February 2019 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

February was a great month: the groundhog didn't find his shadow and our weekly coaching roundups compiled some incredible articles. Learn about social-emotional coaching, tips for working with a cranky teacher, how chocolate can help your coaching efforts, applying adult learning theory to coaching, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, TeachBoost, Must Reads, Instructional Coaching, Roundup, Building Relationships, Adult Learning, Classroom Technology, Social-Emotional

The Coaching Approach to Adult Learning

Jennifer Lane, master teacher at Hubbard Middle School in Tyler, Texas, applies the adult learning theory to coaching and explains how it can be used to engage reluctant educators in continued professional learning.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, PD, Your Coaching Toolbox, Adult Learning

The Secret Ingredient to Better Coaching Conversations: Chocolate!

Hershey’s Kisses, Ghirardelli squares, Snickers!? Learn how chocolate can help lay the groundwork for successful coaching relationships as Rachel Andress, instructional coach in North Carolina, shares how she wins both the partnerships and stomachs of her teachers.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, PD, Your Coaching Toolbox, Building Relationships

Weekly Coaching Roundup: The Art of Building Relationships

February's Coaching Roundup is on the art of building relationships! If you'd like to stay up-to-date on the latest coaching news, be sure to subscribe below to receive our hand-picked list of instructional coaching resources delivered weekly to your inbox!

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Building Relationships, Partnership Agreements

Shortening the Feedback Loop

Pasha Goodman, professional learning specialist at Fort Bend ISD in Texas, highlights the benefits of creating a coaching foundation built on in-the-moment, resentment-free feedback.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, Coaching, Feedback, Your Coaching Toolbox, Partnership Agreements, In-the-Moment Coaching

Coaching Strategies to Support Personalized Learning

Nancy Meisenger, instructional coach at the Kaneland Community Unit School District 302 in Illinois, advocates her seven qualities of instructional coaches necessary to support the implementation of personalized learning.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, Coaching, Your Coaching Toolbox, Personalized Learning, Mission and Vision, Coaching PD

Weekly Coaching Roundup: Improve Your Coaching with Better Questioning

January's Weekly Coaching Roundup is on improving your coaching with better questioning! Learn best practices, tips, and examples from your peers on their experiences using questions during coaching conversations.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Building Relationships, Questioning Techniques

Putting a Personal Touch on Your Coaching With Bitmojis

Brandy Alexander, elementary instructional specialist in the Houston, TX area, promotes Bitmojis as a way to build relationships while creating a fun environment with your colleagues and school.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, twitter, Coaching, Your Coaching Toolbox, Building Relationships, Email, Social Media, Bitmojis

Transforming a Coaching Culture From Avoidance to Acceptance

Lauren Vaclavik, an instructional coach in Illinois, shares her tips for building relationships and establishing a culture of coaching within a school or organization.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, Coaching, Your Coaching Toolbox, Building Relationships, Coaching Reluctance

Supporting Your Teachers During Parent-Teacher Conferences

Shannon Hamm, instructional coach in Illinois, dives into ways coaches can support teachers during all phases of parent-teacher conferences.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, Coaching, Your Coaching Toolbox, Coaching Relationships, Collaboration, Parent-Teacher Conferences, Student-Led Conferences