Saturday, May 15, 2021

When You Feel Like Giving Up and Going Back to the Classroom with Amie Burkholder, Ep. 59 Buzzing with Ms. B: The Coaching Podcast

Being an instructional coach can be difficult and lonely at times. Amie Burkholder from Literacy Edventures joins me to discuss what to do when you feel like giving up. She shares ideas to build relationships with teachers and why it’s necessary to define your role clearly from the beginning. Listen to learn why it’s crucial to find common ground and not take things personally.

Instructional coaching is not for the weak of heart!

There are times when it’s tough to keep going and stay positive.

Teachers can be vocal about not wanting help from a coach.

In some classrooms, you’ll struggle with the same resistance year after year.

So, what can you do when you feel like throwing in the towel and heading back to the classroom?

Amie Burkholder of Literacy Edventures joins me to talk about her transition from teacher to literacy coach. She shares the difficulties she encountered and strategies that helped her become a better coach.

This episode is for you if you’re thinking about leaving coaching and going back to teaching. You’ll come away with lots of practical ideas you can try now with your teachers to get results.

Ready to listen? You can listen below with the media player, or search for Buzzing with MS. B: The Coaching Podcast anywhere you listen to podcasts!


Learn more

Helpful resources



https://www.coffeeandcoachingmembership.com/


Thank you for listening to Buzzing with Ms. B: the Coaching Podcast. Want more coaching ideas?

Check me out at buzzingwithmsb.com and on Instagram @buzzingwithmsb.

If you love the show, share it with a coach who would love it too, or leave me a review on iTunes! It’s free and it helps others find this show, too. Happy coaching!

Podcast produced by Fernie Ceniceros of Crowd & Town Creative
 
Pin It

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Collecting Feedback from Teachers with Erinn Cottman, Ep. 58 Buzzing with Ms. B: The Coaching Podcast

Do you struggle with collecting and using feedback from teachers?  Education consultant Erinn Cottman joins me to discuss using feedback and how to get it from multiple sources. She shares practices to normalize the feedback process and the questions she asks that get results.

Do you collect feedback from teachers regularly?

If not, you're missing out on an effective instructional coaching tool.

Educational consultant Erinn Cottman joins me to talk about how she collects and uses feedback in her work. She explains why it's important to normalize the process and get consistent feedback throughout the semester.

We discuss the importance of using strength-based collaborative coaching and acknowledging all feedback even if you can’t do anything about it. Erinn also shares her best advice for helping the staff learn to give and receive meaningful feedback.

You’ll find out the types of questions you should be asking and how to get feedback from multiple sources. Listen to learn why she asks teachers if there’s anything she should stop doing when she coaches them.

This episode has lots of real-life ideas you can start using today to improve your coaching outcomes.

Ready to listen? You can listen below with the media player, or search for Buzzing with MS. B: The Coaching Podcast anywhere you listen to podcasts!

Learn more

Helpful resources 
Buzzing with Ms. B on TpT





Thank you for listening to Buzzing with Ms. B: the Coaching Podcast. Want more coaching ideas?

Check me out at buzzingwithmsb.com and on Instagram @buzzingwithmsb.

If you love the show, share it with a coach who would love it too, or leave me a review on iTunes! It’s free and it helps others find this show, too. Happy coaching!

Podcast produced by Fernie Ceniceros of Crowd & Town Creative
 
Pin It

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Coaching Call: Supporting the Implementation of New Learning with Samantha Shields, Ep. 57 Buzzing with Ms. B: The Coaching Podcast

There have been many changes for schools and teachers this year. Early literacy specialist, Samantha Shields, joins me on the podcast to talk about issues with coaching virtually. We chat about ideas to get teachers excited about implementing Texas Reading Academies or any new program. Tune in to learn how to have organic conversations and get teachers on board even during a pandemic!

Starting a new instructional program is difficult in the best of times. It’s much harder during a pandemic!

Early literacy specialist, Samantha Shields, joins me to talk about implementing Texas Reading Academies. We chat about issues with coaching virtually and traveling to multiple campuses.

Listen to the coaching call for ideas to build relationships and have organic conversations with teachers.

