March 2013 - Steve Barkley

How Urgent is the Change?

I spent the last week with administrators, instructional coaches, and teacher leaders from Bismarck Schools in North Dakota. I’ve been working with these educators during the last two years as […]

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Changing Role For Teachers: Modeled By Coaches

In the March 2013 Educational Leadership,Will Richardson asked the question,”What do we mean by learning?” (Students First, Not Stuff page 10).     Richardson quotes Seymour Sarason (2004 And what […]

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Developing Intrinsic Motivation

In my use of backwards planning to gain student motivation, I am continually asking teachers to identify what student behaviors are needed to reach the student achievement that has been […]

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Gaining Teaching Options

My first travels in South America had me spend two days exploring peer coaching with the staff of The British Schools in Montevideo, Uruguay.  It’s fall there and they are […]

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Building Observation And Conferencing Skills

I have had several opportunities in the last month to spend time with coaches and principals doing group observations in teachers classrooms followed by group discussion of individual’s analysis of […]

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