January 2011 - Steve Barkley

Designing Coaches’ Work

In this week’s blog I share a request I received from a central office leader responsible for elementary schools and my response to her questions. Hi Stephen, I’m hoping you […]

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Jim Knight’s new book, Unmistakable Impact: A Partnership Approach for Dramatically Improving Instruction is my current airplane companion. I am just part way in and can already recommend it for […]

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Updating the Professional Development Plan

I was asked this week to facilitate school based teams responsible for professional development in a New Jersey school district. The NJ DOE requires each school to submit a professional […]

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Leaders Planning for Improved Learning

I facilitated a K-5 elementary leadership team’s work this week as they explored school goals to increase student achievement. On the team were the principal, reading, math, and writing coaches, […]

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New Years Resolution for Fun

Many of you who have been in my workshops have worked on identifying the student behaviors that are precursors to gaining the student achievement levels that we seek. Often on […]

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