Operations & Data

Building a Culture of Collaboration Through Coaching, Part 1: Knowledge and Skills

TeachBoost Team

TeachBoost Team

In part 1 of this 2-part series, Cailin Minor, literacy coach at Shanghai American School in China, explains why a culture of collaboration is important for achieving school-wide goals and how it's necessary to first establish the knowledge and skills of collaboration.

  • Five Practical Ways to Support New Coaches

    Shelby Denman

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    A coach's impact relies heavily on their support both in and out of their organization. Shelby Denman, Coordinator for Professional Learning a Forney ISD, offers some advice for instructional leaders on how they can support, develop, and retain ICs.

  • June 2021 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

    TeachBoost Team

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    Summer is officially here, and we all deserve a little R&R. 🏖️ Unwind with the top articles from June's Weekly Coaching Roundups to learn a four-step process that ICs can follow to guide their own learning, how to create a cheat sheet of in-the-moment coaching and teaching tactics, a few out-of-the-ordinary PD designs to move beyond sit-and-get workshops, and more. 😌

  • 5 Tips to Make the Most of Your Virtual Conferences

    Brandy Alexander

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    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. ⚾

  • Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 19: May 8, 2020

    TeachBoost Team

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

    This week we learned a few must-have attributes of ICs working remotely, why educators should focus on relationships with their students, one coach's four guiding principles for coaching, and more. Enjoy! 😀

  • Strategies for Shaking Up Your Professional Learning

    Amy Storer

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    Are you and your teachers tired of the same old "sit-and-get" professional learning initiatives? If you said "yes ✋," then it's time to shake things up by adding some fun to the mix. Amy Storer, instructional coach in Texas, shares a few different ways to include fun as part of your upcoming professional learning sessions.

  • January 2020 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

    TeachBoost Team

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    Happy New Year! 🎆 We're starting 2020 out strong with the top articles from January's weekly coaching roundups. Learn how you can publicize and promote your role as a coach, a few ways principals can support instructional coaches, some elements of professional learning that provoke teachers to embrace learning, and more! 

  • Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 50: December 13, 2019

    TeachBoost Team

    Weekly Coaching Roundup - December 2019 (Half) (Seasonal)

    This week we learned about a few key components that are necessary for effective instructional coaching, how one coach found a fun way to promote risk-taking through gamification, the flexibility of "un-conferences" as a way for teachers to collaborate professionally, and more. Enjoy!

  • Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 48: November 29, 2019

    TeachBoost Team

    Weekly Coaching Roundup - November 2019 (Half) (Seasonal)

    This week we learned how a sense of purpose and self-worth can help improve teacher well-being, how video can support coaching cycles, why a growth mindset is valuable for all educators, and more. Enjoy!

  • July 2019 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

    TeachBoost Team

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    July grilled up a healthy plate of articles from our weekly coaching roundups! Indulge in ways to introduce yourself as a coach, questions to kick-start coaching dialogues, a collection of various coaching strategies, the differences between a coach and consultant, tips for getting the most out of your summer PD, and more. Enjoy!