Topics: PD, Must Reads, PLCs, New Teacher Support, Conversations, First Year Coaching Tips, Social-Emotional, Overwhelmed, School-Wide Goals, Data-Driven Strategies, Stress and Anxiety, Parallel Practice
Have you ever wondered what a digital learning coach's day-to-day is like? Lisa Hockenberry, from Frisco ISD in Texas, overviews the rewards, challenges, daily motivations, and the ins and outs of her coaching role.
Topics: Guest Blogger, Collaboration, Personalized Learning, Goal Setting, Classroom Technology, Coaching Roles, School-Wide Goals, Student-Focused, Traveling Coach, Coaching Traits, Digital Learning Coach
Traditional PLCs are often dull and leave educators feeling like they're another task to do in their already busy schedules. Casey Watts, IC in Texas, offers a few fun strategies that re-shift the focus of your current PLCs to be ones focused on a shared culture of collaboration.
Topics: Must Reads, Coaching Cycles, Coaching Meetings, Coaching Methodologies, Learning Walks, School-Wide Goals, Data-Driven Strategies, Self-awareness, Coaching Traits, Stress and Anxiety, Frameworks, D.A.S.H Model
This week we learned five ways to become a better listener, why celebrating wins and shared goal progress cultivates a culture of learning, how to identify a focus for coaching cycles via kick-off meetings, and more. Enjoy!
Topics: Instructional Leadership, Coaching Roundup, Building Relationships, Listening Skills, Coaching Cycles, Coaching Meetings, Professional Growth, Goals, Vulnerability, School-Wide Goals, Teacher Appreciation
Sherry St. Clair, president of Reflective Learning, shares a few tactics that leaders can use to praise individual and shared goal progress to help cultivate a culture of learning.
This month we're looking closely at the partnership between ICs and principals and why it's essential for coaching success. 😀 Enjoy!
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Topics: Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Coaching Relationships, Questioning Techniques, Partnership Agreements, Principal and Coach, Culture of Coaching, Mission and Vision, Reflection, New School Year Preparation, School-Wide Goals, Virtual Coaching, Summer, Roundup Topics
Tina Halverson, PK-12 instructional coach in Iowa, highlights a few of her district's techniques with social and emotional learning to help meet the needs of all of their students while keeping their emotions front and center.
We wrapped up the last week of April by learning about the 5-D Cycle of Appreciative Inquiry, a day in the life of an instructional technology coach, why principals can benefit from coaching, and more! 😀
Topics: Instructional Leadership, Coaching Roundup, Coaching Relationships, Collaboration, Principal and Coach, Growth Mindset, Coaching Cycles, Coaching Methodologies, Self-reflection, Reflection, Coaching Roles, School-Wide Goals, Appreciative Inquiry
Mia Pumo, author and co-founder of Constructive Learning Design, explores the 5-D cycle of Appreciative Inquiry and shows how you can use it with your team to lay a solid foundation of communication and collaboration.