Instructional Coaches - Steve Barkley

Podcast: Some Beliefs Behind Guiding Teacher Growth

Steve shares three beliefs that are a foundation for his work guiding school leaders as they focus on promoting continuous teacher growth: • There is no Mountaintop to Teaching • Teaching is a Team Sport • Teaching needs to be public with one’s colleagues Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes […]

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Podcast: Joyful Coaching- How Instructional Coaches and Leaders Can Bring More Joy to Teachers and Students

Brittany Cabrera, an instructional coach with a history of joyful teaching, examines her discoveries about joy and academic achievement. She discusses how leaders can carry a joyful mindset into their work with teachers that models the relationship for teachers to build with students. Read Brittany’s article, “Awakening Joy in Schools” here. Subscribe to the Steve […]

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Podcast: An Instructional Coach Explores How to Begin a Department PLC

What might a coach consider as she plans to introduce a PLC mindset to a middle school staff? Listen in as this coach shares her questions and wonderings. Steve provides his thoughts, experiences and recommendations as she proceeds with her preparations. Visit the “hot topics” section of Steve’s blog here. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley […]

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Podcast: Coaching When Staff Are Overwhelmed

How do I respond when teachers share that they are overwhelmed by student needs, paperwork, parent demands, and curriculum requirements, as well as their own personal struggles? Steve explores how coaches avoid becoming defensive and encourage staff collaboration. Read Steve’s blog, “Empathy to the Complaining” here. Ready Steve’s blog, “We Are In This Together” and […]

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Podcast: Professional Learning—Let’s Not Go Back to Normal!

Allie Rodman, the author of Personalized Professional Learning: A Job- Embedded Pathway for Elevating Teacher Voice and founder of The Learning Loop, shares ways that school leaders and instructional coaches should be building learner voice, co-creation, social construction, and self-discovery into their designs for professional learning. What are we learning as leaders in the time […]

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Podcast: Coaching Around Student Engagement

Instructional coaches share that teachers often ask them to observe and coach with a focus on student engagement. What should a coach explore before agreeing to the teacher’s request? On this podcast, Steve provides coaching to a coach on how to explore student engagement with an individual teacher and her grade level cohort. Subscribe to […]

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