Podcasts - Steve Barkley

Podcast – Instructional Coaching: Relationships, Data, Action

Natalie Ulloa, a secondary instructional coach with a background in instructional design and Steven Baule, a professor in the Leadership Education Department at Winona State University, discuss coach and principal roles in building a collaborative culture for continuous growth. Building and maintaining trust is highlighted. Read the article, “How to Build Relationships With Instructional Coaches” […]

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Podcast for Parents: When Your Teenager or Pre-Schooler Can’t Get Started on a Task

Deborah Farmer Kris, child development expert and author, shares the Pomodoro Technique and how parents can use it to assist learners in starting a task. Lowering anxiety and decreasing what, at times, becomes a youngster-parent struggle. Parents can use the strategy for themselves too. Visit Deborah’s website here. Read Deborah’s article, “Teach Your Kids This […]

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Empower the Learner Profile

Kathleen McClaskey, CEO of Empower the Learner and co-author of “Make Learning Personal” and “How to Personalize Learning,” identifies the need to develop student capacity to support their own learning, achieve agency, self-advocate for their learning and realize their hopes and dreams. As leaders, we need to create the same for staff. Visit the Empower […]

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Podcast for Teachers: Emotions Are Not Soft Skills. They are Hard Science.

Tara Brown, The Connection Coach, shares the need for relationships to precede relevance and rigor. The author of “Different Cultures – Common Ground,” shares beliefs and strategies that guide us to communicate the needed messages to students. She stresses the need for students to understand that they can be in the driver’s seat for their […]

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Podcast: School as a Learning Organization for Students and Staff

Frances Valintine, the founder of The Mind Lab and The Tech Futures Lab and the author of “Future You,” explores learning in and out of schools today. She describes “embracing change” and how leaders support a learning organization with an environment that embraces change. E-mail Frances: frances.valintine@themindlab.com Visit the Mind Lab site. Visit the Tech […]

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Podcast for Parents: Parents Encouraging Reflection on the Past School Year

All of us can learn from reflection. A too often problem is that we neglect setting aside the time to do it. The end of a school year is a great time to encourage your children’s reflections on the past school year, regardless of their age. A set of possible starter questions are included in […]

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