Videos - Steve Barkley

Teaming or Franchising

In my experiences I have found that many of the groups of teachers who are called a team at school are actual functioning more as franchise owners attending a franchise meeting. (Here’s a business definition for franchise.) “Arrangement where one party (the franchiser) grants another party (the franchisee) the right to use its trademark or […]

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Coaching Through Change

Teachers respond differently to the requests or requirements for change that schools might make in curriculum, instructional approaches, assessment, etc. Coaches working through change with teachers need to adjust their approaches and strategies to support, encourage, and provide feedback that best meets the teacher’s stage of implementation. In the following ten minute video, I describe […]

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The Gift of Coaching

I benefited from instructional and peer coaching before I had heard the terms. My teacher preparation program and my initial teaching roles were built around team models that had formal and informal coaching conversations built into the organizational structure. When I first began consulting with teachers in other schools, I was surprised to find working […]

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Steve Barkley to Present at the 2016 NESA Spring Educators Conference in April

Steve Barkley will present two extensive workshops dealing with a culture of coaching at the 2016 North East South Asia (NESA) Spring Educators Conference at the Royal Orchid Sheraton in Bangkok, Thailand this April. Conference attendees are invited to join Steve Friday, April 1, for his four-hour workshop on “Coaching: Knowing Why Teachers Would Want […]

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VIDEO: The Pursuit of WOW!

This week, Steve Barkley ponders “The Pursuit of WOW!”

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VIDEO: Classroom Behaviors by Grade

This week, Steve Barkley ponders the types of behaviors that coaches should focus on in elementary school versus middle or high school.

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