Coaching for Community: 4 Tips for Coaching in Unprecedented Times

As the coronavirus pandemic forces states and districts to suspend instruction, leaders are adapting with a shift to distance learning. Stephanie Affinito, literacy education professor at the University at Albany in New York, offers four ways coaches can support teachers during their transition to a new reality: working remote.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Relationships, Building Relationships, PLCs, Teacher Support, Empathy, Video Coaching, Virtual Coaching, Distance Learning, Crisis Skills

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

Weekly Coaching Roundup: I'm a Coach... Now What?

Welcome back to TeachBoost’s Coaching Roundup! Embarking on the journey of instructional coaching can be both exciting and nerve-racking, and may even have you asking yourself: “now what do I do?” Read below to learn from fellow coaches on how they transitioned into their role and some tips they’ve learned along the way. 👍

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Coaching Roundup, Coaching Relationships, Practical Advice, Building Relationships, First Year Coaching Tips, Coach-Teacher Transitions, Introductions

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 7: February 14, 2020

Happy Valentine's! Our lovely coaches this week share how they use treats (topped with puns!) to remind teachers of the ways they can support them, why reflection is integral to a coach's day, how education unconferences can help teachers drive their own PD, and more. Enjoy! 💕🍫

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Topics: Coaching, PD, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Coaching Relationships, Practical Advice, Building Relationships, PLCs, First Year Coaching Tips, Coaching Methodologies, Self-reflection, Networking, Edcamps, Self-awareness, Making Coaching Fun

Fun(ny) Ways to Support Your Coaching Work

Kelli Schiltz, instructional coach in Wisconsin, gives her staff fun (and funny) treats throughout the school year to remind them of all the different ways she can support them in their work.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, First Year as a Coach, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Relationships, Building Relationships, First Year Coaching Tips, Making Coaching Fun

The Importance of Building Relationships with New Teachers

Are you a coach looking to hit the ground running with new teachers? Paige Bergin, instructional coach in Oklahoma, shares how she focuses on building relationships with new staff right away, and some tips to make that easier.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Relationships, Building Relationships, Coaching Conversations, Teacher Support, Student-Focused

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 5: January 31, 2020

This week we learned why coaches should listen carefully and learn from those they work with, how one coach builds trust with her peers by rolling up her sleeves and getting in the trenches, a few critical issues that can get in the way of professional learning, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: twitter, Coaching, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Coaching Relationships, Building Relationships, First Year Coaching Tips, Networking, Social Media, Vulnerability

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: How Principals Can Boost Your Coaching

Welcome back to TeachBoost's Coaching Roundup! As a coach, your principal can be one of your best friends in your day-to-day coaching efforts. Read below to learn seven different strategies to help make that happen. 🙏

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Coaching Roundup, Coaching Relationships, Partnership Agreements, Principal and Coach

PRing Your Coaching Role

Brandy Alexander, elementary instructional specialist in the Houston, TX area shares four ways to publicize and promote your coaching role—a must for any coach working in a less-than-perfect coaching environment.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Relationships, Building Relationships, First Year Coaching Tips, Goals