PLC Resource - Steve Barkley

Perspective, Assumptions, and Decision-Making in PLC Collaboration

In a Ted Talk video,  Patrick Cisler and Patrick Moran raise three areas for self-reflection as you collaborate that I believe are applicable to individual members in PLCs and to those facilitating PLCs. #1 Change Your Perspective I needed to explore the word perspective and wondered how it connected with perception. Perception is your understanding […]

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Noise, Grades, and Evaluations

I had another one of those connecting insights moments while on my daily walk, listening to a podcast. I had been in a conversation earlier in the week with a long-time client/colleague who was engaged in conversations within his district around a more traditional grading/reporting system than the proficiency-based model that the system has been […]

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Iteration and Falling

I have written blogs and posted podcasts on building teachers’ professional growth plans and professional learning community goals around hypotheses and evidence collection. I was initially pointed in that direction from an article by Jean Ross, in the Sloan Management review from MIT, “Why Hypotheses Beat Goals.” She suggests that instead of asking “What is […]

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Facilitating the End of Meetings

Elizabeth Doty writing on the website, Strategy + Business, explored the need to end meetings with clear decisions and shared commitments. She writes, “I have argued that leaders need to set the tone in the first five minutes of their meetings and then actively design the middle to keep people energized and productive. These steps […]

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Podcast: PLC+ With Nancy Frey & Doug Fisher

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve is joined by Professors of Educational Leadership at San Diego State University, Nancy Frey and Doug Fisher to discuss their experiences and work with PLCs. Read Nancy & Doug’s book “Better Decisions and Greater Impact by Design” here.  Subscribe to the Steve […]

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Podcast: Coaches Working With PLCs

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve looks at the role of coaches in PLCs. Read “The Case for Coaches in Professional Learning Communities” here.  Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit BarkleyPD.com to find new episodes. Thanks for listening! PODCAST TRANSCRIPT Announcer: […]

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