Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 38: September 18, 2020

This week we looked at a few ways ICs can cultivate compassion both for themselves and their colleagues, one method for kick-starting collaborative partnerships and relationships with teachers, why mental health is so important—especially this fall—and more. Enjoy! 😌

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Topics: Coaching Roundup, Coaching Relationships, Collaboration, Listening Skills, Empathy, Self-reflection, Reflection, Remote Work, Compassion

Coaching with Compassion

Megan Harding, educational consultant in Omaha, NE, explores ways that coaches can cultivate compassion for themselves and those they work with, and how important it is now more than ever.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Relationships, Coaching Reluctance, Listening Skills, Coaching Conversations, Coaching Meetings, Empathy, Compassion

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 20: May 15, 2020

This week we learned how one coach uses Coaching Choice Boards to empower the teachers she works with, what "genius hours" are and why they're important for students, a few ways leaders can be more strategic and skillful in their support, and more. Enjoy! 👍

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Topics: Coaching Roundup, Student Growth, Teacher Support, Leadership Development, Empathy, Coaching Choice Boards, Crisis Skills, Q&A, Remote Coaching

The Power of Affirmation

Jenna Moller, instructional coach in Illinois, shares why affirmation is important—both in our personal and professional lives—and how taking a moment to acknowledge others every day fosters strong coaching relationships.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, PD, Your Coaching Toolbox, Coaching Relationships, Relationships, Building Relationships, Empathy, Bitmojis, Affirmation, Teacher Appreciation

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 13: March 27, 2020

This week we learned how coaches can support teachers during their transition to distance learning, some examples of open-ended questions that promote reflection, why coaches need to focus on relationships and compassion with teachers as they work remotely, and more. Enjoy! 👍

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Topics: Coaching Roundup, Teacher Support, Empathy, Virtual Coaching, Distance Learning, Remote Work

Coaching for Community: 4 Tips for Coaching in Unprecedented Times

As the coronavirus pandemic forces states and districts to suspend instruction, leaders are adapting with a shift to distance learning. Stephanie Affinito, literacy education professor at the University at Albany in New York, offers four ways coaches can support teachers during their transition to a new reality: working remote.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Relationships, Building Relationships, PLCs, Teacher Support, Empathy, Video Coaching, Virtual Coaching, Distance Learning, Crisis Skills

December 2019 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

Happy Holidays from your friends at TeachBoost! 🎄🎁 We're wrapping up 2019 with the top articles from December's weekly coaching roundups. Learn how coaches can support teacher retention by helping them find a sense of purpose, how one coach used gamification to create an environment of risk-taking, key factors that are crucial to great instructional coaching, and more!

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Topics: Instructional Leadership, TeachBoost, Personalized Professional Development, Must Reads, Coaching Reluctance, Questioning Techniques, Teacher Support, Coaching Methodologies, Empathy, Self-reflection, Self-awareness, Gamification

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 49: December 6, 2019

This week we learned how being grateful can help overcome barriers to co-teaching, why celebrating successes in PLCs is great for morale, how being conscious of the words we use as a coach can help create a culture of innovation, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Coaching, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, PLCs, Co-Teaching, Teacher Support, Empathy, Coaching Roles, Self-awareness

Weekly Coaching Roundup: May 20th, 2019

This week we learned why empathy is important in coaching, ways to seek feedback as a coach, how to build a culture of collaboration through coaching, what it's like to coach from an administrative perspective, and more!

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Topics: Feedback, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Collaboration, Culture of Coaching, Empathy

Weekly Coaching Roundup: October 29th, 2018

Read on for the latest Weekly Coaching Roundup and learn all about BDA-style coaching cycles, how effective "responsive coaching" can be, and more!

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Topics: Coaching Roundup, New Teacher Support, Mentors, Coaching Cycles, Empathy, Responsive Coaching