Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 41: October 15th, 2021

This week we learned five ways to become a better listener, why celebrating wins and shared goal progress cultivates a culture of learning, how to identify a focus for coaching cycles via kick-off meetings, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: Instructional Leadership, Coaching Roundup, Building Relationships, Listening Skills, Coaching Cycles, Coaching Meetings, Professional Growth, Goals, Vulnerability, School-Wide Goals, Teacher Appreciation

Encourage Communication with the D.A.S.H Model

When teachers feel like you're on their team, they're more willing to partner with you. Michael Sonbert promotes the "D.A.S.H." coaching framework for coaches to relieve teacher anxiety and drive genuine, data-driven conversations with those they support.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Relationships, Building Relationships, Coaching Conversations, Teacher Support, Coaching Methodologies, Vulnerability, In-the-Moment Coaching, Data, Communication, Frameworks, Proactive Coaching, Appreciative Inquiry, D.A.S.H Model

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 35: September 3rd, 2021

Welcome to the 2021-22 school year! Kick it off by learning how you can use pineapple charts to inspire a school-wide culture of collaborative PD, why mentors are valuable for teacher growth, how administrators can support teachers who feel stressed or anxious, the role of trust in coaching, and more! Enjoy.

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Topics: Personalized Professional Development, Feedback, PD, Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Coaching Relationships, Relationships, Collaboration, Conversations, Mentors, Coaching Methodologies, Empathy, Peer Observations, Vulnerability, Coaching Invitations, Peer Coaching, Teacher Retention, Teacher Empowerment, Pineapple Charts

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

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 30: July 30th, 2021

We wrapped up July by learning how to clarify your coaching role in three easy steps, the four speeds of teacher buy-in, a few strategies for productive teacher mentoring, how to transition out of emergency learning and coaching, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: Instructional Coaching, Coaching Roundup, Building Relationships, Student Growth, Coaching Reluctance, Principal and Coach, Growth Mindset, Mentors, Teacher Development, Teacher Tricks, Coaching Methodologies, Vulnerability, Student-Focused, Affirmation, Crisis Skills

3 Psychological Needs for Coaches to Flourish

Coaches can't truly flourish when they're feeling overwhelmed, restricted, or their psychological needs aren't being met. Samantha Shields, an early literacy specialist in Round Rock, Texas believes that ICs have three key needs that organizations must respect in order for a coach to be successful.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Practical Advice, First Year Coaching Tips, Vulnerability, Coaching Traits, Coaching Needs, Autonomy, Personality

Weekly Coaching Roundup, Week 44: October 30, 2020

We wrapped up October by learning how to set targeted goals with teachers, strategies for incorporating social and emotional learning into your coaching partnerships, a few tips for creating engaging and reflective virtual professional learning, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: PD, Coaching Roundup, Building Relationships, Student-Centered Coaching, Social-Emotional, Vulnerability, Self-awareness, Remote Coaching

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