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Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 13: March 27, 2020

This week we learned how coaches can support teachers during their transition to distance learning, some examples of open-ended questions that promote reflection, why coaches need to focus on relationships and compassion with teachers as they work remotely, and more. Enjoy! 👍

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Topics: Coaching Roundup, Teacher Support, Empathy, Virtual Coaching, Distance Learning, Remote Work

March 2020 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

March undoubtedly brought a whirlwind of change into our lives, as well as a major and sudden shift in the way we teach and coach. We put some resources together to try to help you adjust to these realities in this Must Reads, and we're going to continue to focus on dealing with change, distance learning and remote work, and how to continue your instructional coaching practice in new ways. Enjoy! ☘️

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Topics: TeachBoost, Must Reads, Organization Tips, Distance Learning, Remote Work

Weekly Coaching Roundup: E-Learning Tips for Coaches and Teachers

Welcome back to TeachBoost's Coaching Roundup. We know many schools and districts around the country are working extremely hard to continue services for their students in new ways. We hope this list of best practices and tips for distance learning can help, along with reflections from your peers on their experiences so far.

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Topics: Personalized Professional Development, Coaching Roundup, Teacher Support, Coaching Cycles, Networking, Loneliness, Overwhelmed, Virtual Coaching, Organization Tips, Distance Learning, E-Learning

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 11: March 13, 2020

This week we learned the importance of self-care for ICs; why instructional coaches need to coach for independence, not dependence; some practical advice for modeling that are helpful for both teachers and coaches; and more. Enjoy! 😀

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Topics: Coaching Roundup, Practical Advice, Coaching Reluctance, Questioning Techniques, First Year Coaching Tips, Coaching Models, Coaching Methodologies, Modeling, Self-awareness

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 10: March 6, 2020

This week we learned a few fun alternatives for professional learning to combat the traditional "sit-and-get" model, three tips on how to neutralize the effects of personal baggage ICs carry into coaching sessions, how coaches can deal with change, and more. Enjoy! 👍

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Topics: Teacher Evaluation, Personalized Professional Development, Coaching, Instructional Coaching, First Year Coaching Tips, Learning Walks, Making Coaching Fun

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 9: February 28, 2020

This week we learned about three different roles that a coach can play while working with teachers, a few sources of coaching loneliness and how to combat them, advice for knocking your next co-teaching lesson out of the park, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: Coaching, Instructional Coaching, Co-Teaching, Adult Learning, Culture of Coaching, Coaching Roles, Loneliness, Difficult Conversations

February 2020 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

Spread some ❤️ for the best articles in February's weekly coaching roundups! Learn why one coach focuses on building relationships with new staff right away, a few critical issues that can get in the way of adult learning, how another IC satisfies her teachers' coaching appetites with tasty treats topped with puns, and more! 🍬

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Topics: Instructional Leadership, TeachBoost, Must Reads, Building Relationships, Coaching Reluctance, First Year Coaching Tips, Coaching Methodologies, Self-reflection, Edcamps, Coach-Teacher Transitions, Making Coaching Fun

Weekly Coaching Roundup: I'm a Coach... Now What?

Welcome back to TeachBoost’s Coaching Roundup! Embarking on the journey of instructional coaching can be both exciting and nerve-racking, and may even have you asking yourself: “now what do I do?” Read below to learn from fellow coaches on how they transitioned into their role and some tips they’ve learned along the way. 👍

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Coaching Roundup, Coaching Relationships, Practical Advice, Building Relationships, First Year Coaching Tips, Coach-Teacher Transitions, Introductions

Share This! 3 Ways to Combat Coaching Loneliness

Do you ever find yourself feeling lonely as a coach? If so, you're not alone! Coaching can be really tough at times, especially if you're the only one in your building or new to the role. Check out our (very shareable) infographic below to learn three quick fixes from your peer, Fiona Hurtado. Bonus points for printing it out and hanging it up! 🙌

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Instructional Coaching, Remixed Content, Infographic

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 7: February 14, 2020

Happy Valentine's! Our lovely coaches this week share how they use treats (topped with puns!) to remind teachers of the ways they can support them, why reflection is integral to a coach's day, how education unconferences can help teachers drive their own PD, and more. Enjoy! 💕🍫

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Topics: Coaching, PD, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Coaching Relationships, Practical Advice, Building Relationships, PLCs, First Year Coaching Tips, Coaching Methodologies, Self-reflection, Networking, Edcamps, Self-awareness, Making Coaching Fun