December 2021 - Steve Barkley

Planning for and Supporting Learning Acceleration

I hope you are enjoying a break from school, and finding time for rest, reflection, and renewal before the new year begins. This past year has been one of many […]

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Podcast for Parents: Building Reading Success With Sounds

Heather Kenny, a past kindergarten teacher and reading teacher educator, has developed a children’s adventure show called Sounder and Friends™ to promote beginning reading skills. Heather shares with parents ways […]

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Empowering Plate Redesign

The need to clear things off teachers’ plates is a pretty common refrain showing up in articles, blogs, and podcasts aimed at school leaders. Justin Baeder from the Principal Center […]

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Podcast: Jim Knight Ponders with Steve About Reframing Mindsets Through Coaching (Part 1)

I had the pleasure to be a presenter at Jim Knight’s TLC21 Conference. Jim joined my session and shared his insights as we explored four different mindsets. In part one […]

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Podcast for Teachers: Reaping the Benefits of PLC’s

What are the teacher mindsets concerning PLC’s that encourage practices that impact teacher and student learning? How does teacher vulnerability, sharing student work and peer observation among PLC members increase […]

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Coaching for School Leaders

A recent blog by Eric Sheninger highlighted the importance of providing coaching for school leaders at all levels. Sheninger describes the value of coaching for all professions and points to […]

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