Podcasts - Steve Barkley

Podcast: Reframing from an Assembly Line System to an Ecosystem

This is the second podcast in a series on reframing our mindsets and reframing problems. Many of our processes in schools are more mechanical than emergent. This frequently doesn’t fit with learning which is often messy, irregular, non-linear, spontaneous and complex. Margaret Wheatley describes us as thinkers who play and tinker as we adapt and […]

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Podcast for Teachers: Creating a Classroom Where Students Learn From Mistakes

The author of Risk. Fail. Rise… A Teacher’s Guide to Learning from Mistakes, Colleen Cruz, describes why we want to create “a mistake welcoming school.” What mistakes do we frequently make when responding to learners’ mistakes? How can teachers reflect out loud on our mistakes as a model for students. Read “Risk. Fail. Rise.” here.  […]

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Podcast: Coaching for Efficacy, Agency, and Hope

Angela Buckingham, an experienced instructional coach and coaching trainer, shares her insights around the role of hope and reflection as educators deal with the impacts of the pandemic in the last year. She connects Snyder’s theory of hope (goals, pathways and agency) to our role as coaches. Visit Angela’s website here. Watch the video clip […]

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Podcast for Parents: Conversations and Listening With Tweens

Phyllis Fagell, parent, school counselor, private therapist, and author shares insights for parenting with Tweens (ages 10-14). She combines her personal experiences with research findings to support the engagement of tweens in conversation when at times they appear to be disinterested. Several “myths” are uncovered. Visit Phyllis’ website here.  Follow Phyllis on Twitter: @Pfagell Subscribe […]

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Podcast: Partnering with Teachers: Creating the School Environment We and Our Students Need and Deserve

Dr. Marie-Nathalie Beaudoin, the author of Creating a Positive School Culture: How Principals and Teachers Can Solve Problems Together joins Steve to examine the importance of the adult environment that will be critical to schools having the social-emotional environment that is important for students. Many school leaders focused on the care of teachers during  virtual […]

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Podcast for Teachers: The Ikea Effect

The Ikea Effect occurs when people successfully complete a labor-intense task and value the fruits of their labor and the products they have created.  As teachers we look to empower students by increasing voice and choice in selecting learning outcomes and providing appropriate scaffolding when needed and requested. Read Angela Duckworth’s Blog on the Ikea […]

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