Distance Coaching - Steve Barkley

Relationships and Expectations: Keys to Increasing Student Success

With the new school year beginning for many teachers and students in a virtual environment, it will be critical to decide what usual beginning of the year classroom practices need to be consciously planned and implemented. What are the similarities in establishing respectful relationships among students and teachers and a task-focused environment with high learning […]

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I Am Learning More About Personalization

I was scheduled to facilitate a workshop on coaching and coachability over four days last April for the Near East South Asia Office of Overseas Schools at their conference in Bangkok. As the pandemic built, the conference was cancelled, and I was rescheduled to join their fall conference. Within a few weeks, that conference was […]

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Today’s Leadership Requirement: Leading Teams That Solve Challenges

I was asked to design a proposal for a client that would describe purpose and process for providing coaching to school and system leadership teams. I thought that the resources for describing purpose and some of the processes might be helpful in your support of school leaders. Margaret Wheatley writes: “In troubled, uncertain times, we […]

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Collaborating with Parents as Partners Supporting Learners

“At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of parents.” – Jane D Hull, Governor of Arizona (1997 to 2003) Early in the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, as schools began moving to virtual learning at home for students, I began a new podcast […]

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Planning and Designing the “Schools” We Want and Deserve

I have been facilitating many educator conversations around the questions, “What have we discovered?” and “What do we want to do about it?” In a Fast Company article, 5 changes to expect in the workplace after COVID-19 by Diana Vienne, a senior partner with global change-leadership consultancy, Notion Consulting, I found a structure for some […]

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We Are In This Together

The title for this blog emerged when I listened to a Future Ready podcast with Superintendent Matt Miller from Lakota Local School District, Liberty Township, Ohio. Matt started and ended his comments pointing to the collaborative spirit that was critical to solving the initial problems of meeting students’ physical and emotional needs (providing meals) and […]

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