Educational Coaching - Steve Barkley

Reframing Change

I recently connected with Heather Lyon, an Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction, and Technology for a suburban school district in Western New York and the author of Engagement is Not a Unicorn (It’s a Narwhal).  Heather kindly shared the following thoughts on how we perceive CHANGE. She presents a valuable framework for understanding the importance […]

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Guest Blog: Coaching with Humility by Sherry St. Clair

I recently had the opportunity to have several conversations with Sherry St. Clair, the author of Coaching Redefined: A Guide to Leading Meaningful Instructional Growth. Sherry is a strong promoter of the need for school leaders and coaches to support teachers as they tackle the challenges of maximizing student success. Here she shares her thoughts […]

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An Environment for Growth: The Role of Vulnerability and Discomfort

In a recent zoom conversation, around the topic of peer coaching, the common concern about the need for trust emerged. It is frequently stated as, “We don’t have the trust among the staff that is needed for people to engage in ‘real’ peer coaching.” A similar concern often emerges when exploring professional learning communities, “Teachers […]

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Podcast: Coaches – Keeping the Focus on Learning & Teaming During School Building Closures

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve answers questions around learning and teaming during a quarantine summit hosted by Nicole Turner from Simply Coaching & Teaching. Visit the Simply Coaching & Teaching website here.  Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit to […]

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Podcast: A High School Coach & Principal Partnership

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve is joined by principal, Larissa McCoy and coach, Robyn Sullivan-Jackson from the Leto Highschool in Hillsborough County  Florida, to discuss the coach/principal partnership. Get in touch with Larissa: Get in touch with Robyn: Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud […]

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How is Distance Coaching Different from in the Classroom Coaching? (Part 3)

I shared in part 1 and part 2 that when I was asked this question in an interview my first response was 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 been developed across the last twenty-five […]

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