Learning Styles - Page 2 of 14 - Steve Barkley

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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Podcast: Maximizing Learning

In the second episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve is joined by PLS 3rd Learning CEO Don Jacobs, Ph.D., to ponder “Maximizing Learning.” Listen, as Don and Steve examine the design of a school day with the goal of creating an environment where the largest number of students are spending the […]

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VIDEO: Classroom Behaviors by Grade

This week, Steve Barkley ponders the types of behaviors that coaches should focus on in elementary school versus middle or high school.

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