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Be a part of this year’s BRIDGES Conference in Cape May

October 3, 2019 By admin

The Partners for Connections in Education (P4CE) is a group of educational thought leaders—representing k-12 schools, educational service agencies, and higher education, with a common goal to collaborate to help students of all ages succeed in school and beyond. P4CE’s annual conference, BRIDGES, is right around the corner and will take place in Cape May, […]

Podcast: Examining the Impact of Coaching

October 3, 2019 By admin

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve ponders “Examining the Impact of Coaching”. Listen as Steve takes a look at Hillsborough County, Florida’s story of success. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit BarkleyPD.com to find new episodes.  Thanks for listening!

Peer Coaching-Social Capital

October 3, 2019 By admin

In the last week I had the opportunity to provide an introduction to peer coaching to secondary teachers in North Dakota and Istanbul, Turkey. The sessions included defining peer coaching, identifying the costs and payoffs to teachers, modeling pre-conferences, having participants conduct pre-conferences with a colleague and modeling an entire coaching cycle with a teacher’s […]

Grit and Achievement

October 3, 2019 By admin

Last week’s blog covered some of my thoughts connected with Martin Seligman’s book, Flourish, and connections I made to coaching. I had an opportunity this week to explore another element from Seligman’s work with members of a middle school staff: Chapter 6 in Flourish… Self Control, Character and Grit presents a formula: Achievement = Skill x Effort which […]

Developing Professional Learning Communities

October 3, 2019 By admin

I presented and facilitated a district wide experience this week for newly formed PLC’s. I designed the presentation around three quotes from Richard DuFour and my work with backwards planning featured in Instructional Coaching With the End in Mind.      DuFour identified three big ideas in the article linked above:   Big Idea #1-  […]

Questions to Facilitate PLCs

October 3, 2019 By admin

Last week’s blog identified discussions for PLC’s using a backwards planning process from a recent professional development day that I facilitated. Later with the same school I was asked to facilitate some example PLC discussions for elementary teachers. The quote from the Annenberg Institute provides a starting point for what a PLC might set out to […]

Driving Action from Mission and Vision

October 3, 2019 By admin

A recent post from Seth Godin led me to reflect on leading others and guiding my own actions with reflection on mission and vision. Godin’s post titled, Hiding from the Mission, describes two ways that one hides: “Refusing to be clear and precise about what the mission is. Avoiding specifics about what we hope to […]

Podcast: Promoting Coachability

October 3, 2019 By admin

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve ponders “Promoting Coachability”. Listen as Steve discusses the characteristic of coachability and how to model openness to being coached. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit BarkleyPD.com to find new episodes. Thanks for listening!

Exploring Feedback

October 3, 2019 By admin

Chapter Seven in The Leader’s Guide to Coaching in Schools, by John Campbell and Christian van Nieuwerburgh is titled Creating the Right Context for Feedback. In this chapter, the authors stress that creating an environment for growing and learning means a focus on learning how to receive and give feedback positively. I have written previously […]

Podcast: From the Pool to the Classroom

October 3, 2019 By admin

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve is joined by Amy Lane, executive director of curriculum instruction and professional growth for the Douglas County school district in Colorado. Listen as Steve and Amy discuss the impact swimming can have on teaching & learning in the classroom. Subscribe to the […]