Educational Coaching - Page 2 of 30 - Steve Barkley

Finding Understanding with Same/Different Exploration

Identifying similarities and differences is a fundamental cognitive process. When faced with a new situation, we naturally look to see how the situation is similar to something we already know and how it is different. I recognize this process as I travel internationally. Landing in an airport with everything labeled in an unfamiliar language, I can identify […]

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Peer Coaching Payoffs

During the current and past year, I have been working with the staff at QSI International School of Chengdu in China.  Using Skype, I facilitated professional learning sessions with the entire staff and held coaching sessions with individual PLCs. Last year we focused on professional learning communities and this Fall we added peer coaching practices. […]

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Podcast: Examining the Impact of Coaching

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve ponders “Examining the Impact of Coaching”. Listen as Steve takes a look at Hillsborough County, Florida’s story of success. 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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Podcast: Promoting Coachability

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve ponders “Promoting Coachability”. Listen as Steve discusses the characteristic of coachability and how to model openness to being coached. 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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Coaches’ Listening Skills

Having an opportunity recently to coach coaches renewed my understanding of the need to slow down and listen effectively as a coach. I believe that often a coach’s desire to be “helpful” has one looking for a solution or an improvement to move toward and thus missing hearing things that are important to the coachee. […]

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Coaching: Athletes, Students, Teachers

I have previously mentioned Trevor Regan’s website, TrainUgly,  in earlier blogs. It provides insights connecting learning performances in sports to those in the classroom for students as well as for coaching teachers. A podcast that Trevor recorded with The Power Company, a group that focuses on the sport of climbing, reinforced and further defined some […]

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