April 2010 - Steve Barkley

What Do We Want Students To Do?

In my work in coaching, professional development, continuous improvement, leadership, change, and technology applications, I am often asking the question,”What do we need students to do?”. The question is driven […]

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Celebrations for Motivation

How do you use celebration to motivate, provide feedback, and reinforce your desired culture? At Performance Learning Systems, we promote a strategy for teachers called the celebration of perseverance. Whenever […]

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Motivation and Purposefulness

Recently, I was invited to work with grade level teams at an elementary school as a follow up to a day of walkthroughs at their school and presentations of my […]

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Middle School Recess

This week I received a question that a middle school administrative team is exploring. “Do middle school students need recess?” “Is it harder for them to get back into the […]

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