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Administrator, Coach, Teacher Leader Partnerships

Agreeing on expectations upfront can greatly support the building of trust. This is true in classrooms as students find that they can trust the teacher to uphold expectations around her promises concerning her role and to reinforce with appropriate responses when students meet or do not meet expectations regarding their engagement in learning production behaviors. […]

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The Work of Instructional Coaches

During a podcast with Jim Knight  and another with Joellen Killion and Cindy Harrison, the topic of how instructional coaches spend their time arose. So, it was interesting to find this article by Britnie Delinger Kane and Brooks Rosenquist, Making the Most of Instructional Coaches, in Kappan April (2018) [pages 21-25]. Kane and Rosenquist conducted a study […]

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Podcast: Taking The Lead – New Roles for Teachers & School Based Coaches

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve is joined by Joellen Killion and Cindy Harrison, authors of the book “Taking the Lead: New Roles for Teachers and School-Based Coaches”. Find out more and purchase the book. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit […]

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Teachers Taking the Lead

Joellen Killion and Cindy Harrison have written a second edition of Taking the Lead: New roles for teachers and school-based coaches.  I was delighted to be asked to write the forward for the book. Here are some of the thoughts I shared: As opportunities for teacher leadership and instructional coaching increase, there is a heightened […]

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