Permission to Coach Heavy

Joseph Kanke, statewide coaching coordinator in Wisconsin, shares both the benefits of coaching "heavy" and the potential pitfalls with remaining in "light" coaching for too long.

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August 2018 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

Indulge in the top articles from August's weekly coaching roundups below and learn about tips for new instructional coaches, navigating difficult conversations, the causes of coaching reluctance, how coaches prepare for a new year, and more.

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Starting the School Year Strong: 5 Tips for New Instructional Coaches

Tonya Moody, instructional coach in Westfield Washington School District in central Indiana, shares her practiced techniques for new or transitioning instructional coaches to start their journey on the right foot.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Coaching, Tips and Tricks, First Year as a Coach

Questions: The Currency of Coaching

Ellen Eisenberg, Executive Director of The Professional Institute for Instructional Coaching (TPIIC), explains the importance of giving your coachee a voice and how to use questions to drive conversations.

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10 Strategies to Combat Reluctance

Cailin Minor continues her two-part series on teacher reluctance to coaching with her top strategies for combating reluctance and feeling "stuck."

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August's Coaching Roundup: Preparing for the New School Year

With the school year just around the corner, what better time for some insights on how coaches prepare for the new year? These articles appeared in our most recent weekly coaching roundup that we send out out every Wednesday morning. To stay up to date on fresh coaching content, be sure to subscribe to the roundups below. Enjoy!

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The Causes of Coaching Reluctance

TeachBoost continues to ask instructional coaches what tools they include in their instructional coaching toolbox as part of our TeachBoost series, Your Coaching Toolbox—resources, tips, and reflections for instructional coaches, by instructional coaches.

In part one of her two-part series, Cailin Minor, literacy coach at Shanghai American School in China, first dissects the causes for teachers feeling "stuck" and reluctant towards coaching.

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Using Checklists and Guiding Questions in Coaching

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.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Coaching, Tips and Tricks, Your Coaching Toolbox, Meetings

July 2018 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

 

July grilled up a smörgåsbord of coaching articles this month! Enjoy the top articles from the past few weekly coaching roundups below and learn about the loneliness of coaching, some reflections from a year of coaching, how to make coaching a collaborative effort, and more.

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Supporting the Integration of Classroom Technology

Kendra Murphy, Innovation Specialist and Learning Designer with Charleston County School District in Charleston, South Carolina, provides four key phases of implementation when rolling out classroom technology within a school.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Coaching, Tips and Tricks, Your Coaching Toolbox