student learning outcomes - Steve Barkley

What do our students need us to learn?

Planning backwards from student desired outcomes eventually leads to identifying teachers’ needs for understanding or learning. I suggest that as teachers study student work and assessments in a PLC, the question, “What do students need us to learn?” emerges. I believe that as teachers we are doing everything we can to have students reach mastery […]

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Team or Franchise?

I frequently describe that my teaching background vaccinated me into teaching as a team sport. My student teaching and early years in teaching were all team focused. I began student teaching in a laboratory school that had me work in a classroom with a master teacher and student teachers and graduate assistants and visiting professors. […]

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Podcast: Tapping Student Effort – Pictures of Success

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve ponders “Tapping Student Effort: Pictures of Success.” Listen as Steve discusses how researching increasing student learning outcomes became the origin of his book “Tapping Student Effort: Increasing Student Achievement.” Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit […]

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Instructional Coaching Highlights

I just finished a great day of learning with coaches and administrators from Ankeny, Iowa and surrounding school districts. The participants were tweeting at #iacoaches2013. I found it interesting during small group discussion times to check the comments they were sharing as a way of understanding what in my presentation was striking a cord or […]

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