empowerment - Steve Barkley

Podcast for Parents: Parents as Learning Coaches

Learning is generated by the actions that learners engage in. I can’t teach you how to play an instrument, I can teach you how to learn to play. You need to do the learning actions to reach the results. Parents as learning coaches are empowering their children for future learning. Learning how to learn is […]

Read more...

Podcast: When is the Coach an Expert?

Instructional coaches should be continually engaged in developing a deep reservoir of knowledge and skills that can impact student and teacher success. The coaching role creates many opportunities for learning from the teachers and leaders with whom you are working. How does a coach best engage with teachers so that the coach’s expertise is a […]

Read more...

Podcast: Focusing When Things Are Changing

How can coaching assist educators in examining their empowerment to generate increased satisfaction and energy in teaching and learning? This refocus at times rather than a focus on “what has to be done” can be encouraging and energizing. Dr. Maria Gottschalk, an organizational psychologist, suggests exploring questions like, “what do you need to feel engaged […]

Read more...

Podcast for Teachers: The Ikea Effect

The Ikea Effect occurs when people successfully complete a labor-intense task and value the fruits of their labor and the products they have created.  As teachers we look to empower students by increasing voice and choice in selecting learning outcomes and providing appropriate scaffolding when needed and requested. Read Angela Duckworth’s Blog on the Ikea […]

Read more...