June 2014 - Steve Barkley

Aspirations in Teaching, Learning, and Coaching

A Mindshift blog, How to Help Kids Find Their Aspirations, introduced me to the Quaglia Institute for Student Aspirations (an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to studying, promoting, and putting into practice […]

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VIDEO: Professional Learning Communities

This week, Steve Barkley ponders Professional Learning Communities. “A professional learning community can create the group dynamic that would support teachers in their growth process.”

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Transformative Learning

Last week’s blog, explored using innovation to impact schools, teaching, and learning. I mentioned that being focused only on improvements can block transformational change and that leaders will like have […]

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VIDEO: Comfortable with Discomfort

This week, Steve Barkley ponders being Comfortable with Discomfort. “I use the term ‘comfortable with discomfort’ to describe that feeling of practicing teaching consciously.”

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I presented at a recent education technology conference in Istanbul, Turkey. My presentation Teaching/Learning/Technology asked participants to examine the desired student learning outcomes they were wishing to gain from increased […]

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Building a Vision and Beliefs

I was invited to spend an afternoon with an administrative team preparing to open a new school in the fall. They requested that I assist in developing their plan for […]

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