Professional Learning Communities - Steve Barkley

Developmental Stages for Leaders and PLCs

In a paper that focuses on developing leaders, Nick Petrie, illustrates that our thinking is influenced by our developmental stages similar to Piaget’s identification of children’s developmental stages. He identifies […]

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Learning Through Learning Walks

Guest Blog: Tracy Fasick I have had the pleasure of working with Tracy and the staff at Manheim Central School District over the past five years. When I read her […]

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Professional Learning Conversations

I focused on the phrase “professional learning conversations” while reading an article by Dr. Kristine Needham titled 5 Conversations for Professional Growth. She explores the terms ‘professional conversations’, ‘learning conversations’, […]

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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 […]

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The Push Classroom Vs. The Pull Classroom

I was intrigued as I read Drew Perkins post, Are You Pushing Or Pulling Students In Your Classroom? In the post, he provides a diagram illustrating a push system where […]

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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 […]

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