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Personalized PD with Steve Barkley

Steve Barkley is now offering a new service that takes professional development to the next level. We have combined PLS 3rd Learning’s fully facilitated professional development through the Academy for Educators with personalized synchronous sessions with one of our SMEs (including the option to work with Steve Barkley himself). This personalized approach to PD will […]

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Podcast: Working Together

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, listen as Steve explores how people have worked together to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic. Find to the Future Ready podcast here. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit to find new episodes! PODCAST TRANSCRIPT Announcer […]

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Podcast For Parents: Avoiding Shame and Encouraging Productive Struggle in Math (Part 19)

Children can experience shame in many aspects of their learning journeys. One common area where students can experience shame is math. In this episode, Steve is joined by professors, Ann Monroe, Joel Amidon, & instructional coach, Candies Cook to discuss how to avoid shame and encourage productive struggle in math. Read “Shame, Shame, Go Away: […]

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Coaching Classroom Management: Consistent and Flexible

Consistency and flexibility are observable in outstanding teachers’ classrooms. Students know what to expect from the teacher. There is a calmness generated from consistent expectations that the teacher has for students and the students have for the teacher. A post on Education World illustrates this idea: “What’s most important when it comes to consistency isn’t consistency […]

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Podcast: Tapping Into Success for Disconnected Young People

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve is joined by the founder & superintendent of ACCEL Day & Evening Academy, Dr. Jeremiah Newell, to look at tapping into success for disconnected young people. Visit the ACCELL Day & Evening Academy website here. Get in touch with Dr. Newell: […]

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Podcast for Teachers: Students Cause Student Achievement

It’s “what students do” that generates the learning outcomes and standards mastery that we as teachers set out to accomplish. In this first episode of his new podcast series for teachers, Steve explores how identifying the student learning production behaviors that generate the desired learning outcomes, focus a teacher or PLC’s approach to planning instruction. […]

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