March 2014 - Steve Barkley

Instructional Leadership and Vision

“A key leadership role for school principals is shaping a school vision of academic success for all students, based on high standards,” according to the Wallace Foundation report, The School […]

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Examining Deep Learning

In a MindShift blog, Beyond Knowing Facts, How Do We Get to a Deeper Level of Learning? , I found this list of competencies for identifying deep learning. -mastering content -critical […]

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The WOW that Keeps on WOWing

 It turns out creativity is contagious. At least it is at Everett School District in South Central Pennsylvania where one creative idea grew to encompass the entire community. Like many […]

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Facilitating Conflict

I recently presented a keynote (Leading Teams) for the NJ Learningforward Conference. (Power point available here.  ) One topic I explored was supporting teams using elements I had pulled from […]

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Moving Learning Walk Insights to Teacher Change

Here is a request I received from an instructional coach. I read your blog titled, “Coaching Teachers’ Dual Roles”  , and the following resonated with me: “I think it’s necessary that […]

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