Getting Started with Bitmoji Classrooms

Looking for a fun, personalized, and functional way to interact with your students? Stephanie Harris, an English content coach from North Carolina, showcases the power of Bitmoji classrooms to engage students in online learning environments—and shares how to create your own! 🎉

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Bitmojis, Gamification, Distance Learning, Bitmoji Classrooms, Fun

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 26: June 26, 2020

This week we learned how coaches can build a comfortable coaching space for all, a few tips for teachers to help prep for the fall semester, how one organization rolled out edtech and video tools to support educators and students with distance learning, the role of a coach in new curriculum rollouts, and more. Enjoy! 👍

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Topics: edtech, PD, Coaching Roundup, Classroom Technology, First Year Coaching Tips, Teacher Tricks, Coaching Roles, Bitmojis, Coaching Plan, Distance Learning, Curriculum

Rolling Out Technology to Support Distance Learning

John Heffernan, Technology Enhanced Learning and PD Coordinator for Tipperary Education and Training Board in Ireland, shares how his organization rolled out edtech and video tools to support educators and students with distance learning—plus some best practices to keep in mind when your organization decides to do the same. 😀

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Building Relationships, Video, Classroom Technology, Teacher Support, Video Coaching, Distance Learning, E-Learning, Crisis Skills

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 22: May 29, 2020

This week we learned a few key areas ICs should focus their time on while working remotely, what one IC noticed and experienced her first week back in the building after COVID, how Coaching Choice Boards can help next school year, and more. Enjoy! 😀

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Topics: Coaching Roundup, Teacher Support, Coach-Teacher Transitions, Distance Learning, Coaching Choice Boards, Crisis Skills

May 2020 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

Picking our favorites from May's Weekly Coaching Roundups was tough! Read below to learn what a Coaching Choice Board is and how you can make your own, the four mindsets you need when coaching remotely, how educators can make learning more interactive online, and more. Enjoy! 👍

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Topics: Must Reads, Distance Learning, Coaching Choice Boards, E-Learning, Crisis Skills, Remote Work, Coaching Traits, Remote Coaching

Tips for Checking-In with Teachers Remotely

The shift to distance learning was a quick and unexpected transition for many organizations. Kelly Batts, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction for Clinton City Schools in North Carolina, shares how promoting teacher feedback and communication among all organizational levels was their district's biggest win while shifting to distance learning.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Personalized Professional Development, Blended Learning, Teacher Support, Feedback Forms, Distance Learning, Remote Work, Remote Coaching

Weekly Coaching Roundup: Self-Care & Growth: Remote Edition

Welcome back to TeachBoost's Coaching Roundup. This month we're looking at how you can grow professionally and mentally while working remotely. Take a moment to relax, reflect, and learn from your peers. 😀

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Topics: Coaching Roundup, Growth Mindset, Self-reflection, Distance Learning, E-Learning, Remote Coaching

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 19: May 8, 2020

This week we learned a few must-have attributes of ICs working remotely, why educators should focus on relationships with their students, one coach's four guiding principles for coaching, and more. Enjoy! 😀

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Topics: Coaching Roundup, Relationships, Coaching PD, Distance Learning, E-Learning, Remote Work, Remote Coaching

4 Key Mindsets for Coaching Remotely

Coaching and leading remotely is a new challenge for most instructional coaches, and it requires a shift in the way we think and carry out our daily routines. Stephanie Affinito, literacy education professor at the University at Albany in New York, is back with some of her must-have attributes of ICs working remotely.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, twitter, Your Coaching Toolbox, Instructional Coaching, Scheduling, Personalized Learning, Social Media, Virtual Coaching, Organization Tips, Distance Learning, Coaching Choice Boards

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 18: May 1, 2020

We wrapped up April with some traits that coaches should refine when working remotely, a bunch of questions that promote reflection, one IC's favorite blogs and resources on virtual coaching, and more. Enjoy! 👍

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Topics: Coaching Roundup, Distance Learning, E-Learning, Remote Work, Coaching Traits, Remote Coaching