December 2015 - Steve Barkley

Was Santa a Great Teacher or Did He Get Lucky?

At the Learningforward Conference this month I had the opportunity to attend a keynote by Yong Zhao .  He shared the need for schools to focus on identifying and supporting […]

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Instructional Coach’s Roles

I received the following request from an instructional coach anxious to support teacher growth while maintaining the defined instructional coach’s perceived and defined role. “I am struggling with the fact […]

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From the Gym to the Classroom – Maximizing “Reps”

In an earlier blog on motor learning, I shared some insights I gained from the work of Trevor Ragan at Trainugly  .  He described how sports practice needs to be random […]

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