May 2010 - Steve Barkley

Merit Pay

My colleague Dr Jim Doran, the director of international programs at Performance Learning Systems, is a guest on this week’s blog. Jim has been a teacher, coach, and headmaster at […]

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Coaching in a Climate of Change

I was invited in May to present at the Reading First Technical Assistance Center’s conference in Philadelphia, Coaching in a Climate of Change. The conference focused on the most effective […]

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Thoughts for Reflection

I recently presented at the Texas Reading First Joint Advanced Coaching Institute and Leadership Summit. Two keynoters that preceded my breakout sessions shared some thoughts that I felt would make […]

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PLCs Exploring Classroom Management

An elementary school leadership team asked me to spend a day observing classrooms in the school with the instructional coach, keeping a focus on classroom management, group dynamics and the […]

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Coaching Coaches

To reap the maximum gain from a coaching program, districts need to prepare principals to support and supervise coaches’ work and clarify the program goals for staff. (The Learning System, […]

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