May 2011 - Steve Barkley

Building Engagement

In the SmartBlog on Leadership, Paul Marciano, author of “Carrots and Sticks Don’t Work: Build a Culture of Employee Engagement with the Principles of RESPECT”, writes about Motivation vs Engagement.He […]

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Coaching Professional Learning Communities

In the last few weeks I have had the opportunity to coach several high school department and elementary grade level professional learning communities. Here are some of the common suggestions […]

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Coaching Classroom Management

Here is a three step structure coaches can use when exploring classroom management practices with teachers (especially new teachers). It is taken from the Performance Learning System’s course, Classroom Management: […]

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Teachers’ Use of Coaches

What responsibility do teachers have when instructional coaches are placed in their buildings? In my workshops for coaches and principals I often suggest that principals should be communicating to teachers […]

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Coaching Problem Solving

I was asked to spend two days in an elementary school observing teachers and students practicing problem solving. I observed and conferenced with the instructional coach and administration focusing on […]

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