Weekly Coaching Roundup: Craft Your District's Coaching Program

Successfully rolling out a coaching program doesn't happen overnight—it requires considerable planning and collaboration among school and district leaders. Read on for tips and advice on crafting and implementing an enduring coaching program in this month's topic roundup. Enjoy!

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Topics: Instructional Leadership, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Culture of Coaching, District Improvement, Mission and Vision, Coaching Support, Roundup Topics, Learning Organization

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 11: March 18th, 2022

This week we learned a fun PD idea inspired by a TV show, a few strategies for supporting new ICs, six ways leaders can grow their questioning skillset, and more. Enjoy! 🍀

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Topics: Instructional Leadership, PD, Coaching Roundup, Questioning Techniques, Listening Skills, Coaching Methodologies, Reflection, Making Coaching Fun, Online Tools

Five Practical Ways to Support New Coaches

A coach's impact relies heavily on their support both in and out of their organization. Shelby Denman, Coordinator for Professional Learning a Forney ISD, offers some advice for instructional leaders on how they can support, develop, and retain ICs.

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Topics: Instructional Leadership, Guest Blogger, Practical Advice, PLCs, Culture of Coaching, Mentors, First Year Coaching Tips, Coaching PD, Coaching Methodologies, Coaching Roles

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 43: October 29th, 2021

We capped off October's Weekly Coaching Roundups by learning how to conduct observations without spooking teachers, tips for building confidence as a new instructional coach, four digital pathways to meaningful relationships, and more!

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Topics: Instructional Leadership, Tips and Tricks, Teacher Observation, Coaching Roundup, Building Relationships, Student Growth, Growth Mindset, First Year Coaching Tips, Overwhelmed, Data, Virtual Coaching, Stress and Anxiety

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 41: October 15th, 2021

This week we learned five ways to become a better listener, why celebrating wins and shared goal progress cultivates a culture of learning, how to identify a focus for coaching cycles via kick-off meetings, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: Instructional Leadership, Coaching Roundup, Building Relationships, Listening Skills, Coaching Cycles, Coaching Meetings, Professional Growth, Goals, Vulnerability, School-Wide Goals, Teacher Appreciation

Weekly Coaching Roundup: Cultivating a Growth Mindset

Having a growth mindset, versus a fixed mindset, is a quality everyone should practice and possess. 👍 Read on to learn a few tips and techniques for leading with and promoting a growth mindset in this month's topic roundup.

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Topics: Instructional Leadership, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Practical Advice, Growth Mindset, Goal Setting, Coaching Methodologies, Professional Growth, Student Outcomes, Teacher Appreciation, Roundup Topics

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

May 2021 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

We've got a huge crop of coaching articles this month from Weekly Coaching Roundups, and we handpicked the top ones just for you! 🌷 Read on to learn a 4-step cycle for collecting and analyzing coaching feedback, a few helpful tips for leaders looking to build trust and credibility within their organization, three ways to use Google Jamboard to promote positive reflection and celebrate success with teachers, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: Instructional Leadership, Must Reads, Building Relationships, Trust, First Year Coaching Tips, Empathy, Coach-Teacher Transitions, Feedback Forms, Coaching Surveys, Communication, Coaching Traits, Google Jamboard, Appreciative Inquiry, Micro-Coaching

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 17: April 30, 2021

We wrapped up the last week of April by learning about the 5-D Cycle of Appreciative Inquiry, a day in the life of an instructional technology coach, why principals can benefit from coaching, and more! 😀

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Topics: Instructional Leadership, Coaching Roundup, Coaching Relationships, Collaboration, Principal and Coach, Growth Mindset, Coaching Cycles, Coaching Methodologies, Self-reflection, Reflection, Coaching Roles, School-Wide Goals, Appreciative Inquiry

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

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