December 2017 - Steve Barkley

Teachers’ Peer Observations: Reflecting and Learning

A recent request from a building principal caused me to revisit my experiences with teachers learning from walk-throughs and learning walks in each other’s classrooms. I believe these experiences create great opportunities for educator learning. Here’s the request:  “We will be conducting some learning walks in the next couple of weeks.  This will be our […]

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Podcast: The Power of Optimism, Part 2

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve continues pondering “The Power of Optimism.” Listen as Steve discusses 10 more behaviors from Alan Loy McGinnis’ work “The Power of Optimism” and groups them into three categories: Having Alternatives, Consciously Practicing Positiveness, and Celebrating. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out […]

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International School Leadership Opportunity

The AAIE Institute 2018 CEESA Regional Cohort Begins this March! The origins of today’s international schools can be traced back over 90 years, but the number of schools has grown exponentially in the past 20 years. Take a look at the numbers from the U.K.-based ISC Research: Twenty years ago, there were only about 1,000 […]

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Coaches’ Listening Skills

Having an opportunity recently to coach coaches renewed my understanding of the need to slow down and listen effectively as a coach. I believe that often a coach’s desire to be “helpful” has one looking for a solution or an improvement to move toward and thus missing hearing things that are important to the coachee. […]

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Podcast: The Power of Optimism Pt. 1

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve ponders “The Power of Optimism Pt. 1.” Listen as Steve discusses how the behaviors in Alan Loy McGinnis’ “The Power of Optimism” can be practiced, learned, and consciously implemented. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit […]

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Working & Learning Online With Steve Barkley

Go the distance, without going anywhere. Steve Barkley has captured the ability to engage educators in “face-to-face” learning for over 35 years! As a nationally and internationally regarded educational consultant, Steve has served as an educational consultant to school districts, teacher organizations, state departments of education, and colleges and universities. Steve has helped hundreds of […]

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