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Podcast: Building Student Responsibility

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve is joined by teacher educator and PLS Classes instructor, Roz Bingaman to discuss how teaching responsibility can create student empowerment and success. Successful Teaching for Acceptance of Responsibility® is an online and on-site course offered through PLS Classes.  Visit PLSClasses.com to learn […]

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Guiding Learning From Complex to Patterns

The brain works in a natural process of finding patterns within complexity.  If you think about young children, living in very complex adult worlds, their brains find patterns that they bring into learning. One of my favorite examples is when you hear a young child say, “I ‘goed’ outside”. You realize that, hopefully, the child […]

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Podcast: Shaping Belief Systems That Support Continuous Teacher Efficacy

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve discusses creating belief systems that help support teachers, cause growth and increase efficacy. You can find Pam Moran’s book here: Timeless Learning: How Imagination, Observation, and Zero-Based Thinking Change Schools Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or […]

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The Impact of Knowing and Being Known

I frequently mention the importance of “knowing” in my training and consulting.  Communication increases when people are known to each other.  When a middle school science teacher can’t tell me the name of someone teaching freshman science at the high school, I know that communication about curriculum alignment or student needs is not going to […]

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Podcast: A Look at Differentiated Instruction

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve is joined by 8th grade physical science teacher and PLS Classes instructor Gloria Herlihy, to discuss differentiated instruction and its application in the classroom. Differentiated Instruction for Today’s Classroom™ Online is an online course offered through PLS Classes.  Visit PLSClasses.com to learn […]

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Pre-Conferencing: A Critical Element of Effective Coaching

I approach the training of coaches and my own work as a coach using the process of having a pre-conference, an observation and post-conference. This structure exists in most of the training that administrators have received in clinical supervision. For me, a large part of what differentiates coaching from a supervisory model is that most […]

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