planning - Steve Barkley

Podcast for Teachers: Start the Year Planning for Relationships

The first days and weeks of school with new students are important in impacting future learning. Purposeful plans for learning about students and having them learn about you are valuable. Setting the stage for building trust and relationships are worth the investment in time and energy. Listen to Tara Brown’s podcast episode here. Watch Kent […]

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Podcast for Teachers: Reflection as an Element of Co-teaching

Teachers, Colin Donelle and Jon Binschus, share the development of a teaching partnership that implements elements of peer coaching into their planning, teaching, & debriefing process. Reflection is continually increased throughout the process. The role of vulnerability and trust are explored. E-mail Colin: cdonelle@aisgz.org E-mail Jon: jbinschus@aisgz.org Find Colin on Twitter: @ColinDonelle Subscribe to the […]

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Podcast: Planning for Instructional Coaching Success

How are the expectations of an instructional coaching program shared with staff? This is an important question when implementing an instructional coaching program and an important element to address as new staff join a faculty each year. It also needs to be revisited when principal or coach positions change. Listen to a high school and […]

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Innovations in Learning

I recently retweeted a blog by Wil Richardson that received many retweets of my retweet. Here is the statement from his blog that I tweeted: …innovation in schools today is far too focused on improving teaching, not amplifying learning.  Richardson’s blog, titled Stop Innovating in Schools. Please., identifies the need to shift the agency for learning […]

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