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Podcast: Modifying Schedules to Increase Student Learning

October 3, 2019 By admin

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve ponders “Modifying Schedules to Increase Student Learning.” Listen as Steve sits down with the team at Legacy High School to discuss how making changes student schedules can increase student learning and engagement. Read more about Legacy’s success here: https://www.educationdive.com/news/flex-time-schools-break-out-of-scheduling-ruts-to-improve-learning-for-stu/516878/ Get in touch […]

Leadership Actions to Lead Teams

October 3, 2019 By admin

The following is excerpted from an article I wrote for the InterED publication of AAIE, The Association for the Advancement of International Education: Leading with Teams: Today’s Leadership Requirement. (You can find the entire article here.) “If
 we 
want 
to
 be
 able
 to 
get 
these 
complex
 systems 
to 
work 
better, 
we 
need
 to abandon our 
reliance 
on
 the 
leader‐as‐hero
 and 
invite 
in 
the 
leader‐as‐host.
 We
 need
 to
 support 
those 
leaders 
who 
know 
that 
problems 
are […]

Identifying Evidence for Progress on Process

October 3, 2019 By admin

I recently worked with a group of teacher leaders who were preparing to have PLC teams identify evidence of progress that was present or missing from their year-long PLC goal. Initially their only focus was on student assessments. I asked them to consider evidence regarding how the process they planned had been implemented as well. […]

Accountability

October 3, 2019 By admin

In a Smart Brief post, Cultivate coachability with these 5 mindsets, Julie Winkle Giulioni describes five mindsets that, “help others realize their potential, perform optimally and engage in continuous learning”: The relational mindset-prioritizing the human connection. The listening mindset-creating the space for others to reflect. The growth mindset-promoting effort and praising persistence. The accountability mindset-helping others […]

Podcast: Building Team Effectiveness

October 3, 2019 By admin

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve ponders “Building Team Effectiveness.” Listen as Steve contemplates how teachers working in teams can better serve students and schools. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit BarkleyPD.com to find new episodes. Thanks for listening!

Podcast: Celebrating a School Success

October 3, 2019 By admin

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve is joined by Melanie Martinez & Angie Koser from Wharton Elementary School in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Listen as Steve talks to Melanie & Angie about Wharton Elementary’s story of success. Get in touch with Angie & Melanie: Angie Koser: [email protected] Melanie Martinez: [email protected] […]

Why Teams?

October 3, 2019 By admin

The following is excerpted from an article I wrote for the InterED publication of AAIE, The Association for the Advancement of International Education: Leading with Teams: Today’s Leadership Requirement. (You can find the entire article here. ) My career as an educator was birthed, incubated, nurtured, developed and seasoned on teams. My student teaching was a […]

Looking at Climate and School Culture from Another Lens

October 3, 2019 By admin

My attention was caught by a New York Times post titled, What Parents Can Learn from a Town That Produced 11 Olympians,  by Karen Crouse, a New York Times sportswriter and the author of Norwich: One Tiny Vermont Town’s Secret to Happiness and Excellence. Crouse shares that what she began writing as a sports book […]

Teaming vs Sharing

October 3, 2019 By admin

In many of my presentations and work sessions I discuss the importance of teaching as a “team sport’ and  the critical role of collegiality in teaching. Often if I ask participants to assess the current degree of team, I’ll get a comment like this: Our department is a strong team. We are always sharing. Or […]

Growth Mindset: Students, Parents, Teachers, Systems

October 3, 2019 By admin

I recently revisited Carol Dweck’s work with growth and fixed mindsets as I was preparing a presentation for parents at an international school in Portugal. My workshop was dealing with the value of students investing increased effort and perseverance in learning. I wanted to gain parents’ support for teachers’ practices that asked students to stretch […]