Motivation for Learning: Kohn and Pink and Meyer

 I recently read three pieces addressing student motivation by authors that I follow because they each trigger my thinking with their insights and examples: In an Education Week article , Alfie Kohn commented on the current interest in the “Marshmallow Studies” (past blog) and “Grit” (past blog ). He raised the concern that the enthusiasm […]

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VIDEO: Peer Coaching in Learning Walks

This week, Steve Barkley ponders the role that peer coaching plays in learning walks.

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Introducing PLC Conversations

I was asked to engage an entire faculty in some experiences that would illustrate PLC kinds of conversations. I requested that each grade level (could be department if working with secondary) bring a set of student work in some common area to the faculty meeting. One grade level group brought a piece of writing their […]

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Back-to-School Book Sale

For a limited time, all of my books are 10% off* in the PLS Classes Bookstore! To take advantage of this special offer, visit PLSClasses.com/store, and use promo code ‘Barkley10’ at checkout. Visit the Bookstore *Promotion expires on October 31, 2014. Discount can only be applied to Steve Barkley books and ebooks found in the […]

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VIDEO: Creating Learning Walk Criteria

This week, Steve Barkley ponders how backward analysis can be used in creating the criteria for a learning walk.

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A Community of Excited Readers

I recently met Jennifer Kelly and Chelsea Collins who are ELA teachers/team leaders at Woodstown Middle School in rural South Jersey, a public school serving approximately 300 students in grades 6-8. Many students enter school with reading deficiencies and after being identified as a school with achievement gaps, WMS has been identified as a progressive […]

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Steve Barkley

For the past 35 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…