100 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
    • 4.9 • 58 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!

    Making Teacher Reflection a Common Practice: A Coaching Call with Monika Puzio

    Making Teacher Reflection a Common Practice: A Coaching Call with Monika Puzio

    When teachers reflect on their practice, it allows them to grow and improve as educators. On this episode, I talk with ELA coach Monika Puzio about making teacher reflection a common practice. We chat about encouraging new teachers to reflect on their practice and ideas for tiering support. This episode includes discussions about using video coaching and student work for reflection. Listen for practical strategies you can start implementing right away.
    -Chrissy Beltran
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    Thank you for listening to Buzzing with Ms. B: the Coaching Podcast. If you love the show, share it with a coach who would love it too, subscribe to this podcast, 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

    • 35 min
    Supporting Teacher Reflection with Lorraine Padilla

    Supporting Teacher Reflection with Lorraine Padilla

    Reflection is vital for improving teaching practices. In this episode, I talk to Lorraine Padilla from Apple Blossom Teachers about supporting teacher reflection. During the call, we discuss why reflecting is important, common misunderstandings, and how coaches and administrators can help teachers turn their reflections into action. We share tips for making reflection a habit, ways to keep reflective conversations positive, and how to build time for reflection into planning sessions. Listen now! -Chrissy Beltran
    Buzzing with Ms. B Instagram
    Buzzing with Ms. B TpT
    The Coaching Podcast Show Notes

    Thank you for listening to Buzzing with Ms. B: the Coaching Podcast. If you love the show, share it with a coach who would love it too, subscribe to this podcast, 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

    • 35 min
    Reflecting on Leadership with Dr. Jill Brown

    Reflecting on Leadership with Dr. Jill Brown

    As a school leader, you’re constantly pulled in different directions, and it can be difficult to find time to reflect on your work. On this episode of The Coaching Podcast, Dr. Jill Brown joins me to discuss what it means to be a reflective leader. We talk about the importance of self-awareness, how to reflect on your coaching work, and questions to ask yourself. She shares the four steps to take when facing hard truths and how to use data when reflecting on leadership. Listen now!
    -Chrissy Beltran
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    Buzzing with Ms. B TpT
    The Coaching Podcast Show Notes
    Thank you for listening to Buzzing with Ms. B: the Coaching Podcast. If you love the show, share it with a coach who would love it too, subscribe to this podcast, 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

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Breaking a Negative Coaching Pattern

    Breaking a Negative Coaching Pattern

    Instructional coaching is all about building relationships. So, what can you do if you fall into a negative coaching pattern with a teacher? In this episode, I share my best tips for breaking a negative coaching pattern and creating better relationships with your team. Learn to recognize negative patterns, shift the conversation, and build trust with teachers. This episode is full of valuable insights and actionable advice to improve your coaching practice. Listen now! -Chrissy Beltran
    Buzzing with Ms. B Instagram
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    The Coaching Podcast Show Notes
    Coffee and Coaching Membership
    Thank you for listening to Buzzing with Ms. B: the Coaching Podcast. If you love the show, share it with a coach who would love it too, subscribe to this podcast, 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

    • 22 min
    100th Episode: Turning the Tables on Chrissy with Laura Hunt Palacios

    100th Episode: Turning the Tables on Chrissy with Laura Hunt Palacios

    Today we are celebrating 100 episodes! For this special show, I’m doing something different. My good friend Laura turns the tables on me and is the one asking the questions. We talk about my teaching and coaching experiences, classroom management tips, my favorite podcasts and books, building relationships with teachers, and so much more. This episode is for you if you want to learn more about me and my journey as an instructional coach. Join us for this fun and informative interview. -Chrissy Beltran
    Buzzing with Ms. B Instagram
    Buzzing with Ms. B TpT
    The Coaching Podcast Show Notes
    Coffee and Coaching Membership
    Thank you for listening to Buzzing with Ms. B: the Coaching Podcast. If you love the show, share it with a coach who would love it too, subscribe to this podcast, 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

    • 58 min
    Productivity for Instructional Coaches: A Coaching Call with Courtney Staley

    Productivity for Instructional Coaches: A Coaching Call with Courtney Staley

    It can be hard to focus on your coaching work when you have so many other responsibilities at school. On this coaching call episode, I talk with Courtney Staley about productivity and time management for coaches. Courtney and I discuss ideas for collaborative planning, defining your coaching role, and micro coaching. If you are an instructional coach looking for ways to be more productive and impactful in your role, this episode is for you!
    -Chrissy Beltran
    Buzzing with Ms. B Instagram
    Buzzing with Ms. B TpT
    The Coaching Podcast Show Notes
    Coffee and Coaching Membership
    Thank you for listening to Buzzing with Ms. B: the Coaching Podcast. If you love the show, share it with a coach who would love it too, subscribe to this podcast, 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

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
58 Ratings

58 Ratings

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I have been a classroom teacher for 16 years. I decided to take the plunge and applied for a coaching position at my school and got it. I have been a mentor teacher for years, but this is SO different! So excited and grateful for this podcast!

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I found this podcast as I was preparing to interview for an Instructional Coach position. Out of a field of 32 applicants, this podcast prepared me for the interview and my new position that I will begin this fall. I get the email updates with tips and applications that will strengthen my practices as a coach!

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