Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 48: November 27, 2020

This week we learned how both teachers and ICs can use Google Jamboard to support their work, the magic that happens when coaches collaborate with peers from other departments, a few sets of questions to kick-start your next student-centered coaching conversation, and more. Enjoy! 🦃

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Topics: Coaching Roundup, Student-Centered Coaching, Collaboration, New Teacher Support, Partnership, Virtual Coaching, School Librarian, Google Jamboard, Google, Whiteboards

Coaching with Google Jamboard

Stephanie Affinito, Staff Associate in the literacy department at the University at Albany in New York, showcases three ways to use collaborative whiteboard tool, Google Jamboard, to support virtual coaching.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, PD, Your Coaching Toolbox, Collaboration, Virtual Coaching, Communication, Making Coaching Fun, Fun

Your School Librarian: An Unexpected Coaching Partner

What's the key to success in our buildings? Collaboration! Keitha Hernandez, middle school librarian in Lockhart ISD in Texas, believes that magic happens when ICs work with staff outside of their normal circle and shares some of the extraordinary work that she and two ICs have done together through their collaborative partnership. 🙏

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Collaboration, Partnership, Classroom Technology, Teacher Support, Coaching PD, Co-Presenting, School Librarian

October 2020 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

All treats and no tricks from October's Weekly Coaching Roundups. 🍭 Read below to learn a few tips for building teacher capacity, the benefits of using coaching choice boards, how you can take control of remote learning, a six-step coaching cycle for rolling out new classroom technology, and more! Enjoy. 👻

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Topics: Must Reads, Student-Centered Coaching, Collaboration, Classroom Technology, Teacher Support, Teacher Development, Modeling, Coaching Choice Boards, Remote Work

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 41: October 9, 2020

This week we learned how coaches can help model student conferencing for their teachers, how one organization took control of their school year prep through collaborative PLCs, why the real classroom magic happens when ICs and teachers are in sync, and more. Enjoy! 😀

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Topics: Coaching Roundup, Student-Centered Coaching, PLCs, Co-Teaching, Collaboration, Teacher Tricks, Modeling, Student-Led Conferences, Long-Term Partnerships, Student-Focused

How Instructional Coaches Can Build Teacher Capacity (and Why It Matters!)

Genevie Rodríguez-Quiñones, instructional coach in San Antonio, Texas, shares three tips for building teacher capacity, while both reducing the pressure on coaches and empowering teachers at the same time! 

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Collaboration, Teacher Support, Teacher Development, Modeling, Vulnerability, Transparency

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 38: September 18, 2020

This week we looked at a few ways ICs can cultivate compassion both for themselves and their colleagues, one method for kick-starting collaborative partnerships and relationships with teachers, why mental health is so important—especially this fall—and more. Enjoy! 😌

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Topics: Coaching Roundup, Coaching Relationships, Collaboration, Listening Skills, Empathy, Self-reflection, Reflection, Remote Work, Compassion

How Coaches Can Support New Curriculum Rollouts

Amy Rudd, instructional coach in Akron, Ohio, talks about everything that goes into implementing a new curriculum within an organization and the central role ICs play at every stage along the way.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Collaboration, Coaching Support, Curriculum

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, Week 3: January 17, 2020

This week we learned how collaboration built on ongoing relationships, learning, and feedback helps improve student and adult achievement within an organization; a few ways you can kickstart your second semester of coaching; four elements of professional learning; and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Coaching, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Collaboration, Culture of Coaching, First Year Coaching Tips, Coaching Methodologies, Goals, School-Wide Goals, Coaching for Equity