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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