August 2015 - Steve Barkley

Planning Professional Development for Yourself and Others

A report in the Washington Post caught a lot of attention in early August as school administrators prepared for the coming school year. Study: Billions of dollars in annual teacher […]

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Thoughts for Exploring PLC Progress

I have had several requests this summer to explore PLC concepts with school administrators, coaches, and teacher leaders. I’m thinking that some of the questions and concepts we explored might […]

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The Beginning of the Year Messages

It’s that time of year again when my schedule often contains “opening day” presentations. Sometimes I’m part of an end of summer professional development event or part of a getting […]

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Leading Through Learning

For the past three years I have had the opportunity to consult with NJEA’s Priority Schools Initiative.  Schools that opted to apply for the NJEA Priority Schools Initiative have to […]

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Coaching Through Questions

I recently posted a video clip regarding the important role that questions play in advancing the effectiveness of instructional coaching. Questions guide the critical thinking of the coach and teacher. […]

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