plc - Steve Barkley

Year-End Planning for Learning Goals

My involvement with Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) often revolves around establishing learning goals/outcomes for students and collaborating to map out the strategies to achieve those goals. This process inherently incorporates […]

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Does Your School Leadership Have a Focus on Collective Responsibility?

I have a long history of stating that teaching is a team sport and needs to be a public act with colleagues. My use of the word team is to […]

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Facilitating Productive Conflict

Years back, I recall having a principal tell me about one of the most successful PLCs in his school. One of his descriptions was that you could at times hear […]

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Can a PLC Group of Teachers Become a Team?

The word team is frequently used in schools to describe various groupings of people that are working under different understandings of what their relationships with each other are and what […]

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Podcast: Building PLC (Team) Effectiveness

Two teachers with experience as members of a high functioning team share some of the processes that were implemented as their team developed and now focuses on continued development. They […]

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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 […]

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