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. ๐Ÿ–๏ธ 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. ๐Ÿ˜Œ

  • Your School Librarian: An Unexpected Coaching Partner

    Keitha Hernandez

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    What's the key to success in our buildings? Collaboration! Keitha Hernandez, middle school librarian in Lockhart ISD in Texas, believes that magic happens when ICs work with staff outside of their normal circle and shares some of the extraordinary work that she and two ICs have done together through their collaborative partnership. ๐Ÿ™

  • 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. โšพ

  • 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! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • 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 โœ‹," 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! ๐ŸŽ† 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!