Rolling Out Technology to Support Distance Learning

John Heffernan, Technology Enhanced Learning and PD Coordinator for Tipperary Education and Training Board in Ireland, shares how his organization rolled out edtech and video tools to support educators and students with distance learning—plus some best practices to keep in mind when your organization decides to do the same. 😀

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Building Relationships, Video, Classroom Technology, Teacher Support, Video Coaching, Distance Learning, E-Learning, Crisis Skills

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 23: June 5, 2020

Welcome back! This week we learned two valuable tips for ICs starting their coaching journey, the power of empathy and credibility when working with resistant teachers, an  administrator's go-to questions to gain insight into PLC meetings, and more. Enjoy! 👍

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Topics: Instructional Leadership, Coaching Roundup, Building Relationships, PLCs, Coaching Reluctance, First Year Coaching Tips, Teacher Support, Virtual Coaching

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 22: May 29, 2020

This week we learned a few key areas ICs should focus their time on while working remotely, what one IC noticed and experienced her first week back in the building after COVID, how Coaching Choice Boards can help next school year, and more. Enjoy! 😀

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Topics: Coaching Roundup, Teacher Support, Coach-Teacher Transitions, Distance Learning, Coaching Choice Boards, Crisis Skills

Tips for Checking-In with Teachers Remotely

The shift to distance learning was a quick and unexpected transition for many organizations. Kelly Batts, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction for Clinton City Schools in North Carolina, shares how promoting teacher feedback and communication among all organizational levels was their district's biggest win while shifting to distance learning.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Personalized Professional Development, Blended Learning, Teacher Support, Feedback Forms, Distance Learning, Remote Work, Remote Coaching

Step Up Your Approach to Virtual Coaching

Are you experiencing waves of being very busy or not enough to do while working from home? If so, you're not alone! 😉 Kristi Sacha, Instructional Coach Liaison for Akron Public Schools in Ohio, believes there are three major areas that ICs should focus their time on while working remotely.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, Coaching Relationships, PLCs, Principal and Coach, Teacher Support, Coaching Surveys, Virtual Coaching

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 20: May 15, 2020

This week we learned how one coach uses Coaching Choice Boards to empower the teachers she works with, what "genius hours" are and why they're important for students, a few ways leaders can be more strategic and skillful in their support, and more. Enjoy! 👍

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Topics: Coaching Roundup, Student Growth, Teacher Support, Leadership Development, Empathy, Coaching Choice Boards, Crisis Skills, Q&A, Remote Coaching

Coaching Choice Boards

Teachers learn best when they're given a voice and a choice in their professional learning. Pam Hubler, instructional coach in South Carolina, shares how she creates opportunities for teachers to choose their level of coaching support through the use of Coaching Choice Boards, and how you can build your own!

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Instructional Coaching, Practical Advice, Teacher Support, Coaching Roles, Introductions, Coaching Choice Boards

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 13: March 27, 2020

This week we learned how coaches can support teachers during their transition to distance learning, some examples of open-ended questions that promote reflection, why coaches need to focus on relationships and compassion with teachers as they work remotely, and more. Enjoy! 👍

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Topics: Coaching Roundup, Teacher Support, Empathy, Virtual Coaching, Distance Learning, Remote Work

Coaching for Community: 4 Tips for Coaching in Unprecedented Times

As the coronavirus pandemic forces states and districts to suspend instruction, leaders are adapting with a shift to distance learning. Stephanie Affinito, literacy education professor at the University at Albany in New York, offers four ways coaches can support teachers during their transition to a new reality: working remote.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Relationships, Building Relationships, PLCs, Teacher Support, Empathy, Video Coaching, Virtual Coaching, Distance Learning, Crisis Skills

Weekly Coaching Roundup: E-Learning Tips for Coaches and Teachers

Welcome back to TeachBoost's Coaching Roundup. We know many schools and districts around the country are working extremely hard to continue services for their students in new ways. We hope this list of best practices and tips for distance learning can help, along with reflections from your peers on their experiences so far.

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Topics: Personalized Professional Development, Coaching Roundup, Teacher Support, Coaching Cycles, Networking, Loneliness, Overwhelmed, Virtual Coaching, Organization Tips, Distance Learning, E-Learning