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Teaching and Leading With Stories

I am currently coaching a client who is examining how stories might be a powerful approach to use for sharing her background, skills, talents, and passions when interviewing for a position. She shared a post by Carmine Gallo that she thought would interest me. It did. Jeff Bezos Banned PowerPoint in Meetings. His Replacement Is […]

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Podcast: Planning Backwards: Goals and Evidence

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve speaks to teacher and administrator leaders at the Douglas County School District about planning backwards in order to get desired student outcomes. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit BarkleyPD.com to find new episodes. Thanks for […]

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Relationships: How Do We Build Them?

How important do you believe it is for teachers to build relationships with students as a component of students reaching their maximum learning success? How do school leaders and coaches assist teachers in planning for relationship building? How do leaders communicate a belief and value in teachers’ purposeful planning for knowing students? In what ways […]

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Podcast: Administrators Modeling Vulnerability & Continuous Improvement

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve is joined by Ben Weinberg, Headmaster at American School of Madrid, and Melanie Martinez, Principal at Thomas Wharton Elementary School, to discuss how administrators can model vulnerability and continuous improvement to strengthen their team. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud […]

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Comfortable with Discomfort

In the work that I’ve done across the past 35 years connected to peer coaching, instructional coaching, mentoring, and coaching connected to supervision, one of the elements that has been present from the very beginning is the realization that coaching creates discomfort. Being coached brings some level of discomfort. To grow from the coaching experience, […]

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Podcast: Play, Do, Learn

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve ponders how playing and doing can connect to learning in the classroom. 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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