September 2020 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

The official start of fall and the 2020-21 school year is here! 🍂 Check out the top articles from September's Weekly Coaching Roundups and learn some discussion tips to engage students, a few ways ICs can cultivate compassion, how one coach re-frames trust-building as a continuous cycle of self-reflection and reaching out, strategies for admins to increase their teachers' confidence in remote learning, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: Instructional Leadership, Must Reads, PLCs, Trust, Teacher Tricks, Self-reflection, Distance Learning, Remote Work

August 2020 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

Welcome back! The 2020-21 school year may look a little different and we want to wish everyone a safe and successful one. To help you get ready, we went through August's Weekly Coaching Roundups and pulled out some of the most relevant for the start of this year: learn the value of using shared language to define the role of an IC, why a team approach to distance learning is key, a few tips for taking control of your classroom virtually, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: Must Reads, Coaching Cycles, Classroom Management, Ego-Envy Effect, Virtual Coaching, Remote Coaching, Instagram, Practice Profiles

July 2020 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

Kick back and relax with the top articles from July's Weekly Coaching Roundups! Learn how you can create an online environment that's both fun and engaging with students, some ways ICs can support new curriculum rollouts, some gotchas for coaches when building relationships with adult learners, why PD boxes are great for on-the-go professional learning, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: Personalized Professional Development, Must Reads, Building Relationships, Adult Learning, Making Coaching Fun, Curriculum, PD Boxes

June 2020 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

June not only wrapped up the 2019-20 school year but also brought the official start of summer! ☀️ Check out the top articles from June's Weekly Coaching Roundups to learn how you can step up your approach to virtual coaching, tips for checking in with teachers remotely, a few foundational must-haves of coaching programs that work, and more. Enjoy! 👍

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Topics: Feedback, Must Reads, Teacher Tricks, Classroom Management, Coaching Methodologies, Coaching Support, Communication, Coaching Choice Boards, Remote Coaching

May 2020 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

Picking our favorites from May's Weekly Coaching Roundups was tough! Read below to learn what a Coaching Choice Board is and how you can make your own, the four mindsets you need when coaching remotely, how educators can make learning more interactive online, and more. Enjoy! 👍

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Topics: Must Reads, Distance Learning, Coaching Choice Boards, E-Learning, Crisis Skills, Remote Work, Coaching Traits, Remote Coaching

April 2020 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

April's Weekly Coaching Roundups offered a bundle of fresh articles that we picked just for you! 🌷Read below to learn the best of the best on remote coaching, staying connected with teachers in new digital ways, keeping your sanity while working from home, the importance of affirmation, and more. Enjoy! 😁

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Topics: Must Reads, Affirmation, Distance Learning, Remote Work, Remote Coaching

March 2020 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

March undoubtedly brought a whirlwind of change into our lives, as well as a major and sudden shift in the way we teach and coach. We put some resources together to try to help you adjust to these realities in this Must Reads, and we're going to continue to focus on dealing with change, distance learning and remote work, and how to continue your instructional coaching practice in new ways. Enjoy! ☘️

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Topics: TeachBoost, Must Reads, Organization Tips, Distance Learning, Remote Work

February 2020 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

Spread some ❤️ for the best articles in February's weekly coaching roundups! Learn why one coach focuses on building relationships with new staff right away, a few critical issues that can get in the way of adult learning, how another IC satisfies her teachers' coaching appetites with tasty treats topped with puns, and more! 🍬

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Topics: Instructional Leadership, TeachBoost, Must Reads, Building Relationships, Coaching Reluctance, First Year Coaching Tips, Coaching Methodologies, Self-reflection, Edcamps, Coach-Teacher Transitions, Making Coaching Fun

January 2020 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

Happy New Year! 🎆 We're starting 2020 out strong with the top articles from January's weekly coaching roundups. Learn how you can publicize and promote your role as a coach, a few ways principals can support instructional coaches, some elements of professional learning that provoke teachers to embrace learning, and more! 

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Topics: Instructional Leadership, TeachBoost, Must Reads, Coaching Relationships, Building Relationships, Collaboration, Principal and Coach, Culture of Coaching, First Year Coaching Tips, Coaching PD

December 2019 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

Happy Holidays from your friends at TeachBoost! 🎄🎁 We're wrapping up 2019 with the top articles from December's weekly coaching roundups. Learn how coaches can support teacher retention by helping them find a sense of purpose, how one coach used gamification to create an environment of risk-taking, key factors that are crucial to great instructional coaching, and more!

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Topics: Instructional Leadership, TeachBoost, Personalized Professional Development, Must Reads, Coaching Reluctance, Questioning Techniques, Teacher Support, Coaching Methodologies, Empathy, Self-reflection, Self-awareness, Gamification