student work - Steve Barkley

Podcast for Teachers: Teaching So That Every Student Matters

What are the teacher mindsets concerning PLC’s that encourage practices that impact teacher and student learning? How does teacher vulnerability, sharing student work and peer observation among PLC members increase the impact of PLCs?   Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit to find new episodes! PODCAST TRANSCRIPT[Ad]: […]

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Podcast: Real Work = Real Learning at School

Students at McDowell High School in Millcreek Township School District, PA, run all aspects of this manufacturing business producing parts for companies near and far. Teacher/Advisor, Kyle Bucholtz, and several students describe their experiences and the impact of the opportunities. Great example of what is meant by career ready! Contact Kyle Bucholtz: Subscribe to […]

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Teamwork in Professional Learning Communities

In the Fall 2012 (Vol 8, No1) issue of Learningforward’s The Learning Principal, Bradley A. Ermeling proposes five principles for reviving problematic groups. I see all five principles applying to those of you facilitating (or training facilitators for) professional learning communities. Here are Ermeling’s points and my comments for PLC facilitation: Find a Shared Concern– […]

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