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Podcast: Building Collective Efficacy

“A culture of collective efficacy does not simply happen; it is built intentionally.” Sarah Sugarman, from Lead by Learning, identifies leadership actions that support the building of teachers’ belief that as a school team they have the power to help their students learn more effectively. This belief is based on their own shared experiences of […]

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Podcast: Leadership That Communicates Every Teacher Matters

Teacher, Wayne Roland, shares with Steve his experiences teaching in a school where leadership communicated a strong message that every student and every teacher matters. Years later, in different teaching settings, Wayne shares how these early leadership behaviors impact his teaching. Consider how these elements fit into your leadership decisions. Get in touch with Wayne: […]

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Podcast: Coaching and Leading with Relational Energy

Steve identifies 3 strategies that leaders can be doing now to build relational energy with their staff. Relational energy is important because the more you have the more bought in and accountable staff will be for realizing their development goals and increasing student success. Visit Kim Cameron’s Blog here. See the slides and video of […]

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Podcast: Compassionate Coaching

Kathy Perret and Kenny McKee join the podcast to share insights from their new book, Compassionate Coaching: How Educators Navigate the Barriers to Professional Growth. “Successful Coaching is a humanistic, compassionate process that places students at its center. Truly effective coaching places people above programs.” Read Compassionate Coaching here.  Contact Kathy Perret: kathyperret@gmail.com Contact Kenneth […]

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Podcast for Teachers: A Kindness Challenge: Inclusion, Equity, Compassion

Educator and children’s author, Jeff Kubiak, identifies how we as teachers can focus on empowering students with stories of failure, success, and resilience. Thoughts and resources for random acts of kindness are explored. Find Jeff’s books & resources here. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit BarkleyPD.com to find […]

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Podcast for Parents: Building Family Resilience

Resilience is the capacity that allows a person, group, community or family to prevent, minimize or overcome the damaging effects of adversity. Children who lack resiliency need teachers, parents and other care givers to help them become resilient. This podcast explores some strategies for building your family’s hero journey through this challenging time. How to […]

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