Achievement Teams: Functional Teacher Collaboration Is Solved!

Steve Ventura, president and lead consultant at Advanced Collaborative Solutions, speaks to the advantage of using achievement teams to move the needle for disciplined collaboration among teachers and leaders.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Cycles, Relationships, PLCs, Collaboration, Leadership Development, Reflection, School-Wide Goals, Data-Driven Strategies, Student-Focused, Frameworks, Achievement Teams

Weekly Coaching Roundup: Transitioning Back to the Classroom Post-COVID

The sudden shift to remote learning was a difficult transition for many educators. Similarly, the change back to in-person learning brings its challenges, too. Read on to learn how some of your peers successfully transitioned back to the classroom and a few traits they brought with them. 👩‍🏫

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Topics: Coaching Roundup, Teacher Leadership, Blended Learning, Classroom Technology, Teacher Tricks, Reflection, Time Management, Transparency, Student-Focused, Distance Learning, Crisis Skills, Remote Work, Teacher Empowerment

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 5: February 5, 2021

The groundhog may have predicted six more weeks of winter, but that just means more guilt-free reading time before the weather changes. 🤓 Start here by learning five strategies to help everyone make the most of online instruction, how to close student learning gaps with co-planning, a few ways teachers can harness their reflection skillset to improve their practice, and more!

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Topics: Engagement, Coaching Roundup, Student-Centered Coaching, Teacher Leadership, Adult Learning, Reflection, Co-Planning, Distance Learning, E-Learning

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 38: September 18, 2020

This week we looked at a few ways ICs can cultivate compassion both for themselves and their colleagues, one method for kick-starting collaborative partnerships and relationships with teachers, why mental health is so important—especially this fall—and more. Enjoy! 😌

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Topics: Coaching Roundup, Coaching Relationships, Collaboration, Listening Skills, Empathy, Self-reflection, Reflection, Remote Work, Compassion

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 15: April 10, 2020

This week we learned why affirmation and acknowledgement fosters strong coaching relationships, a few quick tips for remote coaching, the value of vulnerability and trust between a teacher and coach, and more. Enjoy! 🐰

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Topics: Product, Coaching Roundup, Coaching Relationships, Newsletters, Building Relationships, Culture of Coaching, Coaching Conversations, Self-reflection, Reflection, Vulnerability, Virtual Coaching, Communication, Affirmation, Distance Learning, E-Learning, TeachBoost Coach

How We Talk About Teachers Matters

Amy Ellerman, instructional coach in Colorado, explores how an asset-based mindset can help you recognize the value and uniqueness of everyone you work with.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, PD, Your Coaching Toolbox, Coaching Methodologies, Reflection, Vulnerability, Coaching Plan, Asset-based Mindset

Best Practices for All 3 Steps in the Coaching Cycle

Annie Forest, coaching and math coordinator in Illinois, walks through the stages of a successful coaching cycle and shares how clear goals and continuous reflection help power them.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Instructional Coaching, Co-Teaching, Goal Setting, Coaching Cycles, Modeling, Reflection, Co-Planning

Weekly Coaching Roundup: September 23rd, 2019

This week we learned some peer coaching concepts, the ups and downs one coach experienced their first year, the impact of coaching for all education professionals, how coaches can support reflection, and more!

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Coaching, PD, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Culture of Coaching, First Year Coaching Tips, Coaching PD, Self-reflection, Reflection, Peer Coaching

Weekly Coaching Roundup: September 9th, 2019

This week we learned some strategies that coaches can practice to help improve new or veteran teachers, the importance of reflection and its value for teachers, why some coaching programs never take off, tips for working with a beginning teacher, and more!

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Topics: Coaching, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Coaching Relationships, Building Relationships, New Teacher Support, Culture of Coaching, Mentors, First Year Coaching Tips, Self-reflection, Reflection