• Coaching Teacher Clarity Through Backward Planning

    Paige Bergin

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    Paige Bergin, instructional coach in Oklahoma, walks through a three-step process for helping teachers design lesson plans that articulate learning intentions, relevance, and success criteria for staff and students.

  • 5 Steps for Planning and Designing Professional Development

    Latoya Reed

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    Are you struggling with where to begin as you prep your next professional development session? Latoya Reed, district instructional coach in Tennessee, walks through her step-by-step guide for creating targeted PD and how to avoid roadblocks that may come your way.

  • Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 30: July 30th, 2021

    TeachBoost Team

    Weekly Coaching Roundup - July 2021 (Seasonal)

    We wrapped up July by learning how to clarify your coaching role in three easy steps, the four speeds of teacher buy-in, a few strategies for productive teacher mentoring, how to transition out of emergency learning and coaching, and more. Enjoy!

  • The 4 Speeds of Teacher Buy-In

    Becca Silver

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    Not everyone is a go-getter when it comes to trying something outside their comfort zone, and teachers are no exception. Becca Silver, founder of The Whole Educator, highlights a few overarching characteristic types of teachers when approaching change and how to handle each as an IC. 🏃

  • October 2020 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

    TeachBoost Team

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    All treats and no tricks from October's Weekly Coaching Roundups. 🍭 Read below to learn a few tips for building teacher capacity, the benefits of using coaching choice boards, how you can take control of remote learning, a six-step coaching cycle for rolling out new classroom technology, and more! Enjoy. 👻

  • Gamification to Support Professional Learning

    Lindsay Zilly

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    How can you bring friendly competition to your organization that supports professional learning, you ask? Lindsay Zilly, Director of Professional Learning for Illinois Digital Educators Alliance, relays how she created an environment that promotes risk-taking through gamification as a fun alternative to standard professional development.

  • Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 45: November 8, 2019

    TeachBoost Team

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

    This week we learned how a positive mindset can improve our communication with teachers, some insights into coaching resistance, the how collaboration can promote a culture of learning, how one coach preps for coaching cycles, and more. Enjoy!

  • Prioritize Growth And Development, Move Beyond Compliance

    Sam Cook


    This post is part of TeachBoost's series, From Vision to Reality: Pulling the Right Levers for Transformational Instructional Leadership. Check out all the posts in our series, then subscribe to our blog to have posts delivered to your inbox as we publish new pieces.

    Previously we discussed the importance of choosing a partner, not a vendor. Why? Because a partner doesn't just solve your immediate need; in fact, they work with you to achieve your long-term vision. For example, TeachBoost provides a partnership that allows organizations to streamline their current observation, feedback, and coaching processes by moving beyond compliance to enable growth and development around evidence.