Educational Coaching - Steve Barkley

Personalized Coaching with Steve Barkley

A special offering of the NESA Networked Learning Series Join Steve Barkley for a unique opportunity to design a study that looks at an area of coaching or specific coaching skills that you wish to enhance. In this online, facilitated 6-week program you will engage in one-on-one coaching conferences with Steve, where he’ll provide you […]

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How is Distance Coaching Different From in the Classroom Coaching? (Part 1)

I was asked this question as I began an interview session at the Simply Coaching Summit — Quarantine Edition with Nicole Turner. My first response was to ask to change the question. I’m convinced that how coaching is the same is a much more important question. The critical components and elements of coaching that have […]

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Teacher Autonomy and Coaching

In the November 2019 issue of Educational Leadership, Jim Knight shared an article titled, Why Teacher Autonomy Is Central to Coaching Success. Jim presented two research supported statements that identify why coaches need to be considering the role of teacher autonomy. An ever-increasing body of research shows that professionals are rarely motivated when they have […]

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Creating Opportunities to Develop Collective Teacher Efficacy

Collective teacher efficacy, when a staff of teachers believe that together they can inspire growth and change in their students, has the greatest impact on student achievement—even higher than factors like teacher-student relationships, home environment, or parental involvement (John Hattie). Collective teacher efficacy is unlikely to develop without a leadership plan for creating the environment […]

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Coaching and Trust

I had the opportunity to be a keynoter for the online Coaching Summit 2019 sponsored by Nicole Turner at Simply Coaching. My presentation, Respecting Teachers’ Goals and Values, was followed by an interview. Here’s the video presentation and my responses to some of the questions in the interview. My Conversation with Nicole Turner Nicole: In […]

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When Coaches Hear Resistance

Sometimes a statement from a teacher during a coaching conversation or while facilitating a PLC or professional development activity can leave you speechless. I frequently label such statements as gripes, excuses or resistance to any change. They can derail progress or worst bring a defensive response from the coach that can negatively impact interactions with […]

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