Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 3: January 21st, 2022

Learn five tips for making principal coaching work, why role-play is beneficial for instructional coaches, the advantages of having teacher-led mini-conferences and PD, and more in this week's Weekly Coaching Roundup.

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Topics: PD, Coaching Roundup, PLCs, Principal and Coach, Mid-Year Reviews, Leadership Development, Reflection, Comfort Zone, Teacher Empowerment, Role-Play

December 2021 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

Happy holidays! ☃️ It's time to shut the door on 2021 but first, let's revisit the top articles from December's weekly coaching roundups. Learn how to shift a coaching culture from avoidance to acceptance, a tasteful approach to build relationships with teachers and students in your building, four tips for effective coaching conversations, and more!

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Topics: PD, Must Reads, Coaching Conversations, First Year Coaching Tips, Coaching Cycles, Coaching Roles, Teacher Retention, Sunshine Carts

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 48: December 3, 2021

We kicked off the final month of 2021 by learning from our Weekly Coaching Roundup how to build relationships with teachers in a tasteful way, what a digital learning coach's day-to-day is like, a fun and strategic way to deliver PD on the fly, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: PD, Coaching Roundup, Building Relationships, Trust, First Year Coaching Tips, Self-reflection, Coaching Roles, Making Coaching Fun, Teacher Empowerment, Digital Learning Coach

November 2021 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

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Topics: PD, Must Reads, PLCs, New Teacher Support, Conversations, First Year Coaching Tips, Social-Emotional, Overwhelmed, School-Wide Goals, Data-Driven Strategies, Stress and Anxiety, Parallel Practice

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 46: November 19th, 2021

Welcome back! This week we dove into how organizations can use microlearning sessions for educators when rolling out new technology, a handful of fun strategies that re-shift and re-energize your PLCs, the impact of both online and in-person coaching, and more. Enjoy! 😀

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Topics: edtech, PD, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, PLCs, Coaching Conversations, Empathy, Virtual Coaching, Teacher Empowerment, Online Tools, Collective Efficacy

5 Steps for Planning and Designing Professional Development

Are you struggling with where to begin as you prep your next professional development session? Latoya Reed, district instructional coach in Tennessee, walks through her step-by-step guide for creating targeted PD and how to avoid roadblocks that may come your way.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Personalized Professional Development, PD, Questioning Techniques, Teacher Development

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 40: October 8th, 2021

This week we learned why ICs need clear job descriptions, how instructional coaches can relieve teacher anxiety and drive data-driven conversations with the "D.A.S.H." coaching framework, a six-step plan for developing a PD calendar, and more. 😌

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Topics: PD, Coaching Roundup, Principal and Coach, Culture of Coaching, Peer Observations, In-the-Moment Coaching, Data-Driven Strategies, Coaching Traits, D.A.S.H Model

September 2021 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

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Topics: PD, Must Reads, Instructional Coaching, Student-Centered Coaching, New Teacher Support, Partnership Agreements, Trust, Culture of Coaching, Mentors, First Year Coaching Tips, Coaching Cycles, Coaching Methodologies, Coaching Invitations, Introductions, Teacher Retention, Affirmation, Coaching Traits, Teacher Empowerment, Stress and Anxiety, Pineapple Charts

Embodying a Coaching Mindset

Are you looking to dive below the surface in your coaching conversations? Miriam Guerrero Cheuk, district IC in Virginia, highlights four ways to build a genuine connection with teachers through life-giving coaching conversations.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, PD, Instructional Coaching, Practical Advice, Building Relationships, Growth Mindset, Trust, Listening Skills, Mentors, Coaching Conversations, Empathy, Self-reflection, Reflection, Peer Coaching, Self-awareness, Proactive Coaching

How One Oklahoma District Offers Mini-PD through Video

Have you ever dreamed about being in front of a camera? Well, it's never too late! Jason Clark, Professional Development Coordinator for Oklahoma City Public Schools, highlights how his organization uses video to provide quick and targeted PD in an entertaining way. Action! 🎬

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Personalized Professional Development, PD, Video Coaching, Social Media, Youtube