team - Steve Barkley

Podcast: Does Your Group Want to Be a Team?

The word “team” is frequently used in schools to describe various groupings of people that are working under different understandings of what the relationships among group members should be and what is required of group members. Teams are accountable for the collective performance and work toward a common goal and shared rewards. Listen to the […]

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Podcast for Teachers: Strategies for Teacher Leaders

Being a teacher leader is a demanding and rewarding role for the professional educator. Michael Iannini, the author of Hidden in Plain Sight: Realizing the Full Potential of Middle Leaders, provides guidelines for teachers already in these leadership positions and those looking to progress into teacher leadership roles. Michael provides an interesting perspective of the […]

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Podcast: Team or Franchise?

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve ponders “Team or Franchise?” Listen as Steve ponders the continuum of teachers working as individuals to teachers working as teams to teachers working as franchises. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit BarkleyPD.com to find new […]

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Increasing Team Effectiveness

I just completed a retreat weekend with an organization/team that labeled themselves as dysfunctional. I decided I would use a Friday night after dinner presentation to set the stage for a Saturday facilitation where they would examine their current practices and decide on what commitments for change they were willing to make.  I began the […]

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Teaming or Franchising?

Teaming or Franchising? As I worked with high-school staffs exploring restructuring into Small Learning Communities, I noticed a disinterest or disbelief in the value of teachers functioning as a team. Working in a middle school where teachers were on teams with common planning time, I noticed that many teachers had never seen their teammates teach. […]

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