October 2010 - Steve Barkley

Examining Creativity

I have recently had the opportunity to present and facilitate several sessions with teachers examining the importance of developing students’ creative thinking skills. Here are some of the resources I […]

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New Teachers and a Coaching Culture

My post this week was triggered by a question sent to me by an instructional coach. “Several teachers in my school are serving as cooperating teachers for student teachers this […]

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Time for Professional Learning Communities

On a recent visit to the website for Learning Forward, formally National Staff Development Council, I found an article from the Indystar.com website concerning plans that Brownsburg Schools, IN have […]

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Conversation and Facilitation

I had a request this week to provide some support for teachers who were asked to lead their high school colleagues working in curriculum and small learning community PLCs. I […]

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Getting Students to Grapple

This week I was working with the Professional Association of Georgia Educators conducting day long PD sessions for instructional coaches and principals at three sites around the state. As we […]

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