5 Student-Focused Tips to Prepare for the School Year

Laural Matthews, teacher and former instructional coach in Canada, reflects on her transition back to the classroom and the tools she uses to prepare for a year of teaching.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Instructional Coaching, Collaboration, New School Year Preparation, Coach-Teacher Transitions, Student Learner Profiles, Organization Tips, Student-Focused

Finding Your Tribe: Creating Your Own PLC

Kara McFarlin, instructional technology coach in Illinois, shares the impact that coaching communities have had for her and where you can begin to build your own.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, twitter, Your Coaching Toolbox, PLCs, Collaboration, Social Media, Coaching Tribes

Weekly Coaching Roundup: July 29th, 2019

This week we covered questions that help a coach define their identity, the value of responsiveness in teachers, tips for starting a collaborative coaching cycle, how one coach built an ongoing partnership, and more!

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Topics: Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Coaching Relationships, Collaboration, Questioning Techniques, Coaching Cycles, Reflection, Advanced Teachers, Responsive Coaching, Long-Term Partnerships

Weekly Coaching Roundup: All Things Co-Teaching

Welcome back to TeachBoost's Coaching Roundup! This month we're covering all things co-teaching and how you can harness its power to build a collaborative partnership with your peers.

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Topics: Coaching Roundup, Coaching Relationships, Student-Centered Coaching, Co-Teaching, Collaboration, Partnership, Teacher Tricks, Modeling, Special Education, Co-Presenting, Co-Planning

Virtual Coaching for Anytime, Anywhere Teacher Development

Stephanie Affinito, literacy teacher educator at the University at Albany in New York, explains the benefits of a virtual coaching cycle and why those who don't have in-person coaching opportunities should explore online options.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Instructional Coaching, Collaboration, Coaching Cycles, Debrief, Coaching Methodologies, Video Coaching, Virtual Coaching

The Telescope, Microscope, and Wide-Angle Lens Protocol for Planning

Lindsay Deacon, instructional coach in Portland, Oregon, shares her three-perspective approach to plan and execute projects with a team.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Instructional Coaching, Collaboration, First Year Coaching Tips, Coaching Models, Co-Planning

Weekly Coaching Roundup: July 1st, 2019

This week we dove into the types of personalities you come across during PD sessions, the benefits of embedded coaching, how one district harnessed the power of instructional coaching, and more!

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Topics: Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Collaboration, Culture of Coaching, Coaching PD, Professional Growth, Coaching Support

Weekly Coaching Roundup: June 10th, 2019

Join us this week in learning how to gain teacher buy-in while building a culture of collaboration in your organization, how collaboration can positively impact PD, different ways that teacher surveys help identify goals, tips for building relationships, and more!

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Topics: Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Building Relationships, Collaboration, Culture of Coaching, First Year Coaching Tips, Coaching PD, School-Wide Goals, Coaching Surveys

Building a Culture of Collaboration Through Coaching, Part 2: Beliefs and Actions

Cailin Minor is back with part 2 in her series on building a culture of collaboration at your school or district. Last week you established the skills, now learn how to inspire your teachers and some steps you can take to start building that culture!

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Collaboration, Culture of Coaching, Coaching PD, Co-Planning, School-Wide Goals

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