Instructional Coaches - Steve Barkley

Podcast: Conferencing to Set the Stage for Coaching Conversations

Creating a conversational tone in coaching conferences helps communicate a peer to peer process that encourages teacher reflection. Open questions are helpful in setting this tone. Steve defines how open questions help identify the teacher’s agenda (thinking) behind a focus point for the observation. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes […]

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Podcast: Leadership in Uncertainty

In this week’s episode, Steve identifies some specific leadership actions to purposefully implement as we focus on maximizing learning for students under conditions that are new and uncertain. In Times of Uncertainty, These are the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Leaders Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit BarkleyPD.com […]

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Podcast: Hypothesize With Leadership Teams

In this podcast Steve shares an example of his process for facilitating a leadership team’s identification of hypotheses underlying their team goals. These hypotheses then guide the formation of leadership plans and future decision making. Sharing the hypotheses with staff creates a form of transparency, requiring continuous leadership actions that are aligned. Read “Why Hypotheses […]

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Podcast: Leaders as Coaches

In this episode of the podcast, Steve relates the need for coaching as the leadership behavior that is required to support educators serving students today. Read the Forbes article here. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit BarkleyPD.com to find new episodes! PODCAST TRANSCRIPT Announcer : 00:00 Take a […]

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Podcast: Revision Thinking in Math Classrooms

In this episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, the author of Rough Draft Math, Dr. Amanda Jansen, provides insights and strategies for coaching teachers in creating classrooms where students know their thinking is valued and appreciate their classmates thinking. How does humanizing the math classroom extend equity? View Dr. Jansen’s website here.  […]

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Podcast: Encouraging Teachers to Begin the Year With a Focus on Student Learning Production Behaviors

Teaching, modeling, and coaching student “learning how to learn” behaviors is always a good beginning of the year focus. Currently, some classes are starting virtually and some are split between in-school and virtual. With nearly everyone needing to accelerate learning, its critical. Steve provides coaching questions to use to guide teachers in this exploration. Subscribe […]

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