The Coach/Principal Team

I am currently facilitating leadership teams at the central office and building level in several districts. As I researched for this work the critical importance of school based leaders was reinforced. Consider the following statements regarding the principal’s role: On average, a principal accounts for 25 percent of a school’s total impact on student achievement—significant […]

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How Administrators Support Instructional Coaches

“What does your principal do/say that supports your work with teachers?” That was the question I posed to a team of instructional coaches I worked with recently. The coaches had sent me a list of scenarios that expressed some of the challenges/resistance that they were finding in their work, with a desire for me to […]

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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…