school leaders - Steve Barkley

Instructional Coaching: A Valuable Skill Set for School Leaders

Who would gain from adding the skills of instructional coaching to their communication and leadership skill set? How would schools, teachers, and most importantly students gain from having more instructional […]

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Some Insights When New (and not so new) to Leading

I had an opportunity to record a podcast with a longtime friend and educator colleague, Dr. Mark Wilson. Mark was named the National Principal of the Year when he was […]

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Podcast: Being a New Leader

Dr. Mark Wilson, a past national principal of the year and a current coach to school leaders, shares insights and strategies from his new book, “What They Didn’t Teach You […]

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It’s Time for the Coach/Principal Stage-Setting Conversation

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

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Co-generative Dialogues

After reading a recent article, I was introduced to a term (new for me) that sparked my interest and sent me off googling for more knowledge and examples. The term […]

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Peer, Coach, and Administrator Support for Change

“Accomplishing worthwhile things isn’t just a little harder than people think; it’s 10 or 20 times harder.” (Austin Kleon) I am working with several schools and districts that are setting […]

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