Ready to listen? You can listen below with the media player, or search for Buzzing with Ms. B: The Coaching Podcast anywhere you listen to podcasts!

Learn more 
Helpful resources 




Thank you for listening to Buzzing with Ms. B: the Coaching Podcast. Want more coaching ideas?

Check me out at buzzingwithmsb.com and on Instagram @buzzingwithmsb.

If you love the show, share it with a coach who would love it too, or leave me a review on iTunes! It’s free and it helps others find this show, too. Happy coaching!

Podcast produced by Fernie Ceniceros of Crowd & Town Creative
 
Pin It

Saturday, April 24, 2021

Evaluating Resources with an Anti-Bias, Anti-Racist Lens with LaNesha Tabb, Ep. 56 Buzzing with Ms. B: The Coaching Podcast

The classroom resources we use shape our students’ understanding of the world. Author and educator LaNesha Tabb joins me to discuss evaluating materials using an anti-bias and anti-racist lens. We chat about finding books that are inclusive and accurate. Listen for ideas to get the entire school community on board.

How can we evaluate classroom materials to ensure they accurately reflect history and our students? 

LaNesha Tabb, author and educator, joins us to talk about how to look at classroom resources using an anti-bias, anti-racist lens. 

She takes us through the process she uses to find more inclusive social studies books. We talk about why it is important to do this work early and how to bring big content down to the level of little minds.

Learn the reasons teachers don't teach true history and what you can do to help. You will walk away with ideas to help you support teachers in identifying inclusive materials.

Ready to listen? You can listen below with the media player, or search for Buzzing with MS. B: The Coaching Podcast anywhere you listen to podcasts!

Learn more

Helpful resources 
Buzzing with Ms. B on TpT



 
Thank you for listening to Buzzing with Ms. B: the Coaching Podcast. Want more coaching ideas?

Check me out at buzzingwithmsb.com and on Instagram @buzzingwithmsb.

If you love the show, share it with a coach who would love it too, or leave me a review on iTunes! It’s free and it helps others find this show, too. Happy coaching!

Podcast produced by Fernie Ceniceros of Crowd & Town Creative
 
Pin It

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Responding to Resistance to Coaching with Steve Barkley, Ep. 55 Buzzing with Ms. B: The Coaching Podcast

Some teachers resist coaching support. Educational consultant Steve Barkley joins me to discuss ways to work with teachers who not enthusiastic about having a coach. Learn practical strategies, including how to use supporting statements when teachers push back against support. Listen in as we chat about knowing when to speak up or step back to gather the right words.
Are you working with a resistant teacher who does not want you in their classroom? We've all been there!

Sometimes coaching relationships get caught in a negative cycle and need help getting back on track. Steve Barclay, coach and educational consultant, joins us to talk about responding to resistance when coaching educators.

He explains how to use supporting statements to shift relationships when teachers push back against coaching support. Learn his top tips for working with teachers who are not excited to work with you.

Listen in as he tells us why the strongest teachers should get the most coaching. You are going to walk away with a lot of concrete ideas and a good way of thinking about approaching your work with teachers.

Ready to listen? You can listen below with the media player, or search for Buzzing with MS. B: The Coaching Podcast anywhere you listen to podcasts!

Helpful resources 






Thank you for listening to Buzzing with Ms. B: the Coaching Podcast. Want more coaching ideas?

Check me out at buzzingwithmsb.com and on Instagram @buzzingwithmsb.

If you love the show, share it with a coach who would love it too, or leave me a review on iTunes! It’s free and it helps others find this show, too. Happy coaching!

Podcast produced by Fernie Ceniceros of Crowd & Town Creative
 
Pin It

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Diversifying Our Literature with Children’s Lit World, Ep. 54 Buzzing with Ms. B: The Coaching Podcast

Including diverse books in your classroom library is important but challenging work. Alyssa Benavides LeClaire from Children’s Lit World joins me to discuss how to select inclusive books your students will love. Learn why it’s necessary to have texts, graphic novels, and picture books that show multiple facets of identity. Listen to find out her favorite books, authors, and publishers.

