Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 18: May 6, 2022

This week we learned why ICs should be conscious of their tone when providing written feedback, how to plan and navigate coaching conversations, tips for building credibility as a coach, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: PD, Coaching Roundup, Coaching Conversations, Mission and Vision, Coaching Cycles, Virtual Coaching, Teacher Empowerment

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 10: March 11th, 2022

This week we learned how to coach teacher clarity through backward planning, why giving teachers positive feedback is healthy for positive relationships that last, the significance of SEL for all learners (even adults!), and more.

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Topics: Feedback, PD, Coaching Roundup, Questioning Techniques, Coaching Conversations, Self-reflection, Compassion, Lesson Plans, Backwards Planning

Can School Administrators Also Be Coaches?

Mia Pumo, author and co-founder of Constructive Learning Design, believes leaders can juggle the role of evaluator, coach, and manager through active listening and general curiosity.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Building Relationships, Questioning Techniques, Listening Skills, Coaching Conversations, Coaching Methodologies, Coaching Hat, In-the-Moment Coaching

Cupcakes and Coffee with the Coach

Who can resist a sugary treat or a hot cup of joe? ☕ Julie Nelson, Student Learning Coach in Illinois, offers a sweet and energizing way to strengthen your relationships with teachers.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Building Relationships, Coaching Conversations, Coaching Invitations, Making Coaching Fun

December 2021 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

Happy holidays! ☃️ It's time to shut the door on 2021 but first, let's revisit the top articles from December's weekly coaching roundups. Learn how to shift a coaching culture from avoidance to acceptance, a tasteful approach to build relationships with teachers and students in your building, four tips for effective coaching conversations, and more!

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Topics: PD, Must Reads, Coaching Conversations, First Year Coaching Tips, Coaching Cycles, Coaching Roles, Teacher Retention, Sunshine Carts

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 50: December 17, 2021

This week we learned the ins and outs of effective PLCs, four ways to make every coaching conversation impactful, why even principals deserve an IC, and more!

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Practical Advice, PLCs, Collaboration, Principal and Coach, Listening Skills, Coaching Conversations, Leadership Development, Stress and Anxiety

Four Tips for Effective Coaching Conversations

Jessica Crawford, District Literacy Coach in Michigan, highlights four coaching conversation moves she's learned over the years from other leading instructional coaches. Read on for some new ways to help your conversations begin to forge stronger teacher partnerships.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Feedback, Building Relationships, Collaboration, Questioning Techniques, Partnership, Listening Skills, Coaching Conversations, Empathy, Reflection, Stress and Anxiety

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 46: November 19th, 2021

Welcome back! This week we dove into how organizations can use microlearning sessions for educators when rolling out new technology, a handful of fun strategies that re-shift and re-energize your PLCs, the impact of both online and in-person coaching, and more. Enjoy! 😀

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Topics: edtech, PD, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, PLCs, Coaching Conversations, Empathy, Virtual Coaching, Teacher Empowerment, Online Tools, Collective Efficacy

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 45: November 12th, 2021

This week we learned the benefits of using pineapple charts in your organization to increase collaboration among staff, five steps for planning and developing a PD session, how effective questioning skills can help an IC coach outside their comfort zone, and more!

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Topics: Personalized Professional Development, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Collaboration, Questioning Techniques, Partnership Agreements, Coaching Conversations, Self-reflection, Coaching Roles, Data-Driven Strategies, Pineapple Charts

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 44: November 5th, 2021

This week we learned how to create a digital coaching invitation, four ways to enhance our teachers' social-emotional and physical well-being, what a "conversation workout" is, a few techniques for addressing teachers' emotions, and more!

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Topics: Instructional Coaching, Relationships, Coaching Conversations, First Year Coaching Tips, Mission and Vision, Social-Emotional, Coaching Invitations, Stress and Anxiety, Google Jamboard, Parallel Practice

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