Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 32: August 13th, 2021

This week we learned some tips for first year instructional coaches, three ways to build your PLN, seven ways to strengthen your coaching relationships, why thinking aloud during coaching conversations is productive, and more. Enjoy! 😀

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Topics: twitter, Feedback, PD, Coaching Roundup, Building Relationships, Student-Centered Coaching, PLCs, Questioning Techniques, Listening Skills, Mentors, Coaching Conversations, First Year Coaching Tips, Modeling, Social Media, Vulnerability, Feedback Forms, PLN

3 Ways to Build Your PLN as a New IC

Being a new instructional coach can feel like you're on an island with few resources, which is why it's crucial to build a learning network on your own. 🏝️ Violet Christensen and Courtney Groskin eagerly share three tactics for making connections—both in-person and online—and even suggestions of whom to follow online.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, twitter, First Year as a Coach, Practical Advice, Building Relationships, PLCs, Collaboration, Principal and Coach, Mentors, First Year Coaching Tips, Social Media, Online Tools, Twitter Chats, PLN

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 14: April 9, 2021

This week we learned how to expand your professional learning on Twitter, a six-step approach for sorting through data, a few behaviors to cultivate when making the shift from in-person to virtual learning, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: twitter, Coaching Roundup, PLCs, Questioning Techniques, Teacher Tricks, Self-reflection, Networking, Professional Growth, Social Media, Virtual Coaching, Data-Driven Strategies, Remote Work, Twitter Chats

Expand Your Professional Learning with Twitter Chats

Need a new channel to connect with your peers at a time and location convenient for you? Twitter can help! Kathy Perret, instructional coaching consultant and author, explains how you can get started using Twitter today and level up your experience with Twitter chats. 📱

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Topics: Guest Blogger, twitter, PLCs, Networking, Professional Growth, Social Media, Twitter Chats

Q&A: What if a Coach Doesn't Have Enough to Do?

Lindsay Deacon and Angela Scotto Harkness, authors of The EduCoach Survival Guide, asked their coaching peers on Twitter how they spend their "free time" during the workday, and what advice they would share with others who find themselves looking for things to do. ⌛ 

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Topics: twitter, Practical Advice, Time Management, Q&A

Q&A: What Are Some Essential Elements of Partnership Coaching?

Kathy Perret asked her coaching peers on Twitter via #educoach what they believe are the foundational elements of partnership coaching. Read on for some great answers and insights!

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Topics: twitter, Partnership, Q&A

Q&A: How Do ICs Follow-Up with Teachers after PD?

Ashley Taplin reached out to her coaching peers on Twitter via #educoach to ask how they follow-up with teachers after PD to ensure the learning continues. We thought this question was so great that we retweeted it! Below are some of the responses from ICs to Ashley and TeachBoost on how they stay connected with teachers. 😀

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Topics: twitter, PD, Q&A

Q&A: How Are Coaches Staying Connected with Teachers and Offering Support Remotely?

Lindsay Deacon reached out to fellow coaches on Twitter via #educoach about how they've continued supporting their teachers virtually. Below are some of the responses from ICs on all the different ways they're making themselves available for support while working remotely. 👍

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Topics: twitter, Q&A, Remote Coaching

Q&A: How Might Social Distancing Affect Future Learning and Coaching?

In a recent #educoach Twitter chat, Kathy Perret asked us how we think the current reality of distance learning and social distancing might impact the landscape of education and coaching moving forward. Read on for the top six most-engaged answers from your peers, and be sure to leave your own thoughts below! 👇

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Topics: twitter, Q&A, Remote Coaching

4 Key Mindsets for Coaching Remotely

Coaching and leading remotely is a new challenge for most instructional coaches, and it requires a shift in the way we think and carry out our daily routines. Stephanie Affinito, literacy education professor at the University at Albany in New York, is back with some of her must-have attributes of ICs working remotely.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, twitter, Your Coaching Toolbox, Instructional Coaching, Scheduling, Personalized Learning, Social Media, Virtual Coaching, Organization Tips, Distance Learning, Coaching Choice Boards