Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 23: June 11th, 2021

This week we learned a four-step guide for creating a personalized PD plan, a few misinterpretations of coaching and how you can handle them, tips for organizing end-of-year reflection conversations for teachers, and more!

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Topics: Personalized Professional Development, Coaching Roundup, Coaching Relationships, Building Relationships, Goal Setting, Trust, Listening Skills, Coaching Conversations, Self-reflection, Communication, Student-Focused, Teacher Empowerment

Create a Personalized PD Plan with This Four-Step Guide

ICs spend their days supporting the growth of educators, but who does the same for them? Stephanie Affinito, Staff Associate in the literacy department at the University at Albany in New York, believes that coaches can guide their own learning through her four-step processes built on self-reflection.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Personalized Professional Development, PD, Goal Setting, Mentors, Self-reflection, Reflection, Checklists, Coaching Surveys, Youtube

Weekly Coaching Roundup: Gathering Teacher Feedback

Instructional coaches value input from teachers on their practice, and there are plenty of ways to put them at the forefront of their learning. Read on for some practiced ways you can gather feedback from your teachers! 👍

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Topics: Personalized Professional Development, Feedback, Coaching Roundup, Coaching Cycles, Personalized Coaching, Reflection, Feedback Forms, Coaching Surveys, Coaching Menus, Coaching Choice Boards, Teacher Empowerment, Roundup Topics

March 2021 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

March brought us blooming flowers, spring weather, and a wonderful collection of articles from our weekly coaching roundups. 🌷Take a moment to review March's top articles to learn a fun way to provide easy-to-read PD, how you can use surveys to gain a more in-depth understanding of your learning community's needs, six rules for gathering meaningful data in coaching cycles, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: Personalized Professional Development, Must Reads, PLCs, Coaching Cycles, Data, Coaching Surveys, Making Coaching Fun, PD Boxes, Teacher Empowerment, Proactive Coaching, Copier PD, Lab Sites

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 12: March 26, 2021

This week we looked at how you can focus coaching cycles by surveying teachers about their needs, a fresh approach for in-the-moment coaching using lab sites, a personal ice breaker to use during your next PLC session, and more. Enjoy! 👍

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Topics: Personalized Professional Development, Your Coaching Toolbox, Coaching Roundup, Practical Advice, Relationships, PLCs, Culture of Coaching, Coaching Cycles, Coaching Meetings, In-the-Moment Coaching, Coaching Surveys, Teacher Empowerment, Lab Sites

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, Roundup Topics

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

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 9: March 5, 2021

We followed a rainbow to its source and found something even better than a pot of gold: a stack of unique articles from your peers! 🌈 Learn a fun way to provide easy-to-read PD on the go, how ICs can coach a teacher from a disempowerment mindset to an empowered one, seven ways to ensure your next professional learning session is an effective one, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: Personalized Professional Development, Feedback, Coaching Roundup, Coaching Relationships, Newsletters, Growth Mindset, Trust, Student-Focused, Making Coaching Fun, Self-care, Copier PD

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 8: February 26, 2021

In the final coaching roundup of February, we learned how to coach a teacher out of a deficit mindset, two ways you can provide PD in under 60 seconds, the five phases of a mini-coaching cycle, and more!

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Topics: Personalized Professional Development, Coaching Roundup, Email, Questioning Techniques, Trust, Coaching Cycles, Social Media, Innovation, Student-Focused, Coaching Needs, Autonomy, Personality