Weekly Coaching Roundup: May 20th, 2019

This week we learned why empathy is important in coaching, ways to seek feedback as a coach, how to build a culture of collaboration through coaching, what it's like to coach from an administrative perspective, and more!

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Topics: Feedback, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Collaboration, Culture of Coaching, Empathy

Building a Culture of Collaboration Through Coaching, Part 1: Knowledge and Skills

In part 1 of this 2-part series, Cailin Minor, literacy coach at Shanghai American School in China, explains why a culture of collaboration is important for achieving school-wide goals and how it's necessary to first establish the knowledge and skills of collaboration.

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

3 Reasons Why End-of-Year Coaching Cycles Are the Best

Just because the school year is winding down doesn't mean learning has to as well. Tonya Moody, instructional coach in Westfield Washington School District in central Indiana, believes end-of-year coaching cycles are the perfect time to encourage risk-taking and promote a culture of learning.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Student-Centered Coaching, Collaboration, Coaching Cycles, Risk-Taking, End of Year

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

My Journey From Coach Back to Teacher Specialist

Jason MacDonald, elementary school teacher and former instructional coach, reflects on how his experience as an IC paved his transition back into the classroom as not just a teacher, but a teacher specialist.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Relationships, Collaboration, Culture of Coaching, Teacher Tricks, Professional Growth, Coaching Invitations

New and Better: Coaching for Innovation

Dr. Christina Podraza, assistant principal and former instructional coach in Illinois, explains the benefits of innovation on new teaching practices and how to hit the ground running with your coaches and teacher leaders.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Collaboration, Teacher Leadership, Video Coaching, Modeling, Reflection, Social Media, Vulnerability, Innovation, Risk-Taking, Co-Presenting, Edcamps

What It Takes to Be a Special Education Coach

Thinking about expanding your instructional coaching practice into special education, or new to the role? Heather Noncek, special education IC in Illinois, dives into the special considerations, focus, goals, and daily life of this specialty role.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Collaboration, Coaching Cycles, Coaching Roles, Special Education

Leveraging Your Teacher Leaders as Peer Mentors

Teacher leaders can help your coaching efforts in tons of different ways. Ramona Towner, elementary instructional coach in Illinois, relays her process for encouraging influential teachers to share their work and skills with peers.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Collaboration, Teacher Leadership, Mentors, Vulnerability, Ego-Envy Effect

Weekly Coaching Roundup: February 11th, 2019

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Read below to learn how to strengthen relationships, ways to use SMART goals to improve your coaching efforts, and why a principal-coach partnership sets the tone for a successful coaching culture.

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Topics: Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Building Relationships, Collaboration, Partnership Agreements, Partnership, Principal and Coach

Successes Through Coach and Principal Collaboration

Grace Worrell and Melissa Llano, instructional coach and principal at Franklin Park School District in Illinois, reflect on their collaborative partnership together built on trust and respect.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Coaching, Your Coaching Toolbox, Building Relationships, Collaboration, Partnership Agreements, Principal and Coach, Culture of Coaching