Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 36: September 10th, 2021

This week we learned how ICs can create a coaching partnership agreement with their principal, the six stages of a student-centered coaching cycle, what school leaders should look for when evaluating coaches, and more!

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Topics: PD, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Building Relationships, Student-Centered Coaching, Partnership Agreements, Principal and Coach, Goal Setting, Mentors, Coaching Conversations, Coaching Cycles, Coaching Methodologies, Modeling, Professional Growth, Transparency, Affirmation

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

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 27: July 9th, 2021

We're sure you could use some time to relax after the holiday weekend—here's poolside reading compiled just for you! 🏖️ Take a moment to learn how to use collective efficacy to leverage teamwork for better coaching cycles, a three-part redesign for enforcing good habits, what one principal learned while being in the trenches this year, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: Coaching Roundup, Student-Centered Coaching, Principal and Coach, Culture of Coaching, Mission and Vision, Coaching Cycles, Confidentiality, Peer Observations, Co-Planning, Student-Focused, Growth Plans, Lab Sites, Home-to-School Connections, Collective Efficacy

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

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 5: February 5, 2021

The groundhog may have predicted six more weeks of winter, but that just means more guilt-free reading time before the weather changes. 🤓 Start here by learning five strategies to help everyone make the most of online instruction, how to close student learning gaps with co-planning, a few ways teachers can harness their reflection skillset to improve their practice, and more!

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Topics: Engagement, Coaching Roundup, Student-Centered Coaching, Teacher Leadership, Adult Learning, Reflection, Co-Planning, Distance Learning, E-Learning

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 48: November 27, 2020

This week we learned how both teachers and ICs can use Google Jamboard to support their work, the magic that happens when coaches collaborate with peers from other departments, a few sets of questions to kick-start your next student-centered coaching conversation, and more. Enjoy! 🦃

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Topics: Coaching Roundup, Student-Centered Coaching, Collaboration, New Teacher Support, Partnership, Virtual Coaching, School Librarian, Google Jamboard, Google, Whiteboards

Crafting Your Coaching Approach

Katie Biggs and Hanna Schramm, who support and develop the instructional coaching program for Comal ISD in Texas, explore three ways to hone your craft by building relationships, diversifying your toolkit, and empowering educators.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Building Relationships, Student-Centered Coaching, Partnership, Trust, Coaching Cycles, Coaching Methodologies, Communication, Growth Plans

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

October 2020 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

All treats and no tricks from October's Weekly Coaching Roundups. 🍭 Read below to learn a few tips for building teacher capacity, the benefits of using coaching choice boards, how you can take control of remote learning, a six-step coaching cycle for rolling out new classroom technology, and more! Enjoy. 👻

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Topics: Must Reads, Student-Centered Coaching, Collaboration, Classroom Technology, Teacher Support, Teacher Development, Modeling, Coaching Choice Boards, Remote Work

How to Set the Right Kind of Goal for Your Coaching Cycle

Samantha Shields, an Early Literacy Specialist in Round Rock, Texas combines elements from both Jim Knight and Diane Sweeney's work to help you set the right kind of goal with your teachers, every time.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Engagement, Your Coaching Toolbox, Student-Centered Coaching, Goal Setting, Coaching Cycles, Coaching Methodologies, Social-Emotional, Goals