Wow! Adding Pizzazz to Teaching and Learning

I am excited to announce that the revision of my book about Wow’s is nearing printing (available in an ebook version, too).  Several years ago Tom Peters’ book, the Pursuit of Wow, caught my attention. He described how businesses needed to Wow! their customers and how it could be done by some pretty simple purposeful things. […]

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Rule #12- We Are Powerful, Natural Explorers

In an earlier blog I mentioned that I was reading John Medina’s book, Brain Rules. I just finished and the last chapter on exploration was reinforcing and enlightening. What follows are some quotes from Medina and some of my personal connections. BABIES With a granddaughter approaching five and a grandson approaching one I found many familiar […]

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Rule 4: People Don’t Pay Attention to Boring Things

Actually, it should be Rule #1 for staff developers, coaches, facilitators, and administrators planning the back to school sessions with staff, students, and/or parents. It is listed as Rule #4 in John Medina’s book, Brain Rules. A teacher in one of my summer workshops recommended the text to me and I am enjoying it as […]

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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…