engagement - Steve Barkley

Podcast for Teachers: Scaffolding for Engagement in Complexity

Acceleration and equity require teachers to provide ALL students with engagement in on grade-level or above, complex learning tasks. Too little or too much scaffolding prevents students from gaining the needed learning opportunities. Consider when you might be rescuing students rather than scaffolding. Consider why just-in-time scaffolding is important. Read the article, “Just-in-Time vs Just-in-Case […]

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Podcast for Parents: Conversations and Listening With Tweens

Phyllis Fagell, parent, school counselor, private therapist, and author shares insights for parenting with Tweens (ages 10-14). She combines her personal experiences with research findings to support the engagement of tweens in conversation when at times they appear to be disinterested. Several “myths” are uncovered. Visit Phyllis’ website here.  Follow Phyllis on Twitter: @Pfagell Subscribe […]

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Podcast for Parents: Motivating Compliance Deeper Engagement

Parent, educator, and author Heather Lyon shares her learning and personal experiences in generating needed compliant responses at home and encouraging deeper engagement in learning at home and beyond.  You are certain to connect with her parent/child scenarios. Visit Heather’s website here. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit […]

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Podcast for Teachers: Motivating Learning – Student Goal Setting

Steve explains how goal setting can give students a picture of the future which can increase motivation and in turn, effort and engagement. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit BarkleyPD.com to find new episodes!   PODCAST TRANSCRIPT Steve [Intro]: 00:00 Hello and welcome to the teacher edition of […]

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Personal Learning

Will Richardson in a recent blog, Personalizing Flipped Engagement, has us consider the terms personalized, flipped, and engagement individually and then combined. First Richardson explores the difference between personalized and personal: [“Personalized” learning is something that we do to kids; “personal” learning is something they do for themselves.] In a world where technology provides abundance, […]

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Engagement and Effort

This past week I had the opportunity to work with educators around the concept of student effort as the key to student achievement at the Near East South Asia Council of Overseas Schools conference in Cairo, Egypt as well as with instructional coaches across the state of Arkansas where we extended the conversation to examine […]

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