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Coaching Through Change

Teachers respond differently to the requests or requirements for change that schools might make in curriculum, instructional approaches, assessment, etc. Coaches working through change with teachers need to adjust their approaches and strategies to support, encourage, and provide feedback that best meets the teacher’s stage of implementation. In the following ten minute video, I describe […]

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Podcast: Creating PLC Conversations That Increase Collective Responsibility

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve looks at how to create conversations in PLCs that increase collective responsibility and in turn, student learning. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit BarkleyPD.com to find new episodes. Thanks for listening! PODCAST TRANSCRIPTAnnouncer : 00:00 […]

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Trust and Vulnerability

Examining trust and vulnerability quickly engages one in the chicken and egg question. Which comes first?  Trust can’t be created without some vulnerability being present. Trust greatly increases the likelihood that people would make themselves vulnerable. I explore trust and vulnerability often as they are key to growth from coaching and to effective teaming in […]

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Podcast: Exploring Classroom Management

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve is joined by teacher and PLS Classes course facilitator, Darlene Volchansky to discuss classroom management. Classroom Management: Orchestrating a Community of Learners® is an online class offered from PLS Classes.  Visit PLSClasses.com to learn more. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out […]

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PLC Conversations That Build Shared Responsibility for Student Success

For PLCs to move from functioning as franchises to teams requires conversations built around student work. Teacher collaboration to strategize for student success builds a shared responsibility that is the root of teams. Sharing student goals and student work makes students known to colleagues. That knowing is key to real collaboration. Here are two examples […]

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Podcast: Joellen Killion’s Mental Models of Coaching

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve is joined by Joellen Killion to discuss the concept of mental models and how they shape coaching and teaching.   Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit BarkleyPD.com to find new episodes. Thanks for listening!

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