January 2019 - Steve Barkley

Podcast: Student Success Skills Pt. 2

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve is joined by retired Head of School and author Tom Hoerr, to further explore the student success skills of empathy, self-management, integrity, embracing diversity and grit. If you missed the first part of this podcast, you can catch up and listen to […]

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Stretching to Learn

Stretching ourselves and others as a key component of learning and understanding is addressed by Chip and Dan Heath in their book, The Power of Moments. In the chapter titled, “Stretch for Insights”, they highlight that stretching sparks self-insights. “To stretch is to place ourselves in situations that expose us to the risk of failure. […]

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Podcast: Student Success Skills Pt. 1

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve is joined by retired Head of School and author Tom Hoerr, to discuss the five skills needed to create student learning and success. Get Tom’s book, “The Formative Five: Fostering Grit, Empathy, and Other Success Skills Every Student Needs” here: http://www.ascd.org/Publications/Books/Overview/The-Formative-Five.aspx Subscribe […]

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Coaching Performance, Development, and Transformation

A posting on the Animas Center for Coaching, What Is Transformational Coaching, caused me to reflect on various coaching strategies that I practice with different clients to reach identified outcomes. In particular, I pondered if my choices of strategy are conscious vs. unconscious. The Animas Center provides these definitions: A performance coach’s main intention is […]

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Podcast: Signs of Engagement in Quality Learning

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve discusses recognizing when students are engaged in deep quality learning. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit BarkleyPD.com to find new episodes. Thanks for listening!

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Guidelines for Administering Feedback for Students and Teachers

Annie Murphy Paul, in the article Four Ways to Give Good Feedback, states: “When effectively administered, feedback is a powerful way to build knowledge and skills, increase skills, increase motivation, and develop reflective habits of mind in students and employees. Too often, however, the feedback we give (and get) is ineffectual or even counterproductive.” She provides […]

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