July 2021 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

The torch has been lit at Tokyo 2020! With a field of 8 bloggers competing for the top articles from July's WCRs, who should take home the gold? 🏅 We'll let you decide.

Learn how to foster cooperative adult learning with the Jigsaw Method, three easy steps to create a coaching menu, three ways to use collective efficacy for better coaching cycles, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: Must Reads, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Relationships, Practical Advice, PLCs, Partnership Agreements, Principal and Coach, Conversations, Culture of Coaching, Coaching Cycles, In-the-Moment Coaching, Coaching Menus, Making Coaching Fun, Teacher Empowerment, Collective Efficacy

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 28: July 16th, 2021

This week we learned how to create a coaching menu in three easy steps, eight must-haves in your coaching office, a few tips for creating virtual professional learning sessions, and more!

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Topics: Coaching Roundup, Coaching Relationships, PLCs, Teacher Leadership, Virtual Coaching, Coaching Menus, Making Coaching Fun, Remote Work, Fun

Coaching is Served: 3 Easy Steps to Create a Coaching Menu

Kayleigh Wright, technology coach in Oregon, teaches us how to whip up a coaching menu to help explain your coaching role to teachers and share all of the different ways you can help support them. Bon appétit! 👩‍🍳

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Teacher Support, Coaching Menus, Making Coaching Fun, Fun

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

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 18: May 7th, 2021

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! 👩‍🏫 We started off May by learning how to use Jamboard to promote positive reflection, a few ways ICs can address their emotions when working with teachers, how to celebrate successes through virtual or physical documentation panels, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: PD, Coaching Roundup, Relationships, Collaboration, Social-Emotional, Self-awareness, Making Coaching Fun, Coaching Traits, Fun, Google Jamboard, Online Tools

Using Jamboard to Share and Celebrate Success

Violet Christensen, instructional learning coach in Longmont, CO, shares three ways to use Google Jamboard to promote positive reflection and celebrate successes with her teachers.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Relationships, Building Relationships, Collaboration, Self-reflection, Virtual Coaching, Making Coaching Fun, Fun, Self-care, Google Jamboard, Online Tools

March 2021 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

March brought us blooming flowers, spring weather, and a wonderful collection of articles from our weekly coaching roundups. 🌷Take a moment to review March's top articles to learn a fun way to provide easy-to-read PD, how you can use surveys to gain a more in-depth understanding of your learning community's needs, six rules for gathering meaningful data in coaching cycles, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: Personalized Professional Development, Must Reads, PLCs, Coaching Cycles, Data, Coaching Surveys, Making Coaching Fun, PD Boxes, Teacher Empowerment, Proactive Coaching, Copier PD, Lab Sites

Turn Your Classroom Into a PD Laboratory!

Jennifer Conley, instructional coach in Indiana, offers a fresh approach to PD, inviting us to turn the classroom into a lab where teachers can observe, experiment, and practice new strategies in a low-stakes environment. 👩‍🏫

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Personalized Professional Development, PD, Coaching Invitations, In-the-Moment Coaching, Real-time Coaching, Making Coaching Fun, Proactive Coaching, Lab Sites

Weekly Coaching Roundup: On the Fly Professional Learning

Are you looking for fun alternatives to sit-and-get PD? Well, look no further! We've packaged up a healthy serving of out-of-the-ordinary tactics for providing professional learning on the fly in this month's topic roundup.

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Topics: Personalized Professional Development, PD, Coaching Roundup, Email, Video, Making Coaching Fun, PD Boxes, Youtube, Copier PD, Roundup Topics

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 9: March 5, 2021

We followed a rainbow to its source and found something even better than a pot of gold: a stack of unique articles from your peers! 🌈 Learn a fun way to provide easy-to-read PD on the go, how ICs can coach a teacher from a disempowerment mindset to an empowered one, seven ways to ensure your next professional learning session is an effective one, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: Personalized Professional Development, Feedback, Coaching Roundup, Coaching Relationships, Newsletters, Growth Mindset, Trust, Student-Focused, Making Coaching Fun, Self-care, Copier PD