June 2021 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

Summer is officially here, and we all deserve a little R&R. 🏖️ Unwind with the top articles from June's Weekly Coaching Roundups to learn a four-step process that ICs can follow to guide their own learning, how to create a cheat sheet of in-the-moment coaching and teaching tactics, a few out-of-the-ordinary PD designs to move beyond sit-and-get workshops, and more. 😌

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Topics: Personalized Professional Development, Must Reads, Student-Centered Coaching, Personalized Learning, Goal Setting, First Year Coaching Tips, Coaching PD, Self-reflection, Social-Emotional, In-the-Moment Coaching, Student-Focused, Frameworks, Sensory Rooms, Play Cards

Your School Librarian: An Unexpected Coaching Partner

What's the key to success in our buildings? Collaboration! Keitha Hernandez, middle school librarian in Lockhart ISD in Texas, believes that magic happens when ICs work with staff outside of their normal circle and shares some of the extraordinary work that she and two ICs have done together through their collaborative partnership. 🙏

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Collaboration, Partnership, Classroom Technology, Teacher Support, Coaching PD, Co-Presenting, School Librarian

5 Tips to Make the Most of Your Virtual Conferences

While in-person conferences and PD can have a lot of advantages, Brandy Alexander, elementary instructional specialist in the Houston, TX area, believes you can still get the same relationship and connection-building benefits during virtual conferences. Read her five suggestions for knocking your next virtual event out of the park. ⚾

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, PD, Coaching PD, Professional Growth, Social Media, Coaching Tribes, Remote Work

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 19: May 8, 2020

This week we learned a few must-have attributes of ICs working remotely, why educators should focus on relationships with their students, one coach's four guiding principles for coaching, and more. Enjoy! 😀

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Topics: Coaching Roundup, Relationships, Coaching PD, Distance Learning, E-Learning, Remote Work, Remote Coaching

Strategies for Shaking Up Your Professional Learning

Are you and your teachers tired of the same old "sit-and-get" professional learning initiatives? If you said "yes ✋," then it's time to shake things up by adding some fun to the mix. Amy Storer, instructional coach in Texas, shares a few different ways to include fun as part of your upcoming professional learning sessions.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, PD, Your Coaching Toolbox, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Relationships, Building Relationships, PLCs, Coaching PD, Professional Growth, Making Coaching Fun

January 2020 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

Happy New Year! 🎆 We're starting 2020 out strong with the top articles from January's weekly coaching roundups. Learn how you can publicize and promote your role as a coach, a few ways principals can support instructional coaches, some elements of professional learning that provoke teachers to embrace learning, and more! 

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Topics: Instructional Leadership, TeachBoost, Must Reads, Coaching Relationships, Building Relationships, Collaboration, Principal and Coach, Culture of Coaching, First Year Coaching Tips, Coaching PD

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 50: December 13, 2019

This week we learned about a few key components that are necessary for effective instructional coaching, how one coach found a fun way to promote risk-taking through gamification, the flexibility of "un-conferences" as a way for teachers to collaborate professionally, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Personalized Professional Development, Coaching, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Questioning Techniques, Coaching PD, Coaching Methodologies, Self-reflection, Gamification, Unconferences

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 48: November 29, 2019

This week we learned how a sense of purpose and self-worth can help improve teacher well-being, how video can support coaching cycles, why a growth mindset is valuable for all educators, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Coaching, PD, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Growth Mindset, Teacher Support, Coaching PD, Video Coaching, Self-reflection, Coaching Roles, Coaching Hat, Introductions, Self-awareness

Weekly Coaching Roundup: September 23rd, 2019

This week we learned some peer coaching concepts, the ups and downs one coach experienced their first year, the impact of coaching for all education professionals, how coaches can support reflection, and more!

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Coaching, PD, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Culture of Coaching, First Year Coaching Tips, Coaching PD, Self-reflection, Reflection, Peer Coaching

July 2019 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

July grilled up a healthy plate of articles from our weekly coaching roundups! Indulge in ways to introduce yourself as a coach, questions to kick-start coaching dialogues, a collection of various coaching strategies, the differences between a coach and consultant, tips for getting the most out of your summer PD, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: TeachBoost, Must Reads, Practical Advice, Building Relationships, Questioning Techniques, Coaching Conversations, Coaching PD, Data-Driven Strategies, Embedded Coaching