presenter on a local, regional, and national level and has presented at many events including ICE, ISTE, FETC, ICIC and iEngage.

Billy earned his BA in Elementary Education at Illinois State University and a MA in Literacy and Reading from Benedictine University. He also enjoys hot dogs, coffee, and his ever growing collection of records. To learn more about his interests and passions in and out of the classroom, follow him on Twitter @MrBillySpicer.

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My First Coaching Session

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TeachBoost continues to learn—and share—experiences, skills, and tools from instructional coaches in our new chapter in the "Your Coaching Toolbox" series, "First Year as a Coach."

Billy Spicer, Instructional Coach from Lake Zurich CUSD95 in Illinois, shares the importance of effective communication within a coaching meeting, making a habit of empathizing with others, and how to grow your professional learning network.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Coaching, First Year as a Coach, Building Relationships, Trust, Empathy