skills - Steve Barkley

Podcast: Knowledge, Attitude, Skills & Habits

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve is joined by educators Jim Malanowski, Heather Fuller, and Jennifer Butler from Morgan County Schools in Georgia to discuss their Knowledge, Attitude, Skills and Habits (KASH) project and how it connects to students’ life skills as well as school skills. Get in […]

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Patience

I have written in an earlier blog about the need for teachers and school leaders to have a sense of urgency when it comes to addressing the needs of students as learners and the need for changes in school practices that are stuck in paradigms of the past. I shared John Kotter’s, the author of […]

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VIDEO: Questioning Skills in Coaching

Steve Barkley ponders “Questioning Skills in Coaching.”

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VIDEO: Communication Skills for Coaches

Steve Barkley ponders “Communication Skills for Coaches.”

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Developing Social Skills for Life Success

“Soft skills” such as sociability, punctuality, conscientiousness and an ability to get along well with others, along with participation in extracurricular activities, are better predictors of earnings and higher educational achievement later in life than having good grades and high standardized test scores, states Christy Lleras, professor of human and community development. (Science Daily, Mar.26,2009 […]

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What Skills Do Employees Need?

A recent advertisement in Training Magazine connected with an observation I made while facilitating a two day administrators conference for an urban school district. The ad was titled “When Technical Skills Aren’t Enough:6 Critical Skills Your Employees Need Today.”ESI International states, “Current business realities such as outsourcing, mergers, and the need to align technology with […]

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