The Early Days of Building Coaching Practices - Steve Barkley

The Early Days of Building Coaching Practices

At each end and start of the calendar year, I take a break from posting a new blog and provide a revisit to some of my thinking that has appeared across the years. This blog focuses on some history. The following video (6 minutes) provides a look at my initial experiences with coaching; from my student teaching experiences to my learning days coaching and being coached.

What follows are three podcasts (transcripts and links available) that look at the work of educators/authors who provided insights shaping my understanding and the presentations that I have provided to many educators across the years.

In this episode, I focused on Joellen Killion’s explanation of the importance of “coaching heavy.” She reminds us that results build relationships.

https://barkleypd.com/blog/podcast-foundations-for-instructional-coaching-episode-1-heavy-coaching/

Bruce Joyce and Beverly Showers’ exploration of the impact of coaching on the transfer of workshop skills to embedded classroom success was an important early footing for me.

https://barkleypd.com/blog/podcast-foundations-for-instructional-coaching-episode-ii-coaching-to-extend-professional-development/

Tom Gordon, the originator of Parent Effectiveness Training and Teacher Effectiveness Training identified these learning stages which provide a helpful understanding for those of us coaching and being coached.

https://barkleypd.com/blog/podcast-foundations-for-instructional-coaching-episode-iii-the-four-learning-states-gordons-ladder/

Wishing you the best as you hopefully relax and renew for the year ahead. As educators, you impact the future!

 

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