Rolling Out Technology to Support Distance Learning

John Heffernan, Technology Enhanced Learning and PD Coordinator for Tipperary Education and Training Board in Ireland, shares how his organization rolled out edtech and video tools to support educators and students with distance learning—plus some best practices to keep in mind when your organization decides to do the same. 😀

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Building Relationships, Video, Classroom Technology, Teacher Support, Video Coaching, Distance Learning, E-Learning, Crisis Skills

Weekly Coaching Roundup: Getting Started with Instructional Coaching

Welcome back to TeachBoost's Coaching Roundup. This month we're looking at how you can get started with instructional coaching—both at the individual and organizational level. 👍

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Topics: Coaching Roundup, First Year Coaching Tips, Coaching Models, Coach-Teacher Transitions

How Coaches Can Support New Curriculum Rollouts

Amy Rudd, instructional coach in Akron, Ohio, talks about everything that goes into implementing a new curriculum within an organization and the central role ICs play at every stage along the way.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Collaboration, Coaching Support, Curriculum

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 24: June 12, 2020

This week we learned how teachers can take better control of their classrooms, three ways to facilitate professional learning remotely, questions that promote self-reflection for instructional coaches, and more. Enjoy! 😁

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Topics: Coaching Roundup, Classroom Management, End of Year

4 Ways to Become a Classroom Management Pro

What results in more instructional time and learning for students? Classroom management! Christine Weis, educator in Delaware, provides teachers with a few strategies for taking control of their classrooms once and for all. 👩‍🏫

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Teacher Tricks, Classroom Management, New School Year Preparation, Student-Focused

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 23: June 5, 2020

Welcome back! This week we learned two valuable tips for ICs starting their coaching journey, the power of empathy and credibility when working with resistant teachers, an  administrator's go-to questions to gain insight into PLC meetings, and more. Enjoy! 👍

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Topics: Instructional Leadership, Coaching Roundup, Building Relationships, PLCs, Coaching Reluctance, First Year Coaching Tips, Teacher Support, Virtual Coaching

2 Quick Tips for New Instructional Coaches

Ready. Set. Coach! 📣 Maria Papiez, instructional coach from Illinois, reflects on her first year as an IC and passes along her two most valuable tips for others starting their coaching journey.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, First Year as a Coach, Goal Setting, First Year Coaching Tips, Coaching Support, Loneliness

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 22: May 29, 2020

This week we learned a few key areas ICs should focus their time on while working remotely, what one IC noticed and experienced her first week back in the building after COVID, how Coaching Choice Boards can help next school year, and more. Enjoy! 😀

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Topics: Coaching Roundup, Teacher Support, Coach-Teacher Transitions, Distance Learning, Coaching Choice Boards, Crisis Skills

May 2020 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

Picking our favorites from May's Weekly Coaching Roundups was tough! Read below to learn what a Coaching Choice Board is and how you can make your own, the four mindsets you need when coaching remotely, how educators can make learning more interactive online, and more. Enjoy! 👍

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Topics: Must Reads, Distance Learning, Coaching Choice Boards, E-Learning, Crisis Skills, Remote Work, Coaching Traits, Remote Coaching

Tips for Checking-In with Teachers Remotely

The shift to distance learning was a quick and unexpected transition for many organizations. Kelly Batts, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction for Clinton City Schools in North Carolina, shares how promoting teacher feedback and communication among all organizational levels was their district's biggest win while shifting to distance learning.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Personalized Professional Development, Blended Learning, Teacher Support, Feedback Forms, Distance Learning, Remote Work, Remote Coaching