Building Observation And Conferencing Skills

I have had several opportunities in the last month to spend time with coaches and principals doing group observations in teachers classrooms followed by group discussion of individual’s analysis of what they saw happening in the teaching/ learning process. These sessions often conclude with my modeling of a conference with the teacher about the observation. […]

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Attributes for Coaches

In Learningforward’s Summer 2012 copy of The Learning Principal, Valerie von Frank writes about coaching for principals. She includes the following list of attributes of effective coaches: Self-awareness: What drives the coach? What inspires her? Honesty: How does what the coach thinks, does, and says align with his stated values?  Sincerity: How do the coach’s […]

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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…