Taking a Leave of Absence: Planned, Unplanned, and How to Return

Life happens and sometimes we need to take a step back from our professional lives to focus on our family and health. 👨‍👩‍👦 Lindsay Deacon, instructional coach from Oregon, shares a few tips for ICs who need to take a leave of absence and how to ease back into coaching on their return.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Practical Advice, Coaching Roles, Coaching Plan, PD Boxes, Leave of Absence

Defining Coaching: a Tool for Busting the "Unicorn" Myth

"Is that what I think it is? It's an IC!" Joseph Kanke, statewide coaching coordinator in Wisconsin, makes the case for using shared language to better define the role of the coach, help make them more accessible and approachable, and support coach growth at the organization level.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Culture of Coaching, Coaching Roles, Coaching Plan, Practice Profiles

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 26: June 26, 2020

This week we learned how coaches can build a comfortable coaching space for all, a few tips for teachers to help prep for the fall semester, how one organization rolled out edtech and video tools to support educators and students with distance learning, the role of a coach in new curriculum rollouts, and more. Enjoy! 👍

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Topics: edtech, PD, Coaching Roundup, Classroom Technology, First Year Coaching Tips, Teacher Tricks, Coaching Roles, Bitmojis, Coaching Plan, Distance Learning, Curriculum

How We Talk About Teachers Matters

Amy Ellerman, instructional coach in Colorado, explores how an asset-based mindset can help you recognize the value and uniqueness of everyone you work with.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, PD, Your Coaching Toolbox, Coaching Methodologies, Reflection, Vulnerability, Coaching Plan, Asset-based Mindset

Prep Like the Best: A Coach’s Guide for School Year Preparations

As a coach, how do you prep for a successful year? Robyn Hartzell, K-12 educational consultant, provides some of her techniques that not only help organize a coach's work but promote effective communication throughout the coaching process as well.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Email, Questioning Techniques, Goal Setting, Communication, Coaching Plan, Administrator summary