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Trust and Vulnerability

Examining trust and vulnerability quickly engages one in the chicken and egg question. Which comes first?  Trust can’t be created without some vulnerability being present. Trust greatly increases the likelihood that people would make themselves vulnerable. I explore trust and vulnerability often as they are key to growth from coaching and to effective teaming in […]

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Podcast: Exploring Classroom Management

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve is joined by teacher and PLS Classes course facilitator, Darlene Volchansky to discuss classroom management. Classroom Management: Orchestrating a Community of Learners® is an online class offered from PLS Classes.  Visit PLSClasses.com to learn more. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out […]

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PLC Conversations That Build Shared Responsibility for Student Success

For PLCs to move from functioning as franchises to teams requires conversations built around student work. Teacher collaboration to strategize for student success builds a shared responsibility that is the root of teams. Sharing student goals and student work makes students known to colleagues. That knowing is key to real collaboration. Here are two examples […]

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Podcast: Joellen Killion’s Mental Models of Coaching

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve is joined by Joellen Killion to discuss the concept of mental models and how they shape coaching and teaching.   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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The Coaching Balance

I love the learning I gain from interactions with educators. Not surprisingly, educators focused on coaching and collaborating provide extra special opportunities. Kevin Schlomer recently provided me one of those learning opportunities and I was anxious to share it with you.  Kevin is a former instructional coach and coordinator of instructional coaching. He is currently […]

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Podcast: Compliments, Praise & Approval

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve explores the differences between compliments, praise and approval and looks at how they play a role in coaching.   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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