Connecting the Dots: Building Digital Pathways to Meaningful Relationships

If you're looking for new and creative ways to build relationships with your staff this year, look no further! Margaret Harris-Shoates, district edtech coordinator, and Kimberly Eure, instructional technology coach, both in Virginia, provide four techniques to create meaningful connections with teachers in both remote and in-person settings.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, Coaching Relationships, Newsletters, Building Relationships, PLCs, Collaboration, Questioning Techniques, Goal Setting, Coaching Cycles, Coaching Models, Virtual Coaching, Distance Learning, Remote Work, Remote Coaching, Online Tools, Protocols

Embodying a Coaching Mindset

Are you looking to dive below the surface in your coaching conversations? Miriam Guerrero Cheuk, district IC in Virginia, highlights four ways to build a genuine connection with teachers through life-giving coaching conversations.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, PD, Instructional Coaching, Practical Advice, Building Relationships, Growth Mindset, Trust, Listening Skills, Mentors, Coaching Conversations, Empathy, Self-reflection, Reflection, Peer Coaching, Self-awareness, Proactive Coaching

Increase Peer Observation with Pineapple Charts

Jennifer Conley, instructional coach in Indiana, encourages the use of "pineapple charts" to help teachers show hospitality in their classrooms and inspire a school-wide culture of collaborative professional development. 🍍

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, Personalized Professional Development, PD, Your Coaching Toolbox, Principal and Coach, Culture of Coaching, Modeling, Coaching Invitations, Teacher Empowerment, Pineapple Charts

Build a Culture of Appreciation with Affirmation Stations

Brandy Alexander shares how you can use "affirmation stations" to thoughtfully and creatively spread love and appreciation to all of your staff members this year. 💌

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Coaching Relationships, Building Relationships, Edcamps, Affirmation, Teacher Appreciation, Affirmation Stations

Use a Coaching Brochure to Showcase All You Do as a Coach

Brochures are a fantastic way to showcase how your partnership with teachers can help them grow. Casey Watts, IC in Texas, shares some of her must-have sections to include in your own brochure, as well as some tips for distributing them to teachers.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Building Relationships, Culture of Coaching, Coaching Meetings, New School Year Preparation, Introductions, Coaching Menus, Brochure

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 22: June 4th, 2021

Welcome back! We started June by learning 11 apps to promote home-to-school connections, a few remote coaching and teaching strategies that your peers plan to continue using when they return to in-person learning, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Coaching Roundup, Practical Advice, Parent-Teacher Conferences, Growth Mindset, Classroom Technology, Empathy, Video Coaching, Professional Growth, Coaching Support, Virtual Coaching, Student-Focused, Remote Coaching, Summer, Teacher Empowerment, Online Tools, Home-to-School Connections

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

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

How to Help Teachers Manage Their Stress and Anxiety

Being an educator can be incredibly stressful at times and the shift to remote work has only amplified this. Luckily, Shelby Denman and Kaila Albright generously provided a few ways to identify teacher stressors as well as some different techniques for coping with them. 💆‍♀️

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, Practical Advice, Overwhelmed, Teacher Retention, Remote Work, Self-care, Stress and Anxiety

5 Tips to Make the Most of Your Virtual Conferences

While in-person conferences and PD can have a lot of advantages, Brandy Alexander, elementary instructional specialist in the Houston, TX area, believes you can still get the same relationship and connection-building benefits during virtual conferences. Read her five suggestions for knocking your next virtual event out of the park. ⚾

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, PD, Coaching PD, Professional Growth, Social Media, Coaching Tribes, Remote Work