Share This! 4 Ways ICs Can Support Teachers and Students Virtually

Relationships between teachers and ICs have never been more pertinent as many continue to work from a distance. Amber Van Den Berg, instructional coach with Westfield Washington Schools in Indiana, relays a handful of her go-to techniques to support both students and educators in remote learning environments. 💻

Check out our (very shareable) infographic below to learn four ways you can support teachers and students virtually this school year. Bonus points for printing it out and hanging it up! 🙌

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Instructional Coaching, Remixed Content, Infographic

Coaching Choice Boards

Teachers learn best when they're given a voice and a choice in their professional learning. Pam Hubler, instructional coach in South Carolina, shares how she creates opportunities for teachers to choose their level of coaching support through the use of Coaching Choice Boards, and how you can build your own!

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Instructional Coaching, Practical Advice, Teacher Support, Coaching Roles, Introductions, Coaching Choice Boards

4 Key Mindsets for Coaching Remotely

Coaching and leading remotely is a new challenge for most instructional coaches, and it requires a shift in the way we think and carry out our daily routines. Stephanie Affinito, literacy education professor at the University at Albany in New York, is back with some of her must-have attributes of ICs working remotely.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, twitter, Your Coaching Toolbox, Instructional Coaching, Scheduling, Personalized Learning, Social Media, Virtual Coaching, Organization Tips, Distance Learning, Coaching Choice Boards

Share This! 3 Quick Tips for Remote Coaching

With the help of technology, coaches are able to support teachers virtually as they adapt to distance learning. TeachBoost's own, Dave Reid, shares some tips on how you can take advantage—don't forget to print it out and hang it up! 📌

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Instructional Coaching, Remixed Content, Infographic, Remote Work

Coaching for Community: 4 Tips for Coaching in Unprecedented Times

As the coronavirus pandemic forces states and districts to suspend instruction, leaders are adapting with a shift to distance learning. Stephanie Affinito, literacy education professor at the University at Albany in New York, offers four ways coaches can support teachers during their transition to a new reality: working remote.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Relationships, Building Relationships, PLCs, Teacher Support, Empathy, Video Coaching, Virtual Coaching, Distance Learning, Crisis Skills

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

Strategies for Shaking Up Your Professional Learning

Are you and your teachers tired of the same old "sit-and-get" professional learning initiatives? If you said "yes ✋," then it's time to shake things up by adding some fun to the mix. Amy Storer, instructional coach in Texas, shares a few different ways to include fun as part of your upcoming professional learning sessions.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, PD, Your Coaching Toolbox, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Relationships, Building Relationships, PLCs, Coaching PD, Professional Growth, Making Coaching Fun

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 9: February 28, 2020

This week we learned about three different roles that a coach can play while working with teachers, a few sources of coaching loneliness and how to combat them, advice for knocking your next co-teaching lesson out of the park, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: Coaching, Instructional Coaching, Co-Teaching, Adult Learning, Culture of Coaching, Coaching Roles, Loneliness, Difficult Conversations

Share This! 3 Ways to Combat Coaching Loneliness

Do you ever find yourself feeling lonely as a coach? If so, you're not alone! Coaching can be really tough at times, especially if you're the only one in your building or new to the role. Check out our (very shareable) infographic below to learn three quick fixes from your peer, Fiona Hurtado. Bonus points for printing it out and hanging it up! 🙌

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Instructional Coaching, Remixed Content, Infographic

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 7: February 14, 2020

Happy Valentine's! Our lovely coaches this week share how they use treats (topped with puns!) to remind teachers of the ways they can support them, why reflection is integral to a coach's day, how education unconferences can help teachers drive their own PD, and more. Enjoy! 💕🍫

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Topics: Coaching, PD, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Coaching Relationships, Practical Advice, Building Relationships, PLCs, First Year Coaching Tips, Coaching Methodologies, Self-reflection, Networking, Edcamps, Self-awareness, Making Coaching Fun