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

Weekly Coaching Roundup: May 27th, 2019

Find out the best ways to take end-of-year risks, how to help teachers connect with students, some great interview tips for future instructional coaches, how coaches can facilitate group coaching sessions, and more!

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Topics: Feedback, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Collaboration, Culture of Coaching, Coaching PD, Vulnerability, Risk-Taking, End of Year

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

Seeking Feedback as a Coach

What's the best way to seek feedback? Ask for it! Fiona Hurtado, teaching and learning coach in South Africa, shares the benefits of simply asking teachers for their honest feedback and how she's used these suggestions and insights to shape her coaching strategies moving forward.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, Feedback, Your Coaching Toolbox, First Year Coaching Tips, Coach-Teacher Transitions, Feedback Forms

Weekly Coaching Roundup: April 8th, 2019

This week we learned about strategies for coaching in response-to-intervention programs, the power of affirmations, how to start your PLC journey, learning progressions to enhance feedback, and more!

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Topics: Feedback, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Coaching Relationships, PLCs, Questioning Techniques, Listening Skills, Modeling

From Novice to Expert: The Gradual Increase of Responsibility Model

Vicki Collet, Assistant Professor at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, breaks down a user-friendly, differentiated approach to coaching called Gradual Increase of Responsibility. Read more as she walks through the process and offers some new tools you might be able to incorporate into your practice.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Feedback, Your Coaching Toolbox, Questioning Techniques, Teacher Support, Coaching Models, Modeling

Weekly Coaching Roundup: March 4th, 2019

This week we learned about ways to use feedback to help meet the social and emotional needs of every student, why teachers should care about PLCs, the benefits of peer observations, and more!

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Topics: Feedback, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, PLCs, Peer Observations, Social-Emotional, In-the-Moment Coaching, Learning Walks

How Effective Feedback Supports a Whole Child Perspective

Students take ownership of their learning when they're given a voice and choice. Lauren Smith, instructional coach at Noblesville Schools in Indiana, highlights why it's important to tailor feedback to meet the social and emotional needs of each student.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Feedback, Your Coaching Toolbox, Student-Centered Coaching, Coaching Conversations, Student Outcomes, Whole Child

Weekly Coaching Roundup: January 21st, 2019

Welcome back to TeachBoost's Weekly Coaching Roundup, our hand-picked list of first-person perspectives, resources, and tools from instructional coaches! This week we learned how to shorten the feedback loop, tips for handling breaches towards coaching confidentiality, why even veteran teachers need instructional coaches, and more.

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Topics: Feedback, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Building Relationships, Collaboration, Coaching Circles

Shortening the Feedback Loop

Pasha Goodman, professional learning specialist at Fort Bend ISD in Texas, highlights the benefits of creating a coaching foundation built on in-the-moment, resentment-free feedback.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, Coaching, Feedback, Your Coaching Toolbox, Partnership Agreements, In-the-Moment Coaching