January 2021 - Page 2 of 3 - Steve Barkley

Healing-Centered Schools

The following is a guest blog from Amanda Adams, associate director in the Professional Development and Instructional Issues Department for the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA). In addition, she is […]

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Podcast: Exploring the Homework Question

Dr. Cathy Vatterott shares insights from her twenty years’ experience researching homework truths and myths. She identifies ways that instructional coaches and administrators can guide teachers’ reflection on their decisions […]

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Podcast for Parents – Talking About Grades: Focusing on Growth

Having a conversation with your child about a report card with lower than expected grades is never easy.  Currently, more parents than ever are in this position with the impact […]

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Virtual Walk-Throughs

Early into the virtual learning move last spring I was hearing from teachers that they were having more short observations/visits to their instruction from principals than when everyone was at […]

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Podcast: Identifying Student Engagement

Heather Lyon, an assistant superintendent and the author of, Engagement is Not a Unicorn (It’s a Narwhal), describes her Engagement Framework and its application for supporting teacher professional development and […]

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Podcast for Teachers: Teaching Virtually, Hybrid, or in the Classroom Requires a Focus on Learning Behaviors

Too often, instruction can be overly focused on teaching which can be seen as orderly, sequential and manageable, while learning is often spontaneous, irregular, non-linear and complex. The key element […]

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