teaching and learning - Steve Barkley

Podcast: Teaching and Learning from a Mission

Northwest Passage High School’s mission statement states: Rekindling our hope, exploring our world, seeking our path, while building our community. Director and teacher, Peter Wieczorek, describes how the mission is lived by teachers and students. Visit the Northwest Passage High School website here. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or […]

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Teaching and Learning Through Analysis

Analysis frequently precedes appraisal, evaluation, or problem solving. When analyzing we are separating into parts, groups or elements. Often a generalization or understanding will emerge from an analysis. We think in generalities, but we live in detail. — Alfred North Whitehead When word problems stump students, it is often because they believe they should be […]

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Podcast: Teaching and Learning With Simulations & Live Events

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve ponders “Teaching & Learning With Simulations & Live Event.” Listen as Steve talks with Joe Griffith, a teacher at Honey Creek Community School, about a homeless simulation project. Read about the homeless simulation project: http://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/index.ssf/2018/03/middle_school_homelessness_sim.html Get in touch with Joe Griffith: jgriffith@hc.wash.k12.mi.us […]

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Which Model of Coaching Is The Right Choice?

This past week I was asked this question in two different settings. A possible future client was interviewing me on a phone call to explore “the fit” for me to be a trainer/coach for administrators and teacher leaders who would work in coaching roles to increase student success by increasing teachers’ skills. I was told […]

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A Mental Model for Resistance in Coaching

Over the past two weeks I had two training sessions for new coaches. Both were multiple days and near the end the participants wanted to explore strategies and verbal responses for working in difficult situations. After several role-playing activities where I modeled possible coaching responses, I summarized my thought process while listening to resistance and […]

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Assessing Coaching Plans

I have had the pleasure during the past two years to work with academic coaches and their principals in Valdosta City Schools, Georgia under the leadership of Scarlet Correll Brown, Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning. The group is continually re-examining the impact of their coaching design, approach, and skills on teaching and learning. In […]

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