teacher - Steve Barkley

Passion in Teaching

In a SmartBrief post titled How to Build Workplace Passion, Naphtali Hoff identifies the importance of passion at work. “In today’s rapidly changing business environment, companies need passionate workers because such workers can drive extreme and sustained performance improvement beyond the one-time performance bump that follows a bonus or a workforce engagement initiative. Passionate workers […]

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Podcast for Teachers: Teacher as Professional Learner

Lead by Learning Regional Director, Sarah Sugarman and JJ Hansen, a teacher leader, join Steve to explore the impact of quality shared learning experiences for teachers. How and why do teachers make their learning visible? How do students gain from their teacher’s willingness to be vulnerable and celebratory in their interactions with colleagues? Read the […]

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Podcast for Teachers: Maximizing Co-Teaching for Student Success

Co-teaching teams provide benefits to teachers as they collaborate to maximize personalized learning for their students. Dr. Andrea Honigsfeld, experienced co-teacher and researcher, joins Steve to explore the challenges of building from I/My to We/Our. Visit Dr. Honigsfeld’s website here. Email Dr. Honigsfeld: ahonigsfeld@gmail.com Find Dr. Honigsfeld on Twitter: @AndreaHonigsfel PODCAST TRANSCRIPTSteve [Intro]: 00:00 Hello, […]

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Podcast for Teachers: Some Things That Are Working In Remote Teaching

Matt Johnson, a high school Language Arts teacher, who has been teaching remotely for the past year, shares strategies that he has found work for him in engaging students in learning. He includes approaches for providing writing feedback. With 163 students, one minute of feedback per student takes three hours. Find out about “flash feedback”. […]

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Was Santa a Great Teacher or Did He Get Lucky?

At the Learningforward Conference this month I had the opportunity to attend a keynote by Yong Zhao .  He shared the need for schools to focus on identifying and supporting students pursuing their strengths and interests. Zhao illustrated the point by having the audience sing Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Had […]

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Innovation and School

I was recently asked to explore innovation with the staff of a new high school as they prepared to start the first year in a new building with lots of flexible space, increased flexibility of schedule for staff and students, increased technology options, and encouragement from administration to take risks and feel free to fail. […]

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