learning environment - Steve Barkley

Podcast: Partnering with Teachers: Creating the School Environment We and Our Students Need and Deserve

Dr. Marie-Nathalie Beaudoin, the author of Creating a Positive School Culture: How Principals and Teachers Can Solve Problems Together, joins Steve to examine the importance of the adult environment that will be critical to schools having the social-emotional environment that is important for students. Many school leaders focused on the care of teachers during  virtual […]

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Podcast: Designing the Environment

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve is joined by Michelle Chittano to ponder “Designing the Environment.” Listen as Steve ponders the message that is communicated by the design of learning environments. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit BarkleyPD.com to find new […]

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Work or Learning?

While observing in classrooms in several schools these past few weeks, I was re-engaged in the examination of the language teachers and students use when describing the tasks in which students are engaged. It is often described as the “work” that students are to do.  I’m wondering how that concept interferes with students’ focus on […]

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Orchestrating the Environment for Learning

I like to use the term orchestrating to describe teachers’ behaviors especially relating to the creation of a learning environment. When you consider the musical conductor of the orchestra, they have their back to the audience, don’t have an instrument to play, and yet they have a major role in the music created. I believe […]

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