teacher leaders - Steve Barkley

Negative Feedback?

Two articles from INC. caught my attention, (Why Great Bosses Rarely Give Negative Feedback, Backed by Science and Why Emotionally Intelligent Leaders Avoid the ‘Feedback Sandwich,’) as they connected with comments from some teacher leaders who were exploring coaching skills with me. Our conversation arose as we were exploring the impact of teachers receiving approval […]

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Podcast for Teachers: Strategies for Teacher Leaders

Being a teacher leader is a demanding and rewarding role for the professional educator. Michael Iannini, the author of Hidden in Plain Sight: Realizing the Full Potential of Middle Leaders, provides guidelines for teachers already in these leadership positions and those looking to progress into teacher leadership roles. Michael provides an interesting perspective of the […]

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Podcast: Supporting Teacher Leaders

Michael Iannini, the author of Hidden in Plain Sight: Realizing the Full Potential of Middle Leaders, highlights the important role that teacher leaders play in a school’s effectiveness. How should administrators and coaches support these key influencers? How clearly is their leadership role defined both to the teacher leaders and the staff?  Are teacher leaders […]

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Teacher Leaders/Middle Level Leadership

Middle level leader is a term frequently applied to teacher leaders who assume roles like team leader, PLC facilitator, department head, or a specific curriculum area leader such as math lead in an elementary school. I am presently engaged with four schools that are providing professional learning and coaching to staff in these important roles. […]

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Why Reach Out for Coaching?

Crystal Frommert, a middle school instructional coach, recently shared,” Coaches can do a lot to help even veteran teachers improve, especially when teachers know what kinds of support they’re looking for.” Her article presents 4 Ways to Maximize the Benefit of Having an Instructional Coach. She proposes that a start is for teachers is to: […]

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Podcast: Why Create a Culture of Coaching

Instructional coaches, along with school administrative and teacher leaders, can positively impact student success by building a culture of coaching among school staff. Listen in as Steve presents a message to teachers on why they would find value in entering into coaching and collegial conversations with instructional coaches and with each other. Subscribe to the […]

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