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Podcast: Instructional Coaches Creating a Culture for Coaching

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve discusses “Instructional Coaches Creating a Culture for Coaching” with Kathleen O’Flynn (@koflynn18), Virginia Senande (@GSenande), Amy Brown (@MsBliteracylady), and Kelly Stevens (@KellyStevens512), who make up the professional development staff from the Northern Valley school district. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out […]

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Reflection and Insights

Jackie Gerstein, writing in Where is reflection in the learning process?, shares an experience most teachers can relate to: “I asked the students to get in small groups to discuss these questions. They got in their groups and just looked at one another with baffled looks on their faces while remaining silent. I tried rewording the […]

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Podcast: The Definition and Purpose of Instructional Coaching

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve discusses “The Definition and Purpose of Instructional Coaching” with Kathleen O’Flynn (@koflynn18), Virginia Senande (@GSenande), Amy Brown(@MsBliteracylady), and Kelly Stevens (@KellyStevens512), who make up the professional development staff from the Northern Valley school district. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud […]

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Build the Instructional Coach-Principal Partnership During the Summer Months

The alignment of an instructional coach’s and principal’s messages to staff is important in maintaining teacher actions what will drive increased student learning. Both principal and coach must make constant decisions and responses to staff during busy school days throughout the year. Rich conversations assist principal and coach in knowing their thinking is based on […]

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Podcast: Focusing on Learning or Teaching?

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve ponders “Focusing on Learning or Teaching?” Listen as Steve discusses whether the focus should be placed on learning or teaching in order to create student success. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit BarkleyPD.com to find […]

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Teacher Talk and Student Talk

I had the opportunity to listen to the podcast, How much of your lesson should be teacher talk?, with professor Neil Mercer, the emeritus professor of Education at the University of Cambridge and director of Oracy Cambridge. On the podcast he explores the roles of both student talk and teacher talk in the classroom. As I listened […]

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