May 2022 - Steve Barkley

Podcast for Teachers: Promoting Student Character Traits for Thriving Rather Than Striving

Teacher, author, and child development expert, Deborah Farmer Kris, examines the need for considering balance and purpose for our students. Teens are reporting as running on empty. Striving but not […]

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Passion in Teaching

In a SmartBrief post titled How to Build Workplace Passion, Naphtali Hoff identifies the importance of passion at work. “In today’s rapidly changing business environment, companies need passionate workers because […]

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Podcast: One School’s Experience With Hypothesis Focused Professional Growth Plans

  Why might, “what’s your hypothesis?” be a better question to ask than, “what’s your goal?” A business article suggested that hypotheses create more organizational learning.  Several schools have been […]

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Podcast for Parents: Coaching Math Learning

I began the podcasts for parents at the start of the quarantine when I wanted to support parents as they worked with their children learning at home. I described the […]

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Coaching Teachers for Increased Student Agency

Student agency is an important element for schools and teachers looking to accelerate student learning. The American Institute for Research paper Maximizing Student Agency states that students’ ability to manage […]

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Podcast: Giving Two Glows and a Grow; Seldom Generates Real Growth

The practice of giving glows and grows, like the feedback sandwich, seldom generates growth and change. Frequently, some similar structure is used to give feedback to teachers following walkthroughs. Self-reflection […]

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