educational leadership - Steve Barkley

Teacher Leaders/Middle Level Leadership

Middle level leader is a term frequently applied to teacher leaders who assume roles like team leader, PLC facilitator, department head, or a specific curriculum area leader such as math lead in an elementary school. I am presently engaged with four schools that are providing professional learning and coaching to staff in these important roles. […]

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Building Trust With Expectations

Educational leaders working with instructional coaching, mentoring, professional learning communities, and professional growth plans are increasingly needing to address the topic of a trusting culture that promotes the vulnerability necessary for educator growth. Trust is needed for educator risk-taking. My suggested starting point for leaders building this culture of trust is to, “Say what you […]

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Today’s Leadership Requirement: Leading Teams That Solve Challenges

I was asked to design a proposal for a client that would describe purpose and process for providing coaching to school and system leadership teams. I thought that the resources for describing purpose and some of the processes might be helpful in your support of school leaders. Margaret Wheatley writes: “In troubled, uncertain times, we […]

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Learning Communities

I just completed presenting at the winter conference of the Utah Association of Secondary School Principals in St. George, Utah. My session was titled “Leading Learning Communities” and focused on the middle school and high school principals. My approach was to establish the link between student achievement and teacher relationships defined broadly as collegial relationships […]

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