PGP - Steve Barkley

Podcast: One School’s Experience With Hypothesis Focused Professional Growth Plans

  Why might, “what’s your hypothesis?” be a better question to ask than, “what’s your goal?” A business article suggested that hypotheses create more organizational learning.  Several schools have been experimenting with building teachers’ professional growth plans (PGPs) around a hypothesis that the teacher wants to explore. In this conversation, you will hear from a […]

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Coaching For Rethinking

Adam Grant’s book Think Again (The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know) provided me with lots of elements to ponder. A starting point was identifying when I am thinking like a preacher, prosecutor, politician, or scientist. Preacher: In preacher mode, we’re convinced we’re right. In this style, we’re trying to persuade others to our […]

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Podcast: Examining the Designs of Professional Growth Plans

After presenting critical elements of effective Professional Growth Plans, Steve often provides leadership teams with a series of questions to facilitate their decision-making around a process for their school. This podcast focuses on those follow up questions and Steve’s thinking around one team’s responses. You can find more about critical elements of PGPs including the […]

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Staff Developmental Relationships

Last year I posted a blog focusing on building developmental relationships with students. The work of Search Institute helped me be clear on what it means to have teachers focus on building relationships. They define developmental relationships as close connections through which young people discover who they are, cultivate abilities to shape their own lives, […]

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Continuing ISG Jubail’s Coaching Conversation with Emma Ahmed

This week, Emma Ahmed is a guest blogger. Emma is a an instructional coach leader who I have had the privilege to work with as she provided support following my skyped-in training and coaching sessions. You can contact her with any questions at  ahmed.e.05@isg.edu.sa.  Thank you Emma. Where on the continuum of professional growth does your […]

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