focus - Steve Barkley

Podcast: Jim Knight Ponders With Steve About Reframing Mindsets Through Coaching (Part 2)

I had the pleasure to be a presenter at Jim Knight’s TLC21 Conference. Jim joined my session and shared his insights as we explored four different mindsets. In part 2, we examine a longer-term focus rather than the usual education short-term and how we can use our proximity to students for greater learning impact. View […]

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Podcast: Leaders’ Messages to Teachers in December and January

What are the messages you want to share with teachers as the winter break draws close and as teachers and students return to school in January? Are staff and students languishing? Do we need to refocus on “what really matters?” How can you communicate to teachers that you support and encourage their focus on what […]

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Podcast: Focusing When Things Are Changing

How can coaching assist educators in examining their empowerment to generate increased satisfaction and energy in teaching and learning? This refocus at times rather than a focus on “what has to be done” can be encouraging and energizing. Dr. Maria Gottschalk, an organizational psychologist, suggests exploring questions like, “what do you need to feel engaged […]

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Podcast for Teachers: Supporting Student Focus for Learning

Building students’ abilities to focus became increasingly important prior to the pandemic and has increased importance as students return to classrooms now and in the fall. Clinical psychologist and director of the SKIPS (Skills for Kids, Parents, and Schools), Marie-Nathalie Beaudoin, shares ways that teachers can plan specific practices that support students in developing focusing […]

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Podcast: Focusing on Learning or Teaching?

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve ponders “Focusing on Learning or Teaching?” Listen as Steve discusses whether the focus should be placed on learning or teaching in order to create student success. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit BarkleyPD.com to find […]

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