A Look at Pre-Service and Student Teaching

How are colleges presenting this to student teachers? That question was raised several times as I worked with newly selected mentors in Rochester, New York. (See previous blog on Rochester’s award winning Career in Teaching program.) Education Week Teacher carried an article by Sarah Henchey titled Student Teaching: More Than a Custody Arrangement. Henchey made […]

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Professional Learning Teams

During recent professional development work in two different districts I have been noticing increased teacher interest and willingness to explore a more collegial or team based approach to meeting student achievement goals It was especially motivating for me that one of the sites was all secondary teachers. My thinking was reinforced while reading a recent […]

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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…