January 2008 - Steve Barkley

A Wow Experience

Many of you have been in presentations where I have shared my thinking on the power of WOW or read my book, Wow… Adding Pizza to Teaching and Learning. I wrote that book because so many teachers shared their experiences with wowing students and administrators shared how they wow their staffs. I love watching the […]

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Training Instructional Coaches

I recently received the note below from Tammy O’Donnell regarding her plan to train reading coaches. Having worked with Tammy on several projects, I was sure that she’d have some insights that would be helpful when training instructional coaches.My questions and Tammy’s answers follow. Dear Steve: Today I have been working on a professional development […]

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Sail Program: Students Actively Involved in Learning

I have had several opportunities over the past two years to meet with the staff and administrators at Cypress Ridge Elementary School in Lake County, Florida. My interest in teacher teams who share student accountability was peaked by the schools’ SAIL program so I asked principal, Rob McCue, and his staff to share some explanation […]

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Learning in Life Events

Happy New Year to all readers! Here is hoping that all of you are seeing 2008 as a great year of learning for yourself and the educators and students that many of you serve. During the holidays, an article in the ASCD SmartBrief (This is a daily email with news from the education world. Click the […]

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