PLCs - Steve Barkley

Podcast: PLCs as Constellations with Integration

How can “constellation thinking” (Matthew Barzun, “The Power of Giving Away Power”) increase the learning and creativity of school staff who currently are most likely engaged in pyramid thinking? Building […]

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Podcast: What Are Teachers Experiencing in PLCs?

If you did walkthrough observations of PLC sessions in your school, what would you hear and see? To what extent does the learning environment for teacher during PLCs mirror the […]

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PLCs and the Constellation Mindset

I am currently reading The Power of Giving Away Power by Matthew Barzun, which introduced me to the leadership work of Mary Parker Follett (1868-1933). When I read the description […]

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Podcast: Coaching and the Fear of Finding Out

The term Fear of Finding Out (FOFO) was initially used to describe the feelings of people who were afraid to seek medical advice even if suffering. One can be more […]

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How Well Does Your Team Function?

A post from Harvard Business Review, Assessment: How Well Does Your Team Function? identifies teams as a critical but often unsuccessful part of today’s workforce. The authors list some of […]

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PLCs to Strengthen Teachers’ Professional Learning

A recent white paper, published by Research Partnership for Professional Learning, “Building Better Professional Learning: How to Strengthen Teacher Learning” reinforced the importance of effective professional learning communities. In the […]

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