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Engaging Students for Maximum Learning

Consider times that you have seen students engaged in what you would label as deep quality learning. Recall the last time that you were engaged in deep quality learning for yourself. How many of the following quality learning items would you identify as being present? Depth Complexity Detail Ownership / Pride Constant Improvement Originality / […]

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Podcast: Creating Questions for Learning

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve looks at the process of creating questions that can lead to better student learning in the classroom. Read more about Bloom’s Taxonomy and Questions for Life. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit BarkleyPD.com to find […]

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Effective Communication Techniques Increase the Impact of Instructional Coaching

Communication Skills for Coaches Our choice of words can have a surprising effect during a coaching conversation. Words that are used commonly in everyday situations can convey unintentional meanings in the context of the delicately balanced dynamics of coaching conversations. This need for careful choice of words can be illustrated with the use of the phrase, […]

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Podcast: Engaging Students in Project Based Learning

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve is joined by instructional coach, Maria Neset, teacher, Renae Ely, and students, Brayden & Emree, from Bismark, North Dakota schools to discuss their experiences with project based learning. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit BarkleyPD.com […]

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PLCs: Playpen or Playground

While listening to a podcast on creativity, I was introduced to the book Lifelong Kindergarten: Cultivating Creativity Through Projects, Passion, Peers, and Play by Mitchel Resnick. In his research paper “GIVE P’S A CHANCE: PROJECTS, PEERS, PASSION, PLAY,” Resnick discusses the research group at MIT Media which developed new technologies, activities, and strategies to engage […]

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Podcast: Teaching & Coaching with Learning Style Preferences

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve explores how individuals learn and work differently and how teachers and coaches can work within the different types of learning style preferences. Check out the Kaleidoscope Profile here: https://plsclasses.com/store/resources/kaleidoscope-profile-learning-styles-inventory-online/ Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit […]

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