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Build the Instructional Coach-Principal Partnership During the Summer Months

The alignment of an instructional coach’s and principal’s messages to staff is important in maintaining teacher actions what will drive increased student learning. Both principal and coach must make constant decisions and responses to staff during busy school days throughout the year. Rich conversations assist principal and coach in knowing their thinking is based on […]

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Podcast: Focusing on Learning or Teaching?

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve ponders “Focusing on Learning or Teaching?” Listen as Steve discusses whether the focus should be placed on learning or teaching in order to create student success. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit BarkleyPD.com to find […]

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Teacher Talk and Student Talk

I had the opportunity to listen to the podcast, How much of your lesson should be teacher talk?, with professor Neil Mercer, the emeritus professor of Education at the University of Cambridge and director of Oracy Cambridge. On the podcast he explores the roles of both student talk and teacher talk in the classroom. As I listened […]

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Podcast: The Coach Approach to School Leadership

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve is joined by Jessica Johnson (@PrincipalJ), Shira Leibowitz (@shiraleibowitz), and Kathy Perret (@KathyPerret), authors of the book “The Coach Approach to School Leadership: Leading Teachers to Higher Levels of Effectiveness”. Find out more and get the book here: http://www.coachapproach4schools.com/ Subscribe to the […]

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Five Core Communication Skills for Student to Student and Teacher to Teacher Dialogue

Author, Jeff Zwiers and Contributer Marie Crawford identify five communication skills that we should strategically teach and coach our students to develop in their book, Academic Conversations: Classroom Talk That Fosters Critical Thinking and Content Understanding. They are: Elaborate and Clarify Support Ideas with Examples Build On and/or Challenge Ideas Paraphrase Synthesize As I explored the importance of […]

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Podcast: Talking In Class – Increasing the Quality and Quantity of Student-to-Student Dialogue in the Classroom

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve is joined by Brianna Gray and Jake Rosch, authors of the book “Talking In Class – Increasing the Quality and Quantity of Student-to-Student Dialogue in the Classroom.” Find out more about structuring student dialog & download the book here: http://www.talkinginclass.com/get-the-book.html Subscribe to […]

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