August 2012 - Steve Barkley

Team as the Theme

This week I provided the opening day keynote for the staff of Bismarck, ND School District.  I will be consulting with the district throughout the year with a focus on […]

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Rule 4: People Don’t Pay Attention to Boring Things

Actually, it should be Rule #1 for staff developers, coaches, facilitators, and administrators planning the back to school sessions with staff, students, and/or parents. It is listed as Rule #4 […]

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Looking at the System

I spent this week with two groups of educators determined to increase student achievement in their communities. I was part of Wood County, WV school district’s Innovation and Dropout Prevention […]

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Using Pre-Conference for Teacher Reflection

During coaching workshops this week I modeled pre-conferences several times. In each of the cases teacher reflection led to establishing an observation focus that the teacher did not have in […]

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