April 2019 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

We hope you're having a wonderful April! Lot's of fresh articles from our weekly coaching roundups this month: learn the best qualities of instructional coaches, benefits of innovation for teaching practices, why collaboration among staff is important, how to transition from a teacher to a coach, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: TeachBoost, Must Reads, Instructional Coaching, Roundup, PLCs, Coaching Conversations, First Year Coaching Tips, Transparency

A District's Coaching Journey: From Implementation to Advancement

Are you looking to build a coaching program or implement video into your current mix? Steven Montemarano, coordinator of learning at Livonia Central School District, reflects on what it took to build a program from the ground up and how his district now uses video to complement ongoing efforts.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Personalized Professional Development, PD, Your Coaching Toolbox, Culture of Coaching, Mission and Vision, Video Coaching, Professional Growth

Weekly Coaching Roundup: Tips for New Instructional Coaches

Welcome back to TeachBoost's Coaching Roundup! Every month we like to focus on one specific topic and this month we're focused on new or transitioning instructional coaches. Enjoy!

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Topics: Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Coaching Relationships, Building Relationships, Collaboration, Questioning Techniques, Partnership, Listening Skills, First Year Coaching Tips, Coach-Teacher Transitions

Using Data Walls for Literacy Coaching

How do you encourage data-driven conversations with your teachers? Data walls! Crystal Ceresani explains the benefits of these powerful organizational tools for increasing teacher engagement and tips for successfully implementing your own.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Coaching Conversations, Transparency, Data Walls, Literacy, Data

My Journey From Coach Back to Teacher Specialist

Jason MacDonald, elementary school teacher and former instructional coach, reflects on how his experience as an IC paved his transition back into the classroom as not just a teacher, but a teacher specialist.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Relationships, Collaboration, Culture of Coaching, Teacher Tricks, Professional Growth, Coaching Invitations

Weekly Coaching Roundup: April 8th, 2019

This week we learned about strategies for coaching in response-to-intervention programs, the power of affirmations, how to start your PLC journey, learning progressions to enhance feedback, and more!

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Topics: Feedback, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Coaching Relationships, PLCs, Questioning Techniques, Listening Skills, Modeling

5 Strategies for Coaching in Response-to-Intervention Programs

What does it take to support both students and educators in response-to-intervention programs? Learn some techniques from Kristen Craig, K–8 reading specialist and ELA curriculum coordinator in Pennsylvania, on how to stay vulnerable, present, and engaged with everyone she works with.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Listening Skills, Mission and Vision, Modeling, Networking, Time Management

Weekly Coaching Roundup: April 1st, 2019

This week we learned about the benefits of innovation on new teaching practices, the hallmark qualities of an instructional coach, perks of collaboration among all staff, the impact of classroom technology, and more!

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Topics: Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, PLCs, Classroom Technology, Leadership Development, Coaching Methodologies, Innovation

New and Better: Coaching for Innovation

Dr. Christina Podraza, assistant principal and former instructional coach in Illinois, explains the benefits of innovation on new teaching practices and how to hit the ground running with your coaches and teacher leaders.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Collaboration, Teacher Leadership, Video Coaching, Modeling, Reflection, Social Media, Vulnerability, Innovation, Risk-Taking, Co-Presenting, Edcamps

Weekly Coaching Roundup: March 25th, 2019

This week we learned what it takes to be a special education coach, how to build a teacher's reflective skills, ways to combat coaching reluctance, and more!

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Coaching Reluctance, Coaching Methodologies, Special Education