How We Talk About Teachers Matters

Amy Ellerman, instructional coach in Colorado, explores how an asset-based mindset can help you recognize the value and uniqueness of everyone you work with.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, PD, Your Coaching Toolbox, Coaching Methodologies, Reflection, Vulnerability, Coaching Plan, Asset-based Mindset

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 44: November 1, 2019

This week we covered the importance of trust and taking the time to develop teachers, how questions are at the core of coaching interactions, why it's important to encourage risk-taking among staff, activities that promote collaboration during PD sessions, and more!

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Coaching, PD, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Collaboration, Questioning Techniques, Trust, Coaching Cycles, Risk-Taking

October 2019 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

All treats and no tricks from your friends at TeachBoost! From the best of October's weekly coaching roundups: indulge in a few key principles for coaching across buildings, unwrap some steps you can take to move instructional practices forward, bite into the stages of a coaching cycle, spook your building admins with some things they should know about coaching, and more! 👻

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Topics: Instructional Leadership, TeachBoost, PD, Must Reads, Coaching Relationships, Building Relationships, Mentors, Coaching Meetings, Coaching Surveys, Peer Coaching, Traveling Coach

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

A District's Coaching Journey: From Implementation to Advancement

Are you looking to build a coaching program or implement video into your current mix? Steven Montemarano, coordinator of learning at Livonia Central School District, reflects on what it took to build a program from the ground up and how his district now uses video to complement ongoing efforts.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Personalized Professional Development, PD, Your Coaching Toolbox, Culture of Coaching, Mission and Vision, Video Coaching, Professional Growth

The Coaching Approach to Adult Learning

Jennifer Lane, master teacher at Hubbard Middle School in Tyler, Texas, applies the adult learning theory to coaching and explains how it can be used to engage reluctant educators in continued professional learning.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, PD, Your Coaching Toolbox, Adult Learning

The Secret Ingredient to Better Coaching Conversations: Chocolate!

Hershey’s Kisses, Ghirardelli squares, Snickers!? Learn how chocolate can help lay the groundwork for successful coaching relationships as Rachel Andress, instructional coach in North Carolina, shares how she wins both the partnerships and stomachs of her teachers.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, PD, Your Coaching Toolbox, Building Relationships

Weekly Coaching Roundup: December 17th, 2018

The final Weekly Coaching Roundup of 2018 covers different ways that coaches can support teachers during all phases of parent-teacher conferences, the use of "learning walks" to build relationships, the value of a shared vision with peers, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: PD, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Building Relationships, Collaboration, Parent-Teacher Conferences

September's Coaching Roundup: The Power of Twitter for Instructional Coaches

Is a goal of yours this school year to expand your PLC—both in person and online? You're in luck! These articles appeared in our most recent weekly coaching roundup that's sent out out every Wednesday morning. To stay up to date on fresh coaching content, be sure to subscribe to the roundups below!

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Topics: twitter, PD, Coaching Roundup, PLCs, Networking, Social Media

December 2017 Instructional Leadership Must-Reads

Happy Holidays from your friends at TeachBoost! With the last must-reads of the year, we're going to wrap up 2017 strong with articles on some key aspects of mentoring/coaching, listening skills as a coach, navigating change, steps for revamping K-12 professional development, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: PD, Must Reads, Questioning Techniques, Listening Skills, Coaching Conversations