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Podcast: Modifying Schedules to Increase Student Learning

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve ponders “Modifying Schedules to Increase Student Learning.” Listen as Steve sits down with the team at Legacy High School to discuss how making changes student schedules can increase student learning and engagement. Read more about Legacy’s success here: Get in touch […]

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In a Smart Brief post, Cultivate coachability with these 5 mindsets, Julie Winkle Giulioni describes five mindsets that, “help others realize their potential, perform optimally and engage in continuous learning”: The relational mindset-prioritizing the human connection. The listening mindset-creating the space for others to reflect. The growth mindset-promoting effort and praising persistence. The accountability mindset-helping others […]

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Podcast: Building Team Effectiveness

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve ponders “Building Team Effectiveness.” Listen as Steve contemplates how teachers working in teams can better serve students and schools. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit to find new episodes. Thanks for listening!

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Why Teams?

The following is excerpted from an article I wrote for the InterED publication of AAIE, The Association for the Advancement of International Education: Leading with Teams: Today’s Leadership Requirement. (You can find the entire article here. ) My career as an educator was birthed, incubated, nurtured, developed and seasoned on teams. My student teaching was a […]

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Podcast: Celebrating a School Success

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve is joined by Melanie Martinez & Angie Koser from Wharton Elementary School in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Listen as Steve talks to Melanie & Angie about Wharton Elementary’s story of success. Get in touch with Angie & Melanie: Angie Koser: Melanie Martinez: […]

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Looking at Climate and School Culture from Another Lens

My attention was caught by a New York Times post titled, What Parents Can Learn from a Town That Produced 11 Olympians,  by Karen Crouse, a New York Times sportswriter and the author of Norwich: One Tiny Vermont Town’s Secret to Happiness and Excellence. Crouse shares that what she began writing as a sports book […]

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