school culture - Steve Barkley

Podcast: Coaching the Desired School Culture

The director of Culture and Strategic Leadership for the Texas Elementary Principals’ Association, Todd Nesloney, describes the importance of school leaders building the desired school culture. How instructional coaching and peer coaching impact a school’s culture are included. Find Todd’s books and resources here. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes […]

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Looking at Climate and School Culture from Another Lens

My attention was caught by a New York Times post titled, What Parents Can Learn from a Town That Produced 11 Olympians,  by Karen Crouse, a New York Times sportswriter and the author of Norwich: One Tiny Vermont Town’s Secret to Happiness and Excellence. Crouse shares that what she began writing as a sports book […]

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Steve Barkley to Present at the 2016 NESA Spring Educators Conference in April

Steve Barkley will present two extensive workshops dealing with a culture of coaching at the 2016 North East South Asia (NESA) Spring Educators Conference at the Royal Orchid Sheraton in Bangkok, Thailand this April. Conference attendees are invited to join Steve Friday, April 1, for his four-hour workshop on “Coaching: Knowing Why Teachers Would Want […]

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Building a Collaborative School Culture

I am currently reading, School Culture Rewired: How to Define, Assess, and Transform It, by Steve Gruenert and Todd Whitaker. They define six general types of school cultures ranging from toxic to collaborative. Toxic – Significant numbers of teachers focus on the negative aspects of the school’s operations and personnel, using these flaws as justification for […]

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