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Podcast: Teaching and Learning With Simulations & Live Events

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve ponders “Teaching & Learning With Simulations & Live Event.” Listen as Steve talks with Joe Griffith, a teacher at Honey Creek Community School, about a homeless simulation project. Read about the homeless simulation project: http://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/index.ssf/2018/03/middle_school_homelessness_sim.html Get in touch with Joe Griffith: jgriffith@hc.wash.k12.mi.us […]

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A Conversation with Jim Knight

I am excited to be joining Jim Knight at the Teaching Learning Coaching Conference 2018,  October 9-11, in  Las Vegas. Jim has created an opportunity for instructional coaches to interact with a great list of coaching leaders. Jim  posted a blog titled, Steve Barkley Interview and I posted a podcast of a conversation he and I had. Here […]

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Podcast: Increasing Perseverance by Translating Goals into Behaviors

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve ponders “Increasing Perseverance by Translating Goals into Behaviors.” Listen as Steve discusses how a Ted Talk and his own experience with weight loss influenced how he thinks about goals and their relationship to behaviors. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud […]

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Finding Understanding with Same/Different Exploration

Identifying similarities and differences is a fundamental cognitive process. When faced with a new situation, we naturally look to see how the situation is similar to something we already know and how it is different. I recognize this process as I travel internationally. Landing in an airport with everything labeled in an unfamiliar language, I can identify […]

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Podcast: Taking The Lead: New Roles for Teachers & School Based Coaches

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve is joined by Joellen Killion and Cindy Harrison, authors of the book “Taking the Lead: New Roles for Teachers and School-Based Coaches”. Find out more and purchase the book. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit […]

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Increasing Student Participation in Learning Conversations

Why student talk? Maryellen Weimer identifies five reasons getting students to talk is worth the effort: Students learn the content when they talk about it. Talking lets students learn from each other. Talking gives students, the opportunity to practice using the language of the discipline. Talking connects students with the content. Talking connects students with each […]

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