January 2016 - Steve Barkley

Exploring Peer Coaching

Barnett Berry, from the Center for Teaching Quality, writing about teacher collaboration in an article in Kappan magazine,* describes teachers’ professional learning in Shanghai where professional learning is more peer-to-peer […]

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Documenting 4C skills

I had a request to facilitate a team of high school teacher leaders and administrators who were exploring the possible implementation of a graduation portfolio or capstone project that would […]

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Learning Process

Over the past years I have had an increasing focus on the student behaviors that produce desired learning results. My classroom observations and coaching have become increasingly focused on observing […]

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Warm Demanders

I was asked to prepare a workshop for building principals that focused on increasing rigor in classroom instruction and learning. In my research I found this statement on a National […]

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Developing Teachers’ “Skills for Success”

For quite some time I have been engaged in examining the broader skills set that students need to be developing as outcomes from our K-12 education. What makes a student […]

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