November 2023 - Steve Barkley

Podcast: Tapping Teaching’s Satisfaction

“What to do when the magic is missing?” is the question that Foley Burckardt, a learning coordinator at the University of Chicago, explores in this podcast. How can coaches assist […]

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Podcast: Is Your Grading Equitable?

The author of, “I Used to Think I Was a Fair Grader. Now I look Back and Cringe,” Sarah Morris, shares the unconscious grading decisions she made as a teacher. […]

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Is Teacher Agency in Professional Growth the Key to Effective PD? (Guest Blog, Ann Lautrette)

Ann Lautrette, the author of “The Co-constructed Classroom,” previously joined me in a podcast describing co-constructed classrooms where decisions about aspects of learning, planning, doing and assessing are made in […]

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Supporting Teacher Conversations for Reflection and Growth

Conversations among teachers are critical to driving reflection and conscious practice that produce increases in student success. Instructional coaches and teacher leaders are often tasked with facilitating team or PLC […]

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Podcast: Leadership Coaching

Dr. Andrew Crouse, the superintendent of the American Cooperative School in La Paz Bolivia, shares insights around school leaders being coached, coaching administrator and teacher leaders, and building coachability. Consider […]

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Podcast: Creating Cross-Grade Partnering Opportunities for Students

Students can gain many benefits from cross-grade mentoring and peer-pal opportunities in academic, social emotional, and life skills success. Research shows such programs can generate a school environment that is […]

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