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

Empower Your Teachers with "What I Need" Surveys

Have you ever struggled with knowing where to focus your next coaching cycle? Lisa Hockenberry, digital learning coach, and Rachel LeForce, instructional coach, for Frisco ISD in Texas, highlight why going straight to the source through surveys allows them to gain a more in-depth understanding of their learning community's needs.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Personalized Professional Development, PD, Your Coaching Toolbox, Newsletters, Coaching Surveys, Teacher Empowerment

Create Your Own #CopierPD

Did you know that there are other ways to provide professional learning outside of scheduled sessions? Amy Storer, instructional coach in Montgomery, TX, showcases a fun way to provide easy-to-read PD to teachers on the go. 🖨️

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Topics: Guest Blogger, PD, Your Coaching Toolbox, Making Coaching Fun, Fun, Copier PD

One Minute PD

Rachel Mane, secondary math specialist in Texas, highlights two ways she provides quick, targeted PD for her teachers—in under 60 seconds! ⌛

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Personalized Professional Development, PD, Your Coaching Toolbox, New Teacher Support, Email, Video, Teacher Support, Social Media, Social-Emotional, Youtube

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 50: December 11, 2020

This week we learned three twists on common coaching activities, barrier-breaking conversation starters, tips for taking control of your remote classrooms, how to overcome planning paralysis, and more. Enjoy! 😀

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Topics: TeachBoost, PD, Coaching Roundup, Practical Advice, Coaching Reluctance, Conversations, Time Management, Organization Tips, Crisis Skills, Remote Work, TeachBoost Coach

November 2020 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

We hope you saved some room! We're serving up the best dishes from November's Weekly Coaching Roundups. 🦃 Read on to learn some quick and targeted PD ideas, how to set the right kind of goals for your upcoming coaching cycles, tips for helping teachers with their stress and anxiety, a few ways to craft engaging virtual professional learning sessions, and more. Enjoy! 😀

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Topics: PD, Must Reads

Coaching with Google Jamboard

Stephanie Affinito, Staff Associate in the literacy department at the University at Albany in New York, showcases three ways to use collaborative whiteboard tool, Google Jamboard, to support virtual coaching.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, PD, Your Coaching Toolbox, Collaboration, Virtual Coaching, Communication, Making Coaching Fun, Fun

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 46: November 13, 2020

This week we learned from Shelby Denman and Kaila Albright about how to identify and cope with teacher stressors, a few tips for practicing mindfulness, the mindset of a humble leader, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: PD, Coaching Roundup, Practical Advice, Coaching Cycles, Coaching Methodologies, Empathy, Overwhelmed, Coaching Traits, Stress and Anxiety

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 45: November 6, 2020

This week we learned some great tips from Katie Biggs and Hanna Schramm on building relationships, diversifying your toolkit, and empowering educators as an IC! Read our feature and then learn more about the importance of teacher choice in their professional learning, a template for planning remote PD sessions, and more!

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Topics: PD, Coaching Roundup, Coaching Relationships, Teacher Support, Coaching Cycles, Personalized Coaching, Self-care, Teacher Empowerment