June 2015 - Steve Barkley

Is Your SLT a PLC?

I recall doing a workshop called Leading with Teams for school heads from international schools. About 90 minutes into the session one of the participants called out, “Oh no, my […]

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VIDEO: Coaching With Optimism

Steve Barkley ponders “Coaching With Optimism.”

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PLC Reflection and Critical Thinking

As the school year wraps up or as possible summer retreats or fall start-ups happen, PLCs might spend some time in critical thinking conversations that more frequently get pushed aside […]

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VIDEO: Changes in Teacher Behavior

Steve Barkley ponders “Changes in Teacher Behavior.”

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Peer Coaching and PLCs

Shirley Hord, Learning Forward’s scholar laureate, was recently featured in a blog  titled, “What Is An Authentic Professional Learning Community?” Hord identified six characteristics that indicate an authentic PLC: Structural […]

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VIDEO: A Focus on Learning

This week, Steve ponders “A Focus on Learning.”

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