Taking a Leave of Absence: Planned, Unplanned, and How to Return

Life happens and sometimes we need to take a step back from our professional lives to focus on our family and health. 👨‍👩‍👦 Lindsay Deacon, instructional coach from Oregon, shares a few tips for ICs who need to take a leave of absence and how to ease back into coaching on their return.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Practical Advice, Coaching Roles, Coaching Plan, PD Boxes, Leave of Absence

Coaching Choice Boards

Teachers learn best when they're given a voice and a choice in their professional learning. Pam Hubler, instructional coach in South Carolina, shares how she creates opportunities for teachers to choose their level of coaching support through the use of Coaching Choice Boards, and how you can build your own!

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Instructional Coaching, Practical Advice, Teacher Support, Coaching Roles, Introductions, Coaching Choice Boards

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 11: March 13, 2020

This week we learned the importance of self-care for ICs; why instructional coaches need to coach for independence, not dependence; some practical advice for modeling that are helpful for both teachers and coaches; and more. Enjoy! 😀

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Topics: Coaching Roundup, Practical Advice, Coaching Reluctance, Questioning Techniques, First Year Coaching Tips, Coaching Models, Coaching Methodologies, Modeling, Self-awareness

Weekly Coaching Roundup: I'm a Coach... Now What?

Welcome back to TeachBoost’s Coaching Roundup! Embarking on the journey of instructional coaching can be both exciting and nerve-racking, and may even have you asking yourself: “now what do I do?” Read below to learn from fellow coaches on how they transitioned into their role and some tips they’ve learned along the way. 👍

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Coaching Roundup, Coaching Relationships, Practical Advice, Building Relationships, First Year Coaching Tips, Coach-Teacher Transitions, Introductions

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 7: February 14, 2020

Happy Valentine's! Our lovely coaches this week share how they use treats (topped with puns!) to remind teachers of the ways they can support them, why reflection is integral to a coach's day, how education unconferences can help teachers drive their own PD, and more. Enjoy! 💕🍫

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Topics: Coaching, PD, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Coaching Relationships, Practical Advice, Building Relationships, PLCs, First Year Coaching Tips, Coaching Methodologies, Self-reflection, Networking, Edcamps, Self-awareness, Making Coaching Fun

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 6: February 7, 2020

This week we learned the importance of building relationships right away with new staff, why it's so helpful for coaches to "take a breath" at times and how you can do that, some tips for better bite-sized goals, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: Coaching, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Practical Advice, Building Relationships, Principal and Coach, Culture of Coaching, Mentors, First Year Coaching Tips, Coaching Cycles, Self-awareness

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 46: November 15, 2019

This week we covered the value of affirmation and praise in coaching, why principal and coach partnerships set organizations up for success, how administrators can often be better leaders by thinking like a coach, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Coaching, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Practical Advice, Student-Centered Coaching, Principal and Coach, Coaching Hat, Self-awareness

Weekly Coaching Roundup: Hi I'm Your Instructional Coach

Welcome back to TeachBoost's Coaching Roundup! This month we're looking in depth at the role of an instructional coach, best ways you can introduce yourself to peers, and some unique aspects and specialty roles.

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Topics: Coaching Roundup, Coaching Relationships, Practical Advice, Building Relationships, Partnership, First Year Coaching Tips, Teacher Support, Coaching Roles, Special Education Coach, Student-Focused

July 2019 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

July grilled up a healthy plate of articles from our weekly coaching roundups! Indulge in ways to introduce yourself as a coach, questions to kick-start coaching dialogues, a collection of various coaching strategies, the differences between a coach and consultant, tips for getting the most out of your summer PD, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: TeachBoost, Must Reads, Practical Advice, Building Relationships, Questioning Techniques, Coaching Conversations, Coaching PD, Data-Driven Strategies, Embedded Coaching

Weekly Coaching Roundup: July 22nd, 2019

This week we learned about the benefits of virtual coaching, key transformational coaching strategies, how to introduce yourself as a coach, effective coaching strategies, and more!

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Topics: Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Coaching Relationships, Practical Advice, Mission and Vision, Coaching Cycles, Virtual Coaching, Data-Driven Strategies