Weekly Coaching Roundup: September 9th, 2019

This week we learned some strategies that coaches can practice to help improve new or veteran teachers, the importance of reflection and its value for teachers, why some coaching programs never take off, tips for working with a beginning teacher, and more!

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Topics: Coaching, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Coaching Relationships, Building Relationships, New Teacher Support, Culture of Coaching, Mentors, First Year Coaching Tips, Self-reflection, Reflection

Weekly Coaching Roundup: September 2nd, 2019

Find out how one coach prepares for a year of coaching, get some new questions to consider when setting up your own coaching space, see one coach's take on what they do day-to-day, and more!

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Topics: Coaching, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Partnership Agreements, Principal and Coach, Goal Setting, First Year Coaching Tips, Coaching Roles, New School Year Preparation

5 Things Coaches and Principals Can Do Right Now for a Better Partnership

Just in time for the new school year! Here are 5 things you can do as a principal or coach as the new school year kicks off to start building a stronger partnership.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, Coaching, Your Coaching Toolbox, Instructional Coaching, Partnership Agreements, Principal and Coach

Weekly Coaching Roundup: August 26th, 2019

This week we covered the importance of timely and positive feedback, a few changes schools can make to go from teacher-centered to student-centered, strategies for building relationships with teachers new to coaching, and more!

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Topics: Coaching, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Coaching Relationships, Building Relationships, Student-Centered Coaching, New Teacher Support, Mentors, Self-reflection

Social-Emotional Coaching: Supporting the Stages of Change

Lindsey Frank, the district-wide climate and social-emotional learning coach for Community Consolidated School District 59 in Illinois, shares strategies for understanding and supporting the social and emotional needs of adults—both in partnerships and coaching cycles—in order to impact student learning.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Coaching, Your Coaching Toolbox, Cycles, Building Relationships

Successes Through Coach and Principal Collaboration

Grace Worrell and Melissa Llano, instructional coach and principal at Franklin Park School District in Illinois, reflect on their collaborative partnership together built on trust and respect.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Coaching, Your Coaching Toolbox, Building Relationships, Collaboration, Partnership Agreements, Principal and Coach, Culture of Coaching

Shortening the Feedback Loop

Pasha Goodman, professional learning specialist at Fort Bend ISD in Texas, highlights the benefits of creating a coaching foundation built on in-the-moment, resentment-free feedback.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, Coaching, Feedback, Your Coaching Toolbox, Partnership Agreements, In-the-Moment Coaching

The Power of Coaching Circles

Christelle Harding, instructional specialist coordinator with Decatur Public Schools in Illinois, explains the value of coaching circles for building supportive relationships and emotional restoration among teachers and coaches.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Coaching, Your Coaching Toolbox, Building Relationships, Coaching Circles

Coaching Strategies to Support Personalized Learning

Nancy Meisenger, instructional coach at the Kaneland Community Unit School District 302 in Illinois, advocates her seven qualities of instructional coaches necessary to support the implementation of personalized learning.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, Coaching, Your Coaching Toolbox, Personalized Learning, Mission and Vision, Coaching PD

Putting a Personal Touch on Your Coaching With Bitmojis

Brandy Alexander, elementary instructional specialist in the Houston, TX area, promotes Bitmojis as a way to build relationships while creating a fun environment with your colleagues and school.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, twitter, Coaching, Your Coaching Toolbox, Building Relationships, Email, Social Media, Bitmojis