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

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 34: August 27th, 2021

This week we learned how to build a culture of appreciation with affirmation stations, why relationships and reflection are essential to coaching growth, five traits of positively energizing ICs and leaders, and more! 😀

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Topics: Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Coaching Relationships, PLCs, Principal and Coach, Culture of Coaching, Teacher Support, Mission and Vision, Self-reflection, Reflection, Comfort Zone, Introductions, Communication, Affirmation, Teacher Appreciation, Remote Coaching, Google, Online Tools, Affirmation Stations

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 31: August 6th, 2021

We started the last full summer month by learning how to use a coaching brochure to clarify your role as an IC, two ways to seek feedback from teachers for upcoming PD sessions, why even leaders need a coach, and more. 🍉

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Topics: Feedback, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, PLCs, Culture of Coaching, Mission and Vision, Leadership Development, Coaching Methodologies, Professional Growth, Design Thinking, Feedback Forms, Introductions, Coaching Menus, Google Jamboard, Online Tools

Use a Coaching Brochure to Showcase All You Do as a Coach

Brochures are a fantastic way to showcase how your partnership with teachers can help them grow. Casey Watts, IC in Texas, shares some of her must-have sections to include in your own brochure, as well as some tips for distributing them to teachers.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Building Relationships, Culture of Coaching, Coaching Meetings, New School Year Preparation, Introductions, Coaching Menus, Brochure

July 2021 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

The torch has been lit at Tokyo 2020! With a field of 8 bloggers competing for the top articles from July's WCRs, who should take home the gold? 🏅 We'll let you decide.

Learn how to foster cooperative adult learning with the Jigsaw Method, three easy steps to create a coaching menu, three ways to use collective efficacy for better coaching cycles, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: Must Reads, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Relationships, Practical Advice, PLCs, Partnership Agreements, Principal and Coach, Conversations, Culture of Coaching, Coaching Cycles, In-the-Moment Coaching, Coaching Menus, Making Coaching Fun, Teacher Empowerment, Collective Efficacy

Weekly Coaching Roundup: Principal and Coach Partnerships

This month we're looking closely at the partnership between ICs and principals and why it's essential for coaching success. 😀 Enjoy!

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Topics: Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Coaching Relationships, Questioning Techniques, Partnership Agreements, Principal and Coach, Culture of Coaching, Mission and Vision, Reflection, New School Year Preparation, School-Wide Goals, Virtual Coaching, Summer, Roundup Topics

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 27: July 9th, 2021

We're sure you could use some time to relax after the holiday weekend—here's poolside reading compiled just for you! 🏖️ Take a moment to learn how to use collective efficacy to leverage teamwork for better coaching cycles, a three-part redesign for enforcing good habits, what one principal learned while being in the trenches this year, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: Coaching Roundup, Student-Centered Coaching, Principal and Coach, Culture of Coaching, Mission and Vision, Coaching Cycles, Confidentiality, Peer Observations, Co-Planning, Student-Focused, Growth Plans, Lab Sites, Home-to-School Connections, Collective Efficacy

April 2021 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

April brought beautiful spring weather and a fresh batch of articles from our Weekly Coaching Roundups that we handpicked just for you! 💐 Read on to learn two reflection questions that have impacted one IC, the advantage of using achievement teams to move the needle forward for disciplined collaboration, a few tips for giving quality feedback on lesson plans, a six-step approach for sorting through data, and more. Enjoy! 😁

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Topics: Feedback, PD, Must Reads, Coaching Relationships, Collaboration, Questioning Techniques, Culture of Coaching, Coaching Cycles, Reflection, Learning Walks, Data, Coaching Surveys, Data-Driven Strategies, Fun, Lesson Plans, Achievement Teams

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 15: April 16, 2021

This week we learned why one IC believes Zoom PD may be a preferred method moving forward, four techniques for creating differentiated PD sessions, the importance of honoring teachers as agents of change, and more. Enjoy! 😀

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Topics: PD, Coaching Roundup, Teacher Leadership, Culture of Coaching, Difficult Conversations, Communication, Student-Focused, Teacher Empowerment, GIR Model, Conflict Management

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 12: March 26, 2021

This week we looked at how you can focus coaching cycles by surveying teachers about their needs, a fresh approach for in-the-moment coaching using lab sites, a personal ice breaker to use during your next PLC session, and more. Enjoy! 👍

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Topics: Personalized Professional Development, Coaching Roundup, Practical Advice, Relationships, PLCs, Culture of Coaching, Coaching Cycles, Coaching Meetings, In-the-Moment Coaching, Coaching Surveys, Teacher Empowerment, Lab Sites