April 2015 - Steve Barkley

Vertical PLC Conversations

I recently designed facilitation for bringing elementary grade level PLCs into a vertical conversation to examine key student learning behaviors. I believe the process can be repeated in different settings. […]

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An Opening for Coaching

New instructional coaches or coaches newly assigned to a school seek to find a starting point for building coaching relationships. My guidance is to begin with finding the teacher’s agenda […]

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Learning By Choice

I am reading A.J. Juliani’s book, Learning by Choice: 10 Ways Choice and Differentiation Create An Engaged Learning Experience for Every Student.   (Juliani, A.J. (2015-04-01) (Kindle Locations 1708-1709). Press Learn. […]

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Planning for Learning

I recently had the chance to examine a learning task, from a learning goal, connected to a Social Studies standard at 8th grade. Standard: The student understands individuals, issues, and […]

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