Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 50: December 11, 2020

This week we learned three twists on common coaching activities, barrier-breaking conversation starters, tips for taking control of your remote classrooms, how to overcome planning paralysis, and more. Enjoy! 😀

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Topics: TeachBoost, PD, Coaching Roundup, Practical Advice, Coaching Reluctance, Conversations, Time Management, Organization Tips, Crisis Skills, Remote Work, TeachBoost Coach

Q&A: What Are Some Essential Elements of Partnership Coaching?

Kathy Perret asked her coaching peers on Twitter via #educoach what they believe are the foundational elements of partnership coaching. Read on for some great answers and insights!

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Topics: twitter, Partnership, Q&A

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 49: December 4, 2020

We kickstarted December by looking at a few ways to strengthen connection in remote environments, why one IC believes teachers can benefit from the "See Think Wonder" protocol, how teachers can empower their students by giving them voice and choice in their learning, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: Coaching Roundup, Relationships, Listening Skills, Teacher Tricks, Coaching Models, Feedback Forms, Virtual Coaching, Remote Work, Stress and Anxiety, GIR Model

Am I Really Coaching?

With the school year looking a little different than years past, you might find yourself asking the question "am I really coaching?" Learn from TeachBoost's own, Dave Reid, as he shares three twists on common coaching activities you can implement today beyond one-on-one coaching cycles.

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Topics: TeachBoost, Coaching Models, Personalized Coaching, Coaching Plan, TeachBoost Coach

3 Ways to Strengthen Connections in Remote Environments

How do you build and strengthen connections with teachers in remote learning environments, you ask? Ashley Taplin, math specialist in Texas, explains how she shares strategies, highlights best practices, and listens intentionally while working from both in-person and from afar.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Newsletters, Relationships, Building Relationships, Co-Teaching, Collaboration, Email, Listening Skills, Self-reflection, Virtual Coaching, Remote Coaching, Stress and Anxiety

November 2020 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

We hope you saved some room! We're serving up the best dishes from November's Weekly Coaching Roundups. 🦃 Read on to learn some quick and targeted PD ideas, how to set the right kind of goals for your upcoming coaching cycles, tips for helping teachers with their stress and anxiety, a few ways to craft engaging virtual professional learning sessions, and more. Enjoy! 😀

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Topics: PD, Must Reads

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 48: November 27, 2020

This week we learned how both teachers and ICs can use Google Jamboard to support their work, the magic that happens when coaches collaborate with peers from other departments, a few sets of questions to kick-start your next student-centered coaching conversation, and more. Enjoy! 🦃

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Topics: Coaching Roundup, Student-Centered Coaching, Collaboration, New Teacher Support, Partnership, Virtual Coaching, School Librarian, Google Jamboard, Google, Whiteboards

Coaching with Google Jamboard

Stephanie Affinito, Staff Associate in the literacy department at the University at Albany in New York, showcases three ways to use collaborative whiteboard tool, Google Jamboard, to support virtual coaching.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, PD, Your Coaching Toolbox, Collaboration, Virtual Coaching, Communication, Making Coaching Fun, Fun

Weekly Coaching Roundup: All Things Virtual Coaching

Welcome back to TeachBoost's Coaching Roundup! While coaching has looked a lot different this year with many new challenges, there have been a ton of amazing ICs who have shared their knowledge and tips on how to coach virtually. We're covering them all this month, so read on for how you can harness your own remote coaching powers!

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Topics: Coaching Roundup, Coaching Relationships, PLCs, Teacher Support, Coaching Cycles, Self-reflection, Coaching Surveys, Virtual Coaching, Self-awareness, E-Learning, Crisis Skills, Remote Work, TeachBoost Coach, Coaching Traits, Remote Coaching

Your School Librarian: An Unexpected Coaching Partner

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. 🙏

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Collaboration, Partnership, Classroom Technology, Teacher Support, Coaching PD, Co-Presenting, School Librarian