Having Difficult Coaching Conversations

Ellen Eisenberg, returning guest blogger from the Pennsylvania Institute of Instructional Coaching (PIIC), shares her acquired skills for having difficult conversations as a coach and tips for a successful debrief with teachers.

For more posts from instructional coaches, for instructional coaches, please check out our recent posts from the TeachBoost series entitled: "Your Coaching Toolbox".

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Personalizing PD: Moving Beyond "Sit and Get"

Dr. Kristin Schulze, instructional coach from Greenville School District in South Carolina, shares six of her tips for personalizing professional development to more effectively develop teachers and gain buy-in beyond compliance.

For more experiences, skills, and tools from instructional coaches visit our original series, "Your Coaching Toolbox": resources, tips, and reflections for instructional coaches, by instructional coaches.

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Active Listening: One Mouth, Two Ears

TeachBoost continues to learn—and share—experiences, skills, and tools from instructional coaches for our series, "Your Coaching Toolbox": resources, tips, and reflections for instructional coaches, by instructional coaches.

Instructional Coach, Dana Kramaroff, from Boyertown Area School District in Pennsylvania, shares a few of her frequently used open-ended questions during her coaching sessions to allow for the teacher to expand on their responses—leading to self-reflecting learning.

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Supporting Teachers Through Instructional Coaching Cycles

TeachBoost continues to learn—and share—experiences, skills, and tools from instructional coaches for our series, "Your Coaching Toolbox": resources, tips, and reflections for instructional coaches, by instructional coaches.

Shawn Churchill, Instructional Coach at Anderson High School in Indiana, shares her experiences using instructional coaching cycles with her teachers and the power of co-teaching to model instruction.

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The Beauty of FAILure

TeachBoost continues to ask instructional coaches what tools they include in their instructional coaching toolbox as part of our series, "Your Coaching Toolbox"—resources, tips, and reflections for instructional coaches, by instructional coaches.

Joy DeFors, our returning guest blogger, was thrilled to share the "beauty of failure" when working with teachers as an instructional coach and how to use it as a means of feedback and growth.

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Combating Fixed Mindset With Growth Mindset

Continuing on with his experience of coaching with a growth mindset, instructional coach, Dan Kreiness, dives into the danger of the "comfort zone" and how to combat a fixed mindset.

For more posts by instructional coaches, for instructional coaches, please check out our recent posts from the TeachBoost series entitled: "Your Coaching Toolbox".

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Coaching With Growth Mindset

Having a growth mindset, versus a fixed mindset, is a characteristic we can all agree on as a quality everyone should posses. With that in mind, we at TeachBoost have asked instructional coach Dan Kreiness to share his experiences of coaching with a growth mindset—as the next post in our coaching series.

For more posts from instructional coaches, for instructional coaches, please check out our recent posts from the TeachBoost series entitled: "Your Coaching Toolbox".

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Keys to Success with Student-Centered Coaching

Christina Brammell continues discussing her techniques for turning conversations from mandatory to voluntary with her second TeachBoost post on successful student-centered coaching.

For more posts from instructional coaches, for instructional coaches, please check out our recent posts from the TeachBoost series entitled: "Your Coaching Toolbox".

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Turning Conversations from Mandatory to Voluntary

Instructional coaches continue to share their best practices as part of our TeachBoost series, "Your Coaching Toolbox". So far, we've learned about strategies for building relationships as an instructional coach, and establishing trust while transitioning from teacher to coach.

In her two-part post, our latest guest blogger, Christina Brammell, was gracious enough to share some techniques for turning conversations from mandatory to "voluntary" while working with her teachers.

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Establishing Trust: Transitioning from Teacher to Coach

TeachBoost continues to ask instructional coaches what tools they include in their instructional coaching toolbox as part of our new TeachBoost series, "Your Coaching Toolbox"—resources, tips, and reflections for instructional coaches, by instructional coaches.

Joy DeFors, our latest guest blogger, was eager to pass along some of her practiced techniques for establishing trust with your peers while transitioning from teacher to coach, specifically those within the same building.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, Coaching, Your Coaching Toolbox