teacher collaboration - Steve Barkley

Developing Student’s and Teacher’s Collaboration Skills

I have had the opportunity of consulting with the Manheim Central School District in Pennsylvania over the past several years. They have a district focus on their graduates being Difference Makers, which they define as: Innovators Reflective Learners Collaborators Critical Thinkers Responsible Citizens For the past two years, they have chosen one of these elements […]

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Teacher Resilience and Teacher Collaboration

I recently facilitated an exploration of teacher resilience and its connections to teacher collaboration. Here are some of the elements I included that might be of value in your own exploration or in conversations you facilitate with your staff. This two- minute children’s video provides a quick understanding that resilience is not about not falling […]

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Podcast: Teacher Cooperation and Collaboration

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve looks at the difference between teacher cooperation and teacher collaboration. Read Zachary Herrmann’s article, “Cooperate or Collaborate?” here. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit BarkleyPD.com to find new episodes. PODCAST TRANSCRIPT Announcer : 00:00 Take […]

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When Do Teachers Cooperate and When Do They Collaborate

Zachary Herrmann published an article in ASCD’s EL titled, Cooperate or Collaborate, that made connections for me in my work with Professional Learning Communities vs Professional Working Communities and Teams vs Franchises. I’ve been defining these as: PWC – Professional Working Community –teachers collaborating to get work done. PLC – Professional Learning Community- teachers collaborating […]

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Collaboration Building Teacher Efficacy

“Collective teacher efficacy refers to the collective self-perception that teachers in a given school make an educational difference to their students over and above the educational impact of their homes and communities.” (Source: Leadership and Policy in Schools) I’m reading 10 Mindframes for Visible Learning, by John Hatti and Klaus Zierer. Chapter 3 is focused […]

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Podcast: Multi-Year Teacher Collaboration

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve ponders “Multi-Year Teacher Collaboration.” Listen as Steve discusses how increasing teacher collaboration across multiple years can lead to an increase in student achievement. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit BarkleyPD.com to find new episodes.  Thanks […]

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