Distance Coaching - Steve Barkley

Purposeful School Leader Actions

I have been dropping notes to school leaders on LinkedIn as I have viewed announcements of their new leadership positions. My comments are geared to encourage them that while purposeful educational leaders are always important to student success, today especially, teachers, parents, and students are seeking support and direction from school leaders at every level. […]

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How Does Intellectual Humility Impact Educator Reflection?

I was introduced to the term Intellectual Humility listening to a Daniel Pink podcast. He defines it as being less certain about one’s views and more intellectually humble about what one knows and understands. It is a willingness to recognize that what you think and what you believe might be wrong. Pink suggests it not […]

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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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