Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 37: September 11, 2020

This week we learned how ICs can ease back into coaching after an absence, a few classroom discussion tips for engaging students, ideas for developing and maintaining relationships with students remotely, and more. Enjoy! 😀

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Topics: Coaching Roundup, Relationships, PLCs, Classroom Management, Coaching Roles, Student-Focused, Leave of Absence

August 2020 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

Welcome back! The 2020-21 school year may look a little different and we want to wish everyone a safe and successful one. To help you get ready, we went through August's Weekly Coaching Roundups and pulled out some of the most relevant for the start of this year: learn the value of using shared language to define the role of an IC, why a team approach to distance learning is key, a few tips for taking control of your classroom virtually, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: Must Reads, Coaching Cycles, Classroom Management, Ego-Envy Effect, Virtual Coaching, Remote Coaching, Instagram, Practice Profiles

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 32: August 7, 2020

August is off to a strong start with some great coaching content from around the web! Read on to learn how one coach uses Instagram to support her coaching role, the five levels of listening, a few tips for connected professional learning, and more. Enjoy! 👍

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Topics: Coaching Roundup, Listening Skills, Classroom Management, Professional Growth, Social Media, Student-Focused, Distance Learning, Remote Coaching

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 29: July 17, 2020

This week we learned how you can package up PD to go, why some coaches coach and how they explain their role, all the benefits that arise when teachers and students work together over time, and more. Enjoy! 😀

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Topics: Coaching Roundup, Classroom Management, Personalized Coaching, Professional Growth, Coaching Roles, PD Boxes, Teacher Looping, Growth Plans

June 2020 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

June not only wrapped up the 2019-20 school year but also brought the official start of summer! ☀️ Check out the top articles from June's Weekly Coaching Roundups to learn how you can step up your approach to virtual coaching, tips for checking in with teachers remotely, a few foundational must-haves of coaching programs that work, and more. Enjoy! 👍

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Topics: Feedback, Must Reads, Teacher Tricks, Classroom Management, Coaching Methodologies, Coaching Support, Communication, Coaching Choice Boards, Remote Coaching

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

Using Checklists and Guiding Questions in Coaching

Jennifer Wood, 4th grade ELAR teacher in Richardson ISD in Texas, shares ideas for goals during coaching cycles and guiding questions to support creating your own coaching checklist when working with teachers.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Coaching, Your Coaching Toolbox, Meetings, Student Growth, Questioning Techniques, Classroom Management, Checklists

November 2017 Instructional Leadership Must-Reads

With the Holiday season upon us, there is a lot to be thankful for—family, friends, even must-reads! Induldge in some refreshing articles on personalizing PD, principles for outstanding classroom management, having difficult coaching conversations, the hidden secret to success with instructional coaching, boosting teacher morale, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: Personalized Professional Development, Coaching, PD, Must Reads, Coaching Conversations, Classroom Management