Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud - Weekly Updated Education Blog

Pushing or Pulling ?

I was intrigued as I read Drew Perkins post,  Are You Pushing Or Pulling Students In Your Classroom? He provided a diagram illustrating a push system where factories produce at maximum efficiency and dealers sell the product (pushy salesperson) compared to a pull system where orders from the customers drive the manufacturing process pulling products […]

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Podcast: Teams & Psychological Safety

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve how psychological safety plays into team dynamics. Read the Forbes article here. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit BarkleyPD.com to find new episodes. PODCAST TRANSCRIPT Announcer (00:00): Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud is sponsored by […]

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Building Developmental Relationships

The Search Institute defines developmental relationships as close connections through which young people discover who they are, cultivate abilities to shape their own lives, and learn how to engage and contribute to the world around them. This definition helps me as the need to build relationships is often discussed in schools, but I wonder if the […]

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Podcast: What Is the Barkley Coaching Model?

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve takes a deep dive into his coaching model. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit BarkleyPD.com to find new episodes. PODCAST TRANSCRIPTAnnouncer: 00:00 Conduct better educational leadership evaluations and less time with SuperEval. The online rubric-based […]

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A Mentoring and Coaching Culture

Whenever I have been part of a mentor training program, I have suggested that the job of a mentor should be to mentor the system because everyone in the school and district office should have a role to play in the success of the new teacher. Similarly, I have suggested that instructional coaches should play […]

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Podcast: A Mastery Curve for Teaching

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve explores the mastery curve in the context of teaching. Read Jeroen De Flander’s article here. Read the Hargraves and Fullan article here. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit BarkleyPD.com to find new episodes. PODCAST TRANSCRIPT […]

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