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Building Trust to Support Teacher Growth

School administrators and coaches need to create trust with staff to encourage the risk taking and openness to feedback that will generate continuous teacher growth supporting continuous student growth.  A culture of high “coachablity”. “Schools with high relational trust, and/or leaders who cared about it, had a much better chance of serving students well than […]

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Podcast: Using Co-Construction to Build Empowerment

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve is joined by Andrea Rorrer, Cori Groth and Janice Bradley from the Utah Education Policy Center to discuss using co-construction to build empowerment. Visit the Utah Education Policy Center website. Get in touch with Andrea: Andrea.Rorrer@utah.edu Get in touch with Cori: Cori.Groth@utah.edu […]

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The Beginning of the School Year Messages

It’s that time of year again when my schedule often contains “opening day” presentations, end of summer professional development events or planning sessions for administrators and/or teachers. One of the discussions I try to facilitate explores what messages educators want to communicate to students and/or teachers concerning environment and relationships. I believe that consciously deciding […]

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Podcast: Establishing Trust With Coaching Pre-Conferences

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve looks at establishing trust in coaching by modeling a pre-conference with instructional coach, Chris Pottebaum. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit BarkleyPD.com to find new episodes. Thanks for listening! PODCAST TRANSCRIPTAnnouncer : 00:00 Steve Barkley […]

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Early Feedback

In a previous blog, I shared the work of Randy Conley and Drea Zigarmi that identified twelve factors of employee work passion (EWP) categorized as organizational, job, and relationship factors. (You can find the twelve here.) In that blog I explored two factors that I believe deserve attention as leaders plan for the opening of […]

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Podcast: Five Characteristics of Effective Helpers

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve looks at the characteristics of effective helpers and their connections to coaching. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit BarkleyPD.com to find new episodes. Thanks for listening! PODCAST TRANSCRIPTAnnouncer: 00:00 Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud is […]

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