Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud - Weekly Updated Education Blog

Team or Franchise?

I frequently describe that my teaching background vaccinated me into teaching as a team sport. My student teaching and early years in teaching were all team focused. I began student teaching in a laboratory school that had me work in a classroom with a master teacher and student teachers and graduate assistants and visiting professors. […]

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Podcast: Teaching & Learning Perseverance

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve explores his thoughts on creating opportunities to teach and learn perseverance. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit BarkleyPD.com to find new episodes. Thanks for listening!

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Reflecting on Scaffolding

The term scaffold as used in building construction is described as a temporary structure for holding workers and materials during the building, repair or decoration of a structure. When applied to teaching, scaffolding is considered to be resources and/or guidance to support student learning. I have explored scaffolding when observing instruction. I often find two […]

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Podcast: Involving Teachers or Empowering Teachers?

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve is joined by Kelly Hastings, Principal at Young Junior High School in Arlington, Texas to discuss the difference between teachers being involved and teachers being empowered. Get in touch with Kelly: khasting@aisd.net Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on […]

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My Responses to Coaching Questions

Today, I’d like to address several questions that I’ve received surrounding the topic of peer coaching. Question #1: An administrator who implemented a peer coaching initiative in his school last year asked, “How can we as a school, measure the successes of peer coaching in our school from teachers’ perspective? Can we measure results from […]

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Podcast: Leading With Stories

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve discusses how using stories can bring power and meaning to leadership. Read Carmine Gallo’s article here: https://www.inc.com/carmine-gallo/jeff-bezos-bans-powerpoint-in-meetings-his-replacement-is-brilliant.html Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit BarkleyPD.com to find new episodes. Thanks for listening!

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