July 2016 - Steve Barkley

Learning PLC Skills and Practices by Doing PLCs

Over the last several months I have had requests from some school leaders to provide a day or two day training for their staffs in PLC skills and strategies. Most […]

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Value from Coaching and Collaboration

A blog post on Ed Surge by Karen Johnson , 5 Things Teachers Want from PD, and How Coaching and Collaboration Can Deliver Them—If Implementation Improves, provides an important summary that […]

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Impact of Teachers Showing Their Belief in Students

On a recent flight I was checking back on “items saved” on my computer and ran across a Mindshift post titled, How Showing and Telling Kids ‘I Believe in You’ […]

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Choosing Power Standards

I had the opportunity to facilitate 35 teacher leaders and administrators from Wood County Schools in West Virginia in identifying K12 math power standards. Working with a district leadership team […]

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Reframing a Gripe to a Goal

Michael Shapiro posted a blog titled, Converting a Gripe into a Goal, for Small Business Daily. He presented the work of speaker, Mike Murray,….“ There are ways of defining a problem […]

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