August 2021 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

We went through August's Weekly Coaching Roundups and bundled up the top articles for your back-to-school pack. 🎒 Learn why coaching brochures are an incredible way to showcase all you do as an IC, how to use affirmation stations to spread love and appreciation to your staff, the importance of relationships and reflection for coaching growth, and more. Enjoy, and we wish you a safe and prosperous 2021-22 school year. 😀

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Topics: PD, Must Reads, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Relationships, Building Relationships, Coaching Reluctance, Growth Mindset, Culture of Coaching, First Year Coaching Tips, Teacher Support, Coaching Meetings, Self-reflection, Reflection, New School Year Preparation, Co-Planning, Coaching Surveys, Introductions, Coaching Menus, Making Coaching Fun, Teacher Appreciation, Online Tools, Brochure, Affirmation Stations

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 34: August 27th, 2021

This week we learned how to build a culture of appreciation with affirmation stations, why relationships and reflection are essential to coaching growth, five traits of positively energizing ICs and leaders, and more! 😀

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Topics: Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Coaching Relationships, PLCs, Principal and Coach, Culture of Coaching, Teacher Support, Mission and Vision, Self-reflection, Reflection, Comfort Zone, Introductions, Communication, Affirmation, Teacher Appreciation, Remote Coaching, Google, Online Tools, Affirmation Stations

Build a Culture of Appreciation with Affirmation Stations

Brandy Alexander shares how you can use "affirmation stations" to thoughtfully and creatively spread love and appreciation to all of your staff members this year. 💌

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Coaching Relationships, Building Relationships, Edcamps, Affirmation, Teacher Appreciation, Affirmation Stations

Weekly Coaching Roundup: Cultivating a Growth Mindset

Having a growth mindset, versus a fixed mindset, is a quality everyone should practice and possess. 👍 Read on to learn a few tips and techniques for leading with and promoting a growth mindset in this month's topic roundup.

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Topics: Instructional Leadership, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Practical Advice, Growth Mindset, Goal Setting, Coaching Methodologies, Professional Growth, Student Outcomes, Teacher Appreciation, Roundup Topics

3 Tips to Balance Your Roles as Teacher and Coach

Lauren Smith, instructional coach in Indiana, reflects on three themes that have sustained her this year in her new dual role as both teacher and coach, and how they'll guide her work in the future.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Building Relationships, Collaboration, Reflection, Coaching Hat, Responsive Coaching, Coach-Teacher Transitions, Student-Focused, Teacher Appreciation, Self-care

The Power of Affirmation

Jenna Moller, instructional coach in Illinois, shares why affirmation is important—both in our personal and professional lives—and how taking a moment to acknowledge others every day fosters strong coaching relationships.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, PD, Your Coaching Toolbox, Coaching Relationships, Relationships, Building Relationships, Empathy, Bitmojis, Affirmation, Teacher Appreciation