November 2021 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

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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

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 44: November 5th, 2021

This week we learned how to create a digital coaching invitation, four ways to enhance our teachers' social-emotional and physical well-being, what a "conversation workout" is, a few techniques for addressing teachers' emotions, and more!

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Topics: Instructional Coaching, Relationships, Coaching Conversations, First Year Coaching Tips, Mission and Vision, Social-Emotional, Coaching Invitations, Stress and Anxiety, Google Jamboard, Parallel Practice

Use Parallel Practice for Social-Emotional Learning

For teachers to take care of students, they must first be at one with their own emotions. Morgan Davis, instructional coach in Colorado, highlights four of her go-to practices that prioritize her teachers social-emotional and physical well-being.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Coaching Relationships, Practical Advice, PLCs, Coaching Conversations, First Year Coaching Tips, Social-Emotional, Self-awareness, Self-care, Stress and Anxiety, Parallel Practice

June 2021 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

Summer is officially here, and we all deserve a little R&R. 🏖️ Unwind with the top articles from June's Weekly Coaching Roundups to learn a four-step process that ICs can follow to guide their own learning, how to create a cheat sheet of in-the-moment coaching and teaching tactics, a few out-of-the-ordinary PD designs to move beyond sit-and-get workshops, and more. 😌

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Topics: Personalized Professional Development, Must Reads, Student-Centered Coaching, Personalized Learning, Goal Setting, First Year Coaching Tips, Coaching PD, Self-reflection, Social-Emotional, In-the-Moment Coaching, Student-Focused, Frameworks, Sensory Rooms, Play Cards

Foster Cooperative Adult Learning with the Jigsaw Method

Miguel Guhlin, Director of Professional Development for TCEA, walks us through the Jigsaw Method and how, in an adult learning context, it can increase collaboration and rapid learning among everyone involved.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Collaboration, Conversations, Teacher Tricks, Professional Growth, Social-Emotional, Goals, Learning Walks, Student-Focused, Jigsaw Method

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 21: May 28th, 2021

We wrapped up the last full week of May by learning three tips for balancing your dual role as teacher and coach, a district's practiced techniques for supporting SEL, four out-of-the-ordinary PD designs, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: Instructional Leadership, PD, Coaching Roundup, Practical Advice, Building Relationships, PLCs, Collaboration, Coaching Conversations, Social-Emotional, Coaching Hat, Coach-Teacher Transitions, Student-Focused, Making Coaching Fun, Self-care, Frameworks

How One Iowa District Put SEL on Center Stage

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.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Self-reflection, Reflection, Social-Emotional, School-Wide Goals, Data-Driven Strategies, Student-Focused, Frameworks, Sensory Rooms, Success Teams

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

One Minute PD

Rachel Mane, secondary math specialist in Texas, highlights two ways she provides quick, targeted PD for her teachers—in under 60 seconds! ⌛

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Personalized Professional Development, PD, Your Coaching Toolbox, New Teacher Support, Email, Video, Teacher Support, Social Media, Social-Emotional, Youtube

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 6: February 12, 2021

This week we learned the value of curiosity in conversations, how you can showcase your impact as an IC, a few different approaches to coaching, and more. Enjoy! 😀

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Topics: Coaching Roundup, Coaching Relationships, Listening Skills, Coaching Conversations, Coaching Methodologies, Social-Emotional, Feedback Forms, Coaching Menus, Self-care, Impact, Evidence