April 2016 - Steve Barkley

Building Trust…Purposeful Actions

Trust Noun — firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something. Synonyms: confidence, belief, faith, certainty, assurance, conviction, credence; reliance Verb — believe in the reliability, […]

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I attended an international schools workshop in Luxemburg with Dylan Wiliam who presented teaching strategies to increase student learning with formative assessment. One section of the workshop dealt with the […]

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Why Teams?

I am in the midst of prepping for two upcoming presentations where I have been asked to address the purposes of creating team cultures and structures in schools. Those of […]

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Identifying Critical “Look-fors” in Classroom Observations

I was recently prepping for a Skype consultation that I was conducting with a curriculum team in the midst of exploring a strategic plan for improving their students’ current math […]

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