Encourage Communication with the D.A.S.H Model

When teachers feel like you're on their team, they're more willing to partner with you. Michael Sonbert promotes the "D.A.S.H." coaching framework for coaches to relieve teacher anxiety and drive genuine, data-driven conversations with those they support.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Relationships, Building Relationships, Coaching Conversations, Teacher Support, Coaching Methodologies, Vulnerability, In-the-Moment Coaching, Data, Communication, Frameworks, Proactive Coaching, Appreciative Inquiry, D.A.S.H Model

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 35: September 3rd, 2021

Welcome to the 2021-22 school year! Kick it off by learning how you can use pineapple charts to inspire a school-wide culture of collaborative PD, why mentors are valuable for teacher growth, how administrators can support teachers who feel stressed or anxious, the role of trust in coaching, and more! Enjoy.

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Topics: Personalized Professional Development, Feedback, PD, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Coaching Relationships, Relationships, Collaboration, Conversations, Mentors, Coaching Methodologies, Empathy, Peer Observations, Vulnerability, Coaching Invitations, Peer Coaching, Teacher Retention, Teacher Empowerment, Pineapple Charts

A Coach's Keys to Growth: Reflections and Relationships

Rachel Mane, secondary math specialist in Texas, highlights what she believes to be the two most significant factors to her coaching growth and journey: relationships and reflection.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Coaching Relationships, Practical Advice, Relationships, Building Relationships, Coaching Reluctance, Questioning Techniques, First Year Coaching Tips, Self-reflection, Reflection

Transitioning Out of Emergency Coaching and Teaching

As we venture back to in-person teaching and learning, we must decide what tactics worked in the past and what we should leave there. Ellen Eisenberg, executive director of The Professional Institute for Instructional Coaching, highlights what she believes we should strengthen, keep, and dismiss for the return to school and the role of the IC during the process. 🏫

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Relationships, Building Relationships, Collaboration, Student Growth, Classroom Technology, Teacher Support, Coaching Methodologies, Student-Focused, Peer Coaching, Crisis Skills, Online Tools

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 18: May 7th, 2021

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! 👩‍🏫 We started off May by learning how to use Jamboard to promote positive reflection, a few ways ICs can address their emotions when working with teachers, how to celebrate successes through virtual or physical documentation panels, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: PD, Coaching Roundup, Relationships, Collaboration, Social-Emotional, Self-awareness, Making Coaching Fun, Coaching Traits, Fun, Google Jamboard, Online Tools

Using Jamboard to Share and Celebrate Success

Violet Christensen, instructional learning coach in Longmont, CO, shares three ways to use Google Jamboard to promote positive reflection and celebrate successes with her teachers.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Relationships, Building Relationships, Collaboration, Self-reflection, Virtual Coaching, Making Coaching Fun, Fun, Self-care, Google Jamboard, Online Tools

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 12: March 26, 2021

This week we looked at how you can focus coaching cycles by surveying teachers about their needs, a fresh approach for in-the-moment coaching using lab sites, a personal ice breaker to use during your next PLC session, and more. Enjoy! 👍

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Topics: Personalized Professional Development, Coaching Roundup, Practical Advice, Relationships, PLCs, Culture of Coaching, Coaching Cycles, Coaching Meetings, In-the-Moment Coaching, Coaching Surveys, Teacher Empowerment, Lab Sites

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, Week 49: December 4, 2020

We kickstarted December by looking at a few ways to strengthen connection in remote environments, why one IC believes teachers can benefit from the "See Think Wonder" protocol, how teachers can empower their students by giving them voice and choice in their learning, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: Coaching Roundup, Relationships, Listening Skills, Teacher Tricks, Coaching Models, Feedback Forms, Virtual Coaching, Remote Work, Stress and Anxiety, GIR Model

3 Ways to Strengthen Connections in Remote Environments

How do you build and strengthen connections with teachers in remote learning environments, you ask? Ashley Taplin, math specialist in Texas, explains how she shares strategies, highlights best practices, and listens intentionally while working from both in-person and from afar.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Newsletters, Relationships, Building Relationships, Co-Teaching, Collaboration, Email, Listening Skills, Self-reflection, Virtual Coaching, Remote Coaching, Stress and Anxiety