July 2018 - Steve Barkley

Planning Instruction from Student Outcome Goals

As teachers, individually or collaboratively, design instructional plans for learning, their work should be guided by planning backwards from desired student learning outcomes. Knowing the desired learning outcome, a teacher […]

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Podcast: Coaches: Dealing With Resistance

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve ponders how coaches can address resistance they may encounter. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud […]

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School Leaders: Getting Teacher Input or Empowering Teachers

In an earlier blog from August 2017, I explored the topic of leaders empowering PLCs. I included in that blog lists from Mindsteps identifying compliant and engaged students and suggested that the […]

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Podcast: Pre-Conferencing – A Critical Element to Effective Coaching

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve models a pre-conference with Kelly Stevens (@KellyStevens512) from the professional development staff at the Northern Valley school […]

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Belonging and Relationships

Two recent articles encouraged me to reflect on how the environment we create in schools and classrooms can impact student learning. Mindshift featured a piece that examined, How Being Part […]

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Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud Podcast Turns One!

Ten years ago I made the commitment to blog every week (50 blogs a year). I was told that blogging was a great way to learn because it creates reflection […]

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