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 passion, is a persistent, emotionally positive, meaning-based state of well-being stemming from reoccurring cognitive and emotional appraisals of various job and organizational situations that result […]

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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 to be true. Two years ago, I committed to produce a podcast every week and sure enough it had the same effect taking my learning […]

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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 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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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 assessment.” He suggested that like in any industry, education continues to grow and evolve. “We continue to learn about the roles that all the various […]

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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 discuss their experiences, insights and suggestions around coaching. Get in touch with Nicole: nzakrewsky@PLS3rdlearning.com Get in touch with Laura: lmackenthun@PLS3rdLearning.com Get in touch with Jim: […]

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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 how to maximize the return on investment in these plans. How can administrators support teacher learning and change as a payoff leading to increased student […]

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