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

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 44: October 30, 2020

We wrapped up October by learning how to set targeted goals with teachers, strategies for incorporating social and emotional learning into your coaching partnerships, a few tips for creating engaging and reflective virtual professional learning, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: PD, Coaching Roundup, Building Relationships, Student-Centered Coaching, Social-Emotional, Vulnerability, Self-awareness, Remote Coaching

Weekly Coaching Roundup: Giving Teachers a Voice and Choice in Their Professional Learning

Welcome back to TeachBoost's Coaching Roundup! There's no one-size-fits-all model for professional learning and sit-and-get PD can be brutal for a lot of teachers. That's why we're looking at some ways ICs can give teachers a voice and choice in their professional learning. Enjoy!

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Topics: Personalized Professional Development, PD, Coaching Roundup, PLCs, Gamification, Coaching Choice Boards, PD Boxes

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 42: October 16, 2020

This week we looked at a few ways you can take full advantage of your next virtual conference, the benefits of using choice boards to give students a say in their learning activities, how one coach promotes teacher engagement during weekly PD sessions through BINGO, and more. Enjoy! 💻

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Topics: PD, Coaching Roundup, PLCs, Social Media, Student-Focused, Making Coaching Fun, Remote Work, Curriculum

Q&A: How Do ICs Follow-Up with Teachers after PD?

Ashley Taplin reached out to her coaching peers on Twitter via #educoach to ask how they follow-up with teachers after PD to ensure the learning continues. We thought this question was so great that we retweeted it! Below are some of the responses from ICs to Ashley and TeachBoost on how they stay connected with teachers. 😀

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Topics: twitter, PD, Q&A

5 Tips to Make the Most of Your Virtual Conferences

While in-person conferences and PD can have a lot of advantages, Brandy Alexander, elementary instructional specialist in the Houston, TX area, believes you can still get the same relationship and connection-building benefits during virtual conferences. Read her five suggestions for knocking your next virtual event out of the park. ⚾

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, PD, Coaching PD, Professional Growth, Social Media, Coaching Tribes, Remote Work