Weekly Coaching Roundup: Principal and Coach Partnerships

This month we're looking closely at the partnership between ICs and principals and why it's essential for coaching success. 😀 Enjoy!

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Topics: Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Coaching Relationships, Questioning Techniques, Partnership Agreements, Principal and Coach, Culture of Coaching, Mission and Vision, Reflection, New School Year Preparation, School-Wide Goals, Virtual Coaching, Summer, Roundup Topics

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 28: July 16th, 2021

This week we learned how to create a coaching menu in three easy steps, eight must-haves in your coaching office, a few tips for creating virtual professional learning sessions, and more!

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Topics: Coaching Roundup, Coaching Relationships, PLCs, Teacher Leadership, Virtual Coaching, Coaching Menus, Making Coaching Fun, Remote Work, Fun

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 25: June 25th, 2021

This week we learned how relationships built during remote work could transition to face-to-face settings, steps to create a cheat sheet of in-the-moment coaching and teaching tactics, a three-step guide for planning professional summer learning, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: Personalized Professional Development, Coaching Roundup, Practical Advice, PLCs, Collaboration, Goal Setting, First Year Coaching Tips, Coaching Hat, In-the-Moment Coaching, Coaching Surveys, Virtual Coaching, Student-Focused, Crisis Skills, Summer, Online Tools, Play Cards

Coaching During a Pandemic: Virtual & In-Person Coaching Tips for First Years

Being a first year IC can be daunting, especially when starting your journey remotely. Sarah Bahn, Teaching and Learning Coach in Bolingbrook, IL, reflects on how she built relationships with teachers from a distance and how they laid the groundwork for supporting them face-to-face.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, First Year as a Coach, Building Relationships, First Year Coaching Tips, Coaching Surveys, Virtual Coaching, Crisis Skills, Remote Coaching, Online Tools

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 22: June 4th, 2021

Welcome back! We started June by learning 11 apps to promote home-to-school connections, a few remote coaching and teaching strategies that your peers plan to continue using when they return to in-person learning, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Coaching Roundup, Practical Advice, Parent-Teacher Conferences, Growth Mindset, Classroom Technology, Empathy, Video Coaching, Professional Growth, Coaching Support, Virtual Coaching, Student-Focused, Remote Coaching, Summer, Teacher Empowerment, Online Tools, Home-to-School Connections

Using Jamboard to Share and Celebrate Success

Violet Christensen, instructional learning coach in Longmont, CO, shares three ways to use Google Jamboard to promote positive reflection and celebrate successes with her teachers.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Relationships, Building Relationships, Collaboration, Self-reflection, Virtual Coaching, Making Coaching Fun, Fun, Self-care, Google Jamboard, Online Tools

A Day in the Life of an Instructional Technology Coach

Teresa Engler, instructional technology coach in McGuffey School District, walks through a day’s responsibilities and her role in ensuring every teacher has opportunities to learn professionally, no matter where they are at in their career.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, PD, Meetings, Coaching Relationships, Building Relationships, Coaching Cycles, Reflection, Social Media, Coaching Roles, Coaching Surveys, Virtual Coaching, Google

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

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 2: January 15, 2021

This week we walked through a day in the life of a student learning coach, explored the six levels of listening and why they're fundamental skills for all ICs, learned a few additional benefits when educators collaborated with their peers, and more. Enjoy! 👍

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Topics: Teacher Observation, Feedback, Coaching Roundup, PLCs, Collaboration, Listening Skills, Coaching Roles, Virtual Coaching, Crisis Skills

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 1: January 8, 2021

Happy New Year and a big welcome to 2021! Indulge in the first Weekly Coaching Roundup of the new year to learn how you can shift your coaching focus from reactive to proactive with coaching "launchpads," how one organization made a look-fors framework built on a shared vision of high-quality instruction, when authentic praise matters most, and more! Enjoy 😀

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Topics: Coaching Roundup, New Teacher Support, Coaching Conversations, Virtual Coaching, Crisis Skills, Authenticity, Look Fors, Frameworks, Proactive Coaching