February 2021 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

The groundhog may have brought some bad news earlier this month, but your friends here at TeachBoost have something that may cheer you up: the topic articles from February's weekly coaching roundups. 👍 Learn five techniques for making the most of online instruction, how you can showcase your impact as an IC, a few strategies for building relationships with teachers (beyond chocolate 🍫), the benefits of digital coaching menus, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Must Reads, Building Relationships, Questioning Techniques, Coaching Conversations, First Year Coaching Tips, Coaching Cycles, Time Management, Coaching Invitations, Co-Planning, Coaching Surveys, Coaching Menus, E-Learning, Remote Work, Impact

3 Psychological Needs for Coaches to Flourish

Coaches can't truly flourish when they're feeling overwhelmed, restricted, or their psychological needs aren't being met. Samantha Shields, an early literacy specialist in Round Rock, Texas believes that ICs have three key needs that organizations must respect in order for a coach to be successful.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Practical Advice, First Year Coaching Tips, Vulnerability, Coaching Traits, Coaching Needs, Autonomy, Personality

Weekly Coaching Roundup: Preparing for a New and Different School Year

Welcome back to TeachBoost's Coaching Roundup. With most schools facing change and uncertainty as the new year starts, August is a good opportunity to think through and prepare for some of the new challenges. Read on to learn from your peers on some time-tested preparation tips.

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Topics: Coaching Roundup, First Year Coaching Tips, New School Year Preparation, Crisis Skills, Remote Coaching

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

Weekly Coaching Roundup: Getting Started with Instructional Coaching

Welcome back to TeachBoost's Coaching Roundup. This month we're looking at how you can get started with instructional coaching—both at the individual and organizational level. 👍

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Topics: Coaching Roundup, First Year Coaching Tips, Coaching Models, Coach-Teacher Transitions

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 23: June 5, 2020

Welcome back! This week we learned two valuable tips for ICs starting their coaching journey, the power of empathy and credibility when working with resistant teachers, an  administrator's go-to questions to gain insight into PLC meetings, and more. Enjoy! 👍

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Topics: Instructional Leadership, Coaching Roundup, Building Relationships, PLCs, Coaching Reluctance, First Year Coaching Tips, Teacher Support, Virtual Coaching

2 Quick Tips for New Instructional Coaches

Ready. Set. Coach! 📣 Maria Papiez, instructional coach from Illinois, reflects on her first year as an IC and passes along her two most valuable tips for others starting their coaching journey.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, First Year as a Coach, Goal Setting, First Year Coaching Tips, Coaching Support, Loneliness

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 11: March 13, 2020

This week we learned the importance of self-care for ICs; why instructional coaches need to coach for independence, not dependence; some practical advice for modeling that are helpful for both teachers and coaches; and more. Enjoy! 😀

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Topics: Coaching Roundup, Practical Advice, Coaching Reluctance, Questioning Techniques, First Year Coaching Tips, Coaching Models, Coaching Methodologies, Modeling, Self-awareness

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 10: March 6, 2020

This week we learned a few fun alternatives for professional learning to combat the traditional "sit-and-get" model, three tips on how to neutralize the effects of personal baggage ICs carry into coaching sessions, how coaches can deal with change, and more. Enjoy! 👍

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Topics: Teacher Evaluation, Personalized Professional Development, Coaching, Instructional Coaching, First Year Coaching Tips, Learning Walks, Making Coaching Fun

February 2020 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

Spread some ❤️ for the best articles in February's weekly coaching roundups! Learn why one coach focuses on building relationships with new staff right away, a few critical issues that can get in the way of adult learning, how another IC satisfies her teachers' coaching appetites with tasty treats topped with puns, and more! 🍬

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Topics: Instructional Leadership, TeachBoost, Must Reads, Building Relationships, Coaching Reluctance, First Year Coaching Tips, Coaching Methodologies, Self-reflection, Edcamps, Coach-Teacher Transitions, Making Coaching Fun