Weekly Coaching Roundup: Gathering Teacher Feedback

Instructional coaches value input from teachers on their practice, and there are plenty of ways to put them at the forefront of their learning. Read on for some practiced ways you can gather feedback from your teachers! 👍

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Topics: Personalized Professional Development, Feedback, Coaching Roundup, Coaching Cycles, Personalized Coaching, Reflection, Feedback Forms, Coaching Surveys, Coaching Menus, Coaching Choice Boards, Teacher Empowerment

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 15: April 16, 2021

This week we learned why one IC believes Zoom PD may be a preferred method moving forward, four techniques for creating differentiated PD sessions, the importance of honoring teachers as agents of change, and more. Enjoy! 😀

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Topics: PD, Coaching Roundup, Teacher Leadership, Culture of Coaching, Difficult Conversations, Communication, Student-Focused, Teacher Empowerment, GIR Model, Conflict Management

March 2021 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

March brought us blooming flowers, spring weather, and a wonderful collection of articles from our weekly coaching roundups. 🌷Take a moment to review March's top articles to learn a fun way to provide easy-to-read PD, how you can use surveys to gain a more in-depth understanding of your learning community's needs, six rules for gathering meaningful data in coaching cycles, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: Personalized Professional Development, Must Reads, PLCs, Coaching Cycles, Data, Coaching Surveys, Making Coaching Fun, PD Boxes, Teacher Empowerment, Proactive Coaching, Copier PD, Lab Sites

Paving a Better Way for Lesson Plan Feedback

You've heard of classroom walkthroughs, but what about lesson plan walkthroughs? Rachel Wyatt, Secondary Instructional Specialist at New Boston ISD in Texas, shares her tips for giving quality feedback on lesson plans by connecting them to classroom walkthroughs.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Feedback, Cycles, Collaboration, District Improvement, Coaching Cycles, Teacher Empowerment, Lesson Plans

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 12: March 26, 2021

This week we looked at how you can focus coaching cycles by surveying teachers about their needs, a fresh approach for in-the-moment coaching using lab sites, a personal ice breaker to use during your next PLC session, and more. Enjoy! 👍

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Topics: Personalized Professional Development, Your Coaching Toolbox, Coaching Roundup, Practical Advice, Relationships, PLCs, Culture of Coaching, Coaching Cycles, Coaching Meetings, In-the-Moment Coaching, Coaching Surveys, Teacher Empowerment, Lab Sites

Empower Your Teachers with "What I Need" Surveys

Have you ever struggled with knowing where to focus your next coaching cycle? Lisa Hockenberry, digital learning coach, and Rachel LeForce, instructional coach, for Frisco ISD in Texas, highlight why going straight to the source through surveys allows them to gain a more in-depth understanding of their learning community's needs.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Personalized Professional Development, PD, Your Coaching Toolbox, Newsletters, Coaching Surveys, Teacher Empowerment

Weekly Coaching Roundup: Transitioning Back to the Classroom Post-COVID

The sudden shift to remote learning was a difficult transition for many educators. Similarly, the change back to in-person learning brings its challenges, too. Read on to learn how some of your peers successfully transitioned back to the classroom and a few traits they brought with them. 👩‍🏫

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Topics: Coaching Roundup, Teacher Leadership, Blended Learning, Classroom Technology, Teacher Tricks, Reflection, Time Management, Transparency, Student-Focused, Distance Learning, Crisis Skills, Remote Work, Teacher Empowerment

7 Essential Questions to Kick-start Your Instructional Coaching

Allison Peterson, IC at Westminster Academy and founder of the #NewtoCoaching Community, shows how to use Michael Bungay Stainer's 7 Essential Questions to guide your coaching conversations.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Questioning Techniques, Conversations, Coaching Conversations, Coaching Cycles, Teacher Empowerment

Encourage Teacher Learning with Badges!

Teresa Engler, instructional technology coach in McGuffey School District, promotes teacher badges as a fun way to encourage collaboration, build relationships, and support ongoing learning with teachers in her organization.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Building Relationships, Collaboration, Gamification, Making Coaching Fun, Fun, Teacher Empowerment, Teacher Badges

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 45: November 6, 2020

This week we learned some great tips from Katie Biggs and Hanna Schramm on building relationships, diversifying your toolkit, and empowering educators as an IC! Read our feature and then learn more about the importance of teacher choice in their professional learning, a template for planning remote PD sessions, and more!

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Topics: PD, Coaching Roundup, Coaching Relationships, Teacher Support, Coaching Cycles, Personalized Coaching, Self-care, Teacher Empowerment