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Educators Exploring the Impact of Our Beliefs

“Our beliefs drive our behaviors.” That’s a statement that Kyle Coppes featured in an article titled “Student Laziness Is a Myth, Here’s Why.”  Coppes reminded me how our beliefs, often […]

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Podcasting for Learning – 500 Episodes of The Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud Podcast!

Thanks to staff at PLS 3rd Learning and scores of educators and authors, we are celebrating our 500th podcast! We took a few minutes to share our experiences with you. […]

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Instructional Coaching: A Valuable Skill Set for School Leaders

Who would gain from adding the skills of instructional coaching to their communication and leadership skill set? How would schools, teachers, and most importantly students gain from having more instructional […]

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Podcast: Exploring Student Learning With Teachers

Liz Keable, a specialist in guiding increased student leaning through metacognition practices, provides insights and suggestions for supporting and coaching teachers. “If we want to have a real impact on […]

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Podcast: Educators’ Beliefs Drive Educators’ Behaviors

Kyle Coppes, a secondary principal, shares the thinking behind an opinion piece he wrote titled, “Student Laziness Is a Myth. Here’s Why.” – “The belief that laziness exists will limit […]

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Facilitating Productive Conflict

Years back, I recall having a principal tell me about one of the most successful PLCs in his school. One of his descriptions was that you could at times hear […]

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