Podcast: Comfortable with Discomfort

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve ponders “Comfortable with Discomfort”

Listen as Steve discusses the need for school leaders, instructional coaches, and teachers to create environments where staffs and students are comfortable with discomfort.

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2 Responses to “ Podcast: Comfortable with Discomfort ”

  1. Peter Sperling Says:

    How interesting that I came upon your site if there are approximately 20 years of not speaking to you. My name is Peter Sperling and we work together at Rhodes middle school in Philadelphia in the Gratz Connection with Linda Gotlieb 100 years ago.

    What’s even more interesting is the first thing I listen to is that thing that I preach to everyone now which are the four levels of time accordingly.

    When we first met I’m sure that I was unconsciously unskilled and now that I feel that I am unconsciously skilled, what I forgot is that this is a continuum not a straight line. I have felt very comfortable for years. Time to go back into the continuum.

  2. Steve Barkley Says:

    Peter….. thanks for connecting… I do remember that work… many years.. lots of learning since.. and lots to still learn

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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…