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

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 41: October 9, 2020

This week we learned how coaches can help model student conferencing for their teachers, how one organization took control of their school year prep through collaborative PLCs, why the real classroom magic happens when ICs and teachers are in sync, and more. Enjoy! 😀

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Topics: Coaching Roundup, Student-Centered Coaching, PLCs, Co-Teaching, Collaboration, Teacher Tricks, Modeling, Student-Led Conferences, Long-Term Partnerships, Student-Focused

Modeling One-on-One Student Conferencing for Teachers

Let's face it, one-on-one support—whether for students or teachers—is extremely helpful but often not a skill we're all comfortable practicing. Liz Janusz, ELA instructional coach in Chicago, IL, shows teachers how to take conferring to the next level by modeling individual reading and writing conferencing with students.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Student-Centered Coaching, Personalized Learning, Modeling, Student Conferencing

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 46: November 15, 2019

This week we covered the value of affirmation and praise in coaching, why principal and coach partnerships set organizations up for success, how administrators can often be better leaders by thinking like a coach, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Coaching, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Practical Advice, Student-Centered Coaching, Principal and Coach, Coaching Hat, Self-awareness

Weekly Coaching Roundup: August 26th, 2019

This week we covered the importance of timely and positive feedback, a few changes schools can make to go from teacher-centered to student-centered, strategies for building relationships with teachers new to coaching, and more!

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Topics: Coaching, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Coaching Relationships, Building Relationships, Student-Centered Coaching, New Teacher Support, Mentors, Self-reflection

Weekly Coaching Roundup: All Things Co-Teaching

Welcome back to TeachBoost's Coaching Roundup! This month we're covering all things co-teaching and how you can harness its power to build a collaborative partnership with your peers.

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Topics: Coaching Roundup, Coaching Relationships, Student-Centered Coaching, Co-Teaching, Collaboration, Partnership, Teacher Tricks, Modeling, Special Education, Co-Presenting, Co-Planning

Weekly Coaching Roundup: May 6th, 2019

This week we learned how end-of-year coaching cycles encourage risk-taking, the importance of self-management, how to promote teacher learning through a backward planning process, and more!

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Topics: Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Student-Centered Coaching, Teacher Support, Coaching Cycles, Self-reflection

3 Reasons Why End-of-Year Coaching Cycles Are the Best

Just because the school year is winding down doesn't mean learning has to as well. Tonya Moody, instructional coach in Westfield Washington School District in central Indiana, believes end-of-year coaching cycles are the perfect time to encourage risk-taking and promote a culture of learning.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Student-Centered Coaching, Collaboration, Coaching Cycles, Risk-Taking, End of Year

Scaffolding Teacher Goals for Long-Term Impact

What's a great way to increase morale when working on a goal? Mini-achievements! Dr. Cristine LaMontagne, instructional coach at East Side Union High School District in California, shares how she simplifies goals with teachers to build small achievements along the way.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Student-Centered Coaching, Goal Setting, Scaffolding, Goals, Achievements

How Effective Feedback Supports a Whole Child Perspective

Students take ownership of their learning when they're given a voice and choice. Lauren Smith, instructional coach at Noblesville Schools in Indiana, highlights why it's important to tailor feedback to meet the social and emotional needs of each student.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Feedback, Your Coaching Toolbox, Student-Centered Coaching, Coaching Conversations, Student Outcomes, Whole Child