It can be challenging to include diverse literature in our classroom libraries, but it's essential work. Students need to see all the facets of their identity represented in books and other resources.

Alyssa Benavides LeClaire of Children’s Lit World joins me to talk about diversifying our classroom materials. 

We discuss what inclusive literature is and tips for how to choose books. She explains critical literacy and how it helps the reader claim more power.

Listen to learn why Own Voices books are more accurate, authentic, and real. Find out how to balance books about struggle and resistance with those about joy. This episode is packed with information that will help you create a more inclusive classroom library.

Ready to listen? You can listen below with the media player, or search for Buzzing with MS. B: The Coaching Podcast anywhere you listen to podcasts!







Thank you for listening to Buzzing with Ms. B: the Coaching Podcast. Want more coaching ideas?

Check me out at buzzingwithmsb.com and on Instagram @buzzingwithmsb.

If you love the show, share it with a coach who would love it too, or leave me a review on iTunes! It’s free and it helps others find this show, too. Happy coaching!

Podcast produced by Fernie Ceniceros of Crowd & Town Creative
 
Pin It

Saturday, April 3, 2021

Four Myths About Instructional Coaching, Ep. 53 Buzzing with Ms. B: The Coaching Podcast

There are many misconceptions about instructional coaching. In this episode, I share four common myths and how to address them. I discuss why clearly explaining your role can help teachers get to know you better. Listen to learn why both new and experienced teachers benefit from having a coach. #roleofaninstructionalcoach # teachercoaches #teachingandcoaching
Have you heard any good coaching myths lately? 

If you are like most instructional coaches, the answer is YES!

In this episode, I debunk four common coaching myths. You'll learn why you need to be aware of these misconceptions and how to address them.

I share why you should not give all the answers, even if you are a problem solver like me. Listen to find out why both veteran and new teachers need support from a coach.

Ready to listen? You can listen below with the media player, or search for Buzzing with MS. B: The Coaching Podcast anywhere you listen to podcasts!


Helpful resources 
Buzzing with Ms. B TpT Store
 




Thank you for listening to Buzzing with Ms. B: the Coaching Podcast. Want more coaching ideas?

Check me out at buzzingwithmsb.com and on Instagram @buzzingwithmsb.

If you love the show, share it with a coach who would love it too, or leave me a review on iTunes! It’s free and it helps others find this show, too. Happy coaching!

Podcast produced by Fernie Ceniceros of Crowd & Town Creative
 
Pin It

Saturday, March 27, 2021

Equity Lessons Learned from Virtual Teaching with Tamara Russell, Ep. 52 Buzzing with Ms. B: The Coaching Podcast

Virtual teaching has brought to the forefront issues of equity in education that were ignored in the past. National board-certified teacher, Tamara Russell, joins me to talk about the equity lessons that she has learned and what we can learn from this virtual teaching experience. Learn how instructional coaches can support teachers so that every student gets what they need, whether in person or remotely.

Teachers have been voicing their concerns about inequity in education for years. The pandemic has brought many of those issues to the forefront. 

Tamara Russell from Mrs. Russell’s Room joins me to talk about equity in the classroom and across the education system. She defines equity and gives examples of what it looks like in the classroom.

We discuss how unprepared schools were for remote learning and how the structural systems in place added to the problem. 

She also addresses the importance of building the staff's capacity to have difficult discussions and how equity committees can help. 

You’ll get practical tips on how coaches can support their teachers during this difficult time.

Tune in to learn tips to create the kind of education where every kid and every teacher gets what they need to thrive virtually.

Ready to listen? You can listen below with the media player, or search for Buzzing with MS. B: The Coaching Podcast anywhere you listen to podcasts!







Thank you for listening to Buzzing with Ms. B: the Coaching Podcast. Want more coaching ideas?

Check me out at buzzingwithmsb.com and on Instagram @buzzingwithmsb.

If you love the show, share it with a coach who would love it too, or leave me a review on iTunes! It’s free and it helps others find this show, too. Happy coaching!

