February 2020 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

Spread some ❤️ for the best articles in February's weekly coaching roundups! Learn why one coach focuses on building relationships with new staff right away, a few critical issues that can get in the way of adult learning, how another IC satisfies her teachers' coaching appetites with tasty treats topped with puns, and more! 🍬

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Topics: Instructional Leadership, TeachBoost, Must Reads, Building Relationships, Coaching Reluctance, First Year Coaching Tips, Coaching Methodologies, Self-reflection, Edcamps, Coach-Teacher Transitions, Making Coaching Fun

Weekly Coaching Roundup: I'm a Coach... Now What?

Welcome back to TeachBoost’s Coaching Roundup! Embarking on the journey of instructional coaching can be both exciting and nerve-racking, and may even have you asking yourself: “now what do I do?” Read below to learn from fellow coaches on how they transitioned into their role and some tips they’ve learned along the way. 👍

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Coaching Roundup, Coaching Relationships, Practical Advice, Building Relationships, First Year Coaching Tips, Coach-Teacher Transitions, Introductions

September 2019 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

Fall is officially upon us! We've raked through a pile of coaching articles from September's weekly coaching roundups and have the best of the best for you. Learn how to foster relationships, introduce coaching and mentoring into your organization, some helpful strategies to grow new or experienced teachers, and more!

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Topics: TeachBoost, Feedback, Must Reads, Coaching Relationships, Building Relationships, Goal Setting, Mentors, First Year Coaching Tips, Self-reflection, Peer Observations, Coaching Roles, New School Year Preparation, Coach-Teacher Transitions

August 2019 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

Welcome back to school! Kick-start the new year with the top articles from August's weekly coaching roundups: reflective questions that help a coach identify their role, relationship-building strategies for working with teachers, how one coach transitioned back to a teaching position, questions that help create powerful conversations, student-focused tips to prepare for a new year, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: TeachBoost, Must Reads, Coaching Relationships, PLCs, Questioning Techniques, First Year Coaching Tips, Coaching Cycles, Teacher Tricks, Reflection, Coach-Teacher Transitions, Student-Focused

5 Student-Focused Tips to Prepare for the School Year

Laural Matthews, teacher and former instructional coach in Canada, reflects on her transition back to the classroom and the tools she uses to prepare for a year of teaching.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Instructional Coaching, Collaboration, New School Year Preparation, Coach-Teacher Transitions, Student Learner Profiles, Organization Tips, Student-Focused

Seeking Feedback as a Coach

What's the best way to seek feedback? Ask for it! Fiona Hurtado, teaching and learning coach in South Africa, shares the benefits of simply asking teachers for their honest feedback and how she's used these suggestions and insights to shape her coaching strategies moving forward.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, Feedback, Your Coaching Toolbox, First Year Coaching Tips, Coach-Teacher Transitions, Feedback Forms

Weekly Coaching Roundup: April 29th, 2019

This week we learned about the yearly ups and downs that coaches face, playing Bingo to advance partnerships, the benefits of data walls, how one coach used their experience to ease their transition back into the classroom, and more!

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Topics: Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Building Relationships, Goal Setting, Transparency, Data Walls, Coach-Teacher Transitions

Weekly Coaching Roundup: April 22nd, 2019

This week we enjoyed a coach's reflection on his transition back into the classroom, learned how "data walls" create a culture of collaboration, read about a district's journey creating a successful coaching program, and more!

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Topics: Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Coaching Relationships, Culture of Coaching, Coaching Support, Vulnerability, Coaching Invitations, Data Walls, Coach-Teacher Transitions

Weekly Coaching Roundup: Tips for New Instructional Coaches

Welcome back to TeachBoost's Coaching Roundup! Every month we like to focus on one specific topic and this month we're focused on new or transitioning instructional coaches. Enjoy!

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Topics: Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Coaching Relationships, Building Relationships, Collaboration, Questioning Techniques, Partnership, Listening Skills, First Year Coaching Tips, Coach-Teacher Transitions