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Exploring and Coaching Teacher Credibility

“If a teacher is not perceived as credible, the students just turn off.” – John Hattie The Visible Learning website identifies four key factors of credibility: trust, competence, dynamism and immediacy. Let’s explore each one. Trust Shaun Killian (Teacher Credibility: Why It Matters & How To Build It) shares that teachers need to communicate caring […]

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Podcast: Paraphrasing to Build Communication in Coaching

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve looks at using confirmatory paraphrasing as a strategy to build communication in coaching. 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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Bloom’s Taxonomy and Questions for Life

An article by Ron Berger, We Learn by Doing: What Educators Get Wrong About Bloom’s Taxonomy, triggered me to reexamine an earlier blog I wrote after reading Sam Wineburg’s and Jack Schneider’s article, Inverting Bloom’s Taxonomy. Berger shares how the original and revised Bloom’s Taxonomy provided educators with an understanding of the importance of giving students opportunities […]

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Podcast: Teachers’ Skills and Beliefs to Support Project Based Learning

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve is joined by Maria Neset, the PBL Sustainability Coach for Bismarck Public Schools and Brian Price, a 6th grade science teacher at Horizon Middle School to discuss the skills and beliefs teachers need when implementing project based learning. Get in touch with […]

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Play, Do, Learn

My pondering was triggered reading an article written by Carlo Celli and Nathan Richardson titled, Why the United States Stinks at Soccer: We need less practice and more play. Celli and Richardson are professors at Bowling Green State University and the authors of Shoeless Soccer: Fixing the System and Winning the World Cup. As I […]

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Podcast: Observing Student Learning Production Behaviors

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve is joined by Tracy Fasick, Director of Curriculum and Instruction at Manheim Central, to discuss observing student learning production behaviors. Get in touch with Tracy: fasickt@manheimcentral.org Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit BarkleyPD.com to find […]

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