5 Student-Focused Tips to Prepare for the School Year

Laural Matthews, teacher and former instructional coach in Canada, reflects on her transition back to the classroom and the tools she uses to prepare for a year of teaching.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Instructional Coaching, Collaboration, New School Year Preparation, Coach-Teacher Transitions, Student Learner Profiles, Organization Tips, Student-Focused

Weekly Coaching Roundup: August 12th, 2019

This week we covered strategies for working with reluctant teachers, how one coach successfully prepared for a transition into a coaching role, ways to get teachers over feeling stuck in old practices, and more!

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Topics: Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Coaching Relationships, Building Relationships, Coaching Reluctance, First Year Coaching Tips, Teacher Tricks, New School Year Preparation

Weekly Coaching Roundup: August 5th, 2019

This week we learned about the impact that coaching communities have had on one coach, strategies for building relationships with all teachers, ways educators can engage in PD outside of their building, and more!

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Topics: Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Coaching Relationships, Building Relationships, PLCs, Coaching Reluctance, Coaching Conversations, Self-reflection, Coaching Tribes

Weekly Coaching Roundup: July 29th, 2019

This week we covered questions that help a coach define their identity, the value of responsiveness in teachers, tips for starting a collaborative coaching cycle, how one coach built an ongoing partnership, and more!

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Topics: Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Coaching Relationships, Collaboration, Questioning Techniques, Coaching Cycles, Reflection, Advanced Teachers, Responsive Coaching, Long-Term Partnerships

Weekly Coaching Roundup: July 22nd, 2019

This week we learned about the benefits of virtual coaching, key transformational coaching strategies, how to introduce yourself as a coach, effective coaching strategies, and more!

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Topics: Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Coaching Relationships, Practical Advice, Mission and Vision, Coaching Cycles, Virtual Coaching, Data-Driven Strategies

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

Virtual Coaching for Anytime, Anywhere Teacher Development

Stephanie Affinito, literacy teacher educator at the University at Albany in New York, explains the benefits of a virtual coaching cycle and why those who don't have in-person coaching opportunities should explore online options.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Instructional Coaching, Collaboration, Coaching Cycles, Debrief, Coaching Methodologies, Video Coaching, Virtual Coaching

Weekly Coaching Roundup: July 8th, 2019

This week we learned how one district effectively leveraged community partnerships, a few ways a coach can prepare for the upcoming school year, tips for coaching a reader's workshop, characteristics of teachers' learning, and more!

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Topics: Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, PLCs, Personalized Learning, Partnership, Principal and Coach, Mission and Vision, New School Year Preparation, Transparency

The Telescope, Microscope, and Wide-Angle Lens Protocol for Planning

Lindsay Deacon, instructional coach in Portland, Oregon, shares her three-perspective approach to plan and execute projects with a team.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Instructional Coaching, Collaboration, First Year Coaching Tips, Coaching Models, Co-Planning

Weekly Coaching Roundup: July 1st, 2019

This week we dove into the types of personalities you come across during PD sessions, the benefits of embedded coaching, how one district harnessed the power of instructional coaching, and more!

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Topics: Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Collaboration, Culture of Coaching, Coaching PD, Professional Growth, Coaching Support