The Instructional Coaching Group team is back in action after another powerful Teaching Learning Coaching Conference, and we want to thank everyone for making #TLC2021 one of the best conferences we’ve ever had! If you attended, don’t forget that breakout recordings are still available for viewing until February.



As we reflect on this year’s conference and head toward holiday season, we’ve also been revisiting some of our most popular blog posts of the 2021. The blog features a wide range of posts written by ICG team members, as well as by various guest authors from the across the field of education. While the topics can shift post by post, it is clear when reviewing these top five most popular posts that our readers have been most interested in cultivating a way-of-being that encourages positive, effective, and sustainable instructional coaching in their schools.

These posts tackle a variety of topics that have come to the forefront during the pandemic: awakening joy in schools, creating good habits, developing decision-making skills, avoiding judgement of others, and keeping coaches and programs for the long haul.

The Top 5 Posts of 2021 (so far)

  1. The Long Game: Retaining Coaches and Sustaining Programs – by Sharon Thomas
  2. Mantras: Guide Your Decision-making – by Jim Knight
  3. Awakening Joy in Schools – by Brittany Cabrera
  4. Create Good Habits – by Jim Knight
  5. Judgment and Gossip are Learning Killers – Jim Knight


Are there any other blog posts (on the ICG blog or elsewhere) that have been crucial to your work this year? Let us know in the comments.