student confidence - Steve Barkley

Podcast for Teachers: Creating Belonging in Class Discussions

Students have shared that discussion time is scarier than taking a test. How do we create classrooms where students report that during discussions they feel confident to ask a question, feel that classmates are listening to them, and feel connected to classmates? Liza Garonzik, from Real Discussion, provides some immediate steps teachers can take. Read […]

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From Vision Statement to Action

In an earlier blog I described the New Jersey Education Association’s (NJEA) Priority Schools program, which is placing retired teachers as coaches/facilitators in some schools. This week I spent a day with the coach and staff at School 6 in Linden, NJ. I demonstrated for the team how to use a backwards planning process to identify […]

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