school leadership - Steve Barkley

Podcast: The Coach Approach to School Leadership

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve is joined by Jessica Johnson (@PrincipalJ), Shira Leibowitz (@shiraleibowitz), and Kathy Perret (@KathyPerret), authors of the book “The Coach Approach to School Leadership: Leading Teachers to Higher Levels of Effectiveness”. Find out more and get the book here: http://www.coachapproach4schools.com/ Subscribe to the […]

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School Leadership Team Goal- Setting

I recently did a Skype facilitation for a school leadership team to set the stage for their goal-setting for next year. I thought you might be able to use some of the elements in your leadership planning. As a starting point, I suggested they needed a vision of student learning. A plan for continuous student […]

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It’s A Small World

TEXAS Last February, I shared a blog about the Leander Independent School District in Texas where staff have focused their professional development, PLCs, and  classroom observations around seven critical student behaviors. Learning Objective: Students articulate the learning objective/target and find meaning in their learning. Assessment for Learning: Students assess their progress toward achieving the current […]

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Learning Communities

This week I had the pleasure to read an in-depth report on a project that I had worked on for several years. Building a Learning Community: A Tale of Two Schools by Dan Mindich and Ann Lieberman was recently published by the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education and Learningforward. The report examines the NJ […]

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