January 2010 - Steve Barkley

Feedback on Individual Professional Development Plans (IPDP)

In the last blog I responded to reading Advancing Formative Assessment In Every Classroom by Moss and Brookhart and noted the issue of teachers and students flying blind and working […]

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Coaching and Assessment for Learning

After observing a high school science class this week for the purpose of modeling a coaching conference, I was wrestling with an approach to my post conference that would have […]

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Observing Learners

I have lead several school faculties through classroom observations where teachers visit each other’s classrooms and spend time observing student learners. The purpose of the observations is to decide if […]

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Trust and Student Achievement

I have several projects during the first weeks of the year that deal with Professional Learning Communities examining student data and generating ACTION from those conversations that will lead to […]

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Coaching and Student Achievement

In the December(09)/January(10) issue of Kappan, Jon Saphier and Lucy West describe, “How Coaches Can Maximize Student Learning“. Beyond the title catching my attention as it matches much of the […]

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