Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud
Coaching Co-teaching Teams

Coaching Co-teaching Teams

October 14, 2021

Dr. Andrea Honigsfeld, a researcher and consultant with co-teaching experience and expertise, joins Steve to explore how instructional coaches and administrators can support co-teaching teams. Her analogy of co-teaching teams as an arranged marriage generates interesting reflections on the need to build developmental relationships.

Visit Dr. Honigsfeld's website here.

Contact Dr. Honigsfeld: ahonigsfeld@gmail.com

Find Dr. Honigsfeld on Twitter: @AndreaHonigsfel

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Podcast for Teachers: Differentiating Rigor

Podcast for Teachers: Differentiating Rigor

October 12, 2021

What is the difference between positive stress that increases learning and distress that is harmful to learning and wellness? How does a teacher differentiate rigor? Hear how one school changed their approach to final exams for documenting student learning. Ole Jorgeson and Percy Abram, authors of the article The Dark Side of Rigor, provide insights and suggestions.

Read Ole & Percy's article, "The Dark Side of Rigor" here.

Contact Ole: ojorgenson@almadencountryday.org

Contact Percy: percy.abram@bush.edu

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Questioning Instructional Coaches’ Job Descriptions

Questioning Instructional Coaches’ Job Descriptions

October 7, 2021

It seems that often those creating a job description for instructional coaches have entered a brainstorming contest designed to cover every possible thing that might be asked of a coach. Those lists create confusion for administrators, teachers, and especially coaches who are looking for indicators of their successful coaching. Coaching roles that emerge from the needs of students, teachers, and administrators focused on maximum student success create actionable steps for coaches, leaders, and teachers. Usually this occurs mostly at a building level while job descriptions are often formed at the district level.

Read Sharon Thomas' article, "Hiring Instructional Coaches and Firing Scope Creeps" here.

Read Diane Sweeney's article, "So You Are Thinking About Hiring Instructional Coaches" here.

Podcast for Parents: Generating the Love from Labor Experience (The IKEA Effect)

Podcast for Parents: Generating the Love from Labor Experience (The IKEA Effect)

October 5, 2021

Our past experiences of finding love from our labor motivate our future efforts and willingness to take on challenges. As supporting adults we often need to know just the right amount of help and just the right time to provide it. Work to maintain that pleasure of love from labor that most parents experience when our child is in pre-school through the teen and early adult years.

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Coaching to Build Staff Relationships and Teams

Coaching to Build Staff Relationships and Teams

September 30, 2021

Increasing collegiality among staff and building teams with shared responsibility for student achievement are keys to a school’s success. Does your leadership team have a shared understanding of what increased collegiality and teaming would look like and sound like? Have you identified leadership actions to produce your desired staff working relationships?  Steve’s thoughts might help you develop a goal for increased collegiality and teaming.

Read Brinson and Steiner's article, "Building Collective Teacher Efficacy" article here.

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Podcast for Teachers: Gaining Autonomy, Belonging, and Competency Through Coaching

Podcast for Teachers: Gaining Autonomy, Belonging, and Competency Through Coaching

September 28, 2021

How does a teacher gain a maximum positive impact on student learning through partnering with an instructional coach? Kathy Perret and Kenny McKee join the podcast to share insights from their new book, Compassionate Coaching: How Educators Navigate the Barriers to Professional Growth.

Find Kathy & Kenny's book, Compassionate Coaching here. 

Contact Kathy Perret: kathyperret@gmail.com
Contact Kenneth McKee: kennethcmckee@gmail.com

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The Value of Data Team Meetings

The Value of Data Team Meetings

September 23, 2021

Data team meeting are commonly on the schedules of PLCs, instructional coaches, and administrators. The question that needs to be continually explored is the degree to which this investment in time has a positive impact on long term student achievement. Steve explores some finding around data meetings and connects it to his driving question, "What do our students need us to learn?"

View Adam Geller's article, "Should You Cancel Teacher Data Team Meetings?" here. 
Watch Dr. Hill's interview here. 
Read the article, "How school leaders can build effective data teams" here.

Podcast for Parents: Supporting Risk-Taking

Podcast for Parents: Supporting Risk-Taking

September 21, 2021

Risk-taking is an important element of learning. Risking and succeeding and risking and failing can both produce new learning and confidence. How do caregivers balance between free-range and helicopter parenting?

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Coaching and Leading with Relational Energy

Coaching and Leading with Relational Energy

September 16, 2021

Steve identifies 3 strategies that leaders can be doing now to build relational energy with their staff. Relational energy is important because the more you have the more bought in and accountable staff will be for realizing their development goals and increasing student success.

Visit Kim Cameron’s Blog here. 
See the slides and video of this presentation here. 

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Podcast for Teachers: Creating Environments and Time for Play

Podcast for Teachers: Creating Environments and Time for Play

September 7, 2021

The author of Emphasizing the Importance of Play During Distance Learning, Madeleine Rogin, shares her experiences and insights around the role of play for teachers and students. Play tends to provide intrinsic motivation, opportunities for decision making, and spontaneous immersion in the moment; all of which have positive impacts on learning.

Find her article, Emphasizing the Importance of Play During Distance Learning here. 
Read the NACYE article, Five Essentials to Meaningful Play here. 

Contact Madeline: madeleinerogin@gmail.com

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