Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud - Weekly Updated Education Blog

Caring, Vulnerability, and Trust

For some time, I have been considering the connection between vulnerability and trust. I have been exploring the need for vulnerability to generate trust.  My thinking has been that someone needs to make himself/herself vulnerable in order for trust to be formed. When I go out on a branch and hand you the saw, the […]

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Podcast: Coach & Principal Partnership #2

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve is joined by principal, Amy Zilbar and instructional coach, Lora Leneve from Pride Elementary in Hillsborough County, Florida to discuss the coach and principal partnership. Get in touch with Amy: Get in touch with Lora: Subscribe to the Steve Barkley […]

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Designing and Facilitating Discussions for Inquiry and Learning

The Open University UK’s website responds to the question: Why talk for learning is important? “Talk is a part of human development that helps us to think, learn and make sense of the world. People use language as a tool for developing reasoning, knowledge and understanding. Therefore, encouraging students to talk as part of their learning […]

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Podcast: There is No Mountaintop to Teaching

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve explores the concept of there being no mountaintop in a teaching career. Watch the Dylan William video here. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit to find new episodes. PODCAST TRANSCRIPTAnnouncer: 00:00 Conduct better educational […]

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Teacher Autonomy and Coaching

In the November 2019 issue of Educational Leadership, Jim Knight shared an article titled, Why Teacher Autonomy Is Central to Coaching Success. Jim presented two research supported statements that identify why coaches need to be considering the role of teacher autonomy. An ever-increasing body of research shows that professionals are rarely motivated when they have […]

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Podcast: Asking the Right Questions

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve is joined by Gay Burden and Stu Silberman to discuss their recently released book, “Asking the Right Questions — A Guide to Continuous Improvement with Stakeholder Input”. You can find Gay & Stu’s book here. Get in touch with Gay: Get […]

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