21 episodes

Instructional coaches, does this sound familiar?
How am I supposed to improve teaching I keep getting pulled to put out fires?
How can I support resistant teachers when they’re not letting me in the door?
I’m not even entirely sure what my role as a coach is supposed to be…and my principal doesn’t seem to get it, either.

If you’re feeling frustrated, overwhelmed, and isolated, you are not alone. Instructional coaches everywhere are feeling this same exact way. In this podcast, we have real conversations about all of this and more. Welcome to Buzzing with Ms. B: the Instructional Coaching Podcast where Chrissy Beltran brings you real talk and practical, easy to use ideas for instructional coaches and literacy coaches who are figuring out how to do the hard work of supporting teachers and growing students. Listen in on honest conversations about getting organized, managing your time, communicating with teachers and administration, and realistic approaches for coaching teachers on your campus.

Coaching is hard, but you don’t have to do it alone. Get the encouragement, tips, and next steps you need to coach with confidence!

Buzzing with Ms. B: The Coaching Podcast Chrissy Beltran, Buzzing with Ms. B

    • Education
    • 5.0, 23 Ratings

Instructional coaches, does this sound familiar?
How am I supposed to improve teaching I keep getting pulled to put out fires?
How can I support resistant teachers when they’re not letting me in the door?
I’m not even entirely sure what my role as a coach is supposed to be…and my principal doesn’t seem to get it, either.

If you’re feeling frustrated, overwhelmed, and isolated, you are not alone. Instructional coaches everywhere are feeling this same exact way. In this podcast, we have real conversations about all of this and more. Welcome to Buzzing with Ms. B: the Instructional Coaching Podcast where Chrissy Beltran brings you real talk and practical, easy to use ideas for instructional coaches and literacy coaches who are figuring out how to do the hard work of supporting teachers and growing students. Listen in on honest conversations about getting organized, managing your time, communicating with teachers and administration, and realistic approaches for coaching teachers on your campus.

Coaching is hard, but you don’t have to do it alone. Get the encouragement, tips, and next steps you need to coach with confidence!

    How to Get Your Foot in the Door for Instructional Coaching Support, Ep. 18: The Coaching Podcast

    How to Get Your Foot in the Door for Instructional Coaching Support, Ep. 18: The Coaching Podcast

    Do you feel like it's impossible to start coaching in classrooms? Sometimes getting started is the hardest part, especially when teachers have not had experience working with an instructional coach, or if they've had bad experiences!

    This episode explains six different ideas for getting yourself in the door to start instructional coaching! Number six is my favorite! Learn about goal-setting, starting with a friendly, and how to do a low-key pop-in!

    • 22 min
    17. Having difficult conversations with teachers

    17. Having difficult conversations with teachers

    Have you put off having difficult or sensitive conversations with teachers because you were afraid of how they would go? Maybe you weren't sure how to start or how to address an important topic about issues of identity such as race, gender, or classism.

    In this episode, I chat with school counselor Stephanie Reyna about some tools and ideas that instructional coaches can use when communicating about difficult topics effectively, in a way that can create lasting change.

    • 1 hr 26 min
    16. Understanding Teacher Resistance and Responding Effectively, Ep. 16: The Coaching Podcast

    16. Understanding Teacher Resistance and Responding Effectively, Ep. 16: The Coaching Podcast

    When teachers are resistant to coaching, instructional coaches feel it, big time. Teachers push back in different ways but the result is the same: change does not happen in that classroom. In this episode, you'll learn about two different types of resistance and how understanding the reasons for resistance can help you respond effectively to encourage change!

    • 29 min
    15. Seven Steps for Purposeful PLCs

    15. Seven Steps for Purposeful PLCs

    Too many PLCs could have been an email. It's the truth right? Sometimes administrators use PLCs as times to disseminate information to teachers without any real "community" aspect. Instead of holding PLCs that impact no one and change nothing, instructional coaches can follow this seven-step process for creating PLCs that work!

    Learn about why norms are so important, how to set an accountability piece for follow-up, and how to get the most out of data and learning PLCs!

    • 21 min
    14. How Aligning Instructional Strategies Can Support Your Coaching Work

    14. How Aligning Instructional Strategies Can Support Your Coaching Work

    Some teachers hear the word "alignment" and cringe. They worry they'll lose their individuality or everyone will have to be "on the same page". But there are some effective ways to align instruction that don't involve synchronized page-turning.

    In this episode, I share the reason and method for aligning instructional strategies! Instructional coaches who listen will learn how to follow a process for aligning instructional strategies to maximize teacher effectiveness and your collaborative planning too!

    • 24 min
    13. How & why to build content knowledge & a common language

    13. How & why to build content knowledge & a common language

    One of the biggest challenges we face when collaborating with teachers is communicating effectively. Sometimes we think we're speaking the same language...but we're not! We may be using terms inaccurately or with a different nuance. In order to work alongside teachers and align your campus, it's important to build a common language. This episode includes some simple strategies and methods to help instructional coaches grow a common language and understanding with your teachers!

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

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23 Ratings

23 Ratings

Gretchen Schultek ,

Every Coach Needs a Coach

Chrissy talks about real topics instructional coaches are facing in today’s schools as they lead teachers. These episodes are practical and full of tips IC’s can implement immediately. Great show!

mdhicks12 ,

Excellent Resource

I am so excited to have a podcast that is geared towards my specific job! I’m learning so much with every episode, and so excited to learn and grow more!

Styled! ,

Hooray!

Our job is truly an island. It’s a breath of fresh air to have some who understands the pressures and the rewards of such a position.

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