trust - Steve Barkley

Podcast for Teachers: Reflection as an Element of Co-teaching

Teachers, Colin Donelle and Jon Binschus, share the development of a teaching partnership that implements elements of peer coaching into their planning, teaching, & debriefing process. Reflection is continually increased throughout the process. The role of vulnerability and trust are explored. E-mail Colin: cdonelle@aisgz.org E-mail Jon: jbinschus@aisgz.org Find Colin on Twitter: @ColinDonelle Subscribe to the […]

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Podcast: Personalized Professional Learning – Teacher Voice and Choice in Coaching

How do you personalize coaching conferences so that the teacher’s agenda is driving the process. Working from the teacher’s agenda and maintaining that focus builds trust and increases teacher’s vulnerability which increases teacher growth. A sample conference with a teacher is included. Find the Evaluation Coaching Continuum here. Find the Diagram on Teachers’ Agenda here. […]

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Podcast: Trust for the Coaching Process

How are earning trust and gaining trust similar and different? Jonathan Mueller, an instructional coach at the Western Academy of Beijing, shares thoughts and strategies on ways that coaches can both gain and earn trust. The need for coaches to be consistent and flexible is also explored. Visit Jonathan’s website here. Subscribe to the Steve […]

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Trust …Coaching …Teaming

I have been promoting the phrase for some time now that “Teaching is a Team Sport and a Public Act.” I’ve suggested that teams require trust and that being public with our work and our results is necessary to building that trust. In a recent article, “Build trust for professional learning”,  from Learningforward, we are reminded that […]

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Trust: For Learning and Coaching

Several times in the last few weeks I have been in conversations or presentations where the topic of trust building in coaching emerged. I was reminded of an activity that I often explore with teachers examining the role of relationships in learning. I ask participants to consider a time that they learned something quickly and […]

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Trust and Student Achievement

I have several projects during the first weeks of the year that deal with Professional Learning Communities examining student data and generating ACTION from those conversations that will lead to increased student achievement. These PLC’s need to create trust that will encourage vulnerability and risk taking as teachers look at student learning results and consider […]

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