Administrators’ and Instructional Coaches’ Involvement in PLCs

From time to time, I am asked about how administrators should be involved in Professional Learning Communities (PLCs). I’ve written an earlier blog, and recorded a podcast, on administrators supporting or hijacking PLCs. I have continually proposed that PLCs should be empowering teachers, but in too many schools are often a compliance activity.  (See blog: Empowering […]

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Podcast: Technology: Teaching & Learning

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve ponders “Technology: Teaching & Learning”. Listen as Steve interviews Dr. Mike Speziale about the impact that technology has on teaching and learning. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit BarkleyPD.com to find new episodes. Thanks for […]

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Peer Coaching Payoffs

During the current and past year, I have been working with the staff at QSI International School of Chengdu in China.  Using Skype, I facilitated professional learning sessions with the entire staff and held coaching sessions with individual PLCs. Last year we focused on professional learning communities and this Fall we added peer coaching practices. […]

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Be a part of this year’s BRIDGES Conference in Cape May

The Partners for Connections in Education (P4CE) is a group of educational thought leaders—representing k-12 schools, educational service agencies, and higher education, with a common goal to collaborate to help students of all ages succeed in school and beyond. P4CE’s annual conference, BRIDGES, is right around the corner and will take place in Cape May, […]

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Podcast: Examining the Impact of Coaching

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve ponders “Examining the Impact of Coaching”. Listen as Steve takes a look at Hillsborough County, Florida’s story of success. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit BarkleyPD.com to find new episodes.  Thanks for listening!

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Driving Action from Mission and Vision

A recent post from Seth Godin led me to reflect on leading others and guiding my own actions with reflection on mission and vision. Godin’s post titled, Hiding from the Mission, describes two ways that one hides: “Refusing to be clear and precise about what the mission is. Avoiding specifics about what we hope to […]

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