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Podcast: Joyful Coaching- How Instructional Coaches and Leaders Can Bring More Joy to Teachers and Students

Brittany Cabrera, an instructional coach with a history of joyful teaching, examines her discoveries about joy and academic achievement. She discusses how leaders can carry a joyful mindset into their work with teachers that models the relationship for teachers to build with students. Read Brittany’s article, “Awakening Joy in Schools” here. Subscribe to the Steve […]

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Steve Barkley Presents an Online Workshop for International School Leaders in Conjunction with MAIS

The Mediterranean Association of International Schools & Steve Barkley Presents: Building Educators’ Professional Growth Plans to Impact Student Success Friday, April 2, 2021 12:30-14:00 CEST/GMT+2 The need for educators to maximize our learning is emphasized today as changes in teaching and learning are required at a rapid speed. In many cases, we are required to […]

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Podcast for Teachers: Some Things That Are Working In Remote Teaching

Matt Johnson, a high school Language Arts teacher, who has been teaching remotely for the past year, shares strategies that he has found work for him in engaging students in learning. He includes approaches for providing writing feedback. With 163 students, one minute of feedback per student takes three hours. Find out about “flash feedback”. […]

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Selecting Coaches

I recently received this request from an instructional coach: “I wanted to reach out to you for some resources. We are in the process of adding an extra coach to our building. I wanted to know if you have any interview questions, we can ask the interviewee? Since we know that many candidates will likely […]

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Podcast: An Instructional Coach Explores How to Begin a Department PLC

What might a coach consider as she plans to introduce a PLC mindset to a middle school staff? Listen in as this coach shares her questions and wonderings. Steve provides his thoughts, experiences and recommendations as she proceeds with her preparations. Visit the “hot topics” section of Steve’s blog here. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley […]

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Podcast for Parents: Parenting on an Uncharted Journey

Jeff Kubiak, the author of, “One Drop of Kindness” and “It’s Me” explores the impact of the quarantine on children and young people and how we as parents and grandparents can best support them. A discussion around building characteristics of kindness and compassion is included. Find Jeff’s books and resources here. Subscribe to the Steve […]

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