coaches - Steve Barkley

Podcast for Parents: Supporting Your Learners – Being a Coach

Whether your learners are working virtually, in classrooms, or doing both in a hybrid model, your assistance as a learning coach can build more current academic success now and reinforce important executive functioning skills. These are career and life skills. Listen as Steve provides some specific focus areas and examples of what coaching conversations might […]

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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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A Question From an Instructional Coach

In an earlier blog,   I described the importance of coaches knowing a teacher’s agenda…. the beliefs, values, and thinking behind the teacher’s decision making. What are the options the teacher considered in planning for learning? As the lesson unfolded what did the teacher perceive and consider as decisions were made about feedback to students or […]

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Coaches and PLCs

This week I took part in a twitter chat with #esc11coach examining the work of coaches with PLCs. (You can find the entire chat here.) As I was planning for the chat, I found an article in the March 2016 Kappan by Rick Dufour and Douglas Reeves titled, The Futility of PLC Lite. The authors […]

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VIDEO: Communication Skills for Coaches

Steve Barkley ponders “Communication Skills for Coaches.”

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Parents as Coaches

Working with schools inTurkeythis week I had two opportunities to meet with parent groups examining how they support (coach) their children’s school success. The large number of parents who attended and the interest of those staying after to ask questions suggest that this is a topic for continued exploration. We began by having parents explore […]

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