How One Oklahoma District Offers Mini-PD through Video

Have you ever dreamed about being in front of a camera? Well, it's never too late! Jason Clark, Professional Development Coordinator for Oklahoma City Public Schools, highlights how his organization uses video to provide quick and targeted PD in an entertaining way. Action! 🎬

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Personalized Professional Development, PD, Video Coaching, Social Media, Youtube

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 32: August 13th, 2021

This week we learned some tips for first year instructional coaches, three ways to build your PLN, seven ways to strengthen your coaching relationships, why thinking aloud during coaching conversations is productive, and more. Enjoy! 😀

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Topics: twitter, Feedback, PD, Coaching Roundup, Building Relationships, Student-Centered Coaching, PLCs, Questioning Techniques, Listening Skills, Mentors, Coaching Conversations, First Year Coaching Tips, Modeling, Social Media, Vulnerability, Feedback Forms, PLN

3 Ways to Build Your PLN as a New IC

Being a new instructional coach can feel like you're on an island with few resources, which is why it's crucial to build a learning network on your own. 🏝️ Violet Christensen and Courtney Groskin eagerly share three tactics for making connections—both in-person and online—and even suggestions of whom to follow online.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, twitter, First Year as a Coach, Practical Advice, Building Relationships, PLCs, Collaboration, Principal and Coach, Mentors, First Year Coaching Tips, Social Media, Online Tools, Twitter Chats, PLN

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 26: July 2nd, 2021

We wrapped up June and kickstarted July by learning how to use the Jigsaw Method to increase collaboration during adult learning sessions, three steps for building our PLNs, words to avoid as an IC, and more. Enjoy! 😀

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Topics: Coaching Roundup, Coaching Relationships, PLCs, Collaboration, Principal and Coach, Conversations, Trust, Mentors, Coaching Conversations, First Year Coaching Tips, Professional Growth, Social Media, Learning Walks, End of Year, Compassion, Online Tools, Twitter Chats, Jigsaw Method

A Day in the Life of an Instructional Technology Coach

Teresa Engler, instructional technology coach in McGuffey School District, walks through a day’s responsibilities and her role in ensuring every teacher has opportunities to learn professionally, no matter where they are at in their career.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, PD, Meetings, Coaching Relationships, Building Relationships, Coaching Cycles, Reflection, Social Media, Coaching Roles, Coaching Surveys, Virtual Coaching, Google

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 14: April 9, 2021

This week we learned how to expand your professional learning on Twitter, a six-step approach for sorting through data, a few behaviors to cultivate when making the shift from in-person to virtual learning, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: twitter, Coaching Roundup, PLCs, Questioning Techniques, Teacher Tricks, Self-reflection, Networking, Professional Growth, Social Media, Virtual Coaching, Data-Driven Strategies, Remote Work, Twitter Chats

Expand Your Professional Learning with Twitter Chats

Need a new channel to connect with your peers at a time and location convenient for you? Twitter can help! Kathy Perret, instructional coaching consultant and author, explains how you can get started using Twitter today and level up your experience with Twitter chats. 📱

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Topics: Guest Blogger, twitter, PLCs, Networking, Professional Growth, Social Media, Twitter Chats

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 8: February 26, 2021

In the final coaching roundup of February, we learned how to coach a teacher out of a deficit mindset, two ways you can provide PD in under 60 seconds, the five phases of a mini-coaching cycle, and more!

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Topics: Personalized Professional Development, Coaching Roundup, Email, Questioning Techniques, Trust, Coaching Cycles, Social Media, Innovation, Student-Focused, Coaching Needs, Autonomy, Personality

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: 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, Roundup Topics