July 2019 - Steve Barkley

Passion in Teaching and Learning

The title of an article, The difference between engagement and motivation matters. Here’s why, caught my attention. Author and consultant, Susan Fowler describes employee work passion (EWP).  EWP, employee work […]

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Celebrating The 100th Episode of The Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud Podcast!

  Twelve years ago, I made a commitment to blog every week and was told that it would be a great way to increase my learning. That sure turned out […]

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Podcast: Consistent and Unpredictable: Creating an Environment for Reflection & Learning

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve ponders creating an environment that creates and encourages student learning, reflection and growth. Subscribe to the Steve […]

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Modernizing Assessment

Tom Shimmer, the co-author of Grading From The Inside Out: Instructional Agility and Standards Based Learning in Action, joined me on a podcast and explained his use of the term, “modernizing […]

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Podcast: Conversations With Coaches #2

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve is joined by instructional coaches & PLS Classes instructors, Nicole Zakrewsky, Laura Mackenthun and Jim Jones to […]

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Teacher Professional Goals

Several of the districts I am working with have a policy that requires teachers to set yearly professional growth goals. I have spent time with building and district leaders examining […]

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