communication skills - Steve Barkley

Podcast: Exploring Teacher Communication Skills

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve is joined by middle school teacher and PLS Classes instructor, Michael Hands to discuss teacher communication skills. […]

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Effective Communication Techniques Increase the Impact of Instructional Coaching

Communication Skills for Coaches Our choice of words can have a surprising effect during a coaching conversation. Words that are used commonly in everyday situations can convey unintentional meanings in the […]

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Facilitating Discussions In Classrooms Using the Fishbowl Strategy

Michael Harris’ blog, The Five Advantages of Teaching with Discussions, provides the following payoffs for educators to increase student engagement in classroom discussions. Students: Explore different perspectives. Assume more ownership of learning. […]

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Reframing and Paraphrasing

I recently conducted a workshop for international school teachers examining the skill sets that are important to effective teaching. One area we explored was verbal communication skills, critical to creating […]

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Selecting Coaches

I have been asked by a new district client to make some suggestions regarding what to “look for” as they begin interviewing candidates for instructional coaching positions for their elementary […]

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