June 2021 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

Summer is officially here, and we all deserve a little R&R. 🏖️ Unwind with the top articles from June's Weekly Coaching Roundups to learn a four-step process that ICs can follow to guide their own learning, how to create a cheat sheet of in-the-moment coaching and teaching tactics, a few out-of-the-ordinary PD designs to move beyond sit-and-get workshops, and more. 😌

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Topics: Personalized Professional Development, Must Reads, Student-Centered Coaching, Personalized Learning, Goal Setting, First Year Coaching Tips, Coaching PD, Self-reflection, Social-Emotional, In-the-Moment Coaching, Student-Focused, Frameworks, Sensory Rooms, Play Cards

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 21: May 28th, 2021

We wrapped up the last full week of May by learning three tips for balancing your dual role as teacher and coach, a district's practiced techniques for supporting SEL, four out-of-the-ordinary PD designs, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: Instructional Leadership, PD, Coaching Roundup, Practical Advice, Building Relationships, PLCs, Collaboration, Coaching Conversations, Social-Emotional, Coaching Hat, Coach-Teacher Transitions, Student-Focused, Making Coaching Fun, Self-care, Frameworks

How One Iowa District Put SEL on Center Stage

Tina Halverson, PK-12 instructional coach in Iowa, highlights a few of her district's  techniques with social and emotional learning to help meet the needs of all of their students while keeping their emotions front and center.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Self-reflection, Reflection, Social-Emotional, School-Wide Goals, Data-Driven Strategies, Student-Focused, Frameworks, Sensory Rooms, Success Teams

Achievement Teams: Functional Teacher Collaboration Is Solved!

Steve Ventura, president and lead consultant at Advanced Collaborative Solutions, speaks to the advantage of using achievement teams to move the needle for disciplined collaboration among teachers and leaders.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Cycles, Relationships, PLCs, Collaboration, Leadership Development, Reflection, School-Wide Goals, Data-Driven Strategies, Student-Focused, Frameworks, Achievement Teams

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 10: March 12, 2021

This week we learned the magic that happens when a teacher and coach are co-present, why a shared vision and clear anchor statements are essential for successful PLCs, the long-term benefits of effective listening, and more. Enjoy! 😀

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Topics: Instructional Leadership, Coaching Roundup, Coaching Relationships, PLCs, Growth Mindset, Listening Skills, Mission and Vision, Coaching Cycles, Coaching Meetings, In-the-Moment Coaching, Data, Frameworks, Autonomy, Co-Presence

January 2021 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

2021 is off to a safe start here at TeachBoost, and we hope the same for you! Let's wrap up January with the top articles of the month from our weekly coaching roundups. Learn how one IC and his team created a look-fors framework built on his org's shared vision of high-quality instruction, why sharing feedback with your teachers may need to wait until you can sit down together, why the six levels of listening are fundamental to coaching, and more. Enjoy! 😀

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Topics: Feedback, Must Reads, Listening Skills, Coaching Conversations, Teacher Support, Coaching Roles, Coaching Choice Boards, Look Fors, Frameworks, Proactive Coaching, Teacher Badges

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 1: January 8, 2021

Happy New Year and a big welcome to 2021! Indulge in the first Weekly Coaching Roundup of the new year to learn how you can shift your coaching focus from reactive to proactive with coaching "launchpads," how one organization made a look-fors framework built on a shared vision of high-quality instruction, when authentic praise matters most, and more! Enjoy 😀

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Topics: Coaching Roundup, New Teacher Support, Coaching Conversations, Virtual Coaching, Crisis Skills, Authenticity, Look Fors, Frameworks, Proactive Coaching

A Long Look at Look-Fors

Caleb Allen, instructional coach in Ohio, reflects on what it took to create a look-fors framework built on a shared vision of what high-quality instruction looks like within his organization—plus how he uses it with teachers to provide timely feedback.

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Topics: Instructional Leadership, Guest Blogger, Teacher Observation, Efficiency, School-Wide Goals, Look Fors, Frameworks