Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud - Weekly Updated Education Blog

Coaching Outstanding Teachers

When I wrote Quality Teaching in a Culture of Coaching, I based it around two critical beliefs: The first belief was that we should have structures that allow everyone working in a building to receive feedback at least once a week. That outcome would necessitate peer coaching because there is no way a building administrator and […]

Read more...

Podcast: Making the Most of Instructional Coaches

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve is joined by Britnie Kane to discuss how coaches spend their time and how it affects their instruction. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit BarkleyPD.com to find new episodes. Thanks for listening!

Read more...

Teaching and Coaching Student Effort

I wrote the book Tapping Student Effort, Increasing Student Achievement, around a formula that reads effort times ability, focused on a manageable task, equals success. I found a lot of students were unaware of the formula. Many thought the formula was ability equals success. They had a tendency to look around the room and spot […]

Read more...

Podcast: Some Thoughts on Mentoring: Supporting Beginning Teachers

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve ponders how to best support and mentor beginning teachers. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit BarkleyPD.com to find new episodes. Thanks for listening!

Read more...

Teaching and Leading With Stories

I am currently coaching a client who is examining how stories might be a powerful approach to use for sharing her background, skills, talents, and passions when interviewing for a position. She shared a post by Carmine Gallo that she thought would interest me. It did. Jeff Bezos Banned PowerPoint in Meetings. His Replacement Is […]

Read more...

Podcast: Planning Backwards: Goals and Evidence

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve speaks to teacher and administrator leaders at the Douglas County School District about planning backwards in order to get desired student outcomes. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit BarkleyPD.com to find new episodes. Thanks for […]

Read more...

The Academy for Educators

Become an expert in instructional coaching, blended and online learning strategies, engaging 21st Century learners, and more with online PD from PLS 3rd Learning.
Learn more