Learning Styles - Steve Barkley

Reminder: Teach Students the Learning Production Behaviors

When I am discussing backwards planning and stressing that students cause student learning outcomes through the execution of student learning production behaviors, I reinforce that we need to assess if they know and have mastery of those behaviors. If not, we need to teach, model, and coach those behaviors on our way to mastery of […]

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Generating Long Term Increased Learning

I found this diagram in a white paper from NWEA, titled From Survive to Thrive: Why partnership is an Essential for School Improvement. Citing a research study from the Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University, it identifies the effects of improvement for schools engaged in School Improvement Grants (SIGs). They found student math […]

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Visibly Random Groups for Student-to-Student Interaction

“We need to ensure that classrooms are filled with dialogue and not a monologue.” That statement appears in Grades K-12 Rebound (Fisher, Frey, Smith, Hattie) in the chapter on “recovering learning through instruction.” They describe the research supported impact on student learning when students have opportunities to talk with each other using academic language. “When […]

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Equity in Extended Learning Opportunities

The root of the ponder for this blog came from Malcolm Gladwell’s Revisionist History Podcast titled The Powerball Revolution. Engaging in a conversation with students at the Lawrenceville School, a prestigious private school in New Jersey, Gladwell explores the thinking of Adam Cronkright, the co-founder and director of Democracy in Practice. This nonprofit, working with […]

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Want feedback to go further? Try implementing a feedback cycle.

I recently had the pleasure of learning from Matt Johnson, a high school English teacher and the author of Flash Feedback: Responding to Students Better and Faster: Without Burning Out and he recently joined me for a podcast, Supporting Teachers’ Use of Flash Feedback. Matt agreed to share his thinking here as a guest blogger. […]

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Learners Investing in Learning: The IKEA Effect

A recent blog by Angela Duckworth, Harnessing the IKEA Effect for Student Motivation, sent me exploring to find out more about the IKEA effect. Duckworth shared that having put together an IKEA stool, her assessment of its beauty had increased substantially over her husband’s view of the finished piece. She was confident that had their […]

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