Professional Development - Steve Barkley

Leaders Modeling Professional Learning

I recently had the opportunity to engage in several conversations and to record a podcast with Chad Dumas, the author of Let’s Put the C in PLC: A Practical Guide for School Leaders. Chad’s website has a post view on Ten Elements of Principal Knowledge — 2-Page Overview of 10 Elements. I invited Chad to […]

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Healing-Centered Schools

The following is a guest blog from Amanda Adams, associate director in the Professional Development and Instructional Issues Department for the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA). In addition, she is the coordinator for the NJEA Priority Schools Initiative (PSI). I have had the pleasure of working with Amanda and the PSI consultants as well as […]

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Taking Time for Reflection

I hope this time of year, with a break from school, provides you with time for rest, reflection, and renewal as a new year begins. This past year has been one of many different experiences for all of us. Reflection is key to gaining learning, insights, and new practices from those experiences. Here are blogs […]

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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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Coaching with Structure: The TO GROWTH Model

Today, I am delighted to share a guest blog from Jonathan Mueller, an instructional coach at the Western Academy of Beijing. Jonathan has joined me on a podcast as we’ve explored building coaching practices. I invited Jonathan to share his recent design of a planning model for coaching. You can find more of Jonathan’s insights […]

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Podcast for Parents: Motivating Compliance Deeper Engagement

Parent, educator, and author Heather Lyon shares her learning and personal experiences in generating needed compliant responses at home and encouraging deeper engagement in learning at home and beyond.  You are certain to connect with her parent/child scenarios. Visit Heather’s website here. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit […]

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