February 2014 - Steve Barkley

Coaching: Confidentiality vs Anonymity

A conversation arose in a coaching training I was doing regarding a district designing their coaching around the concept of anonymity. The word didn’t hit me well, as I imagined […]

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Coaching the Beginning Teacher

Here is an email request from a school administrator and an extension of my response to her. Administrator:   “When working with a brand new out of college teacher, what are […]

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I Can…By

I had the opportunity recently to spend substantial time observing in classrooms and then debriefing with fellow observers what learning and teaching behaviors we saw. My focusing of the observations […]

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Teaching and Coaching How to Learn

I sat with a group of school leaders examining and questioning a teaching practice they had promoted (some teachers would say forced) teachers to implement: Posting and sharing learning objectives […]

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