Weekly Coaching Roundup: Web Apps for ICs

Last year's shift to remote learning and instruction encouraged many of us to explore new online tools, but with so many options out there it can feel a little overwhelming to choose the right ones. Luckily your friends here at TeachBoost have your back! Here are some of the top web apps for ICs we've found your peers raving about. Enjoy! 😀

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Topics: Coaching Roundup, Bitmojis, Coaching Choice Boards, TeachBoost Coach, Remote Coaching, Online Tools

Weekly Coaching Roundup: The Best of 2020!

Wow, 2020 has been quite a year and we're thankful for all of you who read and share our weekly coaching roundup! Before we leave this year behind us, let's take a look at the top coaching articles of 2020 from our amazing guest bloggers. 👏

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Topics: Coaching Roundup, Coaching Relationships, Social Media, Virtual Coaching, Making Coaching Fun, Affirmation, Coaching Choice Boards, Crisis Skills, Remote Coaching, Bitmoji Classrooms, Fun, Best of

Shift from Reactive to Proactive Coaching with Coaching Launchpads

Stephanie Affinito, Staff Associate in the literacy department at the University at Albany in New York, shares how coaching launchpads can help shift your focus from reactive to proactive coaching.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Coaching Conversations, Teacher Support, Crisis Skills, Remote Coaching, Proactive Coaching

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

Weekly Coaching Roundup: All Things Virtual Coaching

Welcome back to TeachBoost's Coaching Roundup! While coaching has looked a lot different this year with many new challenges, there have been a ton of amazing ICs who have shared their knowledge and tips on how to coach virtually. We're covering them all this month, so read on for how you can harness your own remote coaching powers!

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Topics: Coaching Roundup, Coaching Relationships, PLCs, Teacher Support, Coaching Cycles, Self-reflection, Coaching Surveys, Virtual Coaching, Self-awareness, E-Learning, Crisis Skills, Remote Work, TeachBoost Coach, Coaching Traits, Remote Coaching

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 44: October 30, 2020

We wrapped up October by learning how to set targeted goals with teachers, strategies for incorporating social and emotional learning into your coaching partnerships, a few tips for creating engaging and reflective virtual professional learning, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: PD, Coaching Roundup, Building Relationships, Student-Centered Coaching, Social-Emotional, Vulnerability, Self-awareness, Remote Coaching

Embedding Social and Emotional Learning into Online Instruction

Lindsey Frank, M.Ed., a district-wide Climate and Social-Emotional Learning Coach in Illinois, shares strategies for embedding social and emotional learning into your coaching partnerships, especially within remote learning spaces.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Feedback, Relationships, Building Relationships, Time Management, Social-Emotional, Student-Focused, Self-awareness, Remote Coaching

August 2020 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

Welcome back! The 2020-21 school year may look a little different and we want to wish everyone a safe and successful one. To help you get ready, we went through August's Weekly Coaching Roundups and pulled out some of the most relevant for the start of this year: learn the value of using shared language to define the role of an IC, why a team approach to distance learning is key, a few tips for taking control of your classroom virtually, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: Must Reads, Coaching Cycles, Classroom Management, Ego-Envy Effect, Virtual Coaching, Remote Coaching, Instagram, Practice Profiles

Weekly Coaching Roundup: Preparing for a New and Different School Year

Welcome back to TeachBoost's Coaching Roundup. With most schools facing change and uncertainty as the new year starts, August is a good opportunity to think through and prepare for some of the new challenges. Read on to learn from your peers on some time-tested preparation tips.

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Topics: Coaching Roundup, First Year Coaching Tips, New School Year Preparation, Crisis Skills, Remote Coaching

4 Ways ICs Can Support Teachers and Students Virtually

Relationships between teachers and ICs have never been more pertinent than they are right now while working from a distance. Amber Van Den Berg, instructional coach with Westfield Washington Schools in Indiana, relays a handful of her go-to techniques to support both students and educators in remote learning environments. 💻

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Video, Teacher Support, Self-reflection, Virtual Coaching, Student-Focused, E-Learning, Remote Coaching