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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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Coaching and Trust

I had the opportunity to be a keynoter for the online Coaching Summit 2019 sponsored by Nicole Turner at Simply Coaching. My presentation, Respecting Teachers’ Goals and Values, was followed by an interview. Here’s the video presentation and my responses to some of the questions in the interview. My Conversation with Nicole Turner Nicole: In […]

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Podcast: Discussing Competency-Based Education at Sanborn Regional High School

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve is joined by Brian Stack, Ashley Harbel and Kerrie Alley from Sanborn Regional High School to discuss competency-based education. View the Sanborn Regional School District website here. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit BarkleyPD.com to […]

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When Coaches Hear Resistance

Sometimes a statement from a teacher during a coaching conversation or while facilitating a PLC or professional development activity can leave you speechless. I frequently label such statements as gripes, excuses or resistance to any change. They can derail progress or worst bring a defensive response from the coach that can negatively impact interactions with […]

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