Leadership From the Bottom Up

Alison Giska, literacy coach at Worcester County Public Schools in Maryland, reflects on the importance of building a collaborative partnership with your building principal to ensure coaching success.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Coaching Relationships, Collaboration, Partnership, Principal and Coach, Comfort Zone

May 2019 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

As the saying goes, "April showers bring May's coaching articles!" That might not be it exactly but May did sprout some fresh coaching content from our weekly coaching roundups! Learn how the end of the year is the perfect time to take risks, how to build a culture of collaboration through coaching, the benefits of seeking feedback as a coach, ways coaches can build and advance partnerships, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: TeachBoost, Must Reads, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Relationships, Roundup, Feedback Forms, End of Year, Co-Planning, School-Wide Goals

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

Weekly Coaching Roundup: Tips for New Instructional Coaches

Welcome back to TeachBoost's Coaching Roundup! Every month we like to focus on one specific topic and this month we're focused on new or transitioning instructional coaches. Enjoy!

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Topics: Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Coaching Relationships, Building Relationships, Collaboration, Questioning Techniques, Partnership, Listening Skills, First Year Coaching Tips, Coach-Teacher Transitions

Weekly Coaching Roundup: April 8th, 2019

This week we learned about strategies for coaching in response-to-intervention programs, the power of affirmations, how to start your PLC journey, learning progressions to enhance feedback, and more!

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Topics: Feedback, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Coaching Relationships, PLCs, Questioning Techniques, Listening Skills, Modeling

Weekly Coaching Roundup: March 18th, 2019

This week we learned about the importance of confidentiality in coaching, types of coaching models and why it's important to choose the right one, ways to encourage influential teachers share their skills, and more!

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Coaching Relationships, Teacher Leadership, Partnership, Growth Mindset, Culture of Coaching, Mentors, Coaching Models, Confidentiality

Why Confidentiality Is Important in Coaching

How is the work of an evaluator and a coach different? Confidentiality! Ellen Eisenberg, executive director of The Professional Institute for Instructional Coaching (TPIIC), explains the value of privacy and trust in a coaching partnerships.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Coaching Relationships, Partnership, Confidentiality, Transparency

Coaching Partnerships: The Long and Short of Them

Danielle Head and Lesley Burdine, technology integration coaches from the Clarksville Montgomery County School System in Tennessee, explain the importance of collaboration and reflection between a teacher and coach and how relationships can thrive through both short- and long-term partnerships.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Cycles, Coaching Relationships, Building Relationships, Collaboration, Partnership, Short-Term Partnerships, Long-Term Partnerships

Supporting Your Teachers During Parent-Teacher Conferences

Shannon Hamm, instructional coach in Illinois, dives into ways coaches can support teachers during all phases of parent-teacher conferences.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, Coaching, Your Coaching Toolbox, Coaching Relationships, Collaboration, Parent-Teacher Conferences, Student-Led Conferences

Utilizing the "Third Space" in Coaching

Darren Ralston, instructional coach with Albemarle County Schools in Virginia, explains the "Third Space" concept for building relationships and how a teacher and coach can use it as a "safe area" for their coaching interactions.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Coaching Relationships, Collaboration, Social-Emotional