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

3 Ways to Build a Culture of Collaboration

Lauren Smith, instructional coach in Noblesville Schools in Indiana, shares how collaboration built on ongoing relationships, learning, and feedback helps improve student and adult achievement within an organization.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Feedback, PD, Your Coaching Toolbox, Instructional Coaching, PLCs, Collaboration, Culture of Coaching, Social Media, Communication

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 44: November 1, 2019

This week we covered the importance of trust and taking the time to develop teachers, how questions are at the core of coaching interactions, why it's important to encourage risk-taking among staff, activities that promote collaboration during PD sessions, and more!

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Coaching, PD, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Collaboration, Questioning Techniques, Trust, Coaching Cycles, Risk-Taking

Peer Coaching Strategies for More Collaborative Partnerships

Ellen Eisenberg, executive director of The Professional Institute for Instructional Coaching, introduces us to some peer coaching concepts and explains how it can support new approaches to school-wide improvement.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Personalized Professional Development, Coaching Relationships, Collaboration, Teacher Leadership, Growth Mindset, Coaching Conversations, Professional Growth, Peer Coaching

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