Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 45: November 8, 2019

This week we learned how a positive mindset can improve our communication with teachers, some insights into coaching resistance, the how collaboration can promote a culture of learning, how one coach preps for coaching cycles, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Coaching, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Coaching Reluctance, Teacher Development, Coaching Cycles, Asset-based Mindset

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 44: November 1, 2019

This week we covered the importance of trust and taking the time to develop teachers, how questions are at the core of coaching interactions, why it's important to encourage risk-taking among staff, activities that promote collaboration during PD sessions, and more!

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Coaching, PD, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Collaboration, Questioning Techniques, Trust, Coaching Cycles, Risk-Taking

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 42: October 18, 2019

This week we learned how coached working across multiple buildings can maximize their impact, why we need to sometimes shift our thinking to connect with teachers we work with, the impact of video for promoting growth and reflection, and more!

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Coaching, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Coaching Relationships, Principal and Coach, Culture of Coaching, Video Coaching, Self-reflection, Traveling Coach

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 41: October 11, 2019

This week we learned the benefits of disconnecting from work with some R&R, how "Fun Fridays" can help build relationships, ways to get more out of your coaching investment, why it's important to take time to reflect on our role as a coach yearly, and more!

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Coaching, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Coaching Relationships, Building Relationships, PLCs, Culture of Coaching, Self-reflection

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 40: October 4, 2019

This week we learned some best practices for all steps in the coaching cycle, honing our "noticing" skills, things administrators should know about instructional coaching, how peer coaching and student-focused instruction improve learning, and more!

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Coaching, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Coaching Relationships, Culture of Coaching, Coaching Conversations, Coaching Cycles, Peer Observations, Data-Driven Strategies, Student-Focused, Peer Coaching

Weekly Coaching Roundup: September 23rd, 2019

This week we learned some peer coaching concepts, the ups and downs one coach experienced their first year, the impact of coaching for all education professionals, how coaches can support reflection, and more!

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Coaching, PD, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Culture of Coaching, First Year Coaching Tips, Coaching PD, Self-reflection, Reflection, Peer Coaching

5 Things Coaches and Principals Can Do Right Now for a Better Partnership

Just in time for the new school year! Here are 5 things you can do as a principal or coach as the new school year kicks off to start building a stronger partnership.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, Coaching, Your Coaching Toolbox, Instructional Coaching, Partnership Agreements, Principal and Coach

The Telescope, Microscope, and Wide-Angle Lens Protocol for Planning

Lindsay Deacon, instructional coach in Portland, Oregon, shares her three-perspective approach to plan and execute projects with a team.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Instructional Coaching, Collaboration, First Year Coaching Tips, Coaching Models, Co-Planning

5 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Summer PD

Brandy Alexander, elementary instructional specialist in the Houston, TX area, highlights five best practices to make the most out of PD sessions.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, First Year Coaching Tips, Coaching PD, Networking, Coaching Notes

Surveys for Better Coaching Cycles (with Examples!)

Amy Rudd, instructional coach in Akron, Ohio, uses teacher surveys to help identify goals and discover trends to help create more successful coaching cycles.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Relationships, Coaching Cycles, Coaching Surveys