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Podcast: Multi-Year Teacher Collaboration

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve ponders “Multi-Year Teacher Collaboration.” Listen as Steve discusses how increasing teacher collaboration across multiple years can lead to an increase in student achievement. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit BarkleyPD.com to find new episodes.  Thanks […]

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Teachers Observing Teaching

How do we get teachers to be more open to observing in each other’s classrooms and discussing their thoughts and ideas with each other to create increased teacher learning leading to greater student achievement? Many school leadership teams need to explore strategies that decrease teachers’ reluctance to making teaching more public and teachers’ discussions more […]

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Podcast: Choosing Your Words While Coaching

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve ponders “Choosing Your Words While Coaching.” Listen as Steve discusses an article written by Steve Martin, author of the book “Yes! 50 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Persuasive”. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit BarkleyPD.com […]

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Learning in Roleplay, Simulations, and Live-Events

Many teachers are looking to increase a student-centered, constructivist focus to learning in their classrooms, believing that students need to be actively engaged in seeking and understanding meaning. Anne Sample (2000) provides these guiding principles for teaching and learning which support this teacher focus (page 25): knowledge is constructed from the experience of the learner; […]

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Podcast: A Conversation with Jim Knight

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve is joined by author & Senior Partner of Instructional Coaching Group, Jim Knight. Both Steve and Jim will be at the Teaching Learning Coaching (TLC) Conference in October.  Find out more about the conference here: https://www.instructionalcoaching.com/professional-development/teaching-learning-coaching-conference/ Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders […]

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Teacher Pause and Student Thinking

The fast pace of life in and out of the classroom has ingrained in students a “quick response” goal. A sense that being the first to answer is better than the best answer. As a first-grade teacher, I often laughed when I stated to the class, ”I have a question for you to ponder” and […]

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