teaching - 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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Noise, Grades, and Evaluations

I had another one of those connecting insights moments while on my daily walk, listening to a podcast. I had been in a conversation earlier in the week with a long-time client/colleague who was engaged in conversations within his district around a more traditional grading/reporting system than the proficiency-based model that the system has been […]

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Podcast: Leaders’ Messages to Teachers in December and January

What are the messages you want to share with teachers as the winter break draws close and as teachers and students return to school in January? Are staff and students languishing? Do we need to refocus on “what really matters?” How can you communicate to teachers that you support and encourage their focus on what […]

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Podcast: Focusing When Things Are Changing

How can coaching assist educators in examining their empowerment to generate increased satisfaction and energy in teaching and learning? This refocus at times rather than a focus on “what has to be done” can be encouraging and energizing. Dr. Maria Gottschalk, an organizational psychologist, suggests exploring questions like, “what do you need to feel engaged […]

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Podcast: Coaching When Staff Are Overwhelmed

How do I respond when teachers share that they are overwhelmed by student needs, paperwork, parent demands, and curriculum requirements, as well as their own personal struggles? Steve explores how coaches avoid becoming defensive and encourage staff collaboration. Read Steve’s blog, “Empathy to the Complaining” here. Ready Steve’s blog, “We Are In This Together” and […]

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Podcast for Teachers: A Look at Teaching & Learning Through the Eyes of a Teacher and a Parent

Listen in as a teacher and parent share with Steve their experiences with hybrid and virtual learning through both lenses. Hear the importance of their communication to support each other in maximizing learning opportunities. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit BarkleyPD.com to find new episodes! PODCAST TRANSCRIPT Steve […]

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