Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud - Weekly Updated Education Blog

Teaming or Franchising

In my experiences I have found that many of the groups of teachers who are called a team at school are actual functioning more as franchise owners attending a franchise meeting. (Here’s a business definition for franchise.) “Arrangement where one party (the franchiser) grants another party (the franchisee) the right to use its trademark or […]

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Podcast: Learning From Failure and Success

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve examines how learning can occur from both failure and success. Read “Systematic Reflection: Implications for Learning From Failures and Successes” here. 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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Instructional Coaches Working with Individual Teachers

This is the first of three blogs illustrating how coaches can apply the backwards process of connecting the desired student learning production behaviors to the teacher behaviors/practices/strategies that can generate those behaviors. This blog focuses on the coach working with an individual teacher. The following two will consider working with PLCs or teams and working […]

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Podcast: Student Success Skills: Self Management, Empathy & Resilience

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve is joined by author, Tom Hoerr as well as assistant principal, Jessica Nichols with her team at Simle Middle School to discuss building student success skills. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit BarkleyPD.com to find […]

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What do our students need us to learn?

Planning backwards from student desired outcomes eventually leads to identifying teachers’ needs for understanding or learning. I suggest that as teachers study student work and assessments in a PLC, the question, “What do students need us to learn?” emerges. I believe that as teachers we are doing everything we can to have students reach mastery […]

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Podcast: Teaching Strategies, Building Options

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve is joined by high school teacher and PLS Classes instructor, Jim Brinling to discuss teaching strategies and methods to increase teaching options. View Jim’s explanation of the Success Equation here. Get in touch with Jim: jbrinling@pls3rdlearning.com Classroom Management: Orchestrating a Community of […]

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