February 2013 - Steve Barkley

High Yield Strategies – Empower Learners

I had the chance to return to Leander, Texas to be part of their 20th year Continuous Improvement Conference. I was there last year and I wrote about their focus on seven […]

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PLCs and Coaching

Working with the staffs at Jollyville Elementary and Live Oak Elementary in Round Rock, Texas, we explored the work of PLCs and how peer coaching might positively impact teacher and […]

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Designing For Learning

All of you who have been in my training sessions or coaching practices know the increase focus I have personally developed on “student behaviors”.  I believe that the real challenge […]

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Teaching Collaborative Skills

In my classroom observations I frequently find students working in groups but not practicing or developing cooperative skills. I often find students unclear as to why the teacher assigned the […]

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