Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud - Weekly Updated Education Blog

High Expectations: Beliefs and Actions

“The key to creating a high-expectations culture is to understand that “high expectations” is both believing in the capabilities of the students and adults in your building—and engaging in the […]

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Podcast: Making Magical Ripples Towards a Coaching Culture

To what extent should building coaching into the culture of the school be a desired outcome of instructional coaches’ and administrators’ responsibilities? How can an instructional coach plan for and […]

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Podcast: Assessment as a Verb for PLCs

Explore how teachers working in PLCs can use a verb approach to assessment and error analysis to collaboratively focus on shared accountability for ALL students’ success. This process of assessment […]

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Coaching to Build Mattering

While reading an interview in Kappan where Angela Maiers described schools having a “mattering” problem, (“Kids think they don’t matter”) I found myself thinking about educators thinking they (teachers or […]

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Podcast: Leading Schools That Move Students From Access to Success

Experienced teacher, head of school and the author of “The Landscape Model of Learning,” Jennifer D. Klein, describes how schools build learning communities where students belong and thrive because they […]

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Vulnerability in Leading and Coaching

In a blog post, Leadership Vulnerability: A Personal Journey Through the Eye of the Storm, Samuel T. Baily describes vulnerability as an act of bravery. “It breaks down barriers, fosters […]

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