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Podcast: Desirable Learning Difficulties to Increase Learning

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve explores how creating desirable learning difficulties can enhance and promote student learning. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit BarkleyPD.com to find new episodes. Thanks for listening!   PODCAST TRANSCRIPT Announcer: 00:00 Take a deeper dive […]

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Practice as a Learning Production Behavior: Practicing for Performance or for Learning

I have a continuing focus on empowering students by clearly teaching them the optimal learning production behaviors. I am increasingly convinced that a teacher’s ability to explain to students how the tasks she is requiring them to complete produces learning is empowering and motivating.  A student’s confidence in his teacher grows as he sees learning […]

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Podcast: The Coaching Balance

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve is joined by former instructional coach and current assessment consultant, Kevin Schlomer, to explore the coaching evaluation continuum. View Kevin’s Coaching Balance diagram. Get in touch with Kevin: kevin.schlomer@gmail.com Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit […]

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Coaching Through Change

Teachers respond differently to the requests or requirements for change that schools might make in curriculum, instructional approaches, assessment, etc. Coaches working through change with teachers need to adjust their approaches and strategies to support, encourage, and provide feedback that best meets the teacher’s stage of implementation. In the following ten minute video, I describe […]

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Podcast: Creating PLC Conversations That Increase Collective Responsibility

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve looks at how to create conversations in PLCs that increase collective responsibility and in turn, student learning. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit BarkleyPD.com to find new episodes. Thanks for listening! PODCAST TRANSCRIPTAnnouncer : 00:00 […]

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Trust and Vulnerability

Examining trust and vulnerability quickly engages one in the chicken and egg question. Which comes first?  Trust can’t be created without some vulnerability being present. Trust greatly increases the likelihood that people would make themselves vulnerable. I explore trust and vulnerability often as they are key to growth from coaching and to effective teaming in […]

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