December 2016 - Steve Barkley

A Question From an Instructional Coach

In an earlier blog,   I described the importance of coaches knowing a teacher’s agenda…. the beliefs, values, and thinking behind the teacher’s decision making. What are the options the teacher […]

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Time for Teachers to Coach and Collaborate

While providing a training for teacher leaders on peer coaching the often-repeated statement/question surfaced. “Coaching experiences would be terrific, but how can we ever get the time to do this?” […]

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Reframing and Paraphrasing

I recently conducted a workshop for international school teachers examining the skill sets that are important to effective teaching. One area we explored was verbal communication skills, critical to creating […]

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