Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 1: January 7th, 2022

Happy New Year from your friends at TeachBoost! 🍾 We hit the ground running in 2022 by learning five tips for transitioning from teacher to coach, a step-by-step process for coaching teachers to create meaningful assessments, the advantages of blended professional learning for adults, and more from our Weekly Coaching Roundup!

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Topics: Coaching Roundup, Building Relationships, First Year Coaching Tips, Video Coaching, Professional Growth, Data-Driven Strategies, Crisis Skills

Four Tips for Effective Coaching Conversations

Jessica Crawford, District Literacy Coach in Michigan, highlights four coaching conversation moves she's learned over the years from other leading instructional coaches. Read on for some new ways to help your conversations begin to forge stronger teacher partnerships.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Feedback, Building Relationships, Collaboration, Questioning Techniques, Partnership, Listening Skills, Coaching Conversations, Empathy, Reflection, Stress and Anxiety

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 48: December 3, 2021

We kicked off the final month of 2021 by learning from our Weekly Coaching Roundup how to build relationships with teachers in a tasteful way, what a digital learning coach's day-to-day is like, a fun and strategic way to deliver PD on the fly, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: PD, Coaching Roundup, Building Relationships, Trust, First Year Coaching Tips, Self-reflection, Coaching Roles, Making Coaching Fun, Teacher Empowerment, Digital Learning Coach

Sunshine Carts for Teachers

We hope you've had breakfast because this post will leave you hungry! Kayleigh Wright, technology coach in Oregon, delivers a tasteful way to build relationships with teachers and students in your building—with the help of treats! 🍪

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Building Relationships, Collaboration, Making Coaching Fun, Teacher Appreciation, Student Engagement, Sunshine Carts

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 43: October 29th, 2021

We capped off October's Weekly Coaching Roundups by learning how to conduct observations without spooking teachers, tips for building confidence as a new instructional coach, four digital pathways to meaningful relationships, and more!

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Topics: Instructional Leadership, Tips and Tricks, Teacher Observation, Coaching Roundup, Building Relationships, Student Growth, Growth Mindset, First Year Coaching Tips, Overwhelmed, Data, Virtual Coaching, Stress and Anxiety

Just Show Up: Building Confidence as a New Instructional Coach

Trusting yourself is critical in a coaching role filled with victories, roadblocks, and everything in-between. Monica Carpenter, Curriculum Support Teacher in Atlanta, GA, reflects on nine lessons she learned to build confidence during her first year on the job.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, First Year as a Coach, Building Relationships, PLCs, Principal and Coach, Trust, Mentors, First Year Coaching Tips, Vulnerability, PLN

Connecting the Dots: Building Digital Pathways to Meaningful Relationships

If you're looking for new and creative ways to build relationships with your staff this year, look no further! Margaret Harris-Shoates, district edtech coordinator, and Kimberly Eure, instructional technology coach, both in Virginia, provide four techniques to create meaningful connections with teachers in both remote and in-person settings.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, Coaching Relationships, Newsletters, Building Relationships, PLCs, Collaboration, Questioning Techniques, Goal Setting, Coaching Cycles, Coaching Models, Virtual Coaching, Distance Learning, Remote Work, Remote Coaching, Online Tools, Protocols

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 41: October 15th, 2021

This week we learned five ways to become a better listener, why celebrating wins and shared goal progress cultivates a culture of learning, how to identify a focus for coaching cycles via kick-off meetings, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: Instructional Leadership, Coaching Roundup, Building Relationships, Listening Skills, Coaching Cycles, Coaching Meetings, Professional Growth, Goals, Vulnerability, School-Wide Goals, Teacher Appreciation

Celebrating Wins and Shared Goals

Sherry St. Clair, president of Reflective Learning, shares a few tactics that leaders can use to praise individual and shared goal progress to help cultivate a culture of learning.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Building Relationships, Collaboration, Goal Setting, Trust, Coaching Methodologies, School-Wide Goals, Teacher Appreciation, Learning Organization

Encourage Communication with the D.A.S.H Model

When teachers feel like you're on their team, they're more willing to partner with you. Michael Sonbert promotes the "D.A.S.H." coaching framework for coaches to relieve teacher anxiety and drive genuine, data-driven conversations with those they support.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Relationships, Building Relationships, Coaching Conversations, Teacher Support, Coaching Methodologies, Vulnerability, In-the-Moment Coaching, Data, Communication, Frameworks, Proactive Coaching, Appreciative Inquiry, D.A.S.H Model