January 2018 - Steve Barkley

Exploring Feedback

Chapter Seven in The Leader’s Guide to Coaching in Schools, by John Campbell and Christian van Nieuwerburgh is titled Creating the Right Context for Feedback. In this chapter, the authors stress that creating an environment for growing and learning means a focus on learning how to receive and give feedback positively. I have written previously […]

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Podcast: From the Pool to the Classroom

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve is joined by Amy Lane, executive director of curriculum instruction and professional growth for the Douglas County school district in Colorado. Listen as Steve and Amy discuss the impact swimming can have on teaching & learning in the classroom. Subscribe to the […]

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Empathy and Leadership

Tanveer Naseer, writing in Empathy in Leadership – 10 Reasons Why It Matters, identifies empathy as agreeing or relating to the feelings another person has regarding a given situation or individual. Empathy means being able to understand the needs of others. You’re aware of their feelings and how it impacts their perception. It doesn’t mean […]

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Podcast: Tapping Student Effort – Pictures of Success

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve ponders “Tapping Student Effort: Pictures of Success.” Listen as Steve discusses how researching increasing student learning outcomes became the origin of his book “Tapping Student Effort: Increasing Student Achievement.” Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit […]

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Teachers’ Soft Skills: Critical to School Success

Valerie Strau, writing in The Washington Post (12/21/17), describes Google’s findings regarding successful employees and teams: The surprising thing Google learned about its employees — and what it means for today’s students. Her focus informs educators, parents, and students about important skills needed to increase work place success. While STEM skills and understanding are important, […]

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Podcast: Teaching & Coaching Student Effort

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve ponders “Teaching & Coaching Student Effort.” Listen as Steve discusses how his formula of Effort x Ability (Focused on a Manageable Task) = Success can be applied by teachers and coaches to find “continued payoff” for students. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley […]

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