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Elements of Coaching Conversations

Elements of Coaching Conversations

As coaches, we work with a variety of people with a variety of perspectives, experiences and needs which leads to our need to be prepared for a wide variety of conversations. Sometimes these conversations are ‘on the fly’ and unplanned. In other cases, we have an...

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You Are What You Do

You Are What You Do

For many tech (or instructional) coaches,  our job descriptions are not clearly defined within our schools. We may have great external resources, like the ISTE Standards for Coaches or their whitepaper on coaching (and of course all of the awesome resources that...

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Everybody Needs a Coach

Everybody Needs a Coach

Remember when you were a kid and you played a team sport? Or maybe you were like me and played an instrument, or took fine arts lessons? Or maybe you just had a hobby or a class where you had some guidance for how to improve your skills?All of those experiences were...

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Co-Constructing a Coaching Protocol

Co-Constructing a Coaching Protocol

One of the challenges of the coaching role in schools is that it is often left undefined (and sometimes unsupervised and unsupported).  One of the challenges of the coaching role in schools is that it is often left undefined (and sometimes unsupervised and...

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5 Key Roles of an Instructional Coach

5 Key Roles of an Instructional Coach

As coaches in busy schools, we wear many hats, and sometimes it’s hard to know which are most important. In our #coachbetter interviews with educators from around the world, there are five key roles that have continued to stand out time and time again, so I’m going to...

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Staying Motivated as an Instructional Coach

Staying Motivated as an Instructional Coach

As coaches, we are often the only advocate for our subject area in our building, school or district. Sometimes this can feel isolating and overwhelming. We may be the only person advocating for a specific aspect of learning, and our goals for student learning may be...

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3 Tips for Engaging Your Parent Community

3 Tips for Engaging Your Parent Community

Has your school already implemented a 1:1 program? If yes, is your parent community invested in the program? If your school hasn’t gone 1:1, have you thought of how you’ll involve your parent community in the implementation of your 1:1 program?Your parent community is...

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5 Ways to Build a Coaching Culture

5 Ways to Build a Coaching Culture

We are all working towards building a culture of coaching in our schools.As instructional coaches, we want our teachers to understand the value and purpose of coaching so that we can have meaningful coaching conversations with all of our teachers. Developing a...

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