Instructional Coaching

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Cards For Coaching (set of cards)

Cards for Coaching is a delightful and fun game of scenarios created to foster dialogue and open the door to effective professional communication.<p>If …

Cards for Coaching

Cards for Coaching is a delightful and fun game of scenarios created to foster dialogue and open the door to effective professional communication.<p>If …

Coaches Should Know Their Communication Strengths to Collaborate With Others

« Gratitude for Colleagues Who Made the New Girl Feel At Home | Main | Liberate the Turkey and Homework on Holiday Weekends »<p>Great professional …

Tool To Evaluate Coaching Conversations

« How Can I Coach A Resistant Teacher? Part 3 | Main | Pathways Into Coaching »<p>I received a request for a way to quickly analyze a coaching …

Student-Centered Coaching - Let's Make it About Kids

« Set Up a Student-Empowered Classroom | Main | Reconnecting With Wisdom From 'the Little Prince' »<p><b>*This content came from a training I participated</b> …

Why Do Teachers Need Instructional Coaches?

Working with an instructional coach doesn't mean that teachers are weak, it actually shows how strong they are because they believe they can always …

Teaching

Educational Leadership:Coaching: The New Leadership Skill:The Coach and the Evaluator

Such conferences reflect the unfortunate blurring of the line between evaluation and professional development in schools. On the one hand, evaluation …

Instructional Coaches: How Do You Evaluate Your Impact?

Instructional coaching is revered by some and misunderstood by others. However, just like any educator, instructional coaches have to be able to …

Professional Development

Lack of Tech PD Isn’t the Problem

It’s so easy to do. We inject technology into classrooms and schools and offer lots of professional development. Time goes by; in some classes it …

Teaching

10 things Teachers Want in Professional Development

sketch by @SylviaDuckworthWhile on Twitter today this graphic caught my eye. It was posted by @MindShiftKQED linking to an article on their blog. The …

Professional Development

5 Steps to Launch a Successful #TechCoach Program in Your District

There are various models and options to consider when implementing a Tech Coach program. Some only focus on technology, while others combine …

I haven't been trained on this yet.

I really like to train others in educational technologies<p>It is my job and something I used to do from the classroom out of passion. When I was in the …

The role of mentors in teacher prep

Kudos to Emporia State University for taking initiative to implement program features that result in college of education graduates who are …

Technology leaders: Do you have the Tech Trinity of Expertise?

Thirty years ago, cutting-edge districts introduced computer labs into their schools. As these new devices arrived, the teacher who knew the most …

Evaluating Technology? Here's What To Look For...

In my former life as a Director of Instructional Technology I worked with school leaders to make the best choices when it came to technology. We …

Important Characteristics of a Technology Coach

School systems around the country are getting on board and seeing the importance of Instructional Technology Departments with "tech coaches" and …

New Teachers: Technology-Integration Basics

Tips and Strategies to Get Started<p>Technology and Teaching: Finding a Balance: Look at three tools that can serve as technology-integration entry …

ASCD Explains How Schools Use Peer Coaching to Improve Teaching and Student Learning

Alexandria, VA (05/28/2015)—Teachers can learn how to sharpen their skills and support one another in improving their professional practice by …

6 Mistakes You Might Be Making with Technology Integration - Getting Smart by Dave Guymon - EdTech, education apps

When integrating technology into the classroom, it is easy to believe that all that is required is Wifi access and a Symbaloo page full of websites …

#IAedchat - "Impact of Instructional Coaches" (with images, tweets) · Aaron_Becker32

So what is Technology Integration?

I was asked by a colleague in another school the other day if I could give her a snapshot into what I actually do, and what the role of an ICT …

What Innovation Looks Like in an Elementary School

To be honest, I was lost. Elementary teaching was something so new to me when I took a job last year as a K-12 Technology Staff Developer. And still …

Establishing the Need for Peer Coaching

—Alison Howells, Spanish Teacher Lower School, Sewickley Academy<p>Day in and day out, dedicated teachers work tirelessly in individual classrooms, many …

10 characteristics of a Coaching Culture

Feb 23 2015<p>Creating a coaching culture in your school requires a clear vision of what that might look like. Most of the literature around coaching …

Risk-Taking is Essential for Professional Learning - Tonya Ward Singer

Risk-taking is the make-or-break ingredient of effective professional learning. Without it, we are just going through the motions of “doing …

Finding Your Sweet Spot

As any educator will tell you, personalizing learning can be pretty messy when you get up close. Ideas and practices overlap—it’s nearly impossible …