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Back to School All About Me Activity
Back to School Classroom BINGO is a great way to get to know your students and have them get to know each other! Use it the first week of school and your students will have fun, learn about each other, and build community! In this fun All About Me Activity students answer questions about themselves and then use their answers as a BINGO board to play a fun game! It's a perfect back to school activity! Simple directions are included for teachers and students.
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How to introduce yourself as an instructional coach: The instructional coaching series
Need ideas for introducing yourself as an instructional coach? Without a good introduction, teachers might not know what job you are there to do. This post shares three fun ways for introducing yourself and your role as a coach. Try a newsletter or a presentation, or even a fun "Coffee with the Coach" event to share your role and responsibilities with teachers! #instructionalcoach #instructionalcoachintroduction
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Visiting Classrooms: The Why and the How
If you're not visiting classrooms and providing feedback as an instructional coach, how do you know if your coaching support is hitting the mark? Whether you're conducting classroom visits as part of the coaching cycle or not, these tips will help you be ready to schedule your visits, know what you're looking at, and provide purposeful feedback to teachers. Make today the day you really understand what's going on at your school! #instructionalcoach #schoolleadership
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6 Must-Have Organizational Systems for Instructional Coaching
These simple systems help instructional coaches with organization! Keep track of teacher documentation, organize your schedule and calendar, record all of your ongoing learning in one spot, and more! These strategies will help you organize and simplify your coaching life! Perfect for new instructional coaches. #instructionalcoach #instructionalcoachingorganization
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Instructional Coaching Megapack Binder
Save yourself from the daily struggle of trying to reinvent the wheel as an instructional coach. The Instructional Coaching Binder MegaPack is the comprehensive resource to help you get organized and document your time. This product includes editable and printable calendars in fifteen different styles, daily and weekly schedules, forms for classroom visits, data logs, documents for providing feedback to teachers, & SO MUCH MORE! #instructionalcoach #instructionalcoachingbinder
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The Art of Transformational Coaching with Elena Aguilar
What is transformational coaching? In this episode of Instructional Coaching with Ms. B, Elena Aguilar joins me to discuss her new book, Arise: The Art of Transformational Coaching. Elena explains how transformational coaching and instructional coaching are different. We discuss the 3 B’s of transformational coaching, listening expansively, and having meaningful conversations about differences. Click to listen now and get my FREE Instructional Coaching Jump Start Course!
the principals role in instructional coaching with nicole s turner, author and teacher at international coaching academy
The Principal's Role in Instructional Coaching with Nicole S. Turner
In this episode of Instructional Coaching with Ms. B, Nicole S. Turner joins me to explore the principal's role in instructional coaching. We talk about how administration plays an important role in creating a school culture that values coaching. You’ll get ideas for how you can build your relationship with your administration and make your coaching work more impactful. Click to listen now and get my FREE Instructional Coaching Jump Start Course!
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Qualities Strong School Leaders Possess with Dwight Carter
What are the qualities strong school leaders possess? In this episode of Instructional Coaching with Ms. B, Dwight Carter joins me to talk about 5 qualities that positively impact school culture, what they look like in practice, and how they make our schools better. Listen to this episode and discover the 5 traits strong school leaders have in common. Click to listen now and get my FREE Instructional Coaching Jump Start Course!
Whether you’re a math coach or general instructional coach, supporting highly effective strategies in math is important! In this episode of Instructional Coaching with Ms. B, Kristen Acosta joins me to discuss what a high-quality math classroom looks like and how coaches can help make it happen. We talk about components to include in a well-balanced math program, looking at data, providing math PDs, effective math strategies, and more! Click to listen now and get my FREE Digging into Data Guide! Balanced Math, Math Coach, Math Strategies, Math Classroom, Make It Happen
Supporting Highly Effective Strategies in Math: What Should We Be Building? With Kristen Acosta
Whether you’re a math coach or general instructional coach, supporting highly effective strategies in math is important! In this episode of Instructional Coaching with Ms. B, Kristen Acosta joins me to discuss what a high-quality math classroom looks like and how coaches can help make it happen. We talk about components to include in a well-balanced math program, looking at data, providing math PDs, effective math strategies, and more! Click to listen now and get my FREE Digging into Data Guide!
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First 20 days of Instructional Coaching Toolkit
Back to school for instructional coaches looks so different than it does for teachers! This toolkit gives you the calendar, checklist, and all of the editable forms you need to review data, set goals, build relationships, plan your coaching office or classroom, meet your teachers, visit classrooms, and start coaching cycles! Build a coaching foundation that will support you all year long! #instructionalcoach #instructionalcoaching
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The Principal's Role in Instructional Coaching with Nicole S. Turner
In this episode of Instructional Coaching with Ms. B, Nicole S. Turner joins me to explore the principal's role in instructional coaching. We talk about how administration plays an important role in creating a school culture that values coaching. You’ll get ideas for how you can build your relationship with your administration and make your coaching work more impactful. Click to listen now and get my FREE Instructional Coaching Jump Start Course!
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Qualities Strong School Leaders Possess with Dwight Carter
What are the qualities strong school leaders possess? In this episode of Instructional Coaching with Ms. B, Dwight Carter joins me to talk about 5 qualities that positively impact school culture, what they look like in practice, and how they make our schools better. Listen to this episode and discover the 5 traits strong school leaders have in common. Click to listen now and get my FREE Instructional Coaching Jump Start Course!
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Supporting Highly Effective Strategies in Math: What Should We Be Building? With Kristen Acosta
Whether you’re a math coach or general instructional coach, supporting highly effective strategies in math is important! In this episode of Instructional Coaching with Ms. B, Kristen Acosta joins me to discuss what a high-quality math classroom looks like and how coaches can help make it happen. We talk about components to include in a well-balanced math program, looking at data, providing math PDs, effective math strategies, and more! Click to listen now and get my FREE Digging into Data Guide!
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Professional Development Toolkit for Instructional Coaches - PD Toolkit
Struggling to create professional development for your teachers from scratch? This Kit includes everyone instructional coaches need to provide training to teachers! Icebreaker activities, editable slide show templates, and handouts help you get started without designing everything yourself! Plus, the How-to PD Guide includes tips and strategies for helping your teachers get the most out of your PD. Get it today and stop stressing over PD! #professionaldevelopmentforteachers #instructionalcoach
How can instructional coaches help schools integrate reading and writing across the curriculum? In this episode, Douglas Fisher joins me to discuss reading and writing in the content areas and why all coaches need literacy knowledge. We discuss the consequences of compartmentalizing subjects, what schools look like with literacy across content areas, and the role of practice. He also shares insights and strategies from his book. Click the link to listen and get my FREE webinar, Making the Shift! Readers Workshop, Writer Workshop, Reading And Writing, The Shift, Teacher Blogs, School Looks
Reading & Writing in the Content Areas: Why All Coaches Need Literacy Knowledge with Douglas Fisher
How can instructional coaches help schools integrate reading and writing across the curriculum? In this episode, Douglas Fisher joins me to discuss reading and writing in the content areas and why all coaches need literacy knowledge. We discuss the consequences of compartmentalizing subjects, what schools look like with literacy across content areas, and the role of practice. He also shares insights and strategies from his book. Click the link to listen and get my FREE webinar, Making the Shift!