October 2017 - Steve Barkley

Facilitating Conversations: Empowering Teams

Conversations among teachers are critical to real change occurring in classrooms. Instructional coaches and teacher leaders are often tasked with facilitating team or PLC conversations that lead to actions to […]

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Podcast: Evaluation or Coaching?

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve is joined by Brianna Gray, Professional Practice Coordinator, as he ponders “Evaluation or Coaching?” Listen as Steve […]

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Request Coaching on Your Words

An article by Alyssa Nucaro, Positive Words Go a Long Way: Simple ways to frame what you say to students to encourage and empower them,  establishes several “listen for” items […]

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Podcast: Coaching Questions – Going Slow to Go Fast

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve ponders “Going Slow to Go Fast.” Listen as Steve ponders the questions that coaches use when teachers […]

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Promoting Coachability

Several years back I posted a blog on coachability that was triggered by Steve Keating’s post on the topic, titled How Coachable Are You?.  I reviewed that blog and searched a […]

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Podcast: Designing the Environment

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve is joined by Michelle Chittano to ponder “Designing the Environment.” Listen as Steve ponders the message that […]

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