"Sometimes it's like the curator can read my mind because there is always an article that seems to be just what I was looking for!"
Kristy Louden, instructional coach
Welcome back to TeachBoost's Weekly Coaching Roundup, our hand-picked list of first-person perspectives, resources, and tools from instructional coaches.
From the Coaches
Elizabeth Stein reveals three barriers to co-teaching and how practicing gratefulness can help overcome them, in "Keeping Gratitude at the Center of Co-Teaching."
Mary Ann Ranells strongly recommends celebrating successes with your peers in professional learning communities, in "Joyful Noise."
Matthew Kelly suggests that the challenges schools face are too complex for simplified either-or thinking, and shares how "adaptive solutions" that evolve over time are what really help address complicated issues, in "The Binary Myth."
Steve Barkley shares a great analogy between a lifeguard and teacher, exploring whether it's more important to "save" struggling teachers or to provide tools to teach them instead, in "The Role of Struggle."
Vicki Collet has some great advice for coaches on being more conscious of the language they use when working with teachers, so that they can better create a culture of change and innovation, in "Would You Be Willing?"
Articles for instructional coaches, by instructional coaches.
We take pride in finding the best coaching content from around the web for you. Whether they come from our Your Coaching Toolbox series, personal blogs from coaches on the ground daily, professional authors and researchers, or our own home-grown content at the LaunchPad, we make sure to find the most thought-provoking and helpful articles!
Deep dives every month
Every month we also like to focus one a specific topic or interest area in the IC world.
Things like different approaches a coach can take to introduce themselves to their peers or techniques to build relationships with admins. Here are a few other recent ones:
- Coaching Cycles From Start to Finish
- Hi, I'm Your Instructional Coach
- All Things Co-Teaching
- Tips for New Instructional Coaches
- Collaborative Learning Through PLCs
- The Art of Building Relationships
- Fun Ways to Engage Your Teachers
Early access to free coaching resources
From finding ways to combat the feeling of loneliness as a coach to playing Bingo to build better partnerships, you'll get access to some fun and novel coaching resources as soon as they're published. Discover new tools and forms you can use every day, read about themes and games you can introduce, and see the types of newsletters and emails other coaches use with their colleagues—all free in your inbox.
The coaching roundup is coaching-convenience in my busy week! A curated list of what fellow coaches are thinking about, trying, and sharing means the opportunity to read beyond my subscriptions and connect with new people.
—Fiona Hurtado, instructional coach