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School is Closed. Is It an Opportunity to Develop Students’ Time Management Skills?

I have been working to record some podcasts for parents during the school closure and lockdown time. My focus has been on parents seeing their role as supporting learning rather than being the teacher. One of the areas I am exploring is how parents might engage with students during this time to strengthen “soft skills.” […]

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Podcast for Parents: Schoolwork vs. Learning Tasks (Part 2)

Parent Well-Being and Student Learning During School Closures In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on education, I’ve started a new podcast grouping called Parent Well-Being and Student Learning During School Closures. The hope is that these podcasts can be forwarded on to parents by teachers, schools, and districts to help support them […]

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Podcast: Instructional Coaching When Schools Are Closed

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve is joined by Jonathan Mueller, curriculum coordinator and instructional coach at the Western Academy Beijing to discuss instructional coaching during school closures. Get in touch with Johnathan on Twitter: @jfjmueller Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit […]

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Podcast for Parents: Introduction (Part 1)

Parent Well-Being and Student Learning During School Closures In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on education, I’ve started a new podcast grouping called Parent Well-Being and Student Learning During School Closures. The hope is that these podcasts can be forwarded on to parents by teachers, schools, and districts to help support them […]

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Promoting Reflection for Educator Learning

The Lifelong Learning UK Standards make clear, reflection is a core component of effective continuing professional development (CPD) and key to becoming a skilled teacher. (Benefits of Encouraging Teacher Self Reflection) In recent sessions that I’ve facilitated for teachers’ peer coaching and administrators’ peer coaching, I have stressed coaching behaviors that increase reflection on the […]

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Podcast: A Look at Student Screen Time

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve is joined by Dr. Mark Williams to look at the effects of students spending too much time on devices. Visit Dr. Williams’ website here. Get in touch with Dr. Mark Williams: drmark@drmarkwilliams.com Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on […]

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