Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 14: April 8, 2022

This week we learned how one instructional coach delivers PD every month in a bag, a blueprint for organizing your own EdCamp, why it's important to say no at times, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, PD, Coaching Roundup, Conversations, Time Management, Edcamps, Teacher Retention, PD Boxes, Self-care

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 6: February 11th, 2022

This week we learned a few feelings ICs face and advice on ways to manage them, a sweet and energizing way to build relationships with teachers, why being visible as a leader is crucial for your organization's morale, and more. 😀

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Coaching Roundup, Building Relationships, Conversations, Empathy, Coaching Invitations, Making Coaching Fun, Self-care, Stress and Anxiety

Cupcakes and Coffee with the Coach

Who can resist a sugary treat or a hot cup of joe? ☕ Julie Nelson, Student Learning Coach in Illinois, offers a sweet and energizing way to strengthen your relationships with teachers.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Building Relationships, Coaching Conversations, Coaching Invitations, Making Coaching Fun

Celebrate Your Profession with a Digital Coaching Card

When it comes to digital ways to collaborate with peers, we often look to our frequent blogger and friend, Stephanie Affinito. Learn how you create and use digital coaching cards to boost connections and celebrate your experience as an IC.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Google, Online Tools, Personality, Digital Coaching Cards

The Benefits of Role-Play for ICs

Michael Sonbert encourages ICs and teachers to step out of their comfort zones and participate in role-playing exercises if they genuinely want to impact student growth in the classroom.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, Feedback, Modeling, In-the-Moment Coaching, Comfort Zone, Communication, Role-Play

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 2: January 14th, 2022

This week we learned a goal-setting activity you can use at your next staff meeting, what a coaching one-pager is and why every coach should have one, how to maintain a positive coaching "ripple effect" in your organization, and more!

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Coaching Roundup, Goal Setting, Culture of Coaching, Coaching Methodologies, Coaching Menus, Teacher Empowerment, Online Tools

Advertise Yourself with a Coaching One-Pager

If a peer stopped you in in the hall and asked you what your role, professional goals, and how you partner with teachers, could you answer quickly? For many, the answer is no. Luckily, Rachael Moola, literacy coach in Pennsylvania, has found a creative solution to this situation by having a flyer on hand!

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Practical Advice, Introductions, Coaching Menus, Making Coaching Fun

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 50: December 17, 2021

This week we learned the ins and outs of effective PLCs, four ways to make every coaching conversation impactful, why even principals deserve an IC, and more!

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Practical Advice, PLCs, Collaboration, Principal and Coach, Listening Skills, Coaching Conversations, Leadership Development, Stress and Anxiety

Four Tips for Effective Coaching Conversations

Jessica Crawford, District Literacy Coach in Michigan, highlights four coaching conversation moves she's learned over the years from other leading instructional coaches. Read on for some new ways to help your conversations begin to forge stronger teacher partnerships.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Feedback, Building Relationships, Collaboration, Questioning Techniques, Partnership, Listening Skills, Coaching Conversations, Empathy, Reflection, Stress and Anxiety

4 Ways to Do More than Just Tech Support as a Coach

Ever feel like your role with teachers involves only being asked to put out fires? Delrose Adkinson, instructional technology coach in Newport News, Virginia, shares four steps that will help you set boundaries and establish your coaching identity with your staff.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, Questioning Techniques, Goal Setting, Trust, First Year Coaching Tips, Teacher Support, Empathy, Coaching Roles, Instructional Technology, Tech Support

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