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Coaching Performance, Development, and Transformation

A posting on the Animas Center for Coaching, “What Is Transformational Coaching,”  caused me to reflect on various coaching strategies that I practice with different clients to reach identified outcomes. I’m pondering when my choices of strategy are conscious vs unconscious. The Animas Center provides these definitions: A performance coach’s main intention is to help […]

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Podcast: Signs of Engagement in Quality Learning

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve discusses recognizing when students are engaged in deep quality learning. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit BarkleyPD.com to find new episodes. Thanks for listening!

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Guidelines for Administering Feedback for Students and Teachers

Annie Murphy Paul, in the article Four Ways to Give Good Feedback, states: “When effectively administered, feedback is a powerful way to build knowledge and skills, increase skills, increase motivation, and develop reflective habits of mind in students and employees. Too often, however, the feedback we give (and get) is ineffectual or even counterproductive.” She provides […]

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Podcast: Teaching & Learning With Multiple Intelligences

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve is joined by Sharon Casciole, a middle school math teacher and PLS Classes instructor, to discuss teaching and learning with multiple intelligences. Purposeful Learning Through Multiple Intelligences™ is offered through PLS Classes in both online and on-site formats. Visit PLSClasses.com to learn […]

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Teacher Goals and Shared Student Achievement Outcomes

Using a backwards planning process reinforces that teachers develop their decisions/plans by beginning with the identification of student learning outcome goals. Teachers have a reason to work collaboratively with their colleagues when they are focused on shared desired student outcomes. Those shared outcomes create teams. Teachers are encouraged to be vulnerable and growth focused with […]

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Podcast: Coaching With a Solution-Focused Approach

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve looks at using a solution-focused approach in coaching and how to involve the teacher in the problem solving process. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit BarkleyPD.com to find new episodes. Thanks for listening!

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