Instructional Coaching - Steve Barkley

Podcast: An Interview With Jenny Killion

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve is joined by Jenny Killion, instructional coach at the American School of Barcelona to discuss instructional coaching during school closures. Get in touch with Jenny on twitter: @profesorajennyk Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit BarkleyPD.com to […]

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Podcast: Instructional Coaching When Schools Are Closed

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve is joined by Jonathan Mueller, curriculum coordinator and instructional coach at the Western Academy Beijing to discuss instructional coaching during school closures. Get in touch with Johnathan on Twitter: @jfjmueller Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit […]

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Podcast: Responsiveness in Coaching Assignments

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve is joined by Bruce Preston, Danielle Palazzolo, Jane Losinger and Erin Cutillo from the Howell Township school district to discuss maximizing the impact of instructional coaching. Get in touch with Bruce: bpreston@howell.k12.nj.us Get in touch with Danielle: dpalazzolo@howell.k12.nj.us Get in touch with […]

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Approaches to Difficult Conversations with Teachers for Instructional Coaches

I was triggered to write this blog after listening to a podcast posted by Coach Better. The hosts along with four instructional coaches explored the question: “What are the best approaches to have difficult conversations or give difficult feedback to teachers?” Take a listen and compare their thoughts with yours. Here is some of my […]

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Building Developmental Relationships

The Search Institute defines developmental relationships as close connections through which young people discover who they are, cultivate abilities to shape their own lives, and learn how to engage and contribute to the world around them. This definition helps me as the need to build relationships is often discussed in schools, but I wonder if the […]

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A Mentoring and Coaching Culture

Whenever I have been part of a mentor training program, I have suggested that the job of a mentor should be to mentor the system because everyone in the school and district office should have a role to play in the success of the new teacher. Similarly, I have suggested that instructional coaches should play […]

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