Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 37: September 17th, 2021

This week we learned the benefits of a high-quality mentor program, how to create a coaching partnership agreement with teachers, four steps for turning your coaching vision into a purpose statement, and more. Enjoy! 👍

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Topics: Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Practical Advice, Partnership Agreements, Principal and Coach, Trust, Culture of Coaching, Mentors, First Year Coaching Tips, Self-reflection, Transparency, Introductions, Communication, Coaching Menus

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 26: July 2nd, 2021

We wrapped up June and kickstarted July by learning how to use the Jigsaw Method to increase collaboration during adult learning sessions, three steps for building our PLNs, words to avoid as an IC, and more. Enjoy! 😀

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Topics: Coaching Roundup, Coaching Relationships, PLCs, Collaboration, Principal and Coach, Conversations, Trust, Mentors, Coaching Conversations, First Year Coaching Tips, Professional Growth, Social Media, Learning Walks, End of Year, Compassion, Online Tools, Twitter Chats, Jigsaw Method

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 23: June 11th, 2021

This week we learned a four-step guide for creating a personalized PD plan, a few misinterpretations of coaching and how you can handle them, tips for organizing end-of-year reflection conversations for teachers, and more!

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Topics: Personalized Professional Development, Coaching Roundup, Coaching Relationships, Building Relationships, Goal Setting, Trust, Listening Skills, Coaching Conversations, Self-reflection, Communication, Student-Focused, Teacher Empowerment

May 2021 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

We've got a huge crop of coaching articles this month from Weekly Coaching Roundups, and we handpicked the top ones just for you! 🌷 Read on to learn a 4-step cycle for collecting and analyzing coaching feedback, a few helpful tips for leaders looking to build trust and credibility within their organization, three ways to use Google Jamboard to promote positive reflection and celebrate success with teachers, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: Instructional Leadership, Must Reads, Building Relationships, Trust, First Year Coaching Tips, Empathy, Coach-Teacher Transitions, Feedback Forms, Coaching Surveys, Communication, Coaching Traits, Google Jamboard, Appreciative Inquiry, Micro-Coaching

Weekly Coaching Roundup: Starting Your Coaching Journey

Being handed the reins to coaching can be both exhilarating and frightening. Luckily, many folks have made the transition already and have pointers to share with you! Read on to learn how you can successfully start your coaching journey.

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Topics: Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Practical Advice, Building Relationships, Goal Setting, Trust, First Year Coaching Tips, Coaching Support, Loneliness, Coach-Teacher Transitions, Coaching Needs, Roundup Topics

Build Trust and Improve Team Collaboration with Appreciative Inquiry

Mia Pumo, author and co-founder of Constructive Learning Design, explores the 5-D cycle of Appreciative Inquiry and shows how you can use it with your team to lay a solid foundation of communication and collaboration.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Cycles, Collaboration, Trust, Teacher Support, Mission and Vision, School-Wide Goals, Growth Plans, Appreciative Inquiry

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 9: March 5, 2021

We followed a rainbow to its source and found something even better than a pot of gold: a stack of unique articles from your peers! 🌈 Learn a fun way to provide easy-to-read PD on the go, how ICs can coach a teacher from a disempowerment mindset to an empowered one, seven ways to ensure your next professional learning session is an effective one, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: Personalized Professional Development, Feedback, Coaching Roundup, Coaching Relationships, Newsletters, Growth Mindset, Trust, Student-Focused, Making Coaching Fun, Self-care, Copier PD

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 8: February 26, 2021

In the final coaching roundup of February, we learned how to coach a teacher out of a deficit mindset, two ways you can provide PD in under 60 seconds, the five phases of a mini-coaching cycle, and more!

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Topics: Personalized Professional Development, Coaching Roundup, Email, Questioning Techniques, Trust, Coaching Cycles, Social Media, Innovation, Student-Focused, Coaching Needs, Autonomy, Personality

Crafting Your Coaching Approach

Katie Biggs and Hanna Schramm, who support and develop the instructional coaching program for Comal ISD in Texas, explore three ways to hone your craft by building relationships, diversifying your toolkit, and empowering educators.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Building Relationships, Student-Centered Coaching, Partnership, Trust, Coaching Cycles, Coaching Methodologies, Communication, Growth Plans

September 2020 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

The official start of fall and the 2020-21 school year is here! 🍂 Check out the top articles from September's Weekly Coaching Roundups and learn some discussion tips to engage students, a few ways ICs can cultivate compassion, how one coach re-frames trust-building as a continuous cycle of self-reflection and reaching out, strategies for admins to increase their teachers' confidence in remote learning, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: Instructional Leadership, Must Reads, PLCs, Trust, Teacher Tricks, Self-reflection, Distance Learning, Remote Work