How to Build and Advance Partnerships: Bingo!

Lindsay Deacon, instructional coach in Portland, Oregon, shares how playing Bingo encourages intrinsic motivation for coaches and encourages them to step out of their comfort zone.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, PLCs, Partnership, Growth Mindset, Coaching Methodologies, Risk-Taking

Weekly Coaching Roundup: April 1st, 2019

This week we learned about the benefits of innovation on new teaching practices, the hallmark qualities of an instructional coach, perks of collaboration among all staff, the impact of classroom technology, and more!

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Topics: Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, PLCs, Classroom Technology, Leadership Development, Coaching Methodologies, Innovation

Weekly Coaching Roundup: March 25th, 2019

This week we learned what it takes to be a special education coach, how to build a teacher's reflective skills, ways to combat coaching reluctance, and more!

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Coaching Reluctance, Coaching Methodologies, Special Education

Wearing a Coaching Hat as a Principal

Jessica Johnson is an elementary school principal and district assessment coordinator in Wisconsin. She explains how the mindset of a coach doesn't have to stop after transitioning into an administrative role and ways to achieve balance as both a principal and coach.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Coaching, Your Coaching Toolbox, Principal and Coach, Coaching Methodologies, Coaching Hat

Permission to Coach Heavy

Joseph Kanke, statewide coaching coordinator in Wisconsin, shares both the benefits of coaching "heavy" and the potential pitfalls with remaining in "light" coaching for too long.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Coaching Meetings, Coaching Methodologies, Coaching Heavy

February 2018 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

February was teeming with instructional coaching content! We ran out of room in our weekly coaching roundup and have some must-read articles today on establishing a coaching role with school leadership, principal and coach agreements, how to become a reflective coach, reasons why instructional coaching can fall short, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: Must Reads, Principal and Coach, Culture of Coaching, Coaching Methodologies

Knight vs. Bambrick: Which Model Best Suits Yours?

When starting off as a coach, it's difficult to gauge exactly how, and how much, to support your teachers. Coaches often go straight from the classroom, where they are used to directly managing students, to their coaching role of supporting adult learners. In that transition, how do you decide the level of input you provide vs. what a teacher provides? How do you help guide them to the strongest levers of action in their classroom while helping them work towards their self-identified goals?

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Coaching, Coaching Models, Coaching Methodologies