Podcasts - Steve Barkley

Podcast: Conferencing to Set the Stage for Coaching Conversations

Creating a conversational tone in coaching conferences helps communicate a peer to peer process that encourages teacher reflection. Open questions are helpful in setting this tone. Steve defines how open questions help identify the teacher’s agenda (thinking) behind a focus point for the observation. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes […]

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Podcast for Parents: Supporting Your Learners – Being a Coach

Whether your learners are working virtually, in classrooms, or doing both in a hybrid model, your assistance as a learning coach can build more current academic success now and reinforce important executive functioning skills. These are career and life skills. Listen as Steve provides some specific focus areas and examples of what coaching conversations might […]

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Podcast: Leadership in Uncertainty

In this week’s episode, Steve identifies some specific leadership actions to purposefully implement as we focus on maximizing learning for students under conditions that are new and uncertain. In Times of Uncertainty, These are the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Leaders Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit BarkleyPD.com […]

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Podcast for Parents: Conversations With Learners as the New School Year Begins

As this school year begins with unknowns and different learning settings, some conversations with your children can better prepare them to be resilient in these situations. Consider the responses you might use as children share some worries or concerns. What strategies can you model to build resilience? How to Talk to Your Kids About the […]

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Podcast: Hypothesize With Leadership Teams

In this podcast Steve shares an example of his process for facilitating a leadership team’s identification of hypotheses underlying their team goals