February 2018 - Steve Barkley

Looking at Climate and School Culture from Another Lens

My attention was caught by a New York Times post titled, What Parents Can Learn from a Town That Produced 11 Olympians,  by Karen Crouse, a New York Times sportswriter and the author of Norwich: One Tiny Vermont Town’s Secret to Happiness and Excellence. Crouse shares that what she began writing as a sports book […]

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Podcast: Coaching Teachers: the Unaware, the Starting, the Developing, & the Unwilling

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve ponders “Coaching Teachers: the Unaware, the Starting, the Developing, & the Unwilling ”. Listen as Steve discusses the different types of responses teachers can have to the necessary changes needed for student learning. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast […]

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Administrators’ and Instructional Coaches’ Involvement in PLCs

From time to time, I am asked about how administrators should be involved in Professional Learning Communities (PLCs). I’ve written an earlier blog, and recorded a podcast, on administrators supporting or hijacking PLCs. I have continually proposed that PLCs should be empowering teachers, but in too many schools are often a compliance activity.  (See blog: Empowering […]

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Podcast: Technology: Teaching & Learning

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve ponders “Technology: Teaching & Learning”. Listen as Steve interviews Dr. Mike Speziale about the impact that technology has on teaching and learning. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit BarkleyPD.com to find new episodes. Thanks for […]

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Peer Coaching Payoffs

During the current and past year, I have been working with the staff at QSI International School of Chengdu in China.  Using Skype, I facilitated professional learning sessions with the entire staff and held coaching sessions with individual PLCs. Last year we focused on professional learning communities and this Fall we added peer coaching practices. […]

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Be a part of this year’s BRIDGES Conference in Cape May

The Partners for Connections in Education (P4CE) is a group of educational thought leaders—representing k-12 schools, educational service agencies, and higher education, with a common goal to collaborate to help students of all ages succeed in school and beyond. P4CE’s annual conference, BRIDGES, is right around the corner and will take place in Cape May, […]

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