Instructional Coaches - Steve Barkley

Podcast: Reframing from an Assembly Line System to an Ecosystem

This is the second podcast in a series on reframing our mindsets and reframing problems. Many of our processes in schools are more mechanical than emergent. This frequently doesn’t fit with learning which is often messy, irregular, non-linear, spontaneous and complex. Margaret Wheatley describes us as thinkers who play and tinker as we adapt and […]

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Podcast: Coaching for Efficacy, Agency, and Hope

Angela Buckingham, an experienced instructional coach and coaching trainer, shares her insights around the role of hope and reflection as educators deal with the impacts of the pandemic in the last year. She connects Snyder’s theory of hope (goals, pathways and agency) to our role as coaches. Visit Angela’s website here. Watch the video clip […]

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Podcast: Partnering with Teachers: Creating the School Environment We and Our Students Need and Deserve

Dr. Marie-Nathalie Beaudoin, the author of Creating a Positive School Culture: How Principals and Teachers Can Solve Problems Together joins Steve to examine the importance of the adult environment that will be critical to schools having the social-emotional environment that is important for students. Many school leaders focused on the care of teachers during  virtual […]

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Podcast: Reframing – Leading from Love Rather Than Fear

We often need to reframe our mindset or the way we define a problem in order to make real progress. In this first part of a series on reframing, Steve examines reframing from a focus on fear to a focus on love. How do our choices and decisions change if we shift from minimizing the […]

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Podcast: Questioning Skills in Coaching

Steve explores three areas of questioning to guide coaching conversations: Finding out and Knowing, Reflection, and Exploring Future Actions. Examples used in pre and post conferencing are included. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit BarkleyPD.com to find new episodes! PODCAST TRANSCRIPT Steve: 00:00 Hello and welcome to the […]

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Podcast: Examining the Designs of Professional Growth Plans

After presenting critical elements of effective Professional Growth Plans, Steve often provides leadership teams with a series of questions to facilitate their decision-making around a process for their school. This podcast focuses on those follow up questions and Steve’s thinking around one team’s responses. You can find more about critical elements of PGPs including the […]

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