Leadership - Steve Barkley

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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Approaching Walkthroughs with a Lens of Inquiry

I had the opportunity to meet educator and author, Jessica Vance, at a conference for instructional coaches. She took part in a session I was facilitating around coaches’ use of […]

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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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Leaders, Coaches, and Teachers Working the Improvement Plan

Most school administrators, instructional coaches, and teacher leaders have spent time in the previous weeks creating school improvement goals and a set of action steps to reach those goals. Frequently […]

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Improving Learning Outcomes by Listening to Students

“If you listen to kids, they’ll give you a different perspective. They are the primary clients.” (Principal, Kambar Khoshaba) I had the opportunity to record a podcast with Kambar Khoshaba, […]

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Coaches: Remember the change sequence

I was recently at an instructional coaches’ conference where a presenter put the following on a power point and asked the participants, collaborating with a standing partner, to put the […]

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