Prioritize Your Own Professional Learning with Peer Coaching

When we stop growing professionally, we do a disservice to not ourselves but to others. Stephanie Affinito, Staff Associate in the literacy department at the University at Albany in New York, shares three ways to level up your coaching skillset by seeking feedback from your peers—both in-person and online. 💻

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Feedback, Practical Advice, PLCs, Video Coaching, Modeling, Self-reflection, Peer Coaching

Weekly Coaching Roundup: Craft Your District's Coaching Program

Successfully rolling out a coaching program doesn't happen overnight—it requires considerable planning and collaboration among school and district leaders. Read on for tips and advice on crafting and implementing an enduring coaching program in this month's topic roundup. Enjoy!

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Topics: Instructional Leadership, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Culture of Coaching, District Improvement, Mission and Vision, Coaching Support, Roundup Topics, Learning Organization

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 15: April 15, 2022

Learn six signs of an effective IC, how admins can wear a "coaching hat" while observing staff, questions that spark reflection at each stage of a coaching cycle, and more in this week's Weekly Coaching Roundup.

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Topics: Coaching Roundup, New Teacher Support, Questioning Techniques, Culture of Coaching, Coaching Methodologies, Self-reflection, Reflection, Coaching Hat, Teacher Retention

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 14: April 8, 2022

This week we learned how one instructional coach delivers PD every month in a bag, a blueprint for organizing your own EdCamp, why it's important to say no at times, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, PD, Coaching Roundup, Conversations, Time Management, Edcamps, Teacher Retention, PD Boxes, Self-care

Facilitate Teacher-Centered PD with EdCamps

How do you empower your teachers while giving them a voice and choice in their professional learning, you ask? EdCamps! Jenny Steller, instructional coach in Ohio, overviews the EdCamp model for PD and the steps you can take to help your teachers organize their next professional learning session.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, PD, PLCs, Collaboration, Teacher Leadership, Edcamps, Teacher Empowerment

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 13: April 1, 2022

It may be April Fools' Day, but we promise there are no tricks or pranks in this week's roundup.😜 Read on to learn a few tips for introducing yourself and your role to teachers and students, how to deliver upward feedback by coaching up the ladder, why it's valuable for administrators to seek honest feedback from teachers, and more.

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Topics: Coaching Roundup, New Teacher Support, Principal and Coach, Mission and Vision, Coaching Cycles, Professional Growth, Introductions, Upward Feedback

Weekly Coaching Roundup: Professional Development for Everyone!

Welcome back to TeachBoost's Coaching Roundup. Heads-up: This edition is chock-full of professional development ideas for everyone in your organization—from EdCamps to teacher-led sessions and everything in between. Read on for some creative in-person and on-the-go PD options.

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Topics: Personalized Professional Development, PD, Coaching Roundup, Personalized Learning, Making Coaching Fun, Lab Sites, Roundup Topics

Coaching Up the Ladder

Everyone deserves a coach, right? Yes! Caleb Allen highlights what a coaching cycle between ICs and their leadership teams looks like and a framework you can use to conduct your next one.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Feedback, Principal and Coach, Goal Setting, Mission and Vision, Coaching Cycles, Leadership Development, Evidence, Collective Efficacy, Protocols, Upward Feedback

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 11: March 18th, 2022

This week we learned a fun PD idea inspired by a TV show, a few strategies for supporting new ICs, six ways leaders can grow their questioning skillset, and more. Enjoy! 🍀

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Topics: Instructional Leadership, PD, Coaching Roundup, Questioning Techniques, Listening Skills, Coaching Methodologies, Reflection, Making Coaching Fun, Online Tools

Five Practical Ways to Support New Coaches

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.

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Topics: Instructional Leadership, Guest Blogger, Practical Advice, PLCs, Culture of Coaching, Mentors, First Year Coaching Tips, Coaching PD, Coaching Methodologies, Coaching Roles

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