November 2020 - Steve Barkley

Learners Investing in Learning: The IKEA Effect

A recent blog by Angela Duckworth, Harnessing the IKEA Effect for Student Motivation, sent me exploring to find out more about the IKEA effect. Duckworth shared that having put together […]

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Podcast for Teachers: Feedback for Your Personal Professional Growth

Like our students, teachers need “good informative feedback”  to support our continuous growth. Sherry St. Clair, experienced teacher, instructional coach, school administrator and author provided insights and strategies. Find out […]

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Compassion Fatigue

Compassion fatigue is usually attributed to those who work in the medical field and emergency first responders. But teachers who often hear or observe what a student is going through […]

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Podcast: Trust for the Coaching Process

How are earning trust and gaining trust similar and different? Jonathan Mueller, an instructional coach at the Western Academy of Beijing, shares thoughts and strategies on ways that coaches can […]

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Podcast for Parents: Motivating Compliance Deeper Engagement

Parent, educator, and author Heather Lyon shares her learning and personal experiences in generating needed compliant responses at home and encouraging deeper engagement in learning at home and beyond.  You […]

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Reframing Change

I recently connected with Heather Lyon, an Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction, and Technology for a suburban school district in Western New York and the author of Engagement is Not […]

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