Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 18: May 6, 2022

This week we learned why ICs should be conscious of their tone when providing written feedback, how to plan and navigate coaching conversations, tips for building credibility as a coach, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: PD, Coaching Roundup, Coaching Conversations, Mission and Vision, Coaching Cycles, Virtual Coaching, Teacher Empowerment

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 17: April 29, 2022

The last Weekly Coaching Roundup of April offered seven techniques for reducing educator stress, three ways to connect with fellow ICs for peer coaching, tips for tackling difficult conversations, and more.

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Topics: Feedback, Coaching Roundup, Professional Growth, Difficult Conversations, Vulnerability, Feedback Forms, Peer Coaching, Teacher Retention, Teacher Empowerment, Stress and Anxiety

Facilitate Teacher-Centered PD with EdCamps

How do you empower your teachers while giving them a voice and choice in their professional learning, you ask? EdCamps! Jenny Steller, instructional coach in Ohio, overviews the EdCamp model for PD and the steps you can take to help your teachers organize their next professional learning session.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, PD, PLCs, Collaboration, Teacher Leadership, Edcamps, Teacher Empowerment

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 3: January 21st, 2022

Learn five tips for making principal coaching work, why role-play is beneficial for instructional coaches, the advantages of having teacher-led mini-conferences and PD, and more in this week's Weekly Coaching Roundup.

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Topics: PD, Coaching Roundup, PLCs, Principal and Coach, Mid-Year Reviews, Leadership Development, Reflection, Comfort Zone, Teacher Empowerment, Role-Play

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 2: January 14th, 2022

This week we learned a goal-setting activity you can use at your next staff meeting, what a coaching one-pager is and why every coach should have one, how to maintain a positive coaching "ripple effect" in your organization, and more!

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Coaching Roundup, Goal Setting, Culture of Coaching, Coaching Methodologies, Coaching Menus, Teacher Empowerment, Online Tools

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 48: December 3, 2021

We kicked off the final month of 2021 by learning from our Weekly Coaching Roundup how to build relationships with teachers in a tasteful way, what a digital learning coach's day-to-day is like, a fun and strategic way to deliver PD on the fly, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: PD, Coaching Roundup, Building Relationships, Trust, First Year Coaching Tips, Self-reflection, Coaching Roles, Making Coaching Fun, Teacher Empowerment, Digital Learning Coach

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 46: November 19th, 2021

Welcome back! This week we dove into how organizations can use microlearning sessions for educators when rolling out new technology, a handful of fun strategies that re-shift and re-energize your PLCs, the impact of both online and in-person coaching, and more. Enjoy! 😀

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Topics: edtech, PD, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, PLCs, Coaching Conversations, Empathy, Virtual Coaching, Teacher Empowerment, Online Tools, Collective Efficacy

The Secret to Re-Energizing PLCs

Traditional PLCs are often dull and leave educators feeling like they're another task to do in their already busy schedules. Casey Watts, IC in Texas, offers a few fun strategies that re-shift the focus of your current PLCs to be ones focused on a shared culture of collaboration.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, PLCs, Collaboration, Coaching Reluctance, Culture of Coaching, Mission and Vision, School-Wide Goals, Teacher Empowerment, Collective Efficacy

Weekly Coaching Roundup: Creating Your Coaching Menu

Showcasing your role as an IC and all you have to offer can be tricky at times, but it can be a sweet feeling when done properly. We hope you came hungry for instructional coaching because we're serving up an extensive selection of ideas for your next coaching menu. Bon appétit! 👨‍🍳

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Coaching Roundup, Introductions, Coaching Menus, Coaching Choice Boards, Teacher Empowerment, Roundup Topics, Brochure

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 39: October 1st, 2021

We wrapped up September and the first whole week of fall by learning why mini-PD through video is both fun and effective, how to embody a coaching mindset, a six-step guide to plan and prep for coaching cycles, and more! 🍁

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Topics: Personalized Professional Development, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, PLCs, Trust, Listening Skills, Culture of Coaching, Teacher Support, Coaching Cycles, Coaching Methodologies, Empathy, Video Coaching, Self-reflection, Social Media, Organization Tips, Self-awareness, Teacher Empowerment, Proactive Coaching, Youtube, Online Tools

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