I identify vulnerability as an important element in many of my training and consulting settings. vul·ner·a·ble adjective capable of or susceptible to being wounded or hurt, open to moral attack, criticism, temptation, open to assault; difficult to defend: . In coaching training I describe that much more teacher growth is likely to occur in coaching […]

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Multipliers and Diminishers

Attending and presenting at the recent Learningforward Conference in Anaheim, CA, I had the good fortune to hear a keynote by Liz Wiseman the author of Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter (Harper Business June, 2010 ) Along with Greg McKeown, Wiseman studied 150 leaders and identified two categories: Multipliers: These are the leaders […]

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Alternative Certificates: Digital Badges

I recently read two articles that jogged my memory back to writing by the past president of the American Federation of Teachers, Albert Shanker.  He described how schools could function more like merit badges in scouting. Defining what a learning outcome or performance should be would then allowing students to work toward completion in ways […]

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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…