Building a Collaborative School Culture

I am currently reading,  School Culture Rewired: How to Define, Assess, and Transform It,  by Steve Gruenert and Todd Whitaker. They define six general types of school cultures ranging from toxic to collaborative. Toxic- Significant numbers of teachers focus on the negative aspects of the school’s operations and personnel, using these flaws as justification for […]

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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: Focusing on Teacher Behavior

This week, Steve Barkley ponders how coaches can help teachers focus on teacher behavior change before attempting student change.

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VIDEO: Relationships for Significant Learning

This week, Steve Barkley ponders how an educational coach can help teachers facilitate the kind of relationships students need for significant learning to happen.

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VIDEO: Building Personal Relationships

This week, Steve Barkley ponders the importance of building personal relationships with every student in your classroom.

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Checking Progress on School Improvement Plans

I was asked to facilitate a session with school leadership teams examining the status of their progress with their school improvement plans. Taking a measure in January is great as there is still time for adjustments to impact outcomes. I began by having the teams review the student achievement goals and the degree that the […]

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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…