February 2021 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

The groundhog may have brought some bad news earlier this month, but your friends here at TeachBoost have something that may cheer you up: the topic articles from February's weekly coaching roundups. 👍 Learn five techniques for making the most of online instruction, how you can showcase your impact as an IC, a few strategies for building relationships with teachers (beyond chocolate 🍫), the benefits of digital coaching menus, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Must Reads, Building Relationships, Questioning Techniques, Coaching Conversations, First Year Coaching Tips, Coaching Cycles, Time Management, Coaching Invitations, Co-Planning, Coaching Surveys, Coaching Menus, E-Learning, Remote Work, Impact

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, Roundup Topics

Q&A: What if a Coach Doesn't Have Enough to Do?

Lindsay Deacon and Angela Scotto Harkness, authors of The EduCoach Survival Guide, asked their coaching peers on Twitter how they spend their "free time" during the workday, and what advice they would share with others who find themselves looking for things to do. ⌛ 

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Topics: twitter, Practical Advice, Time Management, Q&A

5 Quick E-Learning Best Practices You Can Use Today

Belinda Hill, Superintendent/Principal at Giant City Community Consolidated School District #130 in Illinois, offers five strategies to help everyone make the most of online instruction. 💻

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, Questioning Techniques, Classroom Management, Time Management, Feedback Forms, Student-Focused, Distance Learning, E-Learning, Remote Work, Curriculum

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 50: December 11, 2020

This week we learned three twists on common coaching activities, barrier-breaking conversation starters, tips for taking control of your remote classrooms, how to overcome planning paralysis, and more. Enjoy! 😀

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Topics: TeachBoost, PD, Coaching Roundup, Practical Advice, Coaching Reluctance, Conversations, Time Management, Organization Tips, Crisis Skills, Remote Work, TeachBoost Coach

Embedding Social and Emotional Learning into Online Instruction

Lindsey Frank, M.Ed., a district-wide Climate and Social-Emotional Learning Coach in Illinois, shares strategies for embedding social and emotional learning into your coaching partnerships, especially within remote learning spaces.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Feedback, Relationships, Building Relationships, Time Management, Social-Emotional, Student-Focused, Self-awareness, Remote Coaching

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 14: April 3, 2020

Learn how reflecting on your daily practices and actions can lead to a bit more consistency in your day-to-day, discover some tools to help communicate better remotely, find out how to set yourself up for continuous growth as a coach, read some tips for coaching with confidence, and more. Enjoy! 😀

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Coaching Roundup, Coaching Methodologies, Self-reflection, Professional Growth, Social Media, Time Management, Loneliness, Difficult Conversations, Virtual Coaching, Communication, Organization Tips, Distance Learning, E-Learning

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 2: January 10, 2020

Find out how you can publicize and promote your coaching role, help teachers better plan for parent-teacher conferences, why it's so important for you to stand by and support teachers as they take instructional risks, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Coaching, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Building Relationships, Parent-Teacher Conferences, Teacher Support, Time Management, Risk-Taking, Organization Tips, Self-awareness

Supporting Coaches Through the Ups and Downs

As a coach, do you ever feel like sometimes you're extremely busy and other times you're twiddling your thumbs? Shannon Hamm reflects on the yearly rollercoaster that coaches face and how each hurdle plays a vital role in the coach's journey.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Building Relationships, First Year Coaching Tips, Coaching Cycles, Time Management, In-the-Moment Coaching

5 Strategies for Coaching in Response-to-Intervention Programs

What does it take to support both students and educators in response-to-intervention programs? Learn some techniques from Kristen Craig, K–8 reading specialist and ELA curriculum coordinator in Pennsylvania, on how to stay vulnerable, present, and engaged with everyone she works with.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Listening Skills, Mission and Vision, Modeling, Networking, Time Management