February 2017 - Steve Barkley

Scaling Teachers Up or Cutting Them Loose?

I was recently facilitating a conversation with K-5 administrators and instructional coaches regarding the learning experiences they wanted students to be experiencing. At one point, someone said that they would […]

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Teacher Leaders—Middle Leaders

I was asked to facilitate a day-long session of middle leaders for a K12 school. As I gathered information about the participants, I found that they all taught full time […]

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How Mastery Oriented Are Your PLC Conversations?

If we recorded the conversations during your PLCs, how much of the language would be identified as being mastery oriented vs self-limiting? In our classrooms, we would label these student […]

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Four Tenets for Building a Coaching Culture

*All teachers deserve coaching *Every teacher should have a growth plan and growth necessitates feedback *The stronger a teacher becomes the more coaching they should receive *Teacher leaders are the […]

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