How to Introduce Yourself as a Coach

Joseph Kanke, statewide coaching coordinator in Wisconsin, shares a few ways ICs can introduce themselves to peers in order to build long-lasting partnerships.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Instructional Coaching, Practical Advice, Building Relationships, First Year Coaching Tips, Introductions

5 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Summer PD

Brandy Alexander, elementary instructional specialist in the Houston, TX area, highlights five best practices to make the most out of PD sessions.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, First Year Coaching Tips, Coaching PD, Networking, Coaching Notes

Weekly Coaching Roundup: June 10th, 2019

Join us this week in learning how to gain teacher buy-in while building a culture of collaboration in your organization, how collaboration can positively impact PD, different ways that teacher surveys help identify goals, tips for building relationships, and more!

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Topics: Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Building Relationships, Collaboration, Culture of Coaching, First Year Coaching Tips, Coaching PD, School-Wide Goals, Coaching Surveys

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

Supporting Coaches Through the Ups and Downs

As a coach, do you ever feel like sometimes you're extremely busy and other times you're twiddling your thumbs? Shannon Hamm reflects on the yearly rollercoaster that coaches face and how each hurdle plays a vital role in the coach's journey.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Building Relationships, First Year Coaching Tips, Coaching Cycles, Time Management, In-the-Moment Coaching

April 2019 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

We hope you're having a wonderful April! Lot's of fresh articles from our weekly coaching roundups this month: learn the best qualities of instructional coaches, benefits of innovation for teaching practices, why collaboration among staff is important, how to transition from a teacher to a coach, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: TeachBoost, Must Reads, Instructional Coaching, Roundup, PLCs, Coaching Conversations, First Year Coaching Tips, Transparency

Weekly Coaching Roundup: Tips for New Instructional Coaches

Welcome back to TeachBoost's Coaching Roundup! Every month we like to focus on one specific topic and this month we're focused on new or transitioning instructional coaches. Enjoy!

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Topics: Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Coaching Relationships, Building Relationships, Collaboration, Questioning Techniques, Partnership, Listening Skills, First Year Coaching Tips, Coach-Teacher Transitions

Weekly Coaching Roundup: Improving Coaching Through Cycles

TeachBoost's Weekly Coaching Roundup is our hand-picked list of first-person perspectives, resources, and tools from instructional coaches, delivered every Wednesday! Here's our latest roundup focused on utilizing coaching cycles to better coaching.

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Topics: TeachBoost, Coaching Roundup, Cycles, First Year Coaching Tips, Coaching Cycles, Coaching Meetings

September 2018 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

We've gathered the top coaching articles from September's weekly coaching roundups. Read below to learn how to manage positive relationships, tips for new instructional coaches, how to be more influential, the difficulty of providing feedback, and more.

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Topics: Feedback, Must Reads, Coaching Relationships, Building Relationships, First Year Coaching Tips, Modeling

August 2018 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

Indulge in the top articles from August's weekly coaching roundups below and learn about tips for new instructional coaches, navigating difficult conversations, the causes of coaching reluctance, how coaches prepare for a new year, and more.

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Topics: Must Reads, Coaching Reluctance, Questioning Techniques, First Year Coaching Tips, Coaching Meetings, Professional Growth, Difficult Conversations