• Teacher Growth

    Using Checklists and Guiding Questions in Coaching

    TeachBoost Team

    Jennifer Wood, 4th grade ELAR teacher in Richardson ISD in Texas, shares ideas for goals during coaching cycles and guiding questions to support creating your own coaching checklist when working with teachers.

  • Teacher Growth

    5 Tips for Asking Better Questions after Teacher Observations

    TeachBoost Team

    Picture yourself sitting down to have a reflecting conversation with a teacher you just observed teaching a lesson. The conversation is going well; the teacher shares that she thought the lesson went okay, basically the way she had planned.

    To help the teacher explore her practice more deeply, when the teacher finishes sharing you ask, “So what would you do differently next time?”

    Suddenly the teacher’s posture changes.

  • Teacher Growth

    Social-Emotional Coaching: Supporting the Stages of Change

    TeachBoost Team

    Lindsey Frank, the district-wide climate and social-emotional learning coach for Community Consolidated School District 59 in Illinois, shares strategies for understanding and supporting the social and emotional needs of adults—both in partnerships and coaching cycles—in order to impact student learning.

  • Student Outcomes

    Wearing a Coaching Hat as a Principal

    TeachBoost Team

    Jessica Johnson is an elementary school principal and district assessment coordinator in Wisconsin. She explains how the mindset of a coach doesn't have to stop after transitioning into an administrative role and ways to achieve balance as both a principal and coach.

  • 8 Key Elements to Building a Successful Coaching Program

    Jason DeRoner

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    Our team has been working with coaches and district leaders for over 12 years and we've seen the positive impact a successful coaching program can have on teachers, students, and schools. The most effective programs are the ones where the leaders are intentional about building and designing it with teacher support and student outcomes in mind.

  • Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 10: March 6, 2020

    TeachBoost Team

    Weekly Coaching Roundup - March 2020 (Half) (Seasonal)

    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! 👍

  • Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 9: February 28, 2020

    TeachBoost Team

    Weekly Coaching Roundup - February 2020 (Half) (Seasonal)

    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!