project based learning - Steve Barkley

Podcast: Coaching Virtually Without Observation

There are situations where the opportunity for a coach to observe the teaching and learning process is not available. Steve models a post conference in this podcast that illustrates a coach’s ability to support teacher reflections following her project based learning activity. Ending a post conference with a pre-conference for their next coaching conversation is […]

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Podcast for Parents: The Value of a Different School Frameworks for Learning

Increasingly, students and parents are having the opportunity of selecting among different school programs and designs. Peter Wieczorek, a director, and teacher at Northwest Passage High School, an inquiry-driven project-based learning program, explores insights and questions for parents to consider as they make decisions. Engaging students in these choices is also explored. Visit the Northwest […]

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The Push Classroom Vs. The Pull Classroom

I was intrigued as I read Drew Perkins post, Are You Pushing Or Pulling Students In Your Classroom? In the post, he provides a diagram illustrating a push system where factories produce at maximum efficiency and dealers sell the product (pushy salesperson) compared to a pull system where orders from the customers drive the manufacturing […]

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Podcast: Engaging Students in Project Based Learning

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve is joined by instructional coach, Maria Neset, teacher, Renae Ely, and students, Brayden & Emree, from Bismark, North Dakota schools to discuss their experiences with project based learning. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit BarkleyPD.com […]

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Podcast: Teachers’ Skills and Beliefs to Support Project Based Learning

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve is joined by Maria Neset, the PBL Sustainability Coach for Bismarck Public Schools and Brian Price, a 6th grade science teacher at Horizon Middle School to discuss the skills and beliefs teachers need when implementing project based learning. Get in touch with […]

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