March 2010 - Steve Barkley

Student Engagement: Teacher and Student Initiated

I spent a day this week observing elementary classrooms with a lens provided by the principal who asked that I examine student engagement which has been a focus of his […]

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Middle School PLCs

This week I worked with middle school PLCs that have meeting time built into their school schedule weekly. The teachers work as a grade level team and belong to a […]

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A Look at Coaches’ Work

Below is a diagram I use to talk about the work of teachers and coaches. Teachers need to study student learning and student work. So major teacher behaviors are thinking, […]

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Coaches Taking Gripes to Goals

I was recently working in Southern Georgia with Academic Coaches and their Principals examining how the implementation of coaching can impact student achievement. One of the topics they requested was […]

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