teacher learning - Steve Barkley

Podcast: What Do Teachers Need Us To Learn?

Steve’s earlier podcast on the disappointing findings from research on data review meetings impacting teacher learning and change triggered this conversation with instructional coach and math consultant, Nikki Szajkowski. Nikki shared that curriculum changes need to include administrators asking, “what do teachers need us to learn?” For teachers to receive supportive feedback, leaders need to […]

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Podcast for Teachers: Teaching So That Every Student Matters

What are the teacher mindsets concerning PLC’s that encourage practices that impact teacher and student learning? How does teacher vulnerability, sharing student work and peer observation among PLC members increase the impact of PLCs?   Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit BarkleyPD.com to find new episodes! PODCAST TRANSCRIPT[Ad]: […]

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Podcast: Coaching Teachers Around Their Mistakes

Colleen Cruz, the Director of Innovation for the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project and the author of, “Risk. Fail. Rise. A Teacher’s Guide to Learning From Mistakes,” shares insights on learning and mistakes. She identifies how leaders and coaches model their use of their mistakes for learning and points to the needed relationships that […]

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Podcast: Looking at New Designs for Teacher Learning

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve ponders “Looking at New Designs for Teacher Learning.” Listen as Steve and David Hill, a former member of the Georgia Professional Standards Commission, discuss new designs for educator preparation and learning. Get in touch with David Hill: david.hill@gapsc.com Subscribe to the Steve Barkley […]

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Tinker…Create…Share

I had three different experiences this week that connected in my thinking as I continued working with educators examining how Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) impact teacher learning that leads to increased student learning. The first was while listening to Dan Meyer in an interview on Wisconsin Public Radio.   Meyer was describing his views about learning […]

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PLCs and Coaching

Working with the staffs at Jollyville Elementary and Live Oak Elementary in Round Rock, Texas, we explored the work of PLCs and how peer coaching might positively impact teacher and student learning. We examined three critical elements of PLCs: They are results driven…… (student achievement). They focus on learning more than teaching. They are collaborative…(the […]

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