Building Students’ Success

Steve Mintner, a science educator and teacher trainer colleague, has had some amazing success with increasing student achievement. In spite of some very challenging circumstances where there were zero prerequisites, his AP Biology and AP Chemistry classes had unprecedented success for his school in the number of passing scores and the number of students scoring […]

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VIDEO: Teacher Actions & Student Behavior

This week, Steve Barkley ponders how teachers make the connection between their actions and student behavior.

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VIDEO: Classroom Behaviors by Grade

This week, Steve Barkley ponders the types of behaviors that coaches should focus on in elementary school versus middle or high school.

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Giving Students Permission to Dream

 Julie B. Martin, Coordinator of Gifted and Talented in Frisco ISD, Texas provides a guest blog that highlights what I believe we need to make happen for all students. I encourage you to enjoy and dream of the possibilities. ​Ashley Nguyen, now a student at The University of Texas, maximized the opportunity Frisco ISD offers […]

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VIDEO: Actions to Impact Change

This week, Steve Barkley ponders the most valuable alternative actions to impact change when proper coaching or PD isn’t offered.

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Happiness and Engagement

Trevor Ragan’s blog, The Three Types of Happiness, introduced me to Tony Hsieh’s  book,  Delivering Happiness .  Hsieh describes happiness with respect to pleasure, passion, and purpose: Pleasure (“Rock Star Happiness”) Attending an amazing concert, enjoying a fun night out, or eating at your favorite restaurant – this type of happiness is ok (often times […]

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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…