September 2018 - Steve Barkley

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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Team or Franchise?

I frequently describe that my teaching background vaccinated me into teaching as a team sport. My student teaching and early years in teaching were all team focused. I began student teaching in a laboratory school that had me work in a classroom with a master teacher and student teachers and graduate assistants and visiting professors. […]

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Podcast: Teaching & Learning Perseverance

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve explores his thoughts on creating opportunities to teach and learn perseverance. 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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Reflecting on Scaffolding

The term scaffold as used in building construction is described as a temporary structure for holding workers and materials during the building, repair or decoration of a structure. When applied to teaching, scaffolding is considered to be resources and/or guidance to support student learning. I have explored scaffolding when observing instruction. I often find two […]

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Podcast: Involving Teachers or Empowering Teachers?

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve is joined by Kelly Hastings, Principal at Young Junior High School in Arlington, Texas to discuss the difference between teachers being involved and teachers being empowered. Get in touch with Kelly: khasting@aisd.net Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on […]

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