August 2023 - Steve Barkley

Podcast: Being a New Leader

Dr. Mark Wilson, a past national principal of the year and a current coach to school leaders, shares insights and strategies from his new book, “What They Didn’t Teach You […]

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Podcast: PLCs as Constellations with Integration

How can “constellation thinking” (Matthew Barzun, “The Power of Giving Away Power”) increase the learning and creativity of school staff who currently are most likely engaged in pyramid thinking? Building […]

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Podcast for Teachers: Building a Quality Learning Environment

What do students experience in your classroom that they would identify as indications of caring? When would they identify the tasks that they have been given as useful? When and […]

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Decreasing Problem Saturated Conversations

Marie-Nathalie Beaudoin writing in an ASCD article connected me to the term “problem saturated conversations.”  She states that what teachers talk about during their lunch break can have dramatic implications; […]

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Podcast: Start the Year with Reflections on Your Mission and Vision – What Actions Are Required?

The start of the school year is a great time to guide your school team in a reflection around the school’s and district’s mission and vision statement. Commit to the […]

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The Four Learning Stages – Gordon’s Ladder

Very early in my work in coaching, I was introduced to Tom Gordon’s four learning stages: unconsciously unskilled, consciously unskilled, consciously skilled, unconsciously skilled. Tom Gordon was a clinical psychologist […]

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