Teacher Professional Development Resources | Steve Barkley

Teacher Professional Development Resources

Continuous teacher growth is the driving force behind continuous student achievement. I posted a blog titled, There Is No Mountaintop, to illustrate that every year a teacher’s learning from the previous year can advance his/her skills and positively impact student learning. In addition, this new learning opens the door to new questions and ideas. If you place everything you know about teaching and learning inside of a balloon, the outside of the balloon represents areas for future learning.


  1. Professional Learning for Student Achievement
  2. What are the dual roles of teaching that coaches must address in their work?


  3. How can a year-long Professional Development plan help school leaders and teachers?



  1. Educator Learning for Student Learning: Coaching Impact
  2. Leadership Teams
  3. Feedback for Students and Teachers
  4. Focusing on Learning
  5. Scaling Teachers Up or Cutting Them Loose?
  6. PLCs and Coaching for Teacher and Student Learning
  7. Nurturing Teachers’ Curiosity
  8. Value from Coaching and Collaboration
  9. Teachers Using What They Know To Increase Student Learning
  10. Moving Learning Walk Insights to Teacher Change
  11. Teachers’ Peer Observations: Reflecting and Learning
  12. International School Leadership Opportunity
  13. Working & Learning Online With Steve Barkley
  14. Case Study: The Austin Independent School District
  15. Motivation: Feeling Great About the Work You Are Doing
  16. Exploring Feedback
  17. Empathy and Leadership
  18. Teachers’ Soft Skills: Critical to School Success
  19. Looking at Climate and School Culture from Another Lens
  20. Administrators’ and Instructional Coaches’ Involvement in PLCs
  21. Leadership Actions to Lead Teams
  22. Identifying Evidence for Progress on Process
  23. Accountability
  24. Planning Questions for Critical Thinking and Learning
  25. Teachers Taking the Lead
  26.  Teacher Pause and Student Thinking
  27. Learning in Roleplay, Simulations, and Live-Events
  28. Teachers Observing Teaching
  29. Finding Understanding with Same/Different Exploration
  30. Increasing Student Participation in Learning Conversations
  31. Reflection and Insights
  32. Teacher Talk and Student Talk
  33. Five Core Communication Skills for Student to Student and Teacher to Teacher Dialogue
  34. Planning Instruction from Student Outcome Goals
  35. School Leaders: Getting Teacher Input or Empowering Teachers
  36. Belonging and Relationships
  37. Facilitating Discussions In Classrooms Using the Fishbowl Strategy
  38. Motivate Your Team with Guest Speaker Jim Malanowski
  39. Comfortable with Discomfort
  40. Teaching and Leading With Stories
  41. Managing vs. Leading
  42. Team or Franchise?
  43. Teaching & Learning Perseverance
  44. My Responses to Coaching Questions
  45. The Coach Approach to School Leadership
  46. Play, Do, Learn
  47. Bloom’s Taxonomy and Questions for Life
  48. Exploring and Coaching Teacher Credibility


  1. Maximizing Learning
  2. Comfortable with Discomfort
  3. Warm Demanders
  4. Designing the Environment
  5. Reading Student Engagement
  6. Dilemma of Grades
  7. Developing Critical Soft Skills
  8. The Power of Optimism Pt. 1
  9. The Power of Optimism, Part 2
  10. Compelling Why’s
  11. Developing Critical Soft Skills
  12. From the Pool to the Classroom
  13. Tapping Student Effort – Pictures of Success
  14. Celebrating a School Success
  15. Technology: Teaching & Learning
  16. Looking at New Designs for Teacher Learning
  17. Reflecting on Scaffolding
  18. Modifying Schedules to Increase Student Learning
  19. Guiding Learning from the Complex to the Pattern
  20. Talking In Class – Increasing the Quality and Quantity of Student-to-Student Dialogue in the Classroom
  21. Teaching and Learning With Simulations & Live Events
  22. Increasing Perseverance by Translating Goals into Behaviors
  23. Taking The Lead – New Roles for Teachers & School Based Coaches
  24. Multi-Year Teacher Collaboration
  25. Focusing on Learning or Teaching?
  26. Pre-Conferencing – A Critical Element to Effective Coaching
  27. Play, Do, Learn
  28. Relationships: How Do We Build Them?
  29. Planning Backwards: Goals and Evidence
  30. How Houses Within a School Help Build Relationships & Belonging
  31. Meaningful Learning Environments
  32. Observing Student Learning Production Behaviors
  33. Teachers’ Skills and Beliefs to Support Project Based Learning


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