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

Shift from Reactive to Proactive Coaching with Coaching Launchpads

Stephanie Affinito, Staff Associate in the literacy department at the University at Albany in New York, shares how coaching launchpads can help shift your focus from reactive to proactive coaching.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Coaching Conversations, Teacher Support, Crisis Skills, Remote Coaching, Proactive Coaching

Create Highly Engaging Coaching Newsletters

Traci Piltz, technology integration specialist in Montana, walks through her steps for crafting beautiful weekly newsletters for her teachers as a way to better communicate with them across buildings.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Newsletters, Classroom Technology, Teacher Support, Social Media, Communication

Weekly Coaching Roundup: All Things Virtual Coaching

Welcome back to TeachBoost's Coaching Roundup! While coaching has looked a lot different this year with many new challenges, there have been a ton of amazing ICs who have shared their knowledge and tips on how to coach virtually. We're covering them all this month, so read on for how you can harness your own remote coaching powers!

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Topics: Coaching Roundup, Coaching Relationships, PLCs, Teacher Support, Coaching Cycles, Self-reflection, Coaching Surveys, Virtual Coaching, Self-awareness, E-Learning, Crisis Skills, Remote Work, TeachBoost Coach, Coaching Traits, Remote Coaching

Your School Librarian: An Unexpected Coaching Partner

What's the key to success in our buildings? Collaboration! Keitha Hernandez, middle school librarian in Lockhart ISD in Texas, believes that magic happens when ICs work with staff outside of their normal circle and shares some of the extraordinary work that she and two ICs have done together through their collaborative partnership. 🙏

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Collaboration, Partnership, Classroom Technology, Teacher Support, Coaching PD, Co-Presenting, School Librarian

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

October 2020 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

All treats and no tricks from October's Weekly Coaching Roundups. 🍭 Read below to learn a few tips for building teacher capacity, the benefits of using coaching choice boards, how you can take control of remote learning, a six-step coaching cycle for rolling out new classroom technology, and more! Enjoy. 👻

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Topics: Must Reads, Student-Centered Coaching, Collaboration, Classroom Technology, Teacher Support, Teacher Development, Modeling, Coaching Choice Boards, Remote Work

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 40: October 2, 2020

Can you believe it's October already? 🍂 Start your month off right with a brilliant blueprint for technology integration, three tips to better build teacher capacity, thoughts on how your teachers' expectations can influence their outcomes and behavior, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: Feedback, Coaching Roundup, Classroom Technology, Teacher Support, Self-awareness, Remote Work, Self-care

A Teacher-Centric Approach to Technology Integration

The rollout of technology is never an easy task for organizations, especially when they are forced to do it quickly due to a pandemic. Greg Jung, IC from Dickenson Public Schools in ND, was eager to share his blueprint for technology integration and the six-step coaching cycle process he put together for a successful rollout.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, edtech, Questioning Techniques, Classroom Technology, Teacher Support, Coaching Cycles, Reflection, Coaching Roles

How Instructional Coaches Can Build Teacher Capacity (and Why It Matters!)

Genevie Rodríguez-Quiñones, instructional coach in San Antonio, Texas, shares three tips for building teacher capacity, while both reducing the pressure on coaches and empowering teachers at the same time! 

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Collaboration, Teacher Support, Teacher Development, Modeling, Vulnerability, Transparency