A Day in the Life of a Student Learning Coach

Ever wonder what a typical day looks like for an instructional coach? Well look no further! Julie Nelson, student learning coach at Westgate Elementary School near Chicago, Illinois, walks through a day's work in her ever-changing role and the many hats she wears. 🎩

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Personalized Learning, Questioning Techniques, Teacher Support, Coaching Methodologies, Coaching Roles, Co-Planning, Student-Focused, Distance Learning

Embedding Social and Emotional Learning into Online Instruction

Lindsey Frank, M.Ed., a district-wide Climate and Social-Emotional Learning Coach in Illinois, shares strategies for embedding social and emotional learning into your coaching partnerships, especially within remote learning spaces.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Feedback, Relationships, Building Relationships, Time Management, Social-Emotional, Student-Focused, Self-awareness, Remote Coaching

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

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

Weekly Coaching Roundup: Tips for Dealing with Stress and Anxiety

Welcome back to TeachBoost's Coaching Roundup! As remote learning continues, educators are being forced to deal with unexpected shifts in processes, routines, and all of the stress that comes with them. Learn from your peers on how they're finding ways to deal with the stress and anxiety in September's topic roundup.

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Topics: Feedback, Coaching Roundup, Loneliness, Communication, Student-Focused, Self-awareness, Distance Learning, Crisis Skills, Remote Work

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 37: September 11, 2020

This week we learned how ICs can ease back into coaching after an absence, a few classroom discussion tips for engaging students, ideas for developing and maintaining relationships with students remotely, and more. Enjoy! 😀

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Topics: Coaching Roundup, Relationships, PLCs, Classroom Management, Coaching Roles, Student-Focused, Leave of Absence

4 Ways ICs Can Support Teachers and Students Virtually

Relationships between teachers and ICs have never been more pertinent than they are right now while working from a distance. Amber Van Den Berg, instructional coach with Westfield Washington Schools in Indiana, relays a handful of her go-to techniques to support both students and educators in remote learning environments. 💻

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Video, Teacher Support, Self-reflection, Virtual Coaching, Student-Focused, E-Learning, Remote Coaching

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 33: August 14, 2020

This week we learned about some powerful pandemic-related introspection and coaching adjustments, the value of content-based coaching cycles and how you can get started, took a deep-dive into all of the qualities that drive a coaching implementation, and more. Enjoy! 

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Topics: Coaching Roundup, Coaching Cycles, Coaching Support, Ego-Envy Effect, Virtual Coaching, Student-Focused, Crisis Skills, 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

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 31: July 31, 2020

This week we learned a few techniques for building relationships remotely, two areas teachers should focus their planning on to be more student-focused, some tips for coaching from afar, and more. Enjoy! 😀

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Topics: Coaching Roundup, Building Relationships, Coaching Roles, Virtual Coaching, Student-Focused