administrators - Steve Barkley

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 professional growth plans and PLC decisions encourage a coaching culture? How do school leaders model a culture of coaching? Steve explores these questions, setting the […]

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Why Reach Out for Coaching?

Crystal Frommert, a middle school instructional coach, recently shared,” Coaches can do a lot to help even veteran teachers improve, especially when teachers know what kinds of support they’re looking for.” Her article presents 4 Ways to Maximize the Benefit of Having an Instructional Coach. She proposes that a start is for teachers is to: […]

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Identifying Leadership Behaviors

This week I facilitated planning sessions with K12 building principals and their administrative teams including instructional coaches. The purpose of the sessions was to identify leadership behaviors that would support student achievement in their schools and plan for taking action on those behaviors. Working with my backwards planning model, you identify student achievement goals and […]

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How Administrators Support Instructional Coaches

“What does your principal do/say that supports your work with teachers?” That was the question I posed to a team of instructional coaches I worked with recently. The coaches had sent me a list of scenarios that expressed some of the challenges/resistance that they were finding in their work, with a desire for me to […]

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