April 2021 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

April brought beautiful spring weather and a fresh batch of articles from our Weekly Coaching Roundups that we handpicked just for you! 💐 Read on to learn two reflection questions that have impacted one IC, the advantage of using achievement teams to move the needle forward for disciplined collaboration, a few tips for giving quality feedback on lesson plans, a six-step approach for sorting through data, and more. Enjoy! 😁

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Topics: Feedback, PD, Must Reads, Coaching Relationships, Collaboration, Questioning Techniques, Culture of Coaching, Coaching Cycles, Reflection, Learning Walks, Data, Coaching Surveys, Data-Driven Strategies, Fun, Lesson Plans, Achievement Teams

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 14: April 9, 2021

This week we learned how to expand your professional learning on Twitter, a six-step approach for sorting through data, a few behaviors to cultivate when making the shift from in-person to virtual learning, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: twitter, Coaching Roundup, PLCs, Questioning Techniques, Teacher Tricks, Self-reflection, Networking, Professional Growth, Social Media, Virtual Coaching, Data-Driven Strategies, Remote Work, Twitter Chats

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

February 2021 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

The groundhog may have brought some bad news earlier this month, but your friends here at TeachBoost have something that may cheer you up: the topic articles from February's weekly coaching roundups. 👍 Learn five techniques for making the most of online instruction, how you can showcase your impact as an IC, a few strategies for building relationships with teachers (beyond chocolate 🍫), the benefits of digital coaching menus, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Must Reads, Building Relationships, Questioning Techniques, Coaching Conversations, First Year Coaching Tips, Coaching Cycles, Time Management, Coaching Invitations, Co-Planning, Coaching Surveys, Coaching Menus, E-Learning, Remote Work, Impact

5 Quick E-Learning Best Practices You Can Use Today

Belinda Hill, Superintendent/Principal at Giant City Community Consolidated School District #130 in Illinois, offers five strategies to help everyone make the most of online instruction. 💻

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, Questioning Techniques, Classroom Management, Time Management, Feedback Forms, Student-Focused, Distance Learning, E-Learning, Remote Work, Curriculum

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 4: January 29, 2021

We wrapped up the last full week of January by learning how you can use teacher badges to encourage collaboration and build relationships, the importance of truly listening as an IC, how to use Michael Bungay Steiner's "7 Essential Questions" to guide coaching conversations, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: Coaching Roundup, Collaboration, Questioning Techniques, Google Jamboard, Teacher Badges

7 Essential Questions to Kick-start Your Instructional Coaching

Allison Peterson, IC at Westminster Academy and founder of the #NewtoCoaching Community, shows how to use Michael Bungay Stainer's 7 Essential Questions to guide your coaching conversations.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Questioning Techniques, Conversations, Coaching Conversations, Coaching Cycles, Teacher Empowerment

A Day in the Life of a Student Learning Coach

Ever wonder what a typical day looks like for an instructional coach? Well look no further! Julie Nelson, student learning coach at Westgate Elementary School near Chicago, Illinois, walks through a day's work in her ever-changing role and the many hats she wears. 🎩

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Personalized Learning, Questioning Techniques, Teacher Support, Coaching Methodologies, Coaching Roles, Co-Planning, Student-Focused, Distance Learning

December 2020 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

Happy holidays from all of us at TeachBoost! 🎄 This year has been one for the books, and it's now time to wrap it up with the top articles from December's weekly coaching roundups. Learn three twists on common coaching activities, how you can craft beautiful weekly newsletters for your teachers, a few ways to strengthen your connections in remote environments, and more. Cheers! 😀

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Topics: Feedback, Must Reads, Newsletters, Questioning Techniques, Classroom Management, Coaching Models, Coaching Menus, Remote Work, TeachBoost Coach

A Teacher-Centric Approach to Technology Integration

The rollout of technology is never an easy task for organizations, especially when they are forced to do it quickly due to a pandemic. Greg Jung, IC from Dickenson Public Schools in ND, was eager to share his blueprint for technology integration and the six-step coaching cycle process he put together for a successful rollout.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, edtech, Questioning Techniques, Classroom Technology, Teacher Support, Coaching Cycles, Reflection, Coaching Roles