How Instructional Coaches Can Build Teacher Capacity (and Why It Matters!)

Genevie Rodríguez-Quiñones, instructional coach in San Antonio, Texas, shares three tips for building teacher capacity, while both reducing the pressure on coaches and empowering teachers at the same time! 

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Collaboration, Teacher Support, Teacher Development, Modeling, Vulnerability, Transparency

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 36: September 4, 2020

Welcome to the 2020-21 school year! Start it out strong by learning how one coach re-frames trust-building, the impact of a personalized and blended learning model, why peer-to-peer learning is so powerful for students, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: Personalized Professional Development, Coaching Roundup, Building Relationships, Co-Teaching, Trust, Vulnerability, Self-awareness, Bitmoji Classrooms

Building Trust: Going Inward to Go Outward

Before we can focus on relationships with others, we must first look inside ourselves. Carolyn Beardsley, instructional coach in Austin, Texas, re-frames trust-building as a continuous cycle of self-reflection and reaching out to others.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Building Relationships, Trust, Listening Skills, Self-reflection, Vulnerability, Coaching Surveys, Self-awareness

Adapting to Coaching Changes by Working with Ego

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused educators to abruptly change their routines and practices to meet the shift toward distance learning. Fiona Hurtado, instructional coach, reflects on what she's learned during the pandemic and how it's shaping her approach to coaching moving forward.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Coaching Conversations, Coaching Cycles, Vulnerability, Ego-Envy Effect, Crisis Skills, Coronavirus

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

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 15: April 10, 2020

This week we learned why affirmation and acknowledgement fosters strong coaching relationships, a few quick tips for remote coaching, the value of vulnerability and trust between a teacher and coach, and more. Enjoy! 🐰

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Topics: Product, Coaching Roundup, Coaching Relationships, Newsletters, Building Relationships, Culture of Coaching, Coaching Conversations, Self-reflection, Reflection, Vulnerability, Virtual Coaching, Communication, Affirmation, Distance Learning, E-Learning, TeachBoost Coach

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 5: January 31, 2020

This week we learned why coaches should listen carefully and learn from those they work with, how one coach builds trust with her peers by rolling up her sleeves and getting in the trenches, a few critical issues that can get in the way of professional learning, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: twitter, Coaching, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Coaching Relationships, Building Relationships, First Year Coaching Tips, Networking, Social Media, Vulnerability

How We Talk About Teachers Matters

Amy Ellerman, instructional coach in Colorado, explores how an asset-based mindset can help you recognize the value and uniqueness of everyone you work with.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, PD, Your Coaching Toolbox, Coaching Methodologies, Reflection, Vulnerability, Coaching Plan, Asset-based Mindset

Weekly Coaching Roundup: May 27th, 2019

Find out the best ways to take end-of-year risks, how to help teachers connect with students, some great interview tips for future instructional coaches, how coaches can facilitate group coaching sessions, and more!

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Topics: Feedback, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Collaboration, Culture of Coaching, Coaching PD, Vulnerability, Risk-Taking, End of Year

Weekly Coaching Roundup: April 22nd, 2019

This week we enjoyed a coach's reflection on his transition back into the classroom, learned how "data walls" create a culture of collaboration, read about a district's journey creating a successful coaching program, and more!

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Topics: Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Coaching Relationships, Culture of Coaching, Coaching Support, Vulnerability, Coaching Invitations, Data Walls, Coach-Teacher Transitions