A Day in the Life of a Student Learning Coach

Ever wonder what a typical day looks like for an instructional coach? Well look no further! Julie Nelson, student learning coach at Westgate Elementary School near Chicago, Illinois, walks through a day's work in her ever-changing role and the many hats she wears. 🎩

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Personalized Learning, Questioning Techniques, Teacher Support, Coaching Methodologies, Coaching Roles, Co-Planning, Student-Focused, Distance Learning

September 2020 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

The official start of fall and the 2020-21 school year is here! 🍂 Check out the top articles from September's Weekly Coaching Roundups and learn some discussion tips to engage students, a few ways ICs can cultivate compassion, how one coach re-frames trust-building as a continuous cycle of self-reflection and reaching out, strategies for admins to increase their teachers' confidence in remote learning, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: Instructional Leadership, Must Reads, PLCs, Trust, Teacher Tricks, Self-reflection, Distance Learning, Remote Work

Weekly Coaching Roundup: Tips for Dealing with Stress and Anxiety

Welcome back to TeachBoost's Coaching Roundup! As remote learning continues, educators are being forced to deal with unexpected shifts in processes, routines, and all of the stress that comes with them. Learn from your peers on how they're finding ways to deal with the stress and anxiety in September's topic roundup.

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Topics: Feedback, Coaching Roundup, Loneliness, Communication, Student-Focused, Self-awareness, Distance Learning, Crisis Skills, Remote Work

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 32: August 7, 2020

August is off to a strong start with some great coaching content from around the web! Read on to learn how one coach uses Instagram to support her coaching role, the five levels of listening, a few tips for connected professional learning, and more. Enjoy! 👍

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Topics: Coaching Roundup, Listening Skills, Classroom Management, Professional Growth, Social Media, Student-Focused, Distance Learning, Remote Coaching

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