Product Update: TeachBoost Coach Activity Timeline

The TeachBoost Coach product team is always listening to feedback from our customers as we share the common goal of helping instructional leaders measure the time, effort, and impact of their coaching programs. We’re excited to share some exciting updates to the Activity Timeline that are a direct result of the thoughtful feedback we’ve received from coaches and leaders.

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Topics: Product, Teacher Support, Coaching Cycles, Coaching Methodologies, TeachBoost Coach

Developing Healthy Teachers with Non-Invasive Coaching

Cassandra Williams, owner of Educational Innovation 360°, reflects on how her coaching practice has changed since the start of the pandemic, allowing for greater flexibility and support for educators’ mental health.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Feedback, Teacher Support, Coaching Cycles, Debrief, Coaching Methodologies, Overwhelmed, Stress and Anxiety, Growth-centered Coaching

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 13: April 1, 2022

It may be April Fools' Day, but we promise there are no tricks or pranks in this week's roundup.😜 Read on to learn a few tips for introducing yourself and your role to teachers and students, how to deliver upward feedback by coaching up the ladder, why it's valuable for administrators to seek honest feedback from teachers, and more.

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Topics: Coaching Roundup, New Teacher Support, Principal and Coach, Mission and Vision, Coaching Cycles, Professional Growth, Introductions, Upward Feedback

Coaching Up the Ladder

Everyone deserves a coach, right? Yes! Caleb Allen highlights what a coaching cycle between ICs and their leadership teams looks like and a framework you can use to conduct your next one.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Feedback, Principal and Coach, Goal Setting, Mission and Vision, Coaching Cycles, Leadership Development, Evidence, Collective Efficacy, Protocols, Upward Feedback

Coaching Teacher Clarity Through Backward Planning

Paige Bergin, instructional coach in Oklahoma, walks through a three-step process for helping teachers design lesson plans that articulate learning intentions, relevance, and success criteria for staff and students.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Personalized Professional Development, Teacher Development, Coaching Cycles, Co-Planning, Student-Focused, Lesson Plans, Backwards Planning

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 7: February 18th, 2022

This week's roundup offered seven tips for delivering quality feedback, three mantras for a solid coaching foundation, how to set boundaries as a coach and why it's essential, and more!

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Topics: Feedback, Coaching Roundup, Coaching Relationships, Culture of Coaching, Coaching Cycles, Coaching Methodologies, Long-Term Partnerships, Virtual Coaching, Self-care

Three Mantras for a Solid Coaching Foundation

What's something that focuses your work daily? Teresa Engler, instructional technology coach in McGuffey School District, shares three guiding principles that strengthen relationships with teachers and coaching programs.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Coaching Relationships, Goal Setting, Trust, Culture of Coaching, Coaching Cycles, Coaching Meetings, Coaching Notes, Evidence, Mantras

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 49: December 10, 2021

This week our Weekly Coaching Roundup shined a light on how ICs can build a coaching relationship with principals, four ways to move beyond tech support as a Digital Learning Coach, why setting boundaries is crucial in coaching, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: Principal Supervision, Coaching Roundup, PLCs, Principal and Coach, Culture of Coaching, First Year Coaching Tips, Coaching Cycles, Modeling, Teacher Retention, Stress and Anxiety, Digital Learning Coach, Tech Support

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