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

October 2021 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

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Topics: Must Reads, Coaching Cycles, Coaching Meetings, Coaching Methodologies, Learning Walks, School-Wide Goals, Data-Driven Strategies, Self-awareness, Coaching Traits, Stress and Anxiety, Frameworks, D.A.S.H Model

Connecting the Dots: Building Digital Pathways to Meaningful Relationships

If you're looking for new and creative ways to build relationships with your staff this year, look no further! Margaret Harris-Shoates, district edtech coordinator, and Kimberly Eure, instructional technology coach, both in Virginia, provide four techniques to create meaningful connections with teachers in both remote and in-person settings.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, Coaching Relationships, Newsletters, Building Relationships, PLCs, Collaboration, Questioning Techniques, Goal Setting, Coaching Cycles, Coaching Models, Virtual Coaching, Distance Learning, Remote Work, Remote Coaching, Online Tools, Protocols

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 41: October 15th, 2021

This week we learned five ways to become a better listener, why celebrating wins and shared goal progress cultivates a culture of learning, how to identify a focus for coaching cycles via kick-off meetings, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: Instructional Leadership, Coaching Roundup, Building Relationships, Listening Skills, Coaching Cycles, Coaching Meetings, Professional Growth, Goals, Vulnerability, School-Wide Goals, Teacher Appreciation

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 39: October 1st, 2021

We wrapped up September and the first whole week of fall by learning why mini-PD through video is both fun and effective, how to embody a coaching mindset, a six-step guide to plan and prep for coaching cycles, and more! 🍁

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Topics: Personalized Professional Development, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, PLCs, Trust, Listening Skills, Culture of Coaching, Teacher Support, Coaching Cycles, Coaching Methodologies, Empathy, Video Coaching, Self-reflection, Social Media, Organization Tips, Self-awareness, Teacher Empowerment, Proactive Coaching, Youtube, Online Tools

September 2021 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

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Topics: PD, Must Reads, Instructional Coaching, Student-Centered Coaching, New Teacher Support, Partnership Agreements, Trust, Culture of Coaching, Mentors, First Year Coaching Tips, Coaching Cycles, Coaching Methodologies, Coaching Invitations, Introductions, Teacher Retention, Affirmation, Coaching Traits, Teacher Empowerment, Stress and Anxiety, Pineapple Charts

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 36: September 10th, 2021

This week we learned how ICs can create a coaching partnership agreement with their principal, the six stages of a student-centered coaching cycle, what school leaders should look for when evaluating coaches, and more!

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Topics: PD, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Building Relationships, Student-Centered Coaching, Partnership Agreements, Principal and Coach, Goal Setting, Mentors, Coaching Conversations, Coaching Cycles, Coaching Methodologies, Modeling, Professional Growth, Transparency, Affirmation

July 2021 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

The torch has been lit at Tokyo 2020! With a field of 8 bloggers competing for the top articles from July's WCRs, who should take home the gold? 🏅 We'll let you decide.

Learn how to foster cooperative adult learning with the Jigsaw Method, three easy steps to create a coaching menu, three ways to use collective efficacy for better coaching cycles, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: Must Reads, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Relationships, Practical Advice, PLCs, Partnership Agreements, Principal and Coach, Conversations, Culture of Coaching, Coaching Cycles, In-the-Moment Coaching, Coaching Menus, Making Coaching Fun, Teacher Empowerment, Collective Efficacy

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 27: July 9th, 2021

We're sure you could use some time to relax after the holiday weekend—here's poolside reading compiled just for you! 🏖️ Take a moment to learn how to use collective efficacy to leverage teamwork for better coaching cycles, a three-part redesign for enforcing good habits, what one principal learned while being in the trenches this year, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: Coaching Roundup, Student-Centered Coaching, Principal and Coach, Culture of Coaching, Mission and Vision, Coaching Cycles, Confidentiality, Peer Observations, Co-Planning, Student-Focused, Growth Plans, Lab Sites, Home-to-School Connections, Collective Efficacy