Instructional Coaching Corner

Instructional Coaching Corner

Greg and Jenny are elementary instructional coaches in Iowa. Join them as they discuss topics of importance in education around teacher leadership, student achievement, best practices, climate and culture, and school leadership. For show resources and listener mail please visit www.instructionalcoachingcorner.com ... Show More

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Join Greg and Jenny as they sit down with Dr. Jan Richardson to discuss the power of word work in guided reading. We reference Jan's new word work book which can be found here: https://www.amazon.com/Next-Step-Forward-Study-Phonics/dp/1338562592/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?crid=H99G78GDA5IA&keywords=jan+richardson+word+study+and+phonics&qid=1579609641&sprefix=jan+richar%2Caps%2...
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Join Greg and Jenny as they sit down with guided reading specialist Jan Richardson to discuss what intervention is, why it often doesn't work, and how the RISE intervention model works. The RISE book is referenced often in this episode. Feel free to check it out here: https://www.amazon.com/Next-Step-Forward-Reading-Intervention/dp/1338298267/ref=sr_1_1?crid=23ZKNI4O9VTM4&keywords=the+next+step&#...
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Grab the hot chocolate, turn on the fire, sit next to Christmas tree, and snuggle in as we bring you another Christmas special. A lot of fun in this episode!

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December 10, 2019 14 min


Love is a tricky word right? You can love a spouse and you can love bacon... Love is a huge motivator as well, maybe the biggest of all motivators. Join Jenny and Greg as they dive into the word Love.

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Spelling...a word that brings shivers and controversy to many educators these days. Well, Jenny and Greg dive into the issue of spelling as it comes to sight words and words that have been taught. Enjoy this quick episode for their thoughts on this subject.

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November 12, 2019 9 min


Join Greg and Jenny for this literacy tip that follows up on our 'How Guided Reading Works' series. Ever wonder what to do with kids when they are beyond grade level or maxed out on text levels? Listen to hear a couple of quick ideas and pointers.

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October 29, 2019 17 min


Grab a blanket, get comfortable, and dim the lights for our annual Halloween special. Join Jenny and Greg as they read a classic short horror story. Enjoy!

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What do you do when you hear someone make a comment or act in away that goes against one of your core beliefs or your school's core beliefs? Jenny and Greg try to answer that question in this the final episode of our Happiness Phase 2 series. Enjoy!

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October 1, 2019 16 min


How you show up matters. It matters a great deal. How we act and carry ourselves often speaks much louder than our actual words. Join Greg and Jenny as they dig into the concept of presence and learn how to level up during difficult situations.

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September 17, 2019 22 min


As we continue our dive back into Happiness we find ourselves reflecting on values and how you can come to your core values. Join Greg and Jenny in this episode as they talk all things values and provide ways to hone in on values as well as to keep a check on them.

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September 3, 2019 13 min


What is happiness? What determines our happiness? Join Greg and Jenny as they jump back into the topic of happiness to answer these questions. Three years ago we spent eight episodes going through different happiness tactics. Phase 2 will be adding onto those and bringing it to more of an individual level. Enjoy!

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There is a time and place for kids to track with their finger while reading right? Well that is one thing that Jenny and Greg discuss in this short Literacy Tip. Listen to find out more!

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We have talked a lot about guided writing throughout our shows on guided reading. Join us as dig into the purpose and philosophy of guided writing in this short literacy tip. For more on guided reading check out our series on our website.

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Join Greg and Jenny in our summer literacy tip # 2 as they dig into the importance of sight words. Hint - hint it is not just enough to read the words... Enjoy!

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In this minicast Jenny and Greg dive back into the world of Guided Reading and discuss exactly what it means to be "guided" during this time. If you want more information on Guided Reading check out our full How Guided Reading Works series at www.iccpodcast.com

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It is summer time! What do Jenny and Greg enjoy most about summer time? Well, find out here. There is a pretty solid 5 minutes on one of Iowa's most iconic foods, corn on the cob! This is one of those episodes that you may want to simply listen to on a walking, car ride, etc.

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Join Greg and Jenny as they dig into using video as a tool for professional growth. This is the second time we have discussed this topic and this time we are joined by guest Adam Geller who is the author of "Evidence of Practice Playbook for Video-Powered Professional Learning" Find more from Adam here: Edthena: www.edthena.com Evidence of Practice: www.evidenceofpractice.com

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June 11, 2019 26 min

Join us for part 2 of our conversation with Annie Brock author of "The Growth Mindset Coach." In this part we discuss grading, feedback, and many other concepts about mindset in the classroom. Enjoy!

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Join Greg and Jenny as they dive back into the world of growth mindset. This time they are joined by Annie Brock author of "The Growth Mindset Coach" a book that lays out the what and how of teacher mindset to our children. Follow her on Twitter here: and check out her book here: https://twitter.com/msanniebrock?lang=en https://www.amazon.com/Growth-Mindset-Coach-Month-Month/dp/1612436013/ref=sr_1_2?gclid=Cj... Read more

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Join Greg, Jenny, and author Jon Barth as they dig into the power of journaling. In this episode you will hear powerful stories of impact from journaling as well as tips and strategies to support you along the way. Journaling is far more than simply writing words - this is a reflective practice. Check out Jon's books and resources at www.jonbarthbooks.com

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