February 2019 - Steve Barkley

Podcast: Shaping Belief Systems That Support Continuous Teacher Efficacy

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve discusses creating belief systems that help support teachers, cause growth and increase efficacy. You can find Pam Moran’s book here: Timeless Learning: How Imagination, Observation, and Zero-Based Thinking Change Schools Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or […]

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The Impact of Knowing and Being Known

I frequently mention the importance of “knowing” in my training and consulting.  Communication increases when people are known to each other.  When a middle school science teacher can’t tell me the name of someone teaching freshman science at the high school, I know that communication about curriculum alignment or student needs is not going to […]

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Podcast: A Look at Differentiated Instruction

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve is joined by 8th grade physical science teacher and PLS Classes instructor Gloria Herlihy, to discuss differentiated instruction and its application in the classroom. Differentiated Instruction for Today’s Classroom™ Online is an online course offered through PLS Classes.  Visit PLSClasses.com to learn […]

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Pre-Conferencing: A Critical Element of Effective Coaching

I approach the training of coaches and my own work as a coach using the process of having a pre-conference, an observation and post-conference. This structure exists in most of the training that administrators have received in clinical supervision. For me, a large part of what differentiates coaching from a supervisory model is that most […]

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