May 2018 - Steve Barkley

Podcast: Talking In Class – Increasing the Quality and Quantity of Student-to-Student Dialogue in the Classroom

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve is joined by Brianna Gray and Jake Rosch, authors of the book “Talking In Class – Increasing the Quality and Quantity of Student-to-Student Dialogue in the Classroom.” Find out more about structuring student dialog & download the book here: http://www.talkinginclass.com/get-the-book.html Subscribe to […]

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Teaching and Learning Through Analysis

Analysis frequently precedes appraisal, evaluation, or problem solving. When analyzing we are separating into parts, groups or elements. Often a generalization or understanding will emerge from an analysis. We think in generalities, but we live in detail. — Alfred North Whitehead When word problems stump students, it is often because they believe they should be […]

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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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