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

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 50: December 17, 2021

This week we learned the ins and outs of effective PLCs, four ways to make every coaching conversation impactful, why even principals deserve an IC, and more!

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Practical Advice, PLCs, Collaboration, Principal and Coach, Listening Skills, Coaching Conversations, Leadership Development, Stress and Anxiety

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 49: December 10, 2021

This week our Weekly Coaching Roundup shined a light on how ICs can build a coaching relationship with principals, four ways to move beyond tech support as a Digital Learning Coach, why setting boundaries is crucial in coaching, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: Principal Supervision, Coaching Roundup, PLCs, Principal and Coach, Culture of Coaching, First Year Coaching Tips, Coaching Cycles, Modeling, Teacher Retention, Stress and Anxiety, Digital Learning Coach, Tech Support

Just Show Up: Building Confidence as a New Instructional Coach

Trusting yourself is critical in a coaching role filled with victories, roadblocks, and everything in-between. Monica Carpenter, Curriculum Support Teacher in Atlanta, GA, reflects on nine lessons she learned to build confidence during her first year on the job.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, First Year as a Coach, Building Relationships, PLCs, Principal and Coach, Trust, Mentors, First Year Coaching Tips, Vulnerability, PLN

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

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 37: September 17th, 2021

This week we learned the benefits of a high-quality mentor program, how to create a coaching partnership agreement with teachers, four steps for turning your coaching vision into a purpose statement, and more. Enjoy! 👍

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Topics: Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Practical Advice, Partnership Agreements, Principal and Coach, Trust, Culture of Coaching, Mentors, First Year Coaching Tips, Self-reflection, Transparency, Introductions, Communication, Coaching Menus

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 36: September 10th, 2021

This week we learned how ICs can create a coaching partnership agreement with their principal, the six stages of a student-centered coaching cycle, what school leaders should look for when evaluating coaches, and more!

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Topics: PD, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Building Relationships, Student-Centered Coaching, Partnership Agreements, Principal and Coach, Goal Setting, Mentors, Coaching Conversations, Coaching Cycles, Coaching Methodologies, Modeling, Professional Growth, Transparency, Affirmation

Coaching Partnership Agreements, Part 1: Principal and Coach

Partnership agreements are incredibly helpful for coaches and their peers to outline core responsibilities and create transparency around their coaching role. Lindsay Deacon, a school improvement coach in Portland, Oregon, walks through the steps for first creating a partnership agreement with your principal in part one of her series.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Instructional Coaching, Practical Advice, Partnership Agreements, Principal and Coach, Culture of Coaching, Transparency, Introductions

Increase Peer Observation with Pineapple Charts

Jennifer Conley, instructional coach in Indiana, encourages the use of "pineapple charts" to help teachers show hospitality in their classrooms and inspire a school-wide culture of collaborative professional development. 🍍

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, Personalized Professional Development, PD, Your Coaching Toolbox, Principal and Coach, Culture of Coaching, Modeling, Coaching Invitations, Teacher Empowerment, Pineapple Charts

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 34: August 27th, 2021

This week we learned how to build a culture of appreciation with affirmation stations, why relationships and reflection are essential to coaching growth, five traits of positively energizing ICs and leaders, and more! 😀

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Topics: Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Coaching Relationships, PLCs, Principal and Coach, Culture of Coaching, Teacher Support, Mission and Vision, Self-reflection, Reflection, Comfort Zone, Introductions, Communication, Affirmation, Teacher Appreciation, Remote Coaching, Google, Online Tools, Affirmation Stations