Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 42: October 18, 2019

This week we learned how coached working across multiple buildings can maximize their impact, why we need to sometimes shift our thinking to connect with teachers we work with, the impact of video for promoting growth and reflection, and more!

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Coaching, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Coaching Relationships, Principal and Coach, Culture of Coaching, Video Coaching, Self-reflection, Traveling Coach

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 41: October 11, 2019

This week we learned the benefits of disconnecting from work with some R&R, how "Fun Fridays" can help build relationships, ways to get more out of your coaching investment, why it's important to take time to reflect on our role as a coach yearly, and more!

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Coaching, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Coaching Relationships, Building Relationships, PLCs, Culture of Coaching, Self-reflection

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 40: October 4, 2019

This week we learned some best practices for all steps in the coaching cycle, honing our "noticing" skills, things administrators should know about instructional coaching, how peer coaching and student-focused instruction improve learning, and more!

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Coaching, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Coaching Relationships, Culture of Coaching, Coaching Conversations, Coaching Cycles, Peer Observations, Data-Driven Strategies, Student-Focused, Peer Coaching

Best Practices for All 3 Steps in the Coaching Cycle

Annie Forest, coaching and math coordinator in Illinois, walks through the stages of a successful coaching cycle and shares how clear goals and continuous reflection help power them.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Instructional Coaching, Co-Teaching, Goal Setting, Coaching Cycles, Modeling, Reflection, Co-Planning

Weekly Coaching Roundup: September 23rd, 2019

This week we learned some peer coaching concepts, the ups and downs one coach experienced their first year, the impact of coaching for all education professionals, how coaches can support reflection, and more!

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Coaching, PD, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Culture of Coaching, First Year Coaching Tips, Coaching PD, Self-reflection, Reflection, Peer Coaching

Weekly Coaching Roundup: September 9th, 2019

This week we learned some strategies that coaches can practice to help improve new or veteran teachers, the importance of reflection and its value for teachers, why some coaching programs never take off, tips for working with a beginning teacher, and more!

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Topics: Coaching, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Coaching Relationships, Building Relationships, New Teacher Support, Culture of Coaching, Mentors, First Year Coaching Tips, Self-reflection, Reflection

Weekly Coaching Roundup: September 2nd, 2019

Find out how one coach prepares for a year of coaching, get some new questions to consider when setting up your own coaching space, see one coach's take on what they do day-to-day, and more!

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Topics: Coaching, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Partnership Agreements, Principal and Coach, Goal Setting, First Year Coaching Tips, Coaching Roles, New School Year Preparation

5 Things Coaches and Principals Can Do Right Now for a Better Partnership

Just in time for the new school year! Here are 5 things you can do as a principal or coach as the new school year kicks off to start building a stronger partnership.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, Coaching, Your Coaching Toolbox, Instructional Coaching, Partnership Agreements, Principal and Coach

Weekly Coaching Roundup: August 26th, 2019

This week we covered the importance of timely and positive feedback, a few changes schools can make to go from teacher-centered to student-centered, strategies for building relationships with teachers new to coaching, and more!

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Topics: Coaching, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Coaching Relationships, Building Relationships, Student-Centered Coaching, New Teacher Support, Mentors, Self-reflection

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