April 2014 - Steve Barkley

Vision, Pictures, and Stories

I had several recent opportunities to examine leaders’ roles in creating and communicating a school’s or district’s vision, while facilitating conversations among building level administrators who are examining their instructional […]

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Perplexity and Learning

Dan Meyer’s blog is one of my favorites to follow. His thinking about learning and teaching math frequently provides concrete examples for my work with focusing on student learning behaviors.  In […]

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Believing and Providing Feedback

I found an interesting blog by Brad Keywell titled,  Make Love and Belief Interchangeable,  that triggered some thinking about teaching and coaching. Keywell describes an experience where he was caused […]

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End of Year Goal Setting as Team Building

I have spent several days the last few weeks consulting at school sites with principals and instructional coaches. One of the topics we have discussed was how to engage teachers […]

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