April 2021 - Steve Barkley

Podcast: Instructional Coaching Experience Prior to Entering Administrative Positions

Increasingly today, many educators are moving from an instructional coaching role to administrative positions at the school and district level. Crystal Frommert, a current middle school instructional coach who will […]

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Podcast for Parents: The Value of a Different School Frameworks for Learning

Increasingly, students and parents are having the opportunity of selecting among different school programs and designs. Peter Wieczorek, a director, and teacher at Northwest Passage High School, an inquiry-driven project-based […]

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Learning from the Pandemic: Listening to Students

My thoughts about the need for us to learn from our students were reinforced and extended when I listened to this webinar recording from Learningforward, How to learn from the […]

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Podcast: Expanding Instructional Coaching to a Culture of Coaching

What are the actions that school administrators and instructional coaches can take to support the building of a culture of coaching within a school? How does peer coaching embedded in […]

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Podcast for Teachers – Teaching and Learning Virtually: What Works for This Middle School Science Teacher

Denise Wright, who teaches 8th grade earth science virtually for Horry County Schools in South Carolina, is a virtual teacher of the year who writes an online teacher column for […]

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How Might a Coach Respond?

While facilitating a group of coaches, I explored the role of using empathy statements and supporting statements to respond to teacher statements that coaches might describe as “challenging.” Teacher: “The […]

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