instructional coach - Steve Barkley

Acknowledging Discomfort as an Element of Growth

I recently posted an earlier blog I had written about being comfortable with discomfort on LinkedIn using this lead-in statement: I find it intriguing that teachers recognize that discomfort is […]

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Coaching and Leading with Relational Energy

I was introduced to the term Relational Energy in a blog by Kim Cameron. “Positive energy elevates individuals, is life-giving and fosters vitality. In nature, the most common source of […]

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A Coach and Principal Summer Conversation

Each summer I post a blog encouraging instructional coaches to request a conversation with their principals. Scheduling the time, especially uninterrupted, for the necessary coach/principal conversations is often difficult. Summer […]

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Building Ownership Over Agreement

While engaged in coaching the members of a district-wide curriculum team, both individually and collectively, I had the opportunity to read a post by Randy Hall from the Leadership Gym. […]

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Coaching as Helping

A recent conversation with an instructional coach raised the issue of coaches using the word “help.” In my coaching, it is a word I tend to consciously avoid unless the […]

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Three Elements for the Application of the Art and Craft of Coaching

Thanks to Jim Knight, I had the opportunity to engage in a panel discussion with Jim, Sherry St. Clair, Christian van Nieuwerburgh, and Megan Tschannen-Moran as part of the Teaching […]

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