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New Podcast for Teachers!

Earlier this year, I expanded my free podcast series in response to COVID-19 school closures, to include parent and guardian focused content. As an educator, parent, and grandparent, I recognized the unique challenge parents were facing and wanted to give them tools and ideas to help them support their children’s learning at home. Continuing down […]

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Podcast For Parents – Building Optimism: Consciously Practicing Positiveness (Part 20)

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve looks at optimism and how to consciously practice positiveness. Listen to Steve’s previous episode on optimism here. Find “The Power of Optimism” here. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit BarkleyPD.com to find new episodes. PODCAST […]

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Professional Growth Plans

As the new school year begins, one of the usual requests that administrators will make of teachers is to submit a professional growth plan. While this process occurs differently from system to system this should be a year where teachers have so many possibilities to consider that they may need coaching guidance in selecting a […]

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Podcast: Moving Forward

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve is joined by data strategist, David Furlow, to discuss moving forward from the COVID-19 pandemic. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit BarkleyPD.com to find new episodes. PODCAST TRANSCRIPT Announcer : 00:00 Steve Barkley Ponders Out […]

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Podcast for Teachers: Teachers Encouraging Parent/Student Learning Activities

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve is joined by Arin Casavant, a science teacher at Bismark Public Schools in North Dakota, to explore how teachers can create parent support in order to maximize student learning during school closures. Get in touch with Arin: arin_casavant@bismarckschools.org Subscribe to the Steve […]

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Coaching Co-Teaching

I recently produced the short video below to initiate conversations among teachers, coaches and administrators regarding ways for teachers to work in co-teaching settings. Sean Cassel in How to Choose a Co-Teaching Model: Knowing the pros and cons of the six models of co-teaching can help teachers determine which one is best for a given […]

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