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New Instructional Coaching Endorsement Through PLS and Wilkes University

I’m happy to announce that PLS 3rd Learning (PLS Classes) and The School of Education at Wilkes University are offering a new PDE endorsement in Instructional Coaching. The endorsement was developed in response to current research showing a direct connection between educational environments that utilize instructional coaching and teachers’ effectiveness and job satisfaction. In addition, […]

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Podcast for Teachers: Promoting Students Being Doers of Mathematics

In this episode for teachers, listen as Steve is joined by professors, Ann Monroe, Joel Amidon, & instructional coach, Candies Cook to discuss how to best promote students being doers of mathematics. Read “Shame, Shame, Go Away: Fostering Productive Struggle with Mathematics” here. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or […]

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Connecting the Disconnected

I had the opportunity to record a podcast with Dr. Jeremiah Newell, the founder & superintendent of ACCEL Day & Evening Academy in Mobile, Alabama. ACCEL is a tuition free public charter high-school (9-12) with a college preparatory curriculum and supportive environment designed to allow students to graduate early or to catch-up if they have […]

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Podcast: Exploring Social-Emotional Learning

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve is joined by teacher and teacher educator, Dana Simpson-West to discuss social-emotional learning and it’s important to student success. Find the Social-Emotional Learning course here. Get in touch with Dana: dsimpsonwest@pls3rdlearning.com Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes […]

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Podcast For Parents: Playing & Learning in Nature (Part 21)

Playing and learning in the outdoors has many benefits for learners (and parents). Listen as Michele Baker, a highly qualified educator specializing in outdoor education, shares benefits and possibilities. COVID-19 has the need for increased conscious planning on our part as learners’ caregivers. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit […]

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Relationships and Expectations: Keys to Increasing Student Success

With the new school year beginning for many teachers and students in a virtual environment, it will be critical to decide what usual beginning of the year classroom practices need to be consciously planned and implemented. What are the similarities in establishing respectful relationships among students and teachers and a task-focused environment with high learning […]

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