student success - Steve Barkley

Improving Learning Outcomes by Listening to Students

“If you listen to kids, they’ll give you a different perspective. They are the primary clients.” (Principal, Kambar Khoshaba) I had the opportunity to record a podcast with Kambar Khoshaba, an experienced middle school and newly appointed high school principal. I learned about him while reading an article in Education Week, titled Students Sought Changes […]

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Assessments: Task Neutral/Task Agnostic

I was introduced to these two terms in a Tom Schimmer podcast interview with Lee Ann Jung. The interview focused on assessments in Universal Design for Learning (UDL). “UDL guides the design of learning experiences to proactively meet the needs of all learners. When you use UDL, you assume that barriers to learning are in […]

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Parents’ Roles in Learners Developing Digital Citizenship

One of my school district clients, after listening to a podcast I had recorded for parents around teaching risk-taking, asked me to produce a video clip illustrating the role of risk-taking as parents support youngsters’ development of digital citizenship. When should parents be keeping control and making it totally safe for a child’s engagement? When […]

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My Frustration with “Catch Up“ Language

My frustration has grown as more and more conversations with educators have centered around people sharing their concerns about teachers’ and students’ wellbeing. They share concerns about teachers being stressed and contemplating leaving teaching. They describe students’ inappropriate behaviors and lack of engagement. Then, in the same conversation, they describe the need for students to […]

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Podcast: Exploring Practicing and Studying With Your Learner

Learning how to learn is certainly one of the most important areas of knowledge and skills for our students to develop. Much future success requires new learning. Maximizing the return on time spent practicing and studying is both rewarding in current success and confident building for the future. It motivates future effort in studying and […]

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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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