questions - Steve Barkley

Is the WHY of Instructional Coaching Being Communicated?

As I was assisting a high school leadership team in the midst of initiating some instructional coaching opportunities with their staff, I uncovered the need to explore if the WHY […]

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Podcast: Leading With Curiosity, Questions, and Deep Listening

According to a Harvard Business Review article, “curiosity helps employees engage more deeply in their work, generate new ideas, and share those ideas with others.” Certainly, these are all benefits […]

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“That’s really a good question.”

Perhaps one of the greatest things for a coach to hear in the middle of a coaching conference is the response “that’s really a good question.”  Whenever I get that […]

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Podcast for Parents: What’s Important to Know About Kids in Sports

Sports have many benefits for kids that can be lost if parents lose sight of the purpose. The author of “Take Back the Game: How Money and Mania Are Ruining […]

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Podcast for Parents: Supporting Learners’ Curiosity

All children are naturally curious and our adult role is to provide an environment where children feel they can ask questions and get support for their explorations. Too often youngsters’ […]

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Questions: the Coach’s Tool

This week, I had the opportunity to spend two days, coaching coaches. Visiting instructional coaches in Salem-Keizer Public Schools in Salem Oregon, I had the opportunity to observe instructional coaches […]

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