Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud - Weekly Updated Education Blog

Recognizing the Value of Success Skills

I had the opportunity to have three podcast conversations with Tom Hoerr, the author of The Formative Five. In my first podcast, Student Success Skills Part 1, and second podcast, Part 2, Tom identified the importance of five critical success skills and how engaging students in understanding and developing these skills can change mindsets and […]

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Podcast: Modernizing Assessment: A Conversation With Tom Schimmer

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve is joined by author, Tom Schimmer to discuss modernizing assessment in the evolving landscape of education. Get in touch with Tom: tschimmer@live.ca Twitter: @TomSchimmer Website: www.tomschimmer.com Blog: www.allthingsassessment.info Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit BarkleyPD.com […]

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Effective Professional Development

Many school leadership teams will be meeting during the summer or just before the start of the next school year to create plans for educator learning that can impact student learning. Many teachers and administrators will spend some time this summer attending professional learning workshops.  A report from the Learning Policy Institute (June 2017) by […]

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Podcast: Rethinking Goals as Hypotheses

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve looks at the benefits of rethinking goals as hypotheses. Read the article, “Why Hypotheses Beat Goals” here. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit BarkleyPD.com to find new episodes. Thanks for listening!   PODCAST TRANSCRIPTAnnouncer : […]

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Instructional Coaches Working with Whole School Professional Development

This is the third 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 post focuses on the coach working with an entire school staff. The previous blogs considered coaches working with individual teachers and PLCs, […]

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Podcast: Exploring Teacher Communication Skills

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve is joined by middle school teacher and PLS Classes instructor, Michael Hands to discuss teacher communication skills. Get in touch with Michael: mhands@pls3rdlearning.com If you’d like to sign up for the PLS graduate course Building Communication and Teamwork in the Classroom, please […]

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