teacher goals - Steve Barkley

Teacher Professional Goals

Several of the districts I am working with have a policy that requires teachers to set yearly professional growth goals. I have spent time with building and district leaders examining how to maximize the return on investment in these plans. How can administrators support teacher learning and change as a payoff leading to increased student […]

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Respecting Teachers’ Goals and Values

Writing for the Harvard Business Review, Do Your Employees Feel Respected?, Kristie Rogers reports that, “When you ask workers what matters most to them, feeling respected by superiors often tops the list. In a recent survey by Georgetown University’s Christine Porath of nearly 20,000 employees worldwide, respondents ranked respect as the most important leadership behavior.” Beth […]

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Identifying and Respecting Teachers’ Goals and Values

As coaches and instructional leaders work with teachers individually and in PLC’s, it’s important to recognize what teachers want to accomplish as they work with students. In my coaching workshop I label this as knowing a teacher’s agenda. During a pre-conference with a teacher I have a goal of understanding the teacher’s thinking that went […]

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Reframing a Gripe to a Goal

Michael Shapiro posted a blog titled, Converting a Gripe into a Goal, for Small Business Daily. He presented the work of speaker, Mike Murray,….“ There are ways of defining a problem that make it unsolvable. Often, it’s the way we frame a problem that makes it appear to be impossible to tackle. When we redefine it, […]

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