May 2021 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

We've got a huge crop of coaching articles this month from Weekly Coaching Roundups, and we handpicked the top ones just for you! 🌷 Read on to learn a 4-step cycle for collecting and analyzing coaching feedback, a few helpful tips for leaders looking to build trust and credibility within their organization, three ways to use Google Jamboard to promote positive reflection and celebrate success with teachers, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: Instructional Leadership, Must Reads, Building Relationships, Trust, First Year Coaching Tips, Empathy, Coach-Teacher Transitions, Feedback Forms, Coaching Surveys, Communication, Coaching Traits, Google Jamboard, Appreciative Inquiry, Micro-Coaching

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 19: May 14th, 2021

This week we learned how to boost teacher confidence through micro-coaching cycles, a 4-step cycle for gathering and analyzing coaching feedback, a few tips for coaching outside your content area, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: Feedback, Coaching Roundup, Video, Coaching Cycles, Coaching Methodologies, Empathy, Self-reflection, Difficult Conversations, Goals, Inquiry-Based, Feedback Forms, Compassion, Micro-Coaching

4-Step Process for Collecting Feedback on Your Coaching

Are you looking for ways to collect feedback on your work but struggling to find a technique that works for you? Jessica Kazigian, educational specialist and instructional coach in Connecticut, walks us through her 4-step cycle for collecting and analyzing feedback to help grow your practice.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Feedback, Video, First Year Coaching Tips, Video Coaching, Self-reflection, Reflection, Goals, Data, Feedback Forms

Weekly Coaching Roundup: Gathering Teacher Feedback

Instructional coaches value input from teachers on their practice, and there are plenty of ways to put them at the forefront of their learning. Read on for some practiced ways you can gather feedback from your teachers! 👍

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Topics: Personalized Professional Development, Feedback, Coaching Roundup, Coaching Cycles, Personalized Coaching, Reflection, Feedback Forms, Coaching Surveys, Coaching Menus, Coaching Choice Boards, Teacher Empowerment, Roundup Topics

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 6: February 12, 2021

This week we learned the value of curiosity in conversations, how you can showcase your impact as an IC, a few different approaches to coaching, and more. Enjoy! 😀

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Topics: Coaching Roundup, Coaching Relationships, Listening Skills, Coaching Conversations, Coaching Methodologies, Social-Emotional, Feedback Forms, Coaching Menus, Self-care, Impact, Evidence

Showcasing the Impact of Instructional Coaching

Have you ever struggled to share or summarize the work you do as an IC? If so, you're not alone! Learn from Lindsay Deacon, a school improvement coach in Portland, Oregon, how you can showcase the impact of your coaching to teachers and district leaders alike. 👍

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Coaching Relationships, Coaching Invitations, Data, Feedback Forms, Coaching Surveys, Teacher Looping, Impact, Evidence

5 Quick E-Learning Best Practices You Can Use Today

Belinda Hill, Superintendent/Principal at Giant City Community Consolidated School District #130 in Illinois, offers five strategies to help everyone make the most of online instruction. 💻

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, Questioning Techniques, Classroom Management, Time Management, Feedback Forms, Student-Focused, Distance Learning, E-Learning, Remote Work, Curriculum

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 49: December 4, 2020

We kickstarted December by looking at a few ways to strengthen connection in remote environments, why one IC believes teachers can benefit from the "See Think Wonder" protocol, how teachers can empower their students by giving them voice and choice in their learning, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: Coaching Roundup, Relationships, Listening Skills, Teacher Tricks, Coaching Models, Feedback Forms, Virtual Coaching, Remote Work, Stress and Anxiety, GIR Model

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

May 2019 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

As the saying goes, "April showers bring May's coaching articles!" That might not be it exactly but May did sprout some fresh coaching content from our weekly coaching roundups! Learn how the end of the year is the perfect time to take risks, how to build a culture of collaboration through coaching, the benefits of seeking feedback as a coach, ways coaches can build and advance partnerships, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: TeachBoost, Must Reads, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Relationships, Roundup, Feedback Forms, End of Year, Co-Planning, School-Wide Goals