Encourage Teacher Learning with Badges!

Teresa Engler, instructional technology coach in McGuffey School District, promotes teacher badges as a fun way to encourage collaboration, build relationships, and support ongoing learning with teachers in her organization.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Building Relationships, Collaboration, Gamification, Making Coaching Fun, Fun, Teacher Empowerment, Teacher Badges

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 51: December 18, 2020

This week we learned how to create engaging coaching newsletters, why one IC uses "digital menus" to support his work across buildings, a few ways coaches can stay focused and in their coaching cycles with the "TO GROWTH" model, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: Coaching Roundup, Newsletters, Building Relationships, Classroom Technology, Coaching Models, Professional Growth, Coaching Menus, Q&A

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

Crafting Your Coaching Approach

Katie Biggs and Hanna Schramm, who support and develop the instructional coaching program for Comal ISD in Texas, explore three ways to hone your craft by building relationships, diversifying your toolkit, and empowering educators.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Building Relationships, Student-Centered Coaching, Partnership, Trust, Coaching Cycles, Coaching Methodologies, Communication, Growth Plans

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 44: October 30, 2020

We wrapped up October by learning how to set targeted goals with teachers, strategies for incorporating social and emotional learning into your coaching partnerships, a few tips for creating engaging and reflective virtual professional learning, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: PD, Coaching Roundup, Building Relationships, Student-Centered Coaching, Social-Emotional, Vulnerability, Self-awareness, Remote Coaching

Embedding Social and Emotional Learning into Online Instruction

Lindsey Frank, M.Ed., a district-wide Climate and Social-Emotional Learning Coach in Illinois, shares strategies for embedding social and emotional learning into your coaching partnerships, especially within remote learning spaces.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Feedback, Relationships, Building Relationships, Time Management, Social-Emotional, Student-Focused, Self-awareness, Remote Coaching

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 36: September 4, 2020

Welcome to the 2020-21 school year! Start it out strong by learning how one coach re-frames trust-building, the impact of a personalized and blended learning model, why peer-to-peer learning is so powerful for students, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: Personalized Professional Development, Coaching Roundup, Building Relationships, Co-Teaching, Trust, Vulnerability, Self-awareness, Bitmoji Classrooms

Building Trust: Going Inward to Go Outward

Before we can focus on relationships with others, we must first look inside ourselves. Carolyn Beardsley, instructional coach in Austin, Texas, re-frames trust-building as a continuous cycle of self-reflection and reaching out to others.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Building Relationships, Trust, Listening Skills, Self-reflection, Vulnerability, Coaching Surveys, Self-awareness

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 31: July 31, 2020

This week we learned a few techniques for building relationships remotely, two areas teachers should focus their planning on to be more student-focused, some tips for coaching from afar, and more. Enjoy! 😀

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Topics: Coaching Roundup, Building Relationships, Coaching Roles, Virtual Coaching, Student-Focused

July 2020 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

Kick back and relax with the top articles from July's Weekly Coaching Roundups! Learn how you can create an online environment that's both fun and engaging with students, some ways ICs can support new curriculum rollouts, some gotchas for coaches when building relationships with adult learners, why PD boxes are great for on-the-go professional learning, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: Personalized Professional Development, Must Reads, Building Relationships, Adult Learning, Making Coaching Fun, Curriculum, PD Boxes