Turn Your Classroom Into a PD Laboratory!

Jennifer Conley, instructional coach in Indiana, offers a fresh approach to PD, inviting us to turn the classroom into a lab where teachers can observe, experiment, and practice new strategies in a low-stakes environment. 👩‍🏫

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Personalized Professional Development, PD, Coaching Invitations, In-the-Moment Coaching, Real-time Coaching, Making Coaching Fun, Proactive Coaching, Lab Sites

February 2021 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

The groundhog may have brought some bad news earlier this month, but your friends here at TeachBoost have something that may cheer you up: the topic articles from February's weekly coaching roundups. 👍 Learn five techniques for making the most of online instruction, how you can showcase your impact as an IC, a few strategies for building relationships with teachers (beyond chocolate 🍫), the benefits of digital coaching menus, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Must Reads, Building Relationships, Questioning Techniques, Coaching Conversations, First Year Coaching Tips, Coaching Cycles, Time Management, Coaching Invitations, Co-Planning, Coaching Surveys, Coaching Menus, E-Learning, Remote Work, Impact

Showcasing the Impact of Instructional Coaching

Have you ever struggled to share or summarize the work you do as an IC? If so, you're not alone! Learn from Lindsay Deacon, a school improvement coach in Portland, Oregon, how you can showcase the impact of your coaching to teachers and district leaders alike. 👍

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Coaching Relationships, Coaching Invitations, Data, Feedback Forms, Coaching Surveys, Teacher Looping, Impact, Evidence

Weekly Coaching Roundup: April 22nd, 2019

This week we enjoyed a coach's reflection on his transition back into the classroom, learned how "data walls" create a culture of collaboration, read about a district's journey creating a successful coaching program, and more!

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Topics: Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Coaching Relationships, Culture of Coaching, Coaching Support, Vulnerability, Coaching Invitations, Data Walls, Coach-Teacher Transitions

My Journey From Coach Back to Teacher Specialist

Jason MacDonald, elementary school teacher and former instructional coach, reflects on how his experience as an IC paved his transition back into the classroom as not just a teacher, but a teacher specialist.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Relationships, Collaboration, Culture of Coaching, Teacher Tricks, Professional Growth, Coaching Invitations

October 2018 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

We've harvested the top coaching articles from October's weekly coaching roundups! Read below to learn about inquiry-based coaching cycles, extending coaching invitations, rules for instructional coaches, wearing a coaching at as a principal, and more.

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Topics: TeachBoost, Must Reads, Instructional Coaching, Newsletters, Relationships, Roundup, Building Relationships, Coaching Hat, Advanced Teachers, Coaching Invitations, Inquiry-Based

Weekly Coaching Roundup: October 15th, 2018

TeachBoost's Weekly Coaching Roundup is our hand-picked list of first-person perspectives, resources, and tools from instructional coaches, delivered to your inbox every Wednesday! Check out the stories for the week of October 15, 2018.

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Topics: Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Newsletters, Teacher Support, Coaching Roles, Coaching Invitations, Efficiency