coach principal partnership - Steve Barkley

A Coach and Principal Summer Conversation

Each summer I post a blog encouraging instructional coaches to request a conversation with their principals. Scheduling the time, especially uninterrupted, for the necessary coach/principal conversations is often difficult. Summer may provide the perfect opportunity for the instructional coach to call the principal and request a coffee hour to catch up and/or establish a plan […]

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Podcast: A High School Coach & Principal Partnership

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve is joined by principal, Larissa McCoy and coach, Robyn Sullivan-Jackson from the Leto Highschool in Hillsborough County  Florida, to discuss the coach/principal partnership. Get in touch with Larissa: larissa.mccoymitti@sdhc.k12.fl.us Get in touch with Robyn: robyn.sullivan-jackson@sdhc.k12.fl.us Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud […]

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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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Build the Instructional Coach-Principal Partnership During the Summer Months

The alignment of an instructional coach’s and principal’s messages to staff is important in maintaining teacher actions what will drive increased student learning. Both principal and coach must make constant decisions and responses to staff during busy school days throughout the year. Rich conversations assist principal and coach in knowing their thinking is based on […]

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