Teacher Professional Development - Steve Barkley

Virtual Walk-Throughs

Early into the virtual learning move last spring I was hearing from teachers that they were having more short observations/visits to their instruction from principals than when everyone was at school. Most teachers shared that they appreciated the encouraging responses they received. I sensed that principals felt a need to cheerlead as teachers tackled new […]

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Where to Begin with a Beginning Teacher

An instructional coach recently sent me a request which matched some conversations I have had with coaches working with alternative teacher entry programs. It struck me that it might also match for experienced teachers who are now finding themselves in virtual or hybrid teaching environments that seem not to match any of their previous teaching […]

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The Letting Go Paradox in Leading and Teaching

A blog post, The Art of Letting Go, by Randy Hall (4th Gear Consulting) led me to consider the need for letting go in school leadership as well as in teaching (maybe in parenting too). Hall wrote, “The interesting paradox of leadership is that a great leader helps people need less leadership from others.” He […]

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Podcast: A Mastery Curve for Teaching

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve explores the mastery curve in the context of teaching. Read Jeroen De Flander’s article here. Read the Hargraves and Fullan article here. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit BarkleyPD.com to find new episodes. PODCAST TRANSCRIPT […]

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Podcast: Interview with The Bolt

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve is interviewed by Conor Rogers and Trey Garbers from The Bolt podcast.  They explore Steve’s insights on podcasting and blogging as well as his teaching and coaching experiences. Listen to the Bolt Podcast’s interview with Steve on  Spotify or iTunes! Visit the […]

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Podcast: The Coach and Principal Partnership — Part 1

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve is joined by instructional coach, Ayana Etienne and principal, Marc Gaillard from the Sulphur Springs K-8 school to discuss the importance of a coach/principal partnership. Get in touch with Ayana: ayana.etienne@sdhc.k12.fl.us Get in touch with Mark: mark.gaillard@sdhc.k12.fl.us Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders […]

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