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Podcast: A Conversation with Jim Knight

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve is joined by author & Senior Partner of Instructional Coaching Group, Jim Knight. Both Steve and Jim will be at the Teaching Learning Coaching (TLC) Conference in October.  Find out more about the conference here: https://www.instructionalcoaching.com/professional-development/teaching-learning-coaching-conference/ Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders […]

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Teacher Pause and Student Thinking

The fast pace of life in and out of the classroom has ingrained in students a “quick response” goal. A sense that being the first to answer is better than the best answer. As a first-grade teacher, I often laughed when I stated to the class, ”I have a question for you to ponder” and […]

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Podcast: Guiding Learning from the Complex to the Pattern

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve ponders “Guiding Learning from the Complex to the Pattern.” Listen as Steve examines how the brain works to find patterns in complexity and how this can be applied to engage students in learning production behaviors that will lead to a richer understanding […]

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Teachers Taking the Lead

Joellen Killion and Cindy Harrison have written a second edition of Taking the Lead: New roles for teachers and school-based coaches.  I was delighted to be asked to write the forward for the book. Here are some of the thoughts I shared: As opportunities for teacher leadership and instructional coaching increase, there is a heightened […]

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Podcast: An Interview with Karen Crouse

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve interviews Karen Crouse, author of Norwich: One Tiny Vermont Town’s Secret to Happiness and Excellence. 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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Planning Questions for Critical Thinking and Learning

The National Council for Excellence in Critical Thinking defines critical thinking as an “intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and/or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication, as a guide to belief and action.” The process tends to help us judge and evaluate situations based […]

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