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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VIDEO: Learning Walks

This week, Steve Barkley ponders what a learning walk is.

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VIDEO: Creating Teams

This week, Steve Barkley ponders how instructional coaches can help teachers move past “sharing” to create a “team”.

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Plan for More Live Event Learning

I recently read reports on two schools’ live event learning activities that triggered me to revisit this topic and hope that summer might be a great time for some readers to consider pushing additional live events into next year’s planning. Students at Maine East High School in Illinois studied angles, shapes and theorems in geometry […]

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Behaviors, Strategies, and Attitudes for Student Success

I found a study that examines non-cognitive factors that impact student academic progress. Teaching Adolescents To Become Learners :The Role of Non-cognitive Factors in Shaping School Performance: A Critical Literature Review .  The report parallels well with my work in backwards planning, identifying student and then teacher behaviors and actions. I believe school leaders would […]

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Transformative Learning

Last week’s blog, explored using innovation to impact schools, teaching, and learning. I mentioned that being focused only on improvements can block transformational change and that leaders will like have difficulties to address in a school open to innovation. My reading took me further this week to examine transformations and what that would mean in […]

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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…