Create Your Own #CopierPD

Did you know that there are other ways to provide professional learning outside of scheduled sessions? Amy Storer, instructional coach in Montgomery, TX, showcases a fun way to provide easy-to-read PD to teachers on the go. 🖨️

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Topics: Guest Blogger, PD, Your Coaching Toolbox, Making Coaching Fun, Fun, Copier PD

One Minute PD

Rachel Mane, secondary math specialist in Texas, highlights two ways she provides quick, targeted PD for her teachers—in under 60 seconds! ⌛

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Personalized Professional Development, PD, Your Coaching Toolbox, New Teacher Support, Email, Video, Teacher Support, Social Media, Social-Emotional, Youtube

Encourage Teacher Learning with Badges!

Teresa Engler, instructional technology coach in McGuffey School District, promotes teacher badges as a fun way to encourage collaboration, build relationships, and support ongoing learning with teachers in her organization.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Building Relationships, Collaboration, Gamification, Making Coaching Fun, Fun, Teacher Empowerment, Teacher Badges

Shift from Reactive to Proactive Coaching with Coaching Launchpads

Stephanie Affinito, Staff Associate in the literacy department at the University at Albany in New York, shares how coaching launchpads can help shift your focus from reactive to proactive coaching.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Coaching Conversations, Teacher Support, Crisis Skills, Remote Coaching, Proactive Coaching

Create Highly Engaging Coaching Newsletters

Traci Piltz, technology integration specialist in Montana, walks through her steps for crafting beautiful weekly newsletters for her teachers as a way to better communicate with them across buildings.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Newsletters, Classroom Technology, Teacher Support, Social Media, Communication

Coaching with Google Jamboard

Stephanie Affinito, Staff Associate in the literacy department at the University at Albany in New York, showcases three ways to use collaborative whiteboard tool, Google Jamboard, to support virtual coaching.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, PD, Your Coaching Toolbox, Collaboration, Virtual Coaching, Communication, Making Coaching Fun, Fun

How to Set the Right Kind of Goal for Your Coaching Cycle

Samantha Shields, an Early Literacy Specialist in Round Rock, Texas combines elements from both Jim Knight and Diane Sweeney's work to help you set the right kind of goal with your teachers, every time.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Engagement, Your Coaching Toolbox, Student-Centered Coaching, Goal Setting, Coaching Cycles, Coaching Methodologies, Social-Emotional, Goals

Share This! 4 Ways ICs Can Support Teachers and Students Virtually

Relationships between teachers and ICs have never been more pertinent as many continue to work 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. 💻

Check out our (very shareable) infographic below to learn four ways you can support teachers and students virtually this school year. Bonus points for printing it out and hanging it up! 🙌

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Instructional Coaching, Remixed Content, Infographic

Defining Coaching: a Tool for Busting the "Unicorn" Myth

"Is that what I think it is? It's an IC!" Joseph Kanke, statewide coaching coordinator in Wisconsin, makes the case for using shared language to better define the role of the coach, help make them more accessible and approachable, and support coach growth at the organization level.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Culture of Coaching, Coaching Roles, Coaching Plan, Practice Profiles

PD Boxes: Personalized Learning to Go

Angela Mckee, instructional coach from North Carolina, shares how to use PD boxes to provide personalized professional development alongside coaching cycle support, and the steps for getting started with your own. 📦

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Personalized Professional Development, PD, Your Coaching Toolbox, Coaching Cycles, PD Boxes