Teachers’ Peer Observations: Reflecting and Learning

A recent request from a building principal caused me to revisit my experiences with teachers learning from walk-throughs and learning walks in each other’s classrooms. I believe these experiences create great opportunities for educator learning. Here’s the request:  “We will be conducting some learning walks in the next couple of weeks.  This will be our […]

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International School Leadership Opportunity

The AAIE Institute 2018 CEESA Regional Cohort Begins this March! The origins of today’s international schools can be traced back over 90 years, but the number of schools has grown exponentially in the past 20 years. Take a look at the numbers from the U.K.-based ISC Research: Twenty years ago, there were only about 1,000 […]

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Working & Learning Online With Steve Barkley

Go the distance, without going anywhere. Steve Barkley has captured the ability to engage educators in “face-to-face” learning for over 35 years! As a nationally and internationally regarded educational consultant, Steve has served as an educational consultant to school districts, teacher organizations, state departments of education, and colleges and universities. Steve has helped hundreds of […]

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Coaching: Athletes, Students, Teachers

I have previously mentioned Trevor Regan’s website, TrainUgly,  in earlier blogs. It provides insights connecting learning performances in sports to those in the classroom for students as well as for coaching teachers. A podcast that Trevor recorded with The Power Company, a group that focuses on the sport of climbing, reinforced and further defined some […]

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Matching Coaching Actions to Teachers’ Developmental Stages

To plan appropriate support that maximizes teachers’ continuous growth in guiding student success, instructional leaders should identify teachers’ current (individual) development stage or skill level. School leaders are well aware that teachers need to diagnosis student levels of skill and understanding before being able to design the most impactful learning options. Yet, professional learning and […]

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Power of Live Event Learning

Recently I had the opportunity to present at two international educator conferences that provided time for me to be a participant in workshops and keynotes. Two presenters re-triggered my focus on how powerful learning can occur when students engage in real-world issues. At the Near East South Asia (NESA) conference in Abu Dhabi, I attended […]

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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…