July 2017 - Steve Barkley

Conversations About Teaching and Learning

Justin Baeder wrote a great article for ASCD Express titled, Go and See: The Key to Improving Teaching and Leading.   Having read his thoughts, I’d add a little to the title: Go…See… and Converse. Baeder is clear on the value of the conversation: “Making a daily practice of visiting classrooms, observing briefly, and talking with […]

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Podcast: Warm Demanders

In the third episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve ponders “Warm Demanders.” Listen as Steve examines the work of Judith Kleinfeld, who observed teachers who were having the greatest success in producing student learning and labeled them “warm demanders.” Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or […]

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Hybrid Rotation Learner Behaviors

Some schools have implemented a rotation instructional model that has students learning by moving in small groups among working in teacher directed instruction, a collaborative learning activity, and an independent learning (often technology based) task. Some approached this strategy as a way of increasing differentiation or personalization. Some were focused on a process for increasing […]

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Podcast: Maximizing Learning

In the second episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve is joined by PLS 3rd Learning CEO Don Jacobs, Ph.D., to ponder “Maximizing Learning.” Listen, as Don and Steve examine the design of a school day with the goal of creating an environment where the largest number of students are spending the […]

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Coaching Questions: Going Slow to Go Fast

Mike Sturm posted a blog focusing on one of Stephen Covey’s  7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Seek First to Understand. Sturm states, “To me, this habit is the most important of the 7, without question. The essence of this habit is a temperament that favors curiosity, open-mindedness, empathy, and patience — all rolled into one. In order […]

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Introducing the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud Podcast

Podcast Episode 1: The Importance of a Collaborative School Culture We are excited to announce the first episode of the new Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, now available for free through the iTunes Store. In the first episode, Steve ponders “The Importance of a Collaborative School Culture.” In each episode of the Ponders Out […]

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