Transitioning Out of Emergency Coaching and Teaching

As we venture back to in-person teaching and learning, we must decide what tactics worked in the past and what we should leave there. Ellen Eisenberg, executive director of The Professional Institute for Instructional Coaching, highlights what she believes we should strengthen, keep, and dismiss for the return to school and the role of the IC during the process. 🏫

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Relationships, Building Relationships, Collaboration, Student Growth, Classroom Technology, Teacher Support, Coaching Methodologies, Student-Focused, Peer Coaching, Crisis Skills, Online Tools

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 22: June 4th, 2021

Welcome back! We started June by learning 11 apps to promote home-to-school connections, a few remote coaching and teaching strategies that your peers plan to continue using when they return to in-person learning, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Coaching Roundup, Practical Advice, Parent-Teacher Conferences, Growth Mindset, Classroom Technology, Empathy, Video Coaching, Professional Growth, Coaching Support, Virtual Coaching, Student-Focused, Remote Coaching, Summer, Teacher Empowerment, Online Tools, Home-to-School Connections

Tools for Promoting Home-to-School Connections

Rachelle Dene Poth, teacher and edtech consultant in Pennsylvania, highlights five ways and 11 tools you can close the home-to-school gap and build relationships with your students' families.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Feedback, Parent-Teacher Conferences, Video, Classroom Technology, Communication, Student-Focused, Online Tools, Home-to-School Connections

Weekly Coaching Roundup: Transitioning Back to the Classroom Post-COVID

The sudden shift to remote learning was a difficult transition for many educators. Similarly, the change back to in-person learning brings its challenges, too. Read on to learn how some of your peers successfully transitioned back to the classroom and a few traits they brought with them. 👩‍🏫

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Topics: Coaching Roundup, Teacher Leadership, Blended Learning, Classroom Technology, Teacher Tricks, Reflection, Time Management, Transparency, Student-Focused, Distance Learning, Crisis Skills, Remote Work, Teacher Empowerment, Roundup Topics

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

Create Highly Engaging Coaching Newsletters

Traci Piltz, technology integration specialist in Montana, walks through her steps for crafting beautiful weekly newsletters for her teachers as a way to better communicate with them across buildings.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Newsletters, Classroom Technology, Teacher Support, Social Media, Communication

Your School Librarian: An Unexpected Coaching Partner

What's the key to success in our buildings? Collaboration! Keitha Hernandez, middle school librarian in Lockhart ISD in Texas, believes that magic happens when ICs work with staff outside of their normal circle and shares some of the extraordinary work that she and two ICs have done together through their collaborative partnership. 🙏

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Collaboration, Partnership, Classroom Technology, Teacher Support, Coaching PD, Co-Presenting, School Librarian

October 2020 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

All treats and no tricks from October's Weekly Coaching Roundups. 🍭 Read below to learn a few tips for building teacher capacity, the benefits of using coaching choice boards, how you can take control of remote learning, a six-step coaching cycle for rolling out new classroom technology, and more! Enjoy. 👻

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Topics: Must Reads, Student-Centered Coaching, Collaboration, Classroom Technology, Teacher Support, Teacher Development, Modeling, Coaching Choice Boards, Remote Work

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 40: October 2, 2020

Can you believe it's October already? 🍂 Start your month off right with a brilliant blueprint for technology integration, three tips to better build teacher capacity, thoughts on how your teachers' expectations can influence their outcomes and behavior, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: Feedback, Coaching Roundup, Classroom Technology, Teacher Support, Self-awareness, Remote Work, Self-care

A Teacher-Centric Approach to Technology Integration

The rollout of technology is never an easy task for organizations, especially when they are forced to do it quickly due to a pandemic. Greg Jung, IC from Dickenson Public Schools in ND, was eager to share his blueprint for technology integration and the six-step coaching cycle process he put together for a successful rollout.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, edtech, Questioning Techniques, Classroom Technology, Teacher Support, Coaching Cycles, Reflection, Coaching Roles