November 2019 - Steve Barkley

De-Privatizing Teaching

When Kim Cofino and Clint Hamada (Coach Better) interviewed me for a podcast, they posed this concern: .”..a lot of teachers have gotten used to the privatization of their classrooms and almost feel threatened by the de-privatization that goes with coaching. How do you work with teachers and with coaches to do this in a […]

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Podcast: Teacher Cooperation and Collaboration

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve looks at the difference between teacher cooperation and teacher collaboration. Read Zachary Herrmann’s article, “Cooperate or Collaborate?” here. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit BarkleyPD.com to find new episodes. PODCAST TRANSCRIPTAnnouncer : 00:00 Take a […]

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Creating Opportunities to Develop Collective Teacher Efficacy

Collective teacher efficacy, when a staff of teachers believe that together they can inspire growth and change in their students, has the greatest impact on student achievement—even higher than factors like teacher-student relationships, home environment, or parental involvement (John Hattie). Collective teacher efficacy is unlikely to develop without a leadership plan for creating the environment […]

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Podcast: Teacher Autonomy & Coaching

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve is joined by Jim Knight to discuss teacher autonomy and its importance to successful coaching. Read Jim’s article, “Why Teacher Autonomy Is Central to Coaching Success” here. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit BarkleyPD.com to […]

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Guiding Instructional Coaching with a Principal Partnership

I worked with a client to design some guiding questions and examples for a coach/principal partnership agreement. Here is an early draft: Initial Plan The outcome of an effective instructional coaching program needs to be an increase in student achievement/success. The partnership of the coach and principal is crucial to a program’s effectiveness. Instructional Coaches’ […]

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Podcast: Getting Coaching Started

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve looks at the process of implementing effective coaching. Watch Steve’s “Teaming vs. Franchising” video here.  Read Steve’s Blog, “The Gift of Coaching” here.  Read Matthew Kelly’s article, “Preparing for the New School Year #3: Role Clarity & Time Management” here.  Read Matthew […]

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