September 2019 - Steve Barkley

Grades and Reliability

SCD Education Update posted an article, Are Grades Reliable? Lessons from a Century of Research, by Susan M. Brookhart and Thomas R. Guskey. I have always valued both authors’ insights regarding assessment, grades, and feedback. “But no amount of reform in grading policies or report card formats will improve grading if the grades reported are […]

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Podcast: Hints for Instructional Coaches

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve is interviewed about instructional coaching by his last podcast guest, Nicole Turner. Get in touch with Nicole: nicole@simplycoachingandteaching.com Visit Nicole’s website here. 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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Is the Leadership Team a Team?

I have always felt that working with a team was a benefit. I believe today it is a requirement. The complexity of desired outcomes we are looking to produce can no longer be accomplished with the skills and resources of an individual. School heads and administrators need to function as leaders of highly effective teams […]

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Podcast: Simply Instructional Coaching with Nicole Turner

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve is joined by author and instructional coach, Nicole Turner to discuss her experiences and work as an instructional coach. Get Nicole’s book, “Simply Instructional Coaching” here! Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit BarkleyPD.com to find […]

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Hypothesis and Evidence: Words to Use In Professional Growth Plans

I have been working with several school organizations updating and examining their teacher professional growth plans. In each case leaders want to focus on maximizing the payoff in student success, growth or achievement from educator’s learning. They want the plan to provide for teacher autonomy while aligning efforts to school-wide goals. Each of these systems […]

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Podcast: PLC+ With Nancy Frey & Doug Fisher

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve is joined by Professors of Educational Leadership at San Diego State University, Nancy Frey and Doug Fisher to discuss their experiences and work with PLCs. Read Nancy & Doug’s book “Better Decisions and Greater Impact by Design” here.  Subscribe to the Steve […]

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