Professional Development - Steve Barkley

My Responses to Coaching Questions

Today, I’d like to address several questions that I’ve received surrounding the topic of peer coaching. Question #1: An administrator who implemented a peer coaching initiative in his school last year asked, “How can we as a school, measure the successes of peer coaching in our school from teachers’ perspective? Can we measure results from […]

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Podcast: Making the Most of Instructional Coaches

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve is joined by Britnie Kane to discuss how coaches spend their time and how it affects their instruction. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit to find new episodes. Thanks for listening!

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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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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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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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Motivate Your Team with Guest Speaker Jim Malanowski

The 2018-2019 school year is quickly approaching! Are your teachers ready, motivated and excited for the new school year to begin? Do your teachers usually need a mid-year pick me up? Or would you like to close the school year on a positive note? If your answer to any of the three above questions is […]

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