education consultant - Steve Barkley

What Does It Mean to Agree to COACH?

This summer I am having several opportunities to provide training to educators who are entering a new phase of their career as an instructional coach. I am also working with […]

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A Summer Conversation for Instructional Coaches and Principals

I am a strong advocate for the Principal Coach Partnership  (see earlier blog). Agreement defining student learning outcomes (vision) builds trust and focus among the leadership team at a school. An […]

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Feedback: What do we know? What do we do?

Feedback was the focus of my research and reading this week as I worked to design a presentation I was asked to do for middle and high school teachers. I […]

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Motivating Students from Poverty

This week I was working with teacher leaders from a GA district who were studying with instructional coaches and administrators from their buildings. We examined teacher leaders’ roles in facilitating […]

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What Does a Grade Mean?

I’ve spent the past week prepping to facilitate an upcoming workshop about grading for high school teachers. I thought I’d share some of the information I found, as it seems […]

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Motivating Students

As a classroom teacher I discovered early in my career that when I met with a learning specialist regarding special needs of one of my students, the strategies shared for […]

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