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Podcast: Coaching and Leading with Relational Energy

Steve identifies 3 strategies that leaders can be doing now to build relational energy with their staff. Relational energy is important because the more you have the more bought in and accountable staff will be for realizing their development goals and increasing student success. Visit Kim Cameron’s Blog here. See the slides and video of […]

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Administrator, Coach, Teacher Leader Partnerships

Agreeing on expectations upfront can greatly support the building of trust. This is true in classrooms as students find that they can trust the teacher to uphold expectations around her promises concerning her role and to reinforce with appropriate responses when students meet or do not meet expectations regarding their engagement in learning production behaviors. […]

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Take a Course with PLS Classes this Year and Get Rewarded

I wanted to share a special offer with you from my partner PLS Classes. PLS Classes provides educators with on-site, online, and self-paced graduate courses. They’ve recently added several new remote learning courses to their catalog of extraordinary classes. As a thank you for your support of Barkley PD, we’d like to offer you a […]

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Podcast for Teachers: Creating Environments and Time for Play

The author of Emphasizing the Importance of Play During Distance Learning, Madeleine Rogin, shares her experiences and insights around the role of play for teachers and students. Play tends to provide intrinsic motivation, opportunities for decision making, and spontaneous immersion in the moment; all of which have positive impacts on learning. Find her article, Emphasizing […]

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Mindfulness and Focusing

Dr. Marie-Nathalie Beaudoin joined me earlier for a series of podcasts for teachers, parents, and school leaders where we explored both virtual learning and the return to classrooms in schools. When I heard about her recent book, I asked if she would share some elements from it as a guest blogger, and am excited that […]

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Podcast: Mindsets to Explore for the Start of School (Part II)

Steve and Cory Camp from SIBME Coach Replay, discuss how a focus on longer term thinking as we approach teaching and learning may better serve our students. They examine what strengths were developed by teachers, students, and parents during the past year and how coaches can support teachers tapping this learning for building student success. […]

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