Build Trust and Improve Team Collaboration with Appreciative Inquiry

Mia Pumo, author and co-founder of Constructive Learning Design, explores the 5-D cycle of Appreciative Inquiry and shows how you can use it with your team to lay a solid foundation of communication and collaboration.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Cycles, Collaboration, Trust, Teacher Support, Mission and Vision, School-Wide Goals, Growth Plans, Appreciative Inquiry

Paving a Better Way for Lesson Plan Feedback

You've heard of classroom walkthroughs, but what about lesson plan walkthroughs? Rachel Wyatt, Secondary Instructional Specialist at New Boston ISD in Texas, shares her tips for giving quality feedback on lesson plans by connecting them to classroom walkthroughs.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Feedback, Cycles, Collaboration, District Improvement, Coaching Cycles, Teacher Empowerment, Lesson Plans

Achievement Teams: Functional Teacher Collaboration Is Solved!

Steve Ventura, president and lead consultant at Advanced Collaborative Solutions, speaks to the advantage of using achievement teams to move the needle for disciplined collaboration among teachers and leaders.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Cycles, Relationships, PLCs, Collaboration, Leadership Development, Reflection, School-Wide Goals, Data-Driven Strategies, Student-Focused, Frameworks, Achievement Teams

Social-Emotional Coaching: Supporting the Stages of Change

Lindsey Frank, the district-wide climate and social-emotional learning coach for Community Consolidated School District 59 in Illinois, shares strategies for understanding and supporting the social and emotional needs of adults—both in partnerships and coaching cycles—in order to impact student learning.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Coaching, Your Coaching Toolbox, Cycles, Building Relationships, Social-Emotional

Coaching Partnerships: The Long and Short of Them

Danielle Head and Lesley Burdine, technology integration coaches from the Clarksville Montgomery County School System in Tennessee, explain the importance of collaboration and reflection between a teacher and coach and how relationships can thrive through both short- and long-term partnerships.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Cycles, Coaching Relationships, Building Relationships, Collaboration, Partnership, Short-Term Partnerships, Long-Term Partnerships

ABCs of BDA: The Before, During, and After Coaching Cycle

Ellen Eisenberg, Executive Director of The Professional Institute for Instructional Coaching (TPIIC), explains what goes into a "before-during-after" coaching cycle and how it can increase collaboration through deliberate conversations.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Cycles, Coaching Relationships, BDA

Using an Inquiry-Based Coaching Cycle

Dr. Cristine LaMontagne, instructional coach at East Side Union High School District in San Jose, California, advocates for an "inquiry-based" approach to explore and measure teacher growth while immediately addressing the needs of students in the classroom.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, Coaching, Your Coaching Toolbox, Cycles, Coaching Relationships, Inquiry-Based

Weekly Coaching Roundup: Improving Coaching Through Cycles

TeachBoost's Weekly Coaching Roundup is our hand-picked list of first-person perspectives, resources, and tools from instructional coaches, delivered every Wednesday! Here's our latest roundup focused on utilizing coaching cycles to better coaching.

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Topics: TeachBoost, Coaching Roundup, Cycles, First Year Coaching Tips, Coaching Cycles, Coaching Meetings