May 2019 - Steve Barkley

Podcast: Exploring Teacher Communication Skills

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve is joined by middle school teacher and PLS Classes instructor, Michael Hands to discuss teacher communication skills. Get in touch with Michael: mhands@pls3rdlearning.com If you’d like to sign up for the PLS graduate course Building Communication and Teamwork in the Classroom, please […]

Read more...

Instructional Coaches Working with PLCs and Teaching Teams

This is the second of three blogs illustrating how coaches can apply the backwards process of connecting the desired student learning production behaviors to the teacher behaviors/practices/strategies that can generate those behaviors. This blog focusses on the coach working with PLCs or teaching teams and departments. The previous blog considers coaches working with individual teachers. […]

Read more...

Podcast: Repeat Student-Teacher Matches

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve is joined by professor, Andrew Hill from Montana State University to discuss the benefits of repeat student-teacher matches. Get in touch with Andrew: andrew.hill6@montana.edu Read Andrew Hill & David Jones’ article here. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on […]

Read more...

Teaming or Franchising

In my experiences I have found that many of the groups of teachers who are called a team at school are actual functioning more as franchise owners attending a franchise meeting. (Here’s a business definition for franchise.) “Arrangement where one party (the franchiser) grants another party (the franchisee) the right to use its trademark or […]

Read more...

Podcast: Learning From Failure and Success

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve examines how learning can occur from both failure and success. Read “Systematic Reflection: Implications for Learning From Failures and Successes” here. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit BarkleyPD.com to find new episodes. Thanks for listening! […]

Read more...

Instructional Coaches Working with Individual Teachers

This is the first of three blogs illustrating how coaches can apply the backwards process of connecting the desired student learning production behaviors to the teacher behaviors/practices/strategies that can generate those behaviors. This blog focuses on the coach working with an individual teacher. The following two will consider working with PLCs or teams and working […]

Read more...

The Academy for Educators

Become an expert in instructional coaching, blended and online learning strategies, engaging 21st Century learners, and more with online PD from PLS 3rd Learning.
Learn more