feedback - Steve Barkley

Podcast: Increasing Dialogue and Reflection in Coaching Conferences

Reflection is key to teachers ongoing growth and empowerment. Too often, “quick feedback” misses the mark because of insufficient dialogue and therefore, too little reflection time. Steve shares some of the tips he has found helpful. Read the article, “How to encourage reflective teaching in your school” here. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out […]

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Podcast: Giving Two Glows and a Grow; Seldom Generates Real Growth

The practice of giving glows and grows, like the feedback sandwich, seldom generates growth and change. Frequently, some similar structure is used to give feedback to teachers following walkthroughs. Self-reflection is the key to our decision to commit to a change behavior. Without conversations, these notes rarely generate true reflection. When we generate our own […]

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Podcast for Teachers: Some Things That Are Working In Remote Teaching

Matt Johnson, a high school Language Arts teacher, who has been teaching remotely for the past year, shares strategies that he has found work for him in engaging students in learning. He includes approaches for providing writing feedback. With 163 students, one minute of feedback per student takes three hours. Find out about “flash feedback”. […]

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Podcast for Teachers: Feedback for Your Personal Professional Growth

Like our students, teachers need “good informative feedback”  to support our continuous growth. Sherry St. Clair, experienced teacher, instructional coach, school administrator and author provided insights and strategies. Find out what she identifies and the most important source. Visit Sherry’s website here. E-mail: Sherry@reflecttolearn.com Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes […]

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Early Feedback

In a previous blog, I shared the work of Randy Conley and Drea Zigarmi that identified twelve factors of employee work passion (EWP) categorized as organizational, job, and relationship factors. (You can find the twelve here.) In that blog I explored two factors that I believe deserve attention as leaders plan for the opening of […]

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Teachers Observing Teaching

How do we get teachers to be more open to observing in each other’s classrooms and discussing their thoughts and ideas with each other to create increased teacher learning leading to greater student achievement? Many school leadership teams need to explore strategies that decrease teachers’ reluctance to making teaching more public and teachers’ discussions more […]

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