time - Steve Barkley

Podcast for Parents: Youngsters Knowing When and How to Effort

How do we decide the value or motivation of an investment of effort? How young do youngsters conduct a cost/benefits assessment of effort? What role can parents and caretakers play in having learners assess their effort. Steve explores the impact of time, repetition/practice, patience, and practicing after success. Read the U of T article here.  […]

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Time, Relationships, and Learning

This week, I was working with one group of high school teachers looking at the need to differentiate teaching strategies. I was working with another exploring how to make the most effective use of a 90 minute block schedule. I also worked with an entire K-12 district looking at learning communities. During the entire week, […]

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Time and Incentives for Peer Coaching

As a staff developer, consultant, school reformer, and change agent, I have frequently seen educators “give up” trying to be leaders and innovators because they needed time and, after looking for it, could not find any. One teacher lamented that she began a peer coaching strategy with three colleagues. The program died within two months […]

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