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

October 2018 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

We've harvested the top coaching articles from October's weekly coaching roundups! Read below to learn about inquiry-based coaching cycles, extending coaching invitations, rules for instructional coaches, wearing a coaching at as a principal, and more.

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Topics: TeachBoost, Must Reads, Instructional Coaching, Newsletters, Relationships, Roundup, Building Relationships, Coaching Hat, Advanced Teachers, Coaching Invitations, Inquiry-Based

The Causes of Coaching Reluctance

TeachBoost continues to ask instructional coaches what tools they include in their instructional coaching toolbox as part of our TeachBoost series, Your Coaching Toolbox—resources, tips, and reflections for instructional coaches, by instructional coaches.

In part one of her two-part series, Cailin Minor, literacy coach at Shanghai American School in China, first dissects the causes for teachers feeling "stuck" and reluctant towards coaching.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Coaching, Your Coaching Toolbox, Relationships, Coaching Reluctance

The Loneliness of Coaching

Fiona Hurtado, teaching and learning coach in South Africa, identifies three sources of loneliness as a coach and how to combat them.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Coaching, Your Coaching Toolbox, Instructional Coaching, Relationships, Coaching Reluctance, Loneliness

Reflecting on My First Year Coaching

Allison Kieffner, instructional coach outside Boston, Massachusetts, reflects on the tools, learnings, and support she needed to make her first year coaching a successful one. Afterwards, read more perspectives like hers in our First Year as a Coach series!

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, First Year as a Coach, Relationships, Collaboration, Networking

New Webinar! Questioning Techniques to Advance the Coaching Session

TeachBoost partnered with Ellen Eisenberg and Dana Kramaroff for the third webinar of our 2018 coaching series on March 28th at 6pm EDT.

View the Recording!

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Topics: TeachBoost, Relationships, Questioning Techniques, Conversations, Trust