February 2016 - Steve Barkley

Questions and Discussion in PLCs

I’m reading Questions for Classroom Discussion  by Jackie Acree Walsh and Beth Dankert Sattes. The authors report that “questions and discussion work in tandem to move students from passive participants […]

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Teacher Leadership and Vulnerability

Nancy Flanagan wrote a blog for Education Week examining a definition for teacher leadership. She included this picture from Twitter which I recall seeing and retweeting. Flanagan connected with the role […]

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How Do Educational Leaders Respond?

The Georgia Professional Standards Commission released a troubling statistic that 44% of public school teachers in the state leave within the first five years of employment. Seeking to understand, the […]

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Join Steve Barkley in Florence, Italy This Summer

I’m very excited to announce the Florence Summer Institute for International School Educators. This summer, I will be hosting two programs focused on international education from July 4 – 9 […]

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Tinker…Create…Share

I had three different experiences this week that connected in my thinking as I continued working with educators examining how Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) impact teacher learning that leads to […]

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Announcing the Florence Summer Institute for International School Educators

I’m very excited to announce the Florence Summer Institute for International School Educators. I hope to meet you in Florence this summer for a truly one-of-a-kind opportunity to collaborate with […]

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