Instructional Coaching - Steve Barkley

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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Three Elements for the Application of the Art and Craft of Coaching

Thanks to Jim Knight, I had the opportunity to engage in a panel discussion with Jim, Sherry St. Clair, Christian van Nieuwerburgh, and Megan Tschannen-Moran as part of the Teaching Learning Conference. We were each asked to respond to the topic, The Art and Craft of Coaching. While we each took a different approach to […]

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What is the Barkley Coaching Model?

I’ve been asked that question by new clients who have had some coaching program going on in their district and then looked at having me work with their instructional coaches, administrators or perhaps even introducing peer coaching to the staff. They want to know how my work compares to other coaching programs that they’ve read […]

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A Time to Be Really Listening

Listening has always been a critical skill for effective coaching. I’ve connected it with questioning skills. Too often when coaches are conscious of questioning, they can get too focused on creating their next question and not really listen as the teacher responds. The pause after a teacher speaks is the time to consider how I […]

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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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