The Traveling Coach: Coaching Across Multiple Schools

Bridget McDonald, an elementary special education instructional coach in Illinois, shares three key principles to help a coach maximize their impact across multiple buildings.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Coaching Relationships, Building Relationships, Principal and Coach, Coaching Cycles, Organization Tips, Traveling Coach

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 40: October 4, 2019

This week we learned some best practices for all steps in the coaching cycle, honing our "noticing" skills, things administrators should know about instructional coaching, how peer coaching and student-focused instruction improve learning, and more!

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Coaching, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Coaching Relationships, Culture of Coaching, Coaching Conversations, Coaching Cycles, Peer Observations, Data-Driven Strategies, Student-Focused, Peer Coaching

Best Practices for All 3 Steps in the Coaching Cycle

Annie Forest, coaching and math coordinator in Illinois, walks through the stages of a successful coaching cycle and shares how clear goals and continuous reflection help power them.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Instructional Coaching, Co-Teaching, Goal Setting, Coaching Cycles, Modeling, Reflection, Co-Planning

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

Weekly Coaching Roundup: July 29th, 2019

This week we covered questions that help a coach define their identity, the value of responsiveness in teachers, tips for starting a collaborative coaching cycle, how one coach built an ongoing partnership, and more!

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Topics: Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Coaching Relationships, Collaboration, Questioning Techniques, Coaching Cycles, Reflection, Advanced Teachers, Responsive Coaching, Long-Term Partnerships

Weekly Coaching Roundup: July 22nd, 2019

This week we learned about the benefits of virtual coaching, key transformational coaching strategies, how to introduce yourself as a coach, effective coaching strategies, and more!

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Topics: Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Coaching Relationships, Practical Advice, Mission and Vision, Coaching Cycles, Virtual Coaching, Data-Driven Strategies

Virtual Coaching for Anytime, Anywhere Teacher Development

Stephanie Affinito, literacy teacher educator at the University at Albany in New York, explains the benefits of a virtual coaching cycle and why those who don't have in-person coaching opportunities should explore online options.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Instructional Coaching, Collaboration, Coaching Cycles, Debrief, Coaching Methodologies, Video Coaching, Virtual Coaching

Surveys for Better Coaching Cycles (with Examples!)

Amy Rudd, instructional coach in Akron, Ohio, uses teacher surveys to help identify goals and discover trends to help create more successful coaching cycles.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Relationships, Coaching Cycles, Coaching Surveys

Weekly Coaching Roundup: End-of-Year Coaching Strategies

Welcome back to TeachBoost's Coaching Roundup! This month we're sharing what it takes to finish the year strong with end-of-year coaching strategies. Go get 'em!

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Topics: Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Goal Setting, Coaching Cycles, Self-reflection, Reflection, End of Year

Weekly Coaching Roundup: May 6th, 2019

This week we learned how end-of-year coaching cycles encourage risk-taking, the importance of self-management, how to promote teacher learning through a backward planning process, and more!

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Topics: Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Student-Centered Coaching, Teacher Support, Coaching Cycles, Self-reflection