Coaching Partnership Agreements, Part 2: Teacher and Coach

Once you've established your role with the principal and created your partnership agreement, it's time to create one with the teachers you support. Lindsay Deacon, a school improvement coach in Portland, Oregon, is back with part two of her partnership agreements to teach you how to do just that. 👍

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Instructional Coaching, Practical Advice, Partnership Agreements, Culture of Coaching, Coaching Meetings, Confidentiality, Transparency, Introductions, Coaching Menus, Teacher Looping, Teacher Empowerment

Coaching Partnership Agreements, Part 1: Principal and Coach

Partnership agreements are incredibly helpful for coaches and their peers to outline core responsibilities and create transparency around their coaching role. Lindsay Deacon, a school improvement coach in Portland, Oregon, walks through the steps for first creating a partnership agreement with your principal in part one of her series.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Instructional Coaching, Practical Advice, Partnership Agreements, Principal and Coach, Culture of Coaching, Transparency, Introductions

Increase Peer Observation with Pineapple Charts

Jennifer Conley, instructional coach in Indiana, encourages the use of "pineapple charts" to help teachers show hospitality in their classrooms and inspire a school-wide culture of collaborative professional development. 🍍

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, Personalized Professional Development, PD, Your Coaching Toolbox, Principal and Coach, Culture of Coaching, Modeling, Coaching Invitations, Teacher Empowerment, Pineapple Charts

Build a Culture of Appreciation with Affirmation Stations

Brandy Alexander shares how you can use "affirmation stations" to thoughtfully and creatively spread love and appreciation to all of your staff members this year. 💌

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Coaching Relationships, Building Relationships, Edcamps, Affirmation, Teacher Appreciation, Affirmation Stations

Use a Coaching Brochure to Showcase All You Do as a Coach

Brochures are a fantastic way to showcase how your partnership with teachers can help them grow. Casey Watts, IC in Texas, shares some of her must-have sections to include in your own brochure, as well as some tips for distributing them to teachers.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Building Relationships, Culture of Coaching, Coaching Meetings, New School Year Preparation, Introductions, Coaching Menus, Brochure

Coaching is Served: 3 Easy Steps to Create a Coaching Menu

Kayleigh Wright, technology coach in Oregon, teaches us how to whip up a coaching menu to help explain your coaching role to teachers and share all of the different ways you can help support them. Bon appétit! 👩‍🍳

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Teacher Support, Coaching Menus, Making Coaching Fun, Fun

Use Play Cards to Elevate Coaching and Teaching

Have you ever been compared to an athletic coach? Ashley Taplin believes there are some similarities between athletic coaches and ICs, and has even taken a play from their "playbook" by creating a cheat sheet of in-the-moment coaching and teaching tactics.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, PD, Your Coaching Toolbox, Questioning Techniques, Coaching Methodologies, In-the-Moment Coaching, Play Cards

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

Empower Your Teachers with "What I Need" Surveys

Have you ever struggled with knowing where to focus your next coaching cycle? Lisa Hockenberry, digital learning coach, and Rachel LeForce, instructional coach, for Frisco ISD in Texas, highlight why going straight to the source through surveys allows them to gain a more in-depth understanding of their learning community's needs.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Personalized Professional Development, PD, Your Coaching Toolbox, Newsletters, Coaching Surveys, Teacher Empowerment

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