Instructional Coaches - Steve Barkley

Podcast – Instructional Coaching: Relationships, Data, Action

Natalie Ulloa, a secondary instructional coach with a background in instructional design and Steven Baule, a professor in the Leadership Education Department at Winona State University, discuss coach and principal roles in building a collaborative culture for continuous growth. Building and maintaining trust is highlighted. Read the article, “How to Build Relationships With Instructional Coaches” […]

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Empower the Learner Profile

Kathleen McClaskey, CEO of Empower the Learner and co-author of “Make Learning Personal” and “How to Personalize Learning,” identifies the need to develop student capacity to support their own learning, achieve agency, self-advocate for their learning and realize their hopes and dreams. As leaders, we need to create the same for staff. Visit the Empower […]

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Podcast: School as a Learning Organization for Students and Staff

Frances Valintine, the founder of The Mind Lab and The Tech Futures Lab and the author of “Future You,” explores learning in and out of schools today. She describes “embracing change” and how leaders support a learning organization with an environment that embraces change. E-mail Frances: frances.valintine@themindlab.com Visit the Mind Lab site. Visit the Tech […]

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Podcast: Gather Year End Data From Student Reflection

Past National Principal of the Year, Mark Wilson, identifies the value of gathering student thoughts, feelings, and insights to promote student reflection and provide data that can focus educator reflection. Mark shares several great questions and strategies to guide a process. Use the link to his website to find more sample questions. Visit Mark’s website. […]

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Podcast: One School’s Experience With Hypothesis Focused Professional Growth Plans

  Why might, “what’s your hypothesis?” be a better question to ask than, “what’s your goal?” A business article suggested that hypotheses create more organizational learning.  Several schools have been experimenting with building teachers’ professional growth plans (PGPs) around a hypothesis that the teacher wants to explore. In this conversation, you will hear from a […]

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Podcast: Giving Two Glows and a Grow; Seldom Generates Real Growth

The practice of giving glows and grows, like the feedback sandwich, seldom generates growth and change. Frequently, some similar structure is used to give feedback to teachers following walkthroughs. Self-reflection is the key to our decision to commit to a change behavior. Without conversations, these notes rarely generate true reflection. When we generate our own […]

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