Actions of a Responsive Coach with Steve Barkley

  • Multiple Dates
  • Online
  • 6 CPE Credits
  • $250

Effective instructional coaching relies on positive relationships and constructive conversations. A trusting relationship between coach and teacher requires the undivided attention that is synonymous with active listening as well as a recognition that body language and voice tone are integral components of the conversation.

When a teacher knows that the coach recognizes and supports her goals and values, she is more open (vulnerable) to the exploration, reflection, and experimentation in coaching that produces new understanding and skills. Providing feedback that is teacher requested is most likely to support continuous teacher growth.

This program is built to provide you with high-quality knowledge, resources, and modeling along with personalized coaching to refine and apply coaching conferencing skills into your practice.

This course includes:

  • Three one-hour, live Lunch & Learn sessions with Steve Barkley

  • An online resource filled with blogs, videos, articles, and research for your exploration throughout the course.

  • One personalized coaching session with an ESC Region 13 Instructional Coach to develop your desired outcomes for the course and debrief your insights from the live sessions, resource materials, and daily experiences at your school.


Part 1: Establishing Focus Through Coaching Conferences

November 4, 2021: 11:00-12:00 CST

  • Pre-conferences, conferring, questioning.
  • Uncovering teacher’s agenda, thinking, establish a focus for observation and post-conference

Part 2: Growing Your Communication Skills as an Instructional Coach

November 18, 2021: 11:00-12:00 CST

  • Paraphrasing
  • Go slow to go fast
  • Gripes to Goal

Part 3: Providing Feedback to Support Continuous Teacher Growth

December 2, 2021: 11:00-12:00 CST

  • Similarities/differences in compliments, praise, and approval
  • How and when do coaches offer suggestions in post-conferences
  • How do post-conference turn into pre-conference