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The Gift of Coaching

I benefited from instructional and peer coaching before I had heard the terms. My teacher preparation program and my initial teaching roles were built around team models that had formal and informal coaching conversations built into the organizational structure. When I first began consulting with teachers in other schools, I was surprised to find working […]

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Podcast: Multi-Age Learning Environments

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve is joined by principal Todd Sumner, and teachers, Maria Cuna & Matt Smith & from the Francis W. Parker Charter Essential School to discuss working with students in multi-age learning environments. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes […]

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Increasing Perseverance By Translating Goals Into Behaviors

Reggie Rivers, a previous NFL player and now motivational speaker shared the following in a TED Talk , If you want to achieve your goals, don’t focus on them. That’s a different approach than most of us are used to hearing, but his explanation makes so much sense. He explained that it is not the […]

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Podcast: Building Student Responsibility

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve is joined by teacher educator and PLS Classes instructor, Roz Bingaman to discuss how teaching responsibility can create student empowerment and success. Successful Teaching for Acceptance of Responsibility® is an online and on-site course offered through PLS Classes.  Visit PLSClasses.com to learn […]

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Guiding Learning From Complex to Patterns

The brain works in a natural process of finding patterns within complexity.  If you think about young children, living in very complex adult worlds, their brains find patterns that they bring into learning. One of my favorite examples is when you hear a young child say, “I ‘goed’ outside”. You realize that, hopefully, the child […]

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Podcast: Shaping Belief Systems That Support Continuous Teacher Efficacy

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve discusses creating belief systems that help support teachers, cause growth, and increase efficacy. You can find Pam Moran’s book here: Timeless Learning: How Imagination, Observation, and Zero-Based Thinking Change Schools Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or […]

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