Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud
Coaching Across or Down

Coaching Across or Down

May 6, 2021

How does a coach decide when it is time to offer a suggestion or a solution to a teacher’s presentation of a problem or a request for help? Writing in "Responsive Agile Coaching," Niall McShane describes a process of coaching across to showing and telling or coaching down to deeper conversation. Steve describes developing a coach’s intuition that can be supported with listening, looking and test-options.

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My Professional Learning: How Do I Make the Most Of What I’ve Learned During Virtual and Hybrid Teaching?

My Professional Learning: How Do I Make the Most Of What I’ve Learned During Virtual and Hybrid Teaching?

May 4, 2021

Professional Learning should be personalized. Allie Rodman, author and founder of The Learning Loop, identifies ways that teachers can maximize the value of their ongoing learning in the post pandemic setting. How do you tap into, direct, and personalize your learning opportunities?

Visit Allie's website, The Learning Loop, here.  

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Instructional Coaching Experience Prior to Entering Administrative Positions

Instructional Coaching Experience Prior to Entering Administrative Positions

April 29, 2021

Increasingly today, many educators are moving from an instructional coaching role to administrative positions at the school and district level. Crystal Frommert, a current middle school instructional coach who will begin a new position next school year as an assistant middle school head, joins this podcast. Crystal and Steve explore how she envisions her instructional coaching experiences impacting her new leadership role.

Read Crystal’s Article on Edutopia, "4 Ways to Maximize the Benefit of Having an Instructional Coach," here.  

Read Steve's blog, "Why Reach Out For Coaching," here.  

Follow Crystal on Twitter: @mrs_frommert

Podcast for Parents: The Value of a Different School Frameworks for Learning

Podcast for Parents: The Value of a Different School Frameworks for Learning

April 27, 2021

Increasingly, students and parents are having the opportunity of selecting among different school programs and designs. Peter Wieczorek, a director and teacher at Northwest Passage High School, an inquiry-driven project-based learning program, explores insights and questions for parents to consider as they make decisions. Engaging students in these choices is also explored.

Visit the Northwest Passage High School website here.

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Expanding Instructional Coaching to a Culture of Coaching

Expanding Instructional Coaching to a Culture of Coaching

April 22, 2021

What are the actions that school administrators and instructional coaches can take to support the building of a culture of coaching within a school? How does peer coaching embedded in professional growth plans and PLC decisions encourage a coaching culture? How do school leaders model a culture of coaching? Steve explores these questions, setting the stage for your plans for deepening a coaching culture.

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Podcast for Teachers - Teaching and Learning Virtually: What Works for This Middle School Science Teacher

Podcast for Teachers - Teaching and Learning Virtually: What Works for This Middle School Science Teacher

April 20, 2021

Denise Wright, who teaches 8th grade earth science virtually for Horry County Schools in South Carolina, is a virtual teacher of the year who writes an online teacher column for the National Science Teachers’ Association. Listen as she shares her passion and strategies for engaging students in science inquiry and learning. Her engagement of students in the "Tomatosphere" project provides a great example.

Read Denise’s article, "Conducting Science Labs in a Virtual World," here. 

Find Denise on Twitter: @DenisecWright

E-mail Denise: ienjoyteaching@gmail.com

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Coaching Teachers Around Their Mistakes

Coaching Teachers Around Their Mistakes

April 15, 2021

Colleen Cruz, the Director of Innovation for the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project and the author of, "Risk. Fail. Rise. A Teacher’s Guide to Learning From Mistakes," shares insights on learning and mistakes. She identifies how leaders and coaches model their use of their mistakes for learning and points to the needed relationships that support teacher learning.

Find Colleen's book, "Risk. Fail. Rise" here.   

Visit Colleen's website here.

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Podcast for Parents: Parents Building Joyful Curiosity for Learning

Podcast for Parents: Parents Building Joyful Curiosity for Learning

April 13, 2021

A parent of two, experienced teacher and teacher coach, Brittany Cabrera, shares her experiences and insights on the importance of joy and curiosity in learning. How do we implement simple fun opportunities and gain more joy for all involved? How do we deal with our desires to go “over the top” when wanting to create joy and end up missing the joy for ourselves and our kids?

 

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Some Beliefs Behind Guiding Teacher Growth

Some Beliefs Behind Guiding Teacher Growth

April 8, 2021

Steve shares three beliefs that are a foundation for his work guiding school leaders as they focus on promoting continuous teacher growth:

• There is no Mountaintop to Teaching
• Teaching is a Team Sport
• Teaching need to be public with one’s colleagues

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Podcast for Teachers: Teachers as Collaborators

Podcast for Teachers: Teachers as Collaborators

April 6, 2021

What are the costs and benefits to teachers as they learn within PLC’s? Chad Dumas, the author of Let’s Put the C back in PLCs, answers this question and highlights how teachers can assess the effectiveness of their current PLC process along with strategies to improve its effectiveness.

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Follow Chad on Twitter: @ChadDumas

Visit Chad's website here. 

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