Instructional Coaches - Steve Barkley

Podcast: Supporting Teacher Leaders

Michael Iannini, the author of Hidden in Plain Sight: Realizing the Full Potential of Middle Leaders, highlights the important role that teacher leaders play in a school’s effectiveness. How should administrators and coaches support these key influencers? How clearly is their leadership role defined both to the teacher leaders and the staff?  Are teacher leaders […]

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Podcast: Early Reading Classrooms – Coaching “Look For’s”

Dr. Heather Kenny, a past kindergarten teacher, reading interventionist, consultant and higher education teacher-educator, explores how school leaders and coaches can support teachers of early readers.  She is the President of Unleashed Innovation, Inc. and the creator of Sounder & Friends,™ an educational adventure show to develop learners’ phonemic awareness. Dr. Kenny identifies desired student […]

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Podcast: Jim Knight Ponders With Steve About Reframing Mindsets Through Coaching (Part 2)

I had the pleasure to be a presenter at Jim Knight’s TLC21 Conference. Jim joined my session and shared his insights as we explored four different mindsets. In part 2, we examine a longer-term focus rather than the usual education short-term and how we can use our proximity to students for greater learning impact. View […]

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Podcast: Jim Knight Ponders with Steve About Reframing Mindsets Through Coaching (Part 1)

I had the pleasure to be a presenter at Jim Knight’s TLC21 Conference. Jim joined my session and shared his insights as we explored four different mindsets. In part one we examine coaching focused around what we love rather than what we hate and on designing learning in an ecosystem rather than an assembly line. […]

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Podcast: Leaders’ Messages to Teachers in December and January

What are the messages you want to share with teachers as the winter break draws close and as teachers and students return to school in January? Are staff and students languishing? Do we need to refocus on “what really matters?” How can you communicate to teachers that you support and encourage their focus on what […]

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Podcast: Supporting Teachers’ PLC Practices

Experienced teacher, PLC teacher leader, and Instructional Coach, Darby Tobolka, joins Steve for a conversation about PLC design, purpose, and expectations. They highlight the role of instructional coaches in focusing PLC’s on student learning. E-mail Darby: darby.tobolka@leanderisd.org Find Darby on Twitter: @DarbyT_IC Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit […]

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