How One Iowa District Put SEL on Center Stage

Tina Halverson, PK-12 instructional coach in Iowa, highlights a few of her district's  techniques with social and emotional learning to help meet the needs of all of their students while keeping their emotions front and center.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Self-reflection, Reflection, Social-Emotional, School-Wide Goals, Data-Driven Strategies, Student-Focused, Frameworks, Sensory Rooms, Success Teams

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 14: April 9, 2021

This week we learned how to expand your professional learning on Twitter, a six-step approach for sorting through data, a few behaviors to cultivate when making the shift from in-person to virtual learning, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: twitter, Coaching Roundup, PLCs, Questioning Techniques, Teacher Tricks, Self-reflection, Networking, Professional Growth, Social Media, Virtual Coaching, Data-Driven Strategies, Remote Work, Twitter Chats

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 13: April 2, 2021

Learn a few tips for giving quality feedback on lesson plans, how you can make coaching irresistible for teachers, the advantages of using achievement teams in your organization, and more. Enjoy! 🌷

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Topics: Feedback, Coaching Roundup, BDA, Building Relationships, Coaching Reluctance, Coaching Cycles, Leadership Development, Data-Driven Strategies, Self-awareness, Lesson Plans, Achievement Teams

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

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 40: October 4, 2019

This week we learned some best practices for all steps in the coaching cycle, honing our "noticing" skills, things administrators should know about instructional coaching, how peer coaching and student-focused instruction improve learning, and more!

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Coaching, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Coaching Relationships, Culture of Coaching, Coaching Conversations, Coaching Cycles, Peer Observations, Data-Driven Strategies, Student-Focused, Peer Coaching

July 2019 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

July grilled up a healthy plate of articles from our weekly coaching roundups! Indulge in ways to introduce yourself as a coach, questions to kick-start coaching dialogues, a collection of various coaching strategies, the differences between a coach and consultant, tips for getting the most out of your summer PD, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: TeachBoost, Must Reads, Practical Advice, Building Relationships, Questioning Techniques, Coaching Conversations, Coaching PD, Data-Driven Strategies, Embedded Coaching

Weekly Coaching Roundup: July 22nd, 2019

This week we learned about the benefits of virtual coaching, key transformational coaching strategies, how to introduce yourself as a coach, effective coaching strategies, and more!

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Topics: Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Coaching Relationships, Practical Advice, Mission and Vision, Coaching Cycles, Virtual Coaching, Data-Driven Strategies

10 Types of Coaching Strategies

Nicole Turner, instructional coach in Indiana, shares 10 coaching strategies she's found valuable over her career and some practice tips for each one.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Feedback, Your Coaching Toolbox, Instructional Coaching, Co-Teaching, Video Coaching, Modeling, Peer Observations, Co-Planning, Real-time Coaching, Data-Driven Strategies