August 2020 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

Welcome back! The 2020-21 school year may look a little different and we want to wish everyone a safe and successful one. To help you get ready, we went through August's Weekly Coaching Roundups and pulled out some of the most relevant for the start of this year: learn the value of using shared language to define the role of an IC, why a team approach to distance learning is key, a few tips for taking control of your classroom virtually, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: Must Reads, Coaching Cycles, Classroom Management, Ego-Envy Effect, Virtual Coaching, Remote Coaching, Instagram, Practice Profiles

4 Ways ICs Can Support Teachers and Students Virtually

Relationships between teachers and ICs have never been more pertinent than they are right now while working from a distance. Amber Van Den Berg, instructional coach with Westfield Washington Schools in Indiana, relays a handful of her go-to techniques to support both students and educators in remote learning environments. 💻

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Video, Teacher Support, Self-reflection, Virtual Coaching, Student-Focused, E-Learning, Remote Coaching

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 33: August 14, 2020

This week we learned about some powerful pandemic-related introspection and coaching adjustments, the value of content-based coaching cycles and how you can get started, took a deep-dive into all of the qualities that drive a coaching implementation, and more. Enjoy! 

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Topics: Coaching Roundup, Coaching Cycles, Coaching Support, Ego-Envy Effect, Virtual Coaching, Student-Focused, Crisis Skills, Remote Work

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 31: July 31, 2020

This week we learned a few techniques for building relationships remotely, two areas teachers should focus their planning on to be more student-focused, some tips for coaching from afar, and more. Enjoy! 😀

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Topics: Coaching Roundup, Building Relationships, Coaching Roles, Virtual Coaching, Student-Focused

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 23: June 5, 2020

Welcome back! This week we learned two valuable tips for ICs starting their coaching journey, the power of empathy and credibility when working with resistant teachers, an  administrator's go-to questions to gain insight into PLC meetings, and more. Enjoy! 👍

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Topics: Instructional Leadership, Coaching Roundup, Building Relationships, PLCs, Coaching Reluctance, First Year Coaching Tips, Teacher Support, Virtual Coaching

Step Up Your Approach to Virtual Coaching

Are you experiencing waves of being very busy or not enough to do while working from home? If so, you're not alone! 😉 Kristi Sacha, Instructional Coach Liaison for Akron Public Schools in Ohio, believes there are three major areas that ICs should focus their time on while working remotely.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, Coaching Relationships, PLCs, Principal and Coach, Teacher Support, Coaching Surveys, Virtual 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

Weekly Coaching Mega Roundup: Remote Coaching and Teaching

Welcome back to TeachBoost's Coaching Roundup. Fair warning: this one is double stuffed with remote coaching and learning tips for everyone! 💻 Top up your mug and read on for some more great insights on remote work and distance learning.

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Topics: Coaching Roundup, Classroom Technology, Video Coaching, Virtual Coaching, E-Learning, Remote Coaching

3 Traits to Cultivate When You're Coaching Remotely

Vicki Collet, Associate Professor at the University of Arkansas, recommends three traits that coaches should refine when working remotely.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Coaching Relationships, Virtual Coaching, Self-awareness, Remote Work, Coaching Traits

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 16: April 17, 2020

Learn why being courageous is a must-have skill for any coach; a few tips for staying resilient while working remotely; how TeachBoost Coach makes it easy for ICs to stay organized, manage video conferencing, and build relationships; and more. Enjoy! 😁

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Topics: Product, Coaching Roundup, PLCs, Questioning Techniques, Coaching Cycles, Coaching Support, Loneliness, Vulnerability, Virtual Coaching, Coaching Tribes, Distance Learning, Remote Work, TeachBoost Coach