student performance - Steve Barkley

Practice as a Learning Production Behavior: Practicing for Performance or for Learning

I have a continuing focus on empowering students by clearly teaching them the optimal learning production behaviors. I am increasingly convinced that a teacher’s ability to explain to students how the tasks she is requiring them to complete produces learning is empowering and motivating.  A student’s confidence in his teacher grows as he sees learning […]

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Peer Coaching and Professional Learning Communities

I was asked this week to provide a day of training for teacher leaders who facilitate professional learning communities within their district. The K-5 PLCs are grade level teams while the 6-12 PLCs are content focused. The request asked that I also introduce peer coaching and how it would support the work of PLC’s. I […]

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