Professional Development - Steve Barkley

Creating an Environment for Acceleration

I am working with several school systems and their instructional coaches and administrators to support teachers in creating a mindset and actions of acceleration rather than remediation as they begin the coming school year. Here are some of the resources I’ve found that might be helpful to you in planning your professional development and coaching. […]

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Podcast: Personalized Professional Learning – Teacher Voice and Choice in PLCs and Coaching

Some teachers are uncomfortable working with grade-level “teams” or in PLC’s as they believe that their voice and choice is limited with some decision that we all need to do the same thing. Steve suggests, “As a member of a PLC, a teacher can agree that the team will learn, plan, and work together to […]

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Emerging and Sustaining a Coaching Culture

I was interviewed on this topic by Jonathan Mueller and Scott Linder for the BabblED podcast. They initially asked me for my personal experiences that speak to the power of coaching. Those of you who have heard my early history in teaching are aware that I was “vaccinated” into teaching as a public and coached […]

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Podcast: Teaching and Learning from a Mission

Northwest Passage High School’s mission statement states: Rekindling our hope, exploring our world, seeking our path, while building our community. Director and teacher, Peter Wieczorek, describes how the mission is lived by teachers and students. Visit the Northwest Passage High School website here. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or […]

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Staff Developmental Relationships

Last year I posted a blog focusing on building developmental relationships with students. The work of Search Institute helped me be clear on what it means to have teachers focus on building relationships. They define developmental relationships as close connections through which young people discover who they are, cultivate abilities to shape their own lives, […]

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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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