staff developers - Steve Barkley

Rule 4: People Don’t Pay Attention to Boring Things

Actually, it should be Rule #1 for staff developers, coaches, facilitators, and administrators planning the back to school sessions with staff, students, and/or parents. It is listed as Rule #4 in John Medina’s book, Brain Rules. A teacher in one of my summer workshops recommended the text to me and I am enjoying it as […]

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Exploring Teachers’ Beliefs and Values

I have often discussed with school administrators, staff developers, and instructional coaches the need to explore teachers’ beliefs about teaching and learning in order to bring about a change in instructional practices. In earlier blogs I have connected to JoEllen Killion’s writing about HEAVY coaching where she stresses the importance of causing teachers to examine […]

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