Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 18: May 6, 2022

This week we learned why ICs should be conscious of their tone when providing written feedback, how to plan and navigate coaching conversations, tips for building credibility as a coach, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: PD, Coaching Roundup, Coaching Conversations, Mission and Vision, Coaching Cycles, Virtual Coaching, Teacher Empowerment

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 13: April 1, 2022

It may be April Fools' Day, but we promise there are no tricks or pranks in this week's roundup.😜 Read on to learn a few tips for introducing yourself and your role to teachers and students, how to deliver upward feedback by coaching up the ladder, why it's valuable for administrators to seek honest feedback from teachers, and more.

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Topics: Coaching Roundup, New Teacher Support, Principal and Coach, Mission and Vision, Coaching Cycles, Professional Growth, Introductions, Upward Feedback

Coaching Up the Ladder

Everyone deserves a coach, right? Yes! Caleb Allen highlights what a coaching cycle between ICs and their leadership teams looks like and a framework you can use to conduct your next one.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Feedback, Principal and Coach, Goal Setting, Mission and Vision, Coaching Cycles, Leadership Development, Evidence, Collective Efficacy, Protocols, Upward Feedback

The Secret to Re-Energizing PLCs

Traditional PLCs are often dull and leave educators feeling like they're another task to do in their already busy schedules. Casey Watts, IC in Texas, offers a few fun strategies that re-shift the focus of your current PLCs to be ones focused on a shared culture of collaboration.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, PLCs, Collaboration, Coaching Reluctance, Culture of Coaching, Mission and Vision, School-Wide Goals, Teacher Empowerment, Collective Efficacy

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 44: November 5th, 2021

This week we learned how to create a digital coaching invitation, four ways to enhance our teachers' social-emotional and physical well-being, what a "conversation workout" is, a few techniques for addressing teachers' emotions, and more!

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Topics: Instructional Coaching, Relationships, Coaching Conversations, First Year Coaching Tips, Mission and Vision, Social-Emotional, Coaching Invitations, Stress and Anxiety, Google Jamboard, Parallel Practice

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 34: August 27th, 2021

This week we learned how to build a culture of appreciation with affirmation stations, why relationships and reflection are essential to coaching growth, five traits of positively energizing ICs and leaders, and more! 😀

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Topics: Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Coaching Relationships, PLCs, Principal and Coach, Culture of Coaching, Teacher Support, Mission and Vision, Self-reflection, Reflection, Comfort Zone, Introductions, Communication, Affirmation, Teacher Appreciation, Remote Coaching, Google, Online Tools, Affirmation Stations

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 31: August 6th, 2021

We started the last full summer month by learning how to use a coaching brochure to clarify your role as an IC, two ways to seek feedback from teachers for upcoming PD sessions, why even leaders need a coach, and more. 🍉

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Topics: Feedback, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, PLCs, Culture of Coaching, Mission and Vision, Leadership Development, Coaching Methodologies, Professional Growth, Design Thinking, Feedback Forms, Introductions, Coaching Menus, Google Jamboard, Online Tools

Weekly Coaching Roundup: Principal and Coach Partnerships

This month we're looking closely at the partnership between ICs and principals and why it's essential for coaching success. 😀 Enjoy!

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Topics: Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Coaching Relationships, Questioning Techniques, Partnership Agreements, Principal and Coach, Culture of Coaching, Mission and Vision, Reflection, New School Year Preparation, School-Wide Goals, Virtual Coaching, Summer, Roundup Topics

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 27: July 9th, 2021

We're sure you could use some time to relax after the holiday weekend—here's poolside reading compiled just for you! 🏖️ Take a moment to learn how to use collective efficacy to leverage teamwork for better coaching cycles, a three-part redesign for enforcing good habits, what one principal learned while being in the trenches this year, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: Coaching Roundup, Student-Centered Coaching, Principal and Coach, Culture of Coaching, Mission and Vision, Coaching Cycles, Confidentiality, Peer Observations, Co-Planning, Student-Focused, Growth Plans, Lab Sites, Home-to-School Connections, Collective Efficacy

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