student success - Steve Barkley

Podcast: Students Setting Goals and Developing Plans

Students’ abilities to set goals, plan for success, and systematically collect feedback are critical to school and life success. Starting the school year teaching these processes (at all grade levels) […]

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Podcast: How Much Thinking Are Students Doing?

                            Thinkers are characterized by their curiosity, willingness to explore different approaches, and the ability to think […]

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The Early Days of Building Coaching Practices

At each end and start of the calendar year, I take a break from posting a new blog and provide a revisit to some of my thinking that has appeared […]

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Learning and Coaching from Positive Deviants

Do you have teachers who continually have students perform substantially above the students working with other teachers; academically, socially, or emotionally? Those teachers might be identified as positive deviants. These […]

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Supporting Teacher Conversations for Reflection and Growth

Conversations among teachers are critical to driving reflection and conscious practice that produce increases in student success. Instructional coaches and teacher leaders are often tasked with facilitating team or PLC […]

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Podcast: Creating Cross-Grade Partnering Opportunities for Students

Students can gain many benefits from cross-grade mentoring and peer-pal opportunities in academic, social emotional, and life skills success. Research shows such programs can generate a school environment that is […]

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