student achievement - Steve Barkley

Cultivate Active Listening…Through Notetaking!

Guest Blogger: Liza Garonzik I had the opportunity to record two podcasts with Liza Garonzik, the founder of R.E.A.L. Discussions. She provided great strategies around how we can have students learn the skills and value of discussion. I invited her to share more of her work in this blog. What does active listening look like […]

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Podcast: The Value of Data Team Meetings

Data team meeting are commonly on the schedules of PLCs, instructional coaches, and administrators. The question that needs to be continually explored is the degree to which this investment in time has a positive impact on long term student achievement. Steve explores some finding around data meetings and connects it to his driving question, “What […]

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Podcast for Teachers: Students Cause Student Achievement

It’s “what students do” that generates the learning outcomes and standards mastery that we as teachers set out to accomplish. In this first episode of his new podcast series for teachers, Steve explores how identifying the student learning production behaviors that generate the desired learning outcomes, focus a teacher or PLC’s approach to planning instruction. […]

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Podcast: The Impact of Knowing: Creating Opportunities to Ask & Listen

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve discusses how “knowing” can develop trust and opportunities among students and educators. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit BarkleyPD.com to find new episodes. Thanks for listening! PODCAST TRANSCRIPT Announcer : 00:00 Steve Barkley Ponders Out […]

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Podcast: Reflecting on Scaffolding

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve ponders “Reflecting on Scaffolding.” Listen as Steve discusses the level of structure and guidance, or “scaffolding”, needed to support student learning. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit BarkleyPD.com to find new episodes. Thanks for listening! […]

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Instructional Coaches’ Questions for Steve

I recently worked for two days with 175 instructional coaches in a large Texas district. It was a return following earlier training I had done for them. As part of the preparation I requested questions that folks wanted to pose from their coaching experiences. Here are some of them with my responses: Balancing time with […]

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