April 2019 - Steve Barkley

Year-End Goal Setting

Much of my work with PLCs includes setting learning goals for students and then collaborating to plan the paths to achieve those learning outcomes. This is where differentiation is built into teachers’ planning. First, the identification of different goals depending on a student’s starting point. Different learning outcome goals will require different student learning production […]

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Podcast: The Impact of Knowing: Creating Opportunities to Ask & Listen

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve discusses how “knowing” can develop trust and opportunities among students and educators. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit BarkleyPD.com to find new episodes. Thanks for listening! PODCAST TRANSCRIPT Announcer : 00:00 Steve Barkley Ponders Out […]

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Identifying and Respecting Teachers’ Goals and Values

As coaches and instructional leaders work with teachers individually and in PLC’s, it’s important to recognize what teachers want to accomplish as they work with students. In my coaching workshop I label this as knowing a teacher’s agenda. During a pre-conference with a teacher I have a goal of understanding the teacher’s thinking that went […]

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Podcast: The Teacher’s Role in Student Motivation

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve is joined by teacher educator and PLS Classes instructor, John Schmitt, to explore what the teacher’s role is in student motivation. Designing Motivation for All Learners® is an on-site course offered through PLS Classes. Visit PLSClasses.com to learn more. Get in touch […]

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Exploring Multi-Grade and Multi-Level Learning

My learning and teaching experiences have influenced me to favor opportunities for mixing age and learning levels in classrooms. Let’s go way, way back in my learning history. In 1956, I entered first grade (no kindergarten was offered) at the same one room school that my mother had attended. While she completed grades 1-8 there, […]

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Podcast: Desirable Learning Difficulties to Increase Learning

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve explores how creating desirable learning difficulties can enhance and promote student learning. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit BarkleyPD.com to find new episodes. Thanks for listening!   PODCAST TRANSCRIPT Announcer: 00:00 Take a deeper dive […]

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