Promoting Coachability

Several years back I posted a blog on coachability that was triggered by Steve Keating’s post on the topic, titled How Coachable Are You?.  I reviewed that blog and searched a little further to find more thoughts on the topic of being coachable. As you read through this blog, consider your coachability. Is there room for […]

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Podcast: Designing the Environment

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve ponders “Designing the Environment.” Listen as Steve ponders the message that is communicated by the design of learning environments. 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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Compelling Whys

My colleague, Jim Malanowski, recently presented a workshop for teachers and administrators K12 in Wisconsin. When Jim shared with me that he explored the need for teachers to examine “why they teach”, I asked him to share his thinking in a blog. Here’s Jim: I spent the last eleven years of my 45-year career in […]

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Podcast: Everyone Deserves a Coach

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve ponders “Everyone Deserves a Coach.” Listen as Steve ponders how we should have models that cause everyone working in a building to have feedback at least once per week, as well as the idea that the more highly skilled and professional an […]

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The Effect of Teacher Coaching

I read through a recent study on teacher coaching. The Effect of Teacher Coaching on Instruction and Achievement: A Meta-Analysis of the Causal Evidence* identifies the potential of coaching as a development tool and  illustrates the challenges of taking coaching programs to scale while maintaining effectiveness. Coaching effects in large-scale effectiveness trials with 100 teachers […]

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Podcast: Desired Learning Outcomes Driving Instructional Decisions

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve ponders “Desired Learning Outcomes Driving Instructional Decisions.” Listen as Steve ponders a backwards planning model that helps achieve desired learning outcomes. 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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Steve Barkley

For the past 35 years, Steve has served as a consultant to school districts, teacher organizations, state departments of education, and colleges and universities nationally and internationally, facilitating the changes necessary for them to reach students and successfully prepare them for the 21st century. Read more…