Learning Styles - Page 2 of 15 - Steve Barkley

Connecting the Disconnected

I had the opportunity to record a podcast with Dr. Jeremiah Newell, the founder & superintendent of ACCEL Day & Evening Academy in Mobile, Alabama. ACCEL is a tuition free public charter high-school (9-12) with a college preparatory curriculum and supportive environment designed to allow students to graduate early or to catch-up if they have […]

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Instructional Strategy: Modeling (Why, How, and Why Not)

When I am in classrooms observing students’ learning production behaviors, I frequently uncover students who are unclear as to what the expected learning behaviors are. They know what work is supposed to get done, but from a lack of modeling they don’t know what the learning behaviors look like. At other times, I might find […]

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Engaging Students for Maximum Learning

Consider times that you have seen students engaged in what you would label as deep quality learning. Recall the last time that you were engaged in deep quality learning for yourself. How many of the following quality learning items would you identify as being present? Depth Complexity Detail Ownership / Pride Constant Improvement Originality / […]

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Learning in Roleplay, Simulations, and Live-Events

Many teachers are looking to increase a student-centered, constructivist focus to learning in their classrooms, believing that students need to be actively engaged in seeking and understanding meaning. Anne Sample (2000) provides these guiding principles for teaching and learning which support this teacher focus (page 25): knowledge is constructed from the experience of the learner; […]

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Teacher Pause and Student Thinking

The fast pace of life in and out of the classroom has ingrained in students a “quick response” goal. A sense that being the first to answer is better than the best answer. As a first-grade teacher, I often laughed when I stated to the class, ”I have a question for you to ponder” and […]

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Podcast: Home Learning vs. Homework

In the fifth episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve ponders “Home Learning vs. Homework.” Listen as Steve examines the impact that home learning makes on student achievement. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit BarkleyPD.com to find new episodes. Thanks for listening!

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