Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud - Weekly Updated Education Blog

Play, Do, Learn

My pondering was triggered reading an article written by Carlo Celli and Nathan Richardson titled, Why the United States Stinks at Soccer: We need less practice and more play. Celli and Richardson are professors at Bowling Green State University and the authors of Shoeless Soccer: Fixing the System and Winning the World Cup. As I […]

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Podcast: Observing Student Learning Production Behaviors

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve is joined by Tracy Fasick, Director of Curriculum and Instruction at Manheim Central, to discuss observing student learning production behaviors. Get in touch with Tracy: fasickt@manheimcentral.org Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit BarkleyPD.com to find […]

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The Coach Approach to School Leadership

I had the opportunity to interview the authors of The Coach Approach to School Leadership: Leading Teachers to Higher Levels of Effectiveness, Kathy Perret, Shira Leibowitz, and Jessica Johnson for a podcast. I first met the three authors in the #EduCoach chat on Twitter (Wednesday nights at 8:00 PM Central Time).  In general this chat group […]

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Podcast: Meaningful Learning Environments

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve explores five different characteristics that are found in meaningful learning environments. 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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Managing vs. Leading

I have shared presentations, blogs and podcasts concerning educators’ frequent over focus on teaching with too limited a focus on learning. Teachers look at standards and ask, “How can I teach this?” rather than, “What are the ways that our students can and would want to learn these standards?” There is a sense of control […]

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Podcast: How Houses Within a School Help Build Relationships & Belonging

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve is joined by principal Judi Hayes, and teacher leaders Val Seamons, Stefani Khan, & Colleen Wilson from Lake Canyon Elementary School to discuss how houses within a school can strengthen the community and bring a sense of belonging to students. Learn more […]

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