How to Set the Right Kind of Goal for Your Coaching Cycle

Samantha Shields, an Early Literacy Specialist in Round Rock, Texas combines elements from both Jim Knight and Diane Sweeney's work to help you set the right kind of goal with your teachers, every time.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Engagement, Your Coaching Toolbox, Student-Centered Coaching, Goal Setting, Coaching Cycles, Coaching Methodologies, Social-Emotional, Goals

A Teacher-Centric Approach to Technology Integration

The rollout of technology is never an easy task for organizations, especially when they are forced to do it quickly due to a pandemic. Greg Jung, IC from Dickenson Public Schools in ND, was eager to share his blueprint for technology integration and the six-step coaching cycle process he put together for a successful rollout.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, edtech, Questioning Techniques, Classroom Technology, Teacher Support, Coaching Cycles, Reflection, Coaching Roles

August 2020 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

Welcome back! The 2020-21 school year may look a little different and we want to wish everyone a safe and successful one. To help you get ready, we went through August's Weekly Coaching Roundups and pulled out some of the most relevant for the start of this year: learn the value of using shared language to define the role of an IC, why a team approach to distance learning is key, a few tips for taking control of your classroom virtually, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: Must Reads, Coaching Cycles, Classroom Management, Ego-Envy Effect, Virtual Coaching, Remote Coaching, Instagram, Practice Profiles

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 33: August 14, 2020

This week we learned about some powerful pandemic-related introspection and coaching adjustments, the value of content-based coaching cycles and how you can get started, took a deep-dive into all of the qualities that drive a coaching implementation, and more. Enjoy! 

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Topics: Coaching Roundup, Coaching Cycles, Coaching Support, Ego-Envy Effect, Virtual Coaching, Student-Focused, Crisis Skills, Remote Work

Adapting to Coaching Changes by Working with Ego

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused educators to abruptly change their routines and practices to meet the shift toward distance learning. Fiona Hurtado, instructional coach, reflects on what she's learned during the pandemic and how it's shaping her approach to coaching moving forward.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Coaching Conversations, Coaching Cycles, Vulnerability, Ego-Envy Effect, Crisis Skills, Coronavirus

PD Boxes: Personalized Learning to Go

Angela Mckee, instructional coach from North Carolina, shares how to use PD boxes to provide personalized professional development alongside coaching cycle support, and the steps for getting started with your own. 📦

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Personalized Professional Development, PD, Your Coaching Toolbox, Coaching Cycles, PD Boxes

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 16: April 17, 2020

Learn why being courageous is a must-have skill for any coach; a few tips for staying resilient while working remotely; how TeachBoost Coach makes it easy for ICs to stay organized, manage video conferencing, and build relationships; and more. Enjoy! 😁

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Topics: Product, Coaching Roundup, PLCs, Questioning Techniques, Coaching Cycles, Coaching Support, Loneliness, Vulnerability, Virtual Coaching, Coaching Tribes, Distance Learning, Remote Work, TeachBoost Coach

Weekly Coaching Roundup: E-Learning Tips for Coaches and Teachers

Welcome back to TeachBoost's Coaching Roundup. We know many schools and districts around the country are working extremely hard to continue services for their students in new ways. We hope this list of best practices and tips for distance learning can help, along with reflections from your peers on their experiences so far.

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Topics: Personalized Professional Development, Coaching Roundup, Teacher Support, Coaching Cycles, Networking, Loneliness, Overwhelmed, Virtual Coaching, Organization Tips, Distance Learning, E-Learning

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 6: February 7, 2020

This week we learned the importance of building relationships right away with new staff, why it's so helpful for coaches to "take a breath" at times and how you can do that, some tips for better bite-sized goals, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: Coaching, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Practical Advice, Building Relationships, Principal and Coach, Culture of Coaching, Mentors, First Year Coaching Tips, Coaching Cycles, Self-awareness

November 2019 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

Must reads header - November 2019

We hope you still have room after your Thanksgiving meal—we're serving up a healthy dish of coaching articles! 🦃 Indulge in the best of November's weekly coaching roundups to learn some new routes you can run to promote collaboration during PD sessions 🏈, a recipe for building relationships that adds a dash of Bitmoji, the ingredients to kickstart your morning routine to boost your confidence before a day of coaching, and more!

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Topics: Instructional Leadership, TeachBoost, PD, Must Reads, Coaching Relationships, Building Relationships, Questioning Techniques, Coaching Cycles, Professional Growth, Checklists, Bitmojis