PLCs - Steve Barkley

Podcast – Strengthening Teacher Professional Learning: PLC’s and Coaching

A paper from the Research Partnership for Professional Learning identifies the “what and how” from studies exploring teacher learning impacting student learning. The findings around teacher collaboration and coaching point […]

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Peer Coaching Extending The Depth of PLC Learning

One of my ongoing coaching projects is with a group of teacher leaders who have the title of PLC Leads. They facilitate grade level teams at the elementary level and […]

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Podcast: PLCs That Empower Teachers

Most instructional coaches have a role in the work and learning of PLCs at their schools. Many coaches ponder the best role to play. How do the coach’s actions in […]

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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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Listening and Questioning for Facilitating Reflection

School leaders and instructional coaches can support teacher reflection that promotes teacher learning. Listening and questioning are key facilitation skills that generate reflection that promotes insights and learning. As I […]

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Perspective, Assumptions, and Decision-Making in PLC Collaboration

In a Ted Talk video,  Patrick Cisler and Patrick Moran raise three areas for self-reflection as you collaborate that I believe are applicable to individual members in PLCs and to […]

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