September 2023 - Steve Barkley

Can a PLC Group of Teachers Become a Team?

The word team is frequently used in schools to describe various groupings of people that are working under different understandings of what their relationships with each other are and what […]

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Podcast: Refocusing Problem Saturated Thinking

Problem saturated conversations can lead to a limited focus on any solution, a negative impact on morale, as well as a decrease in collaboration and teamwork. Lana Cecil, a coach […]

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The Jigsaw Strategy and Cognitive Dissonance

Searching for a podcast to listen to on my daily walk, I came across the Stanford Psychology Podcast, Elliot Aronson: Cognitive Dissonance, Cooperation, and Juicy Stories About the History of […]

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Podcast: Guiding Teachers to Build Co-Constructed Classrooms

Author and international educator, Ann Lautrette, describes a co-constructed classroom as a space where students are valued and empowered, where teachers and students work together to plan learning, to do […]

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Parent Podcast: Developing Parenting for Developing Youngsters

Nellie Harden, from the “6570 Family Project,” describes our parenting role in providing a training ground for our children’s adulthood. 6570 days is the amount of time we have until […]

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Weighing Consistency and Personalization

“Why is the classroom still largely ‘constructed’ by the teacher?” That is the question posed early in the book, The Co-constructed Classroom by Ann Lautrette. I read The Co-constructed Classroom […]

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