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

Create Highly Engaging Coaching Newsletters

Traci Piltz, technology integration specialist in Montana, walks through her steps for crafting beautiful weekly newsletters for her teachers as a way to better communicate with them across buildings.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Newsletters, Classroom Technology, Teacher Support, Social Media, Communication

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 42: October 16, 2020

This week we looked at a few ways you can take full advantage of your next virtual conference, the benefits of using choice boards to give students a say in their learning activities, how one coach promotes teacher engagement during weekly PD sessions through BINGO, and more. Enjoy! 💻

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Topics: PD, Coaching Roundup, PLCs, Social Media, Student-Focused, Making Coaching Fun, Remote Work, Curriculum

5 Tips to Make the Most of Your Virtual Conferences

While in-person conferences and PD can have a lot of advantages, Brandy Alexander, elementary instructional specialist in the Houston, TX area, believes you can still get the same relationship and connection-building benefits during virtual conferences. Read her five suggestions for knocking your next virtual event out of the park. ⚾

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, PD, Coaching PD, Professional Growth, Social Media, Coaching Tribes, Remote Work

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 32: August 7, 2020

August is off to a strong start with some great coaching content from around the web! Read on to learn how one coach uses Instagram to support her coaching role, the five levels of listening, a few tips for connected professional learning, and more. Enjoy! 👍

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Topics: Coaching Roundup, Listening Skills, Classroom Management, Professional Growth, Social Media, Student-Focused, Distance Learning, Remote Coaching

The Power of Instagram for Coaches

Social media can be a lot of fun, but it's also a great way to grow and develop professionally. Nita Creekmore, instructional coach in Georgia, shares how she uses Instagram to support her role as an instructional coach and why she got started.📱

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Social Media, Instagram, Content Discovery

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 28: July 10, 2020

This week we learned about the power of Bitmoji classrooms and how you can create your own, how to coach through email signatures, 10 social and emotional learning strategies, and more. Enjoy! 😀

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Topics: Coaching Roundup, Social Media, Social-Emotional, Bitmojis, Bitmoji Classrooms

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 27: July 3, 2020

Can you believe we're already halfway through 2020?! ☀️ Read on to learn why educators everywhere are going crazy for Bitmoji classrooms, how you can build a professional learning network outside of your organization, a few support complexities that ICs must honor when building professional relationships, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: Coaching Roundup, PLCs, Teacher Tricks, Social Media, Bitmojis, Bitmoji Classrooms

4 Key Mindsets for Coaching Remotely

Coaching and leading remotely is a new challenge for most instructional coaches, and it requires a shift in the way we think and carry out our daily routines. Stephanie Affinito, literacy education professor at the University at Albany in New York, is back with some of her must-have attributes of ICs working remotely.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, twitter, Your Coaching Toolbox, Instructional Coaching, Scheduling, Personalized Learning, Social Media, Virtual Coaching, Organization Tips, Distance Learning, Coaching Choice Boards

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 14: April 3, 2020

Learn how reflecting on your daily practices and actions can lead to a bit more consistency in your day-to-day, discover some tools to help communicate better remotely, find out how to set yourself up for continuous growth as a coach, read some tips for coaching with confidence, and more. Enjoy! 😀

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Coaching Roundup, Coaching Methodologies, Self-reflection, Professional Growth, Social Media, Time Management, Loneliness, Difficult Conversations, Virtual Coaching, Communication, Organization Tips, Distance Learning, E-Learning