Instructional Coaching - Steve Barkley

Coaching to Extend Professional Learning

In an earlier blog, I shared results from the Research Partnership for Professional Learning, Building Better Professional Learning: How to Strengthen Teacher Learning. It described the importance of effective professional […]

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Psychological Underpinnings for Coaching Practices (Part 2)

In part 1 of this blog (here), I explored how the psychological theories or frameworks of person-centered, solution focused, and self-efficacy connect with my study and practice of coaching. Coaching […]

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Psychological Underpinnings for Coaching Practices (Part 1)

While reading a post, Coaching Cultures in Schools download by Chris Monroe, Margaret Barr, and Christian van Nieuwerburgh, I was introduced to the work of Mark Adams, who had identified […]

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Fidelity – Trust the Program

I am currently supporting school leaders in a district that has implemented new curriculum programs for both ELA and Math. The programs impact both “what is being taught” and “how […]

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Walkthrough Feedback in a Coaching Partnership

“Coaching is a relationship between two equals, one of whom is committed to making personal and professional improvements. These improvements may come in the form of wanting to learn new […]

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Listening and Questioning for Facilitating Reflection

School leaders and instructional coaches can support teacher reflection that promotes teacher learning. Listening and questioning are key facilitation skills that generate reflection that promotes insights and learning. As I […]

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