educational coaching - Steve Barkley

Guest Blog: Coaching with Humility by Sherry St. Clair

I recently had the opportunity to have several conversations with Sherry St. Clair, the author of Coaching Redefined: A Guide to Leading Meaningful Instructional Growth. Sherry is a strong promoter […]

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Creating Opportunities to Develop Collective Teacher Efficacy

Collective teacher efficacy, when a staff of teachers believe that together they can inspire growth and change in their students, has the greatest impact on student achievement—even higher than factors […]

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Peer Coaching Payoffs

During the current and past year, I have been working with the staff at QSI International School of Chengdu in China.  Using Skype, I facilitated professional learning sessions with the […]

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Preparing Teachers for Coaching: Education and Expectation

Education: Most teachers have never had a coach and are not sure what to do with one. Many have had a mentor and all have had a supervisor/evaluator but not […]

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Vulnerability to Build Risk Takers

I wrote about vulnerability in an earlier blog  and was reviewing my thinking this week as I prepared to work with principal and instructional coach partners in planning for student […]

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Teacher Student Relationships

Last week I had the opportunity to attend the orientation for new teachers at North East Independent School District in San Antonio, Texas.  After the initial introductions and welcomes, the […]

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