Coaching: Athletes, Students, Teachers

I have previously mentioned Trevor Regan’s website, TrainUgly,  in earlier blogs. It provides insights connecting learning performances in sports to those in the classroom for students as well as for coaching teachers. A podcast that Trevor recorded with The Power Company, a group that focuses on the sport of climbing, reinforced and further defined some […]

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Podcast: Compelling Why’s

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve ponders “Compelling Why’s.” Colleague Jim Malanowski joins Steve as he ponders the emotional link to education that motivates teaching and learning. 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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Matching Coaching Actions to Teachers’ Developmental Stages

To plan appropriate support that maximizes teachers’ continuous growth in guiding student success, instructional leaders should identify teachers’ current (individual) development stage or skill level. School leaders are well aware that teachers need to diagnosis student levels of skill and understanding before being able to design the most impactful learning options. Yet, professional learning and […]

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Power of Live Event Learning

Recently I had the opportunity to present at two international educator conferences that provided time for me to be a participant in workshops and keynotes. Two presenters re-triggered my focus on how powerful learning can occur when students engage in real-world issues. At the Near East South Asia (NESA) conference in Abu Dhabi, I attended […]

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Podcast: Dilemma of Grades

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve ponders “Dilemma of Grades.” Listen as Steve ponders the importance of assigning meaningful grades. 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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Academic Mindset: Students and Teachers

While reading an article by David Dockterman and Chris Weber, Does stressing performance goals lead to too much, well, stress,1 I was struck by the need to address educator mindsets in order to build students’ necessary non-cognitive skills for success in school and life. Citing the work of Camille Farrington , the authors connect student positive […]

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Steve Barkley

For the past 35 years, Steve has served as a consultant to school districts, teacher organizations, state departments of education, and colleges and universities nationally and internationally, facilitating the changes necessary for them to reach students and successfully prepare them for the 21st century. Read more…