Tips for Advocating for Teachers as an Instructional Coach

Advocating for teachers as an instructional coach is an underutilized strategy to promote collaboration and achieve goals. To advocate for a teacher means an instructional coach would understand the needs and wants of the teachers and support their efforts in meeting the request. The benefit to successfully advocating for teachers is that it builds relationships,…

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317: AI with Angela Watson

Join us as we unravel the remarkable journey of Angela Watson, a powerhouse in education and expert in the incorporation of AI in the classroom. With over a decade of classroom experience, Angela’s transformational insights have touched the lives of millions of educators worldwide. Quotables *All quotables are from the interviewee  “How is this going…

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Tips for Supporting Teachers at Multiple School Sites

Being a district teacher leader (instructional coach, PD coordinator, subject area specialist, etc.) means you are supporting teachers at multiple school sites instead of staying at one single school. This can be logistically challenging in addition to meeting the various expectations of each building you support. If you are moving from a school to district…

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316: Technology Integration

Don’t miss this enlightening episode with Gretchen as she delves into the realm of tech integration in education. Discover invaluable tips for effectively assessing the level of student engagement versus mere compliance when utilizing tech tools in the classroom. In this episode, Gretchen shares practical planning strategies and essential considerations to enhance your instructional practices…

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Building Relationships with a Large Caseload of Teachers

Building relationships with teachers can be challenging for instructional coaches, especially when you are supporting a large caseload of teachers. Regardless of difficulty, it can be done. And its advantageous to figure out just how to do it too. This post will outline ways instructional coaches can build relationships with a large group of teachers.…

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Teacher Essentials for Classroom & Career Success

There are four essential aspects of instruction that have the greatest impact on student learning- lesson design, classroom management, student engagement as well as student ownership and accountability. This post explores the teacher essentials for classroom and career success. The Discovery Throughout my years as a classroom teacher, I helped numerous students become successful learners…

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314: Incorporating Student Voice

Let’s talk TRANSFORMATION with Gretchen as she explores the art of leveraging student engagement through the integration of student voice. Uncover actionable tips and straightforward techniques that empower you to immediately enhance classroom dynamics and amplify student participation. Tune in now to discover the keys to unlocking greater engagement and fostering a dynamic learning environment!…

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313: Differentiation & Personalization

Dive into an enlightening conversation with Gretchen as she unveils the keys to effective differentiation and personalized learning for optimal student engagement. Learn how to refine your teaching methods by eliminating inefficiencies and prioritizing strategies that deeply connect with your students. Tune in now to unlock powerful insights and transform your approach to teaching! In…

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