January 2014 - Steve Barkley

Checking Progress on School Improvement Plans

I was asked to facilitate a session with school leadership teams examining the status of their progress with their school improvement plans. Taking a measure in January is great as […]

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Words Coaches Use Or Don’t Use

On a recent cross of the Atlantic flight I read an article in British Airways Business Life addressing, “How persuasion words and labels can have seemingly imperceptible influences on us.” […]

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Low-Stakes Feedback

In a blog from Mind/Shift titled, The Importance of Low-Stakes Student Feedback, (Katrina Schwartz- January 6, 2014),  Bernard Bull, assistant vice president of academics and education professor at Concordia University is […]

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Coaching Teachers’ Dual Roles

In a report titled, Teaching the Teachers: Effective Professional Development in an Era of High Stakes Achievement, you’ll find an excellent summary of the research on professional development that changes teacher […]

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