January 2021 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

2021 is off to a safe start here at TeachBoost, and we hope the same for you! Let's wrap up January with the top articles of the month from our weekly coaching roundups. Learn how one IC and his team created a look-fors framework built on his org's shared vision of high-quality instruction, why sharing feedback with your teachers may need to wait until you can sit down together, why the six levels of listening are fundamental to coaching, and more. Enjoy! 😀

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Topics: Feedback, Must Reads, Listening Skills, Coaching Conversations, Teacher Support, Coaching Roles, Coaching Choice Boards, Look Fors, Frameworks, Proactive Coaching, Teacher Badges

Weekly Coaching Roundup: Web Apps for ICs

Last year's shift to remote learning and instruction encouraged many of us to explore new online tools, but with so many options out there it can feel a little overwhelming to choose the right ones. Luckily your friends here at TeachBoost have your back! Here are some of the top web apps for ICs we've found your peers raving about. Enjoy! 😀

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Topics: Coaching Roundup, Bitmojis, Coaching Choice Boards, TeachBoost Coach, Remote Coaching, Online Tools

Weekly Coaching Roundup: The Best of 2020!

Wow, 2020 has been quite a year and we're thankful for all of you who read and share our weekly coaching roundup! Before we leave this year behind us, let's take a look at the top coaching articles of 2020 from our amazing guest bloggers. 👏

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Topics: Coaching Roundup, Coaching Relationships, Social Media, Virtual Coaching, Making Coaching Fun, Affirmation, Coaching Choice Boards, Crisis Skills, Remote Coaching, Bitmoji Classrooms, Fun, Best of

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: Giving Teachers a Voice and Choice in Their Professional Learning

Welcome back to TeachBoost's Coaching Roundup! There's no one-size-fits-all model for professional learning and sit-and-get PD can be brutal for a lot of teachers. That's why we're looking at some ways ICs can give teachers a voice and choice in their professional learning. Enjoy!

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Topics: Personalized Professional Development, PD, Coaching Roundup, PLCs, Gamification, Coaching Choice Boards, PD Boxes

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 22: May 29, 2020

This week we learned a few key areas ICs should focus their time on while working remotely, what one IC noticed and experienced her first week back in the building after COVID, how Coaching Choice Boards can help next school year, and more. Enjoy! 😀

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Topics: Coaching Roundup, Teacher Support, Coach-Teacher Transitions, Distance Learning, Coaching Choice Boards, Crisis Skills

May 2020 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

Picking our favorites from May's Weekly Coaching Roundups was tough! Read below to learn what a Coaching Choice Board is and how you can make your own, the four mindsets you need when coaching remotely, how educators can make learning more interactive online, and more. Enjoy! 👍

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Topics: Must Reads, Distance Learning, Coaching Choice Boards, E-Learning, Crisis Skills, Remote Work, Coaching Traits, Remote Coaching

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 20: May 15, 2020

This week we learned how one coach uses Coaching Choice Boards to empower the teachers she works with, what "genius hours" are and why they're important for students, a few ways leaders can be more strategic and skillful in their support, and more. Enjoy! 👍

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Topics: Coaching Roundup, Student Growth, Teacher Support, Leadership Development, Empathy, Coaching Choice Boards, Crisis Skills, Q&A, Remote Coaching

Coaching Choice Boards

Teachers learn best when they're given a voice and a choice in their professional learning. Pam Hubler, instructional coach in South Carolina, shares how she creates opportunities for teachers to choose their level of coaching support through the use of Coaching Choice Boards, and how you can build your own!

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Instructional Coaching, Practical Advice, Teacher Support, Coaching Roles, Introductions, Coaching Choice Boards