There are a lot of things that can come up in your time as a coach. Here are some resources to help you best fulfill your role as a coach:
New Coach Basics
Lesson and Curriculum Planning: Resource bank from Edutopia covering the basics as well as more advanced methods for lesson and curriculum planning
New Teacher Toolkit: A toolkit that covers everything from setting up your classroom to keeping good records
New Teacher Resources: Webinars covering basic skills many coaches will use during their term of service
Building Classroom Community
5 Strategies for Building Community in the Classroom: A guide to help students engage and connect
Building Classroom Community: Strategies to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for students of all backgrounds and beliefs
The Care and Support of Teenagers: Strategies to create a bond with your students, build community in the classroom, and establish agreements and routines
Differentiation in the Secondary Classroom: Tips to help engage learners of all levels
20 Differentiated Instruction Strategies and Examples: Examples of differentiation practices to try in your classroom
Diversity and Inclusion in the Classroom
Empowering Educators through Cultural Competence: Tips to push back against implicit biases and create a welcoming atmosphere in the classroom
Preparing for Cultural Diversity: Strategies to prepare yourself and your students for a class full of diversity, as well as engaging students from different backgrounds.
7 Ways to Support Diversity in the Classroom: Ways to promote a culture of inclusivity and openness in order to prepare students to be successful in a world where everyone is unique.
Having Difficult Conversations
The 6 Phases of Difficult Conversations: Ideas for discussing sensitive information with students
Facilitating Effective Discussions: Tips to make classroom discussions effective for you and your students
Processing Tragic Events: A College Possible guide for supporting students going through difficult or tragic events
Communicating with Families
5 Keys to Successful Parent Communication: Strategies for to boost communication and engagement with parents
How to Talk with Parents: Some tips for connecting with parents as a new teacher
Taming the Chaos: 8 High School Classroom Management Strategies that Work: Strategies to help your classroom run smoothly
Fundamentals of Classroom Management: Resource bank from Edutopia covering the basics as well as more advanced methods of classroom management
50 Tips and Tricks for High School Classroom Management: Tips big and small for managing your classroom of high school students
SEL in the Classroom
Three Keys to Infusing SEL into What You Already Teach: Ways to prioritize SEL while also covering the core content
Modeling SEL as a Staff Member: Tips to improve your own SEL skills to better send the message that SEL is an integral part of learning and life
Distance Learning: A Gently Curated Collection of Resources: Resources and guidance for those facilitating online learning in 4 topic areas: the social and psychological feelings and needs associated with distance learning, the nuts and bolts of facilitating effective online learning, tips and tricks, and troubleshooting.
Best Tools for Virtual and Distance Learning: Covers 18 online tools that could be used to better organize material and engage students.
4 Tips for Productive Online Discussions: Tips to avoid the dreaded Zoom call silence in your online classroom.
Distance Learning FAQ: Solving Teachers’ and Students’ Common Problems: Tips for curating the most effective online learning experience possible.
Monthly Session Calendar: Outlines session topics, upcoming events, as well as announcements and goals for the month. Editable.
Student Leadership Roles Rollout: Introduces roles students can take on during session to encourage buy-in, ownership, and leadership development. Editable.