efficacy - Steve Barkley

Podcast: Do We Have Real Professional Learning Communities?

Jeff Utecht, from Shifting Schools invites Steve to a conversation around the purpose and practice of professional learning communities. As you listen in, make your checklist of the indicators that are the strengths of your PLCs and identify any elements you’d like to change or strengthen. Are your PLC’s building teacher individual and collective efficacy […]

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Podcast: Shaping Belief Systems That Support Continuous Teacher Efficacy

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve discusses creating belief systems that help support teachers, cause growth, and increase efficacy. You can find Pam Moran’s book here: Timeless Learning: How Imagination, Observation, and Zero-Based Thinking Change Schools Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or […]

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Leaders and Teacher Collective Efficacy

My current reading is Jenni Donohoo’s book, Collective Efficacy: How Educators’ Beliefs Impact Student Learning.  “Collective teacher efficacy refers to the collective self-perception that teachers in a given school make an educational difference to their students over and above the educational impact of their homes and communities.” (Tschannen-Moran and Barr, Leadership and Policy in Schools) […]

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