November 2010 - Steve Barkley

Teacher as Designer and Guide

In an earlier blog on inquiry I posted my thoughts on the struggle that teachers often find themselves in as they focus on Teaching and Learning. Several pieces that I read this week provide ways to look at the teacher’s role in facilitating learning. I was back into Phil Schelechty’s book, Leading for Learning: How […]

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Teacher Evaluation

I recently spent the day facilitating the New Jersey Professional Teaching Standards Board as they explored issues around teacher evaluation with Charlotte Danielson . The governor of New Jersey has created a commission that is studying teacher evaluation and set to release findings in March. Here are some of the statements presented by Charlotte and […]

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What to Change?

I recently presented a pre conference workshop on coaching and several breakout sessions at the Mediterranean Association of International Schools in Tunis. A great chance to combine a history lesson with future visioning. Heidi Hayes Jacobs was a keynoter and presented Becoming a 21st Century International School: Curriculum 21 What to cut? What to keep? […]

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Global Awareness

I have been working with a group of educators from Louisiana who are examining the list of 21st Century skills students need and assessing their system’s current practices. The Partnership for 21st Century Skills defines: Global Awareness–Using 21st century skills to understand and address global issues–Learning from and working collaboratively with individuals representing diverse cultures, […]

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