Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud - Weekly Updated Education Blog

Listening and Supporting During Change

I am working with a group of teacher leaders who are in the midst of a school year coming toward a close while a number of changes are unfolding as […]

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Podcast: Traits of Effective Teams and Team Members

Just as instructional coaches need specific skills and mindsets to be an effective coach, teachers need specific skills and mindsets to gain from being coached. Similarly, team facilitators need important […]

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Building Coachability

It’s rather clear to most people that in order to be an effective coach one needs an appropriate mindset for investing in the growth of others and a set of […]

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Podcast: Coaching Generating Reflection Generating Growth

“If you don’t question what your experiences mean and think actively about them on an on-going basis, the evidence shows you are unlikely to improve.” – Alexandra Spalding Using the […]

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Podcast: Leadership in the Classroom and Beyond

The author of “Leading Beyond Your Title: Creating Change in School from Any Role,” Nili Bartley, shares reasons and strategies for generating leadership opportunities for students to lead. She identifies […]

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Growth Mindset and Intellectual Risk-taking in Coaching

A Kappan article, Growth mindset and intellectual risk-taking: Disentangling conflated concepts by Shelby Clark and Madora Soutter caused me to ponder how coaches promote growth mindset and intellectual risk-taking. Clark […]

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