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

November 2017 Instructional Leadership Must-Reads

With the Holiday season upon us, there is a lot to be thankful for—family, friends, even must-reads! Induldge in some refreshing articles on personalizing PD, principles for outstanding classroom management, having difficult coaching conversations, the hidden secret to success with instructional coaching, boosting teacher morale, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: Personalized Professional Development, Coaching, PD, Must Reads, Coaching Conversations, Classroom Management

Technology & Instructional Leadership: Summary and What's Ahead

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Topics: From Vision to Reality, PD, Building Relationships, Teacher Development

Personalizing PD: Moving Beyond "Sit and Get"

Dr. Kristin Schulze, instructional coach from Greenville School District in South Carolina, shares six of her tips for personalizing professional development to more effectively develop teachers and gain buy-in beyond compliance.

For more experiences, skills, and tools from instructional coaches visit our original series, "Your Coaching Toolbox": resources, tips, and reflections for instructional coaches, by instructional coaches.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Personalized Professional Development, PD, Your Coaching Toolbox, Instructional Coaching, Listening Skills

September 2017 Instructional Leadership Must-Reads

Your friends at TeachBoost rounded up a hefty compilation of intriguing articles this month! Learn about "the beauty of failure", simple ways to support teachers at the start of the school year, centralizing the work around a common vision, using video to enhance professional development, the benefits of technology and how to adapt it, plus more. Enjoy!

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Topics: edtech, PD, Must Reads, Growth Mindset, Classroom Technology, Teacher Support, Mission and Vision