March 2016 - Steve Barkley

There is No Mountaintop in Teaching

I have spoken often about the need for school leaders to keep the challenge of continuous improvement in front of all educators. I’ve suggested that all teachers be asked at the beginning of the year to describe what they are planning to do that they have never done before. Your strongest teachers might be asked […]

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Effective International Education Starts with Collaboration

Join Steve Barkley in Florence, Italy this July at the Florence Summer Institute for International School Educators. Steve will take you and your fellow international educators through two collaborative programs: International Instructional Coaching & Impacting Learning. Develop a defined theory and purpose of working in instructional coaching practices in the International Instructional Coaching program. Learn […]

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Innovations in Learning

I recently retweeted a blog by Wil Richardson that received many retweets of my retweet. Here is the statement from his blog that I tweeted: …innovation in schools today is far too focused on improving teaching, not amplifying learning.  Richardson’s blog, titled Stop Innovating in Schools. Please., identifies the need to shift the agency for learning […]

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Coaches and PLCs

This week I took part in a twitter chat with #esc11coach examining the work of coaches with PLCs. (You can find the entire chat here.) As I was planning for the chat, I found an article in the March 2016 Kappan by Rick Dufour and Douglas Reeves titled, The Futility of PLC Lite. The authors […]

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Leaders Listen

I listened to an interview with Daniel Goldman on NAESP Radio, Emotionally Intelligent Leadership: What Principals Need to Be Emotionally Equipped. While Goldman discussed the importance of Emotional Intelligence in a principal’s role he described the need to: “Tune into the person you are with…. Really listening… identifying what is really on the mind of the […]

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Steve Barkley to Present at the 2016 NESA Spring Educators Conference in April

Steve Barkley will present two extensive workshops dealing with a culture of coaching at the 2016 North East South Asia (NESA) Spring Educators Conference at the Royal Orchid Sheraton in Bangkok, Thailand this April. Conference attendees are invited to join Steve Friday, April 1, for his four-hour workshop on “Coaching: Knowing Why Teachers Would Want […]

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