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Podcast for Teachers: The Ikea Effect

The Ikea Effect occurs when people successfully complete a labor-intense task and value the fruits of their labor and the products they have created.  As teachers we look to empower students by increasing voice and choice in selecting learning outcomes and providing appropriate scaffolding when needed and requested. Read Angela Duckworth’s Blog on the Ikea […]

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Athletes and Coaches: Learners and Teachers

Throughout my many years studying teaching and learning and the coaching of teachers, I have frequently looked to the performing arts and athletic fields in search of insights. I recently reviewed a paper titled The Coach-Athlete Relationship and pulled some elements for my continued pondering. Intrinsic motivation and self-determined extrinsic motivation The phrase self-determined extrinsic motivation […]

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Podcast: Reframing – Leading from Love Rather Than Fear

We often need to reframe our mindset or the way we define a problem in order to make real progress. In this first part of a series on reframing, Steve examines reframing from a focus on fear to a focus on love. How do our choices and decisions change if we shift from minimizing the […]

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Podcast for Parents: Parents Supporting Play

Author, Kindergarten teacher, dance teacher, and parent, Madeleine Rogin, illustrates the impact of play for wellness and learning. Memories of joyful and meaningful play experiences help bind families together emotionally, even long after children are grown. A great reward for all involved. Read Madeleine’s article, “Emphasizing the Importance of Play During Distance Learning” here. Read […]

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Leadership’s Conscious Focus: Collaboration, Creativity and Culture

Cathy Merrill, a chief executive of Washingtonian Media, provided an opinion piece in the Washington Post titled, As a CEO, I worry about the erosion of office culture with more remote work. She shares a concern regarding many employees, who have been successful working remotely, desiring to stay in a virtual role. She points out […]

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Podcast: Questioning Skills in Coaching

Steve explores three areas of questioning to guide coaching conversations: Finding out and Knowing, Reflection, and Exploring Future Actions. Examples used in pre and post conferencing are included. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit BarkleyPD.com to find new episodes! PODCAST TRANSCRIPT Steve: 00:00 Hello and welcome to the […]

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