Teacher as Designer and Guide

In an earlier blog on inquiry I posted my thoughts on the struggle that teachers often find themselves in as they focus on Teaching and Learning. Several pieces that I read this week provide ways to look at the teacher’s role in facilitating learning. I was back into Phil Schelechty’s book, Leading for Learning: How […]

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Teacher Evaluation

I recently spent the day facilitating the New Jersey Professional Teaching Standards Board as they explored issues around teacher evaluation with Charlotte Danielson . The governor of New Jersey has created a commission that is studying teacher evaluation and set to release findings in March. Here are some of the statements presented by Charlotte and […]

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What to Change?

I recently presented a pre conference workshop on coaching and several breakout sessions at the Mediterranean Association of International Schools in Tunis. A great chance to combine a history lesson with future visioning. Heidi Hayes Jacobs was a keynoter and presented Becoming a 21st Century International School: Curriculum 21 What to cut? What to keep? […]

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Global Awareness

I have been working with a group of educators from Louisiana who are examining the list of 21st Century skills students need and assessing their system’s current practices. The Partnership for 21st Century Skills defines: Global Awareness–Using 21st century skills to understand and address global issues–Learning from and working collaboratively with individuals representing diverse cultures, […]

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Steve Barkley

For the past 30 years, Steve has served as a consultant to school districts, teacher organizations, state departments of education, and colleges and universities nationally and internationally, facilitating the changes necessary for them to reach students and successfully prepare them for the 21st century. Read more…