Podcast produced by Fernie Ceniceros of Crowd & Town Creative
 
Pin It

Saturday, March 20, 2021

Building Morale in a Virtual Setting, Ep. 51 Buzzing with Ms. B: The Coaching Podcast

How to Build Teachers Morale at School as an Instructional Coach It’s hard to boost teacher morale during the best of times but even harder to do remotely. On this episode of the podcast, I give you nine ways to build staff morale virtually. Tune in to get ideas and activities to build morale at school and build relationships with your teams.

It’s challenging to build morale virtually with teachers. 

But there are things you can do as an instructional coach to develop relationships with teachers and boost their morale remotely.

For this episode, I share a taste of what goes on in our Coaching and Coffee Membership. The membership provides support, professional development, and community for instructional coaches.

Members have access to videos in our Virtual Coaching Café library. There they can search for topics and get access to information that helps them support their teachers.

I use the audio from a video inside the members' vault to share nine ways to build morale while working with teachers in a virtual setting. I offer activities to try with your team to develop relationships and boost their spirits.

If you’ve heard me talk about the membership before and wondered what it's like inside, here's your chance to get a sneak peek.

Ready to listen? You can listen below with the media player, or search for Buzzing with MS. B: The Coaching Podcast anywhere you listen to podcasts!


 




Thank you for listening to Buzzing with Ms. B: the Coaching Podcast. Want more coaching ideas?

Check me out at buzzingwithmsb.com and on Instagram @buzzingwithmsb.

If you love the show, share it with a coach who would love it too, or leave me a review on iTunes! It’s free and it helps others find this show, too. Happy coaching!

Podcast produced by Fernie Ceniceros of Crowd & Town Creative
 
Pin It

Saturday, March 13, 2021

Developing a Coaching Mindset with Joellen Killion, Ep. 50 Buzzing with Ms. B: The Coaching Podcast


Is your mindset holding you back from achieving success with those you coach? Joellen Killion joins me on the podcast to discuss how to develop a coaching mindset. She shares how to use self-awareness to impact your coaching practice. Listen in to learn about the three mental models and how they influence your relationships with teachers. #coachingmindset #teachermindset #coachingteachers
Mindset is an area that we have to work on continuously. Little things pop up that get in the way of effective coaching and building relationships.

Joellen Killion joins me to talk about developing a coaching mindset that can change your work from transactional to transformative. We discuss understanding your motivation and how you can use it to be more purposeful in your interactions with teachers.

She explains why it’s important for coaches to spend time understanding their own identity, learning styles, and preferences. Tune in to hear why coaches need a coach too. 

Ready to listen? You can listen below with the media player, or search for Buzzing with MS. B: The Coaching Podcast anywhere you listen to podcasts!

Learn more
Email Joellen Killion at Joellen.Killion@learningforward.org






Thank you for listening to Buzzing with Ms. B: the Coaching Podcast. Want more coaching ideas?

Check me out at buzzingwithmsb.com and on Instagram @buzzingwithmsb.

If you love the show, share it with a coach who would love it too, or leave me a review on iTunes! It’s free and it helps others find this show, too. Happy coaching!

Podcast produced by Fernie Ceniceros of Crowd & Town Creative
 
Pin It

Friday, March 12, 2021

Camp Reading Ready Texas Test Prep for Google Slides

Pepare students for their STAAR test with this fun virtual reading test prep camp! Camp Reading Ready includes 10 different activities aligned with the TEKS to help students practice for their big test day. Identify genre and match vocabulary and definitions, play a character traits board game and nonfiction text features memory! Use context clues, make inferences in poetry, find figurative language in fiction and more! 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades. #staartestprep
Preparing your students for the STAAR test is such a challenge.
 
It's even more difficult now that kids and teachers are working remotely or in a hybrid model, with some students at school and some online!
 
In order to give kids the practice they need for their big test, I created a new resource!
 
It's a Google Slides version of Camp Reading Ready! Check it out here: Camp Reading Ready for Google Slides.
 

This camp includes ten different stations aligned to the TEKS to help students practice and prepare the skills they need to be successful.
 
This resource is for grades 3-5. Special versions of several activities are included for fourth and fifth grade.
 
At each station, students earn badges and can add them to their digital badge card!
 
The Google Slides activities are interactive and involve matching, sorting, underlining, and filling in text boxes.
 
Check out the activities below!
 

Collect badges for each station!
 

Packing for the Trip
In this genre activity, students use the characteristics of genre to identify the genre of short passages. Then they sort vocabulary words and features between different genres. 
 
Finally, they read questions and match them to the genre they are likely asking about. It all involves clicking and dragging!

 
Pepare students for their STAAR test with this fun virtual reading test prep camp! Camp Reading Ready includes 10 different activities aligned with the TEKS to help students practice for their big test day. Identify genre and match vocabulary and definitions, play a character traits board game and nonfiction text features memory! Use context clues, make inferences in poetry, find figurative language in fiction and more! 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades. #staartestprep

Pepare students for their STAAR test with this fun virtual reading test prep camp! Camp Reading Ready includes 10 different activities aligned with the TEKS to help students practice for their big test day. Identify genre and match vocabulary and definitions, play a character traits board game and nonfiction text features memory! Use context clues, make inferences in poetry, find figurative language in fiction and more! 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades. #staartestprep


Pepare students for their STAAR test with this fun virtual reading test prep camp! Camp Reading Ready includes 10 different activities aligned with the TEKS to help students practice for their big test day. Identify genre and match vocabulary and definitions, play a character traits board game and nonfiction text features memory! Use context clues, make inferences in poetry, find figurative language in fiction and more! 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades. #staartestprep

Pepare students for their STAAR test with this fun virtual reading test prep camp! Camp Reading Ready includes 10 different activities aligned with the TEKS to help students practice for their big test day. Identify genre and match vocabulary and definitions, play a character traits board game and nonfiction text features memory! Use context clues, make inferences in poetry, find figurative language in fiction and more! 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades. #staartestprep


Hunting for Tracks: Students read the paragraphs and identify the clues that will help them figure out the meaning of the unknown word. Then they choose the best definition and write it in the text box.

 

Stacking S'mores

This academic vocabulary activity has students match vocabulary words, pictures, and definitions! They build s'mores by stacking graham cracker definitions, marshmallow pictures, and chocolate definitions!


Pepare students for their STAAR test with this fun virtual reading test prep camp! Camp Reading Ready includes 10 different activities aligned with the TEKS to help students practice for their big test day. Identify genre and match vocabulary and definitions, play a character traits board game and nonfiction text features memory! Use context clues, make inferences in poetry, find figurative language in fiction and more! 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades. #staartestprep


Pepare students for their STAAR test with this fun virtual reading test prep camp! Camp Reading Ready includes 10 different activities aligned with the TEKS to help students practice for their big test day. Identify genre and match vocabulary and definitions, play a character traits board game and nonfiction text features memory! Use context clues, make inferences in poetry, find figurative language in fiction and more! 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades. #staartestprep

Pitch the Tent
In this activity, students sequence paragraphs to build an informational article. Then they match text features to each section to demonstrate which features best support the information in the section.


 
Hiking Down the Path
This activity is designed to have students identify synonyms of character traits to play a board game! Designed for two players to play at the same time.

Pepare students for their STAAR test with this fun virtual reading test prep camp! Camp Reading Ready includes 10 different activities aligned with the TEKS to help students practice for their big test day. Identify genre and match vocabulary and definitions, play a character traits board game and nonfiction text features memory! Use context clues, make inferences in poetry, find figurative language in fiction and more! 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades. #staartestprep

Gone Fishin' for Text Features

In this two-player game, students play memory to match text feature vocabulary with an example of each!


Creepy Crawlies
This activity has students read poetry and fiction texts and identify figurative language. They underline them with their line tool and record examples in the table next to each type.

Pepare students for their STAAR test with this fun virtual reading test prep camp! Camp Reading Ready includes 10 different activities aligned with the TEKS to help students practice for their big test day. Identify genre and match vocabulary and definitions, play a character traits board game and nonfiction text features memory! Use context clues, make inferences in poetry, find figurative language in fiction and more! 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades. #staartestprep

Pepare students for their STAAR test with this fun virtual reading test prep camp! Camp Reading Ready includes 10 different activities aligned with the TEKS to help students practice for their big test day. Identify genre and match vocabulary and definitions, play a character traits board game and nonfiction text features memory! Use context clues, make inferences in poetry, find figurative language in fiction and more! 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades. #staartestprep

Campfire Stories

Students sequence events into a fiction story. Click and drag to build the story!

 

What's That Noise?

Students read poems and gather clues to figure out the subject of the poem. Then they make an inference about the who or what the subject is and type it in the text box!

Taking in the Scenery
Students read paragraphs and match the main idea to complete the puzzle!


Get the whole resource on TpT and help your kids prepare for their big STAAR test!

Pepare students for their STAAR test with this fun virtual reading test prep camp! Camp Reading Ready includes 10 different activities aligned with the TEKS to help students practice for their big test day. Identify genre and match vocabulary and definitions, play a character traits board game and nonfiction text features memory! Use context clues, make inferences in poetry, find figurative language in fiction and more! 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades. #staartestprep

Saturday, March 6, 2021

Coaching Call: Assessments & Data with Christy El-Jerby, Ep. 49 Buzzing with Ms. B: The Coaching Podcast

Instructional coaches are natural problem solvers, but sometimes we need another person's perspective. In this episode, Christy El-Jerby, a literacy coach, joins me to talk through some challenges she's having with teachers around assessment and data. We discuss possible next steps to try. You're going to walk away with some great ideas. #instructionalcoaching  #instructionalcoachingstrategies #assessmentstrategies
When we are too close to a problem, it can be hard to see solutions. That’s why I’m introducing something new this season!

About once a month, I’ll have a guest coach come on and discuss their coaching challenges. We're going to talk through the issues they're having and come up with possible next steps to get different results. These episodes will get to the nitty-gritty of what it’s really like to support teachers and how to overcome obstacles.

Christy El-Jerby, a member of our Coffee and Coaching membership, joins me to discuss the data cycle. She's been a literacy coach for ten years and currently works with multiple language learners at an international school. Don’t miss our conversation about how the shift from in-person instruction to virtual has impacted how we do assessments and just about everything else!

Ready to listen? You can listen below with the media player, or search for Buzzing with MS. B: The Coaching Podcast anywhere you listen to podcasts!


 






Thank you for listening to Buzzing with Ms. B: the Coaching Podcast. Want more coaching ideas?

Check me out at buzzingwithmsb.com and on Instagram @buzzingwithmsb.

If you love the show, share it with a coach who would love it too, or leave me a review on iTunes! It’s free and it helps others find this show, too. Happy coaching!

Podcast produced by Fernie Ceniceros of Crowd & Town Creative
 
Pin It

Saturday, February 27, 2021

4 Meaningful Things Coaches Need to Make Time for Every Week, Ep. 48 Buzzing with Ms. B: The Coaching Podcast

Instructional coaches are pulled in a million different directions each day. In this episode, I share the 4 meaningful things that coaches need to make time for each week, so they don't leave work feeling exhausted and defeated. I give you ideas for setting goals and time management tips you can share with the teachers you support in school.
As a coach, you're constantly pulled in different directions. You have to bounce from task to task. This can
make it hard to complete your work and leaves you feeling exhausted when you get home.

In this episode, I share the 4 meaningful things that coaches need to make time for each week. You'll learn my best advice for how to stop wasting time on activities that don't change teaching practices. 

Be sure to check out all the resources I discuss in the episode! They can really move the needle on your coaching practice and impact the teachers you work with. 

Ready to listen? You can listen below with the media player, or search for Buzzing with MS. B: The Coaching Podcast anywhere you listen to podcasts!

 

https://buzzingwithmsb.mykajabi.com/confident-literacy-coach

 

Thank you for listening to Buzzing with Ms. B: the Coaching Podcast. Want more coaching ideas?

Check me out at buzzingwithmsb.com and on Instagram @buzzingwithmsb.

If you love the show, share it with a coach who would love it too, or leave me a review on iTunes! It’s free and it helps others find this show, too. Happy coaching!

Podcast produced by Fernie Ceniceros of Crowd & Town Creative
 
Pin It
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...