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

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 16: April 17, 2020

Learn why being courageous is a must-have skill for any coach; a few tips for staying resilient while working remotely; how TeachBoost Coach makes it easy for ICs to stay organized, manage video conferencing, and build relationships; and more. Enjoy! 😁

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Topics: Product, Coaching Roundup, PLCs, Questioning Techniques, Coaching Cycles, Coaching Support, Loneliness, Vulnerability, Virtual Coaching, Coaching Tribes, Distance Learning, Remote Work, TeachBoost Coach

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

December 2019 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

Happy Holidays from your friends at TeachBoost! 🎄🎁 We're wrapping up 2019 with the top articles from December's weekly coaching roundups. Learn how coaches can support teacher retention by helping them find a sense of purpose, how one coach used gamification to create an environment of risk-taking, key factors that are crucial to great instructional coaching, and more!

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Topics: Instructional Leadership, TeachBoost, Personalized Professional Development, Must Reads, Coaching Reluctance, Questioning Techniques, Teacher Support, Coaching Methodologies, Empathy, Self-reflection, Self-awareness, Gamification

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 50: December 13, 2019

This week we learned about a few key components that are necessary for effective instructional coaching, how one coach found a fun way to promote risk-taking through gamification, the flexibility of "un-conferences" as a way for teachers to collaborate professionally, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Personalized Professional Development, Coaching, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Questioning Techniques, Coaching PD, Coaching Methodologies, Self-reflection, Gamification, Unconferences

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

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 44: November 1, 2019

This week we covered the importance of trust and taking the time to develop teachers, how questions are at the core of coaching interactions, why it's important to encourage risk-taking among staff, activities that promote collaboration during PD sessions, and more!

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Coaching, PD, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Collaboration, Questioning Techniques, Trust, Coaching Cycles, Risk-Taking

Prep Like the Best: A Coach’s Guide for School Year Preparations

As a coach, how do you prep for a successful year? Robyn Hartzell, K-12 educational consultant, provides some of her techniques that not only help organize a coach's work but promote effective communication throughout the coaching process as well.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Email, Questioning Techniques, Goal Setting, Communication, Coaching Plan, Administrator summary

August 2019 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

Welcome back to school! Kick-start the new year with the top articles from August's weekly coaching roundups: reflective questions that help a coach identify their role, relationship-building strategies for working with teachers, how one coach transitioned back to a teaching position, questions that help create powerful conversations, student-focused tips to prepare for a new year, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: TeachBoost, Must Reads, Coaching Relationships, PLCs, Questioning Techniques, First Year Coaching Tips, Coaching Cycles, Teacher Tricks, Reflection, Coach-Teacher Transitions, Student-Focused

Weekly Coaching Roundup: July 29th, 2019

This week we covered questions that help a coach define their identity, the value of responsiveness in teachers, tips for starting a collaborative coaching cycle, how one coach built an ongoing partnership, and more!

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Topics: Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Coaching Relationships, Collaboration, Questioning Techniques, Coaching Cycles, Reflection, Advanced Teachers, Responsive Coaching, Long-Term Partnerships