August 2021 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

We went through August's Weekly Coaching Roundups and bundled up the top articles for your back-to-school pack. 🎒 Learn why coaching brochures are an incredible way to showcase all you do as an IC, how to use affirmation stations to spread love and appreciation to your staff, the importance of relationships and reflection for coaching growth, and more. Enjoy, and we wish you a safe and prosperous 2021-22 school year. 😀

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Topics: PD, Must Reads, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Relationships, Building Relationships, Coaching Reluctance, Growth Mindset, Culture of Coaching, First Year Coaching Tips, Teacher Support, Coaching Meetings, Self-reflection, Reflection, New School Year Preparation, Co-Planning, Coaching Surveys, Introductions, Coaching Menus, Making Coaching Fun, Teacher Appreciation, Online Tools, Brochure, Affirmation Stations

A Coach's Keys to Growth: Reflections and Relationships

Rachel Mane, secondary math specialist in Texas, highlights what she believes to be the two most significant factors to her coaching growth and journey: relationships and reflection.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Coaching Relationships, Practical Advice, Relationships, Building Relationships, Coaching Reluctance, Questioning Techniques, First Year Coaching Tips, Self-reflection, Reflection

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 30: July 30th, 2021

We wrapped up July by learning how to clarify your coaching role in three easy steps, the four speeds of teacher buy-in, a few strategies for productive teacher mentoring, how to transition out of emergency learning and coaching, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Building Relationships, Student Growth, Coaching Reluctance, Principal and Coach, Growth Mindset, Mentors, Teacher Development, Teacher Tricks, Coaching Methodologies, Vulnerability, Student-Focused, Affirmation, Crisis Skills

The 4 Speeds of Teacher Buy-In

Not everyone is a go-getter when it comes to trying something outside their comfort zone, and teachers are no exception. Becca Silver, founder of The Whole Educator, highlights a few overarching characteristic types of teachers when approaching change and how to handle each as an IC. 🏃

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Practical Advice, Coaching Reluctance, Conversations, Growth Mindset, Teacher Support, Teacher Development, Self-reflection, Co-Planning, Affirmation

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 13: April 2, 2021

Learn a few tips for giving quality feedback on lesson plans, how you can make coaching irresistible for teachers, the advantages of using achievement teams in your organization, and more. Enjoy! 🌷

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Topics: Feedback, Coaching Roundup, BDA, Building Relationships, Coaching Reluctance, Coaching Cycles, Leadership Development, Data-Driven Strategies, Self-awareness, Lesson Plans, Achievement Teams

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 50: December 11, 2020

This week we learned three twists on common coaching activities, barrier-breaking conversation starters, tips for taking control of your remote classrooms, how to overcome planning paralysis, and more. Enjoy! 😀

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Topics: TeachBoost, PD, Coaching Roundup, Practical Advice, Coaching Reluctance, Conversations, Time Management, Organization Tips, Crisis Skills, Remote Work, TeachBoost Coach

Coaching with Compassion

Megan Harding, educational consultant in Omaha, NE, explores ways that coaches can cultivate compassion for themselves and those they work with, and how important it is now more than ever.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Relationships, Coaching Reluctance, Listening Skills, Coaching Conversations, Coaching Meetings, Empathy, Compassion

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 23: June 5, 2020

Welcome back! This week we learned two valuable tips for ICs starting their coaching journey, the power of empathy and credibility when working with resistant teachers, an  administrator's go-to questions to gain insight into PLC meetings, and more. Enjoy! 👍

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Topics: Instructional Leadership, Coaching Roundup, Building Relationships, PLCs, Coaching Reluctance, First Year Coaching Tips, Teacher Support, Virtual Coaching

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 11: March 13, 2020

This week we learned the importance of self-care for ICs; why instructional coaches need to coach for independence, not dependence; some practical advice for modeling that are helpful for both teachers and coaches; and more. Enjoy! 😀

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Topics: Coaching Roundup, Practical Advice, Coaching Reluctance, Questioning Techniques, First Year Coaching Tips, Coaching Models, Coaching Methodologies, Modeling, Self-awareness

February 2020 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

Spread some ❤️ for the best articles in February's weekly coaching roundups! Learn why one coach focuses on building relationships with new staff right away, a few critical issues that can get in the way of adult learning, how another IC satisfies her teachers' coaching appetites with tasty treats topped with puns, and more! 🍬

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Topics: Instructional Leadership, TeachBoost, Must Reads, Building Relationships, Coaching Reluctance, First Year Coaching Tips, Coaching Methodologies, Self-reflection, Edcamps, Coach-Teacher Transitions, Making Coaching Fun