February 2012 - Steve Barkley

Feedback for Student Learning Behaviors

I am currently working with a group of teachers and administrators who want to increase the effort of their students focused on critical learning behaviors. This focus matches my continual chorus that teachers do not cause student achievement…students cause student achievement. The real work of the teacher is to teach and model critical learning strategies […]

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Mentoring for School Leaders

I spent a day this week facilitating a team of very experienced educators who have served as international school heads and superintendents around the world. They will be serving as mentors for AAIE’s -Association for the Advancement of International Education new Institute for International School Leadership. The goal of the Institute is to advance the preparation and […]

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A District Focus on Student Learning Behaviors

This week I had the great opportunity to work with educators in Leander Independent School District (LISD) in Texas. They held a two day professional development conference (The 19th Annual Continuous Improvement Conference). It was a great place for me to be presenting backwards planning from student achievement to student behaviors to teacher practices, as […]

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Coaching and Mentoring as Improvisation

This week I was working on the design of a mentoring workshop for international school leaders. Participants in the training will be spending the next two years mentoring new school leaders enrolled in a leadership development program. The new leaders will be using the text, Generative Leadership: Shaping New Futures for Today’s Schools. The authors define […]

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