Preparing Teachers for Coaching: Education and Expectation

Education: Most teachers have never had a coach and are not sure what to do with one. Many have had a mentor and all have had a supervisor/evaluator but not an instructional coach. Considering the cost to school systems, when they decide to invest in instructional coaching positions they should be considering how they educate […]

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Vulnerability to Build Risk Takers

I wrote about vulnerability in an earlier blog¬† and was reviewing my thinking this week as I prepared to work with principal and instructional coach partners in planning for student achievement and teacher success at their schools. One of the issues I knew I wanted to explore in our conversations was, “How do principal and […]

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Teacher Student Relationships

Last week I had the opportunity to attend the orientation for new teachers at North East Independent School District in San Antonio, Texas.¬† After the initial introductions and welcomes, the new teachers were enlightened by the words of Amy Ferguson. Amy is a teacher and Instructional Dean of Mathematics at Winston Churchill High School in […]

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Steve Barkley

For the past 30 years, Steve has served as a consultant to school districts, teacher organizations, state departments of education, and colleges and universities nationally and internationally, facilitating the changes necessary for them to reach students and successfully prepare them for the 21st century. Read more…