Professional Development - Page 2 of 54 - Steve Barkley

Bloom’s Taxonomy and Questions for Life

An article by Ron Berger, We Learn by Doing: What Educators Get Wrong About Bloom’s Taxonomy, triggered me to reexamine an earlier blog I wrote after reading Sam Wineburg’s and Jack Schneider’s article, Inverting Bloom’s Taxonomy. Berger shares how the original and revised Bloom’s Taxonomy provided educators with an understanding of the importance of giving students opportunities […]

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Play, Do, Learn

My pondering was triggered reading an article written by Carlo Celli and Nathan Richardson titled, Why the United States Stinks at Soccer: We need less practice and more play. Celli and Richardson are professors at Bowling Green State University and the authors of Shoeless Soccer: Fixing the System and Winning the World Cup. As I […]

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The Coach Approach to School Leadership

I had the opportunity to interview the authors of The Coach Approach to School Leadership: Leading Teachers to Higher Levels of Effectiveness, Kathy Perret, Shira Leibowitz, and Jessica Johnson for a podcast. I first met the three authors in the #EduCoach chat on Twitter (Wednesday nights at 8:00 PM Central Time).  In general this chat group […]

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Managing vs. Leading

I have shared presentations, blogs and podcasts concerning educators’ frequent over focus on teaching with too limited a focus on learning. Teachers look at standards and ask, “How can I teach this?” rather than, “What are the ways that our students can and would want to learn these standards?” There is a sense of control […]

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Team or Franchise?

I frequently describe that my teaching background vaccinated me into teaching as a team sport. My student teaching and early years in teaching were all team focused. I began student teaching in a laboratory school that had me work in a classroom with a master teacher and student teachers and graduate assistants and visiting professors. […]

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My Responses to Coaching Questions

Today, I’d like to address several questions that I’ve received surrounding the topic of peer coaching. Question #1: An administrator who implemented a peer coaching initiative in his school last year asked, “How can we as a school, measure the successes of peer coaching in our school from teachers’ perspective? Can we measure results from […]

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