August 2014 - Page 2 of 2 - Steve Barkley

VIDEO: Assigning Meaningful Grades

This week, Steve Barkley ponders Assigning Meaningful Grades

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Preparing Teachers for Coaching: Education and Expectation

Education: Most teachers have never had a coach and are not sure what to do with one. Many have had a mentor and all have had a supervisor/evaluator but not an instructional coach. Considering the cost to school systems, when they decide to invest in instructional coaching positions they should be considering how they educate […]

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VIDEO: Current Grading Paradigm

This week, Steve Barkley ponders the Current Grading Paradigm, including a recent Tom Guskey article on grading.

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Identifying Leadership Behaviors

This week I facilitated planning sessions with K12 building principals and their administrative teams including instructional coaches. The purpose of the sessions was to identify leadership behaviors that would support student achievement in their schools and plan for taking action on those behaviors. Working with my backwards planning model, you identify student achievement goals and […]

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