Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 14: April 3, 2020

Learn how reflecting on your daily practices and actions can lead to a bit more consistency in your day-to-day, discover some tools to help communicate better remotely, find out how to set yourself up for continuous growth as a coach, read some tips for coaching with confidence, and more. Enjoy! 😀

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Coaching Roundup, Coaching Methodologies, Self-reflection, Professional Growth, Social Media, Time Management, Loneliness, Difficult Conversations, Virtual Coaching, Communication, Organization Tips, Distance Learning, E-Learning

Strategies for Shaking Up Your Professional Learning

Are you and your teachers tired of the same old "sit-and-get" professional learning initiatives? If you said "yes ✋," then it's time to shake things up by adding some fun to the mix. Amy Storer, instructional coach in Texas, shares a few different ways to include fun as part of your upcoming professional learning sessions.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, PD, Your Coaching Toolbox, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Relationships, Building Relationships, PLCs, Coaching PD, Professional Growth, Making Coaching Fun

November 2019 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

Must reads header - November 2019

We hope you still have room after your Thanksgiving meal—we're serving up a healthy dish of coaching articles! 🦃 Indulge in the best of November's weekly coaching roundups to learn some new routes you can run to promote collaboration during PD sessions 🏈, a recipe for building relationships that adds a dash of Bitmoji, the ingredients to kickstart your morning routine to boost your confidence before a day of coaching, and more!

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Topics: Instructional Leadership, TeachBoost, PD, Must Reads, Coaching Relationships, Building Relationships, Questioning Techniques, Coaching Cycles, Professional Growth, Checklists, Bitmojis

Peer Coaching Strategies for More Collaborative Partnerships

Ellen Eisenberg, executive director of The Professional Institute for Instructional Coaching, introduces us to some peer coaching concepts and explains how it can support new approaches to school-wide improvement.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Personalized Professional Development, Coaching Relationships, Collaboration, Teacher Leadership, Growth Mindset, Coaching Conversations, Professional Growth, Peer Coaching

Weekly Coaching Roundup: July 1st, 2019

This week we dove into the types of personalities you come across during PD sessions, the benefits of embedded coaching, how one district harnessed the power of instructional coaching, and more!

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Topics: Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Collaboration, Culture of Coaching, Coaching PD, Professional Growth, Coaching Support

A District's Coaching Journey: From Implementation to Advancement

Are you looking to build a coaching program or implement video into your current mix? Steven Montemarano, coordinator of learning at Livonia Central School District, reflects on what it took to build a program from the ground up and how his district now uses video to complement ongoing efforts.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Personalized Professional Development, PD, Your Coaching Toolbox, Culture of Coaching, Mission and Vision, Video Coaching, Professional Growth

My Journey From Coach Back to Teacher Specialist

Jason MacDonald, elementary school teacher and former instructional coach, reflects on how his experience as an IC paved his transition back into the classroom as not just a teacher, but a teacher specialist.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Relationships, Collaboration, Culture of Coaching, Teacher Tricks, Professional Growth, Coaching Invitations

March 2019 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

March was a fantastic month full of Spring weather, sunshine, and—oh yeah—incredible articles from our weekly coaching roundups! Learn how effective feedback supports whole child perspective, what the Gradual Increase of Responsibility Model is, why meaningful collaboration is important for professional growth, and more.

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Topics: TeachBoost, Must Reads, Instructional Coaching, Roundup, PLCs, Teacher Support, Coaching Models, Professional Growth, In-the-Moment Coaching

August 2018 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

Indulge in the top articles from August's weekly coaching roundups below and learn about tips for new instructional coaches, navigating difficult conversations, the causes of coaching reluctance, how coaches prepare for a new year, and more.

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Topics: Must Reads, Coaching Reluctance, Questioning Techniques, First Year Coaching Tips, Coaching Meetings, Professional Growth, Difficult Conversations

Instructional Coaching PLCs in Action

Connie Rockow, Instructional Coach and Mentor Coordinator from the Genesse Valley Educational Partnership, highlights the power of PLCs for professional development and where to begin to build your own network!

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, PLCs, Networking, Professional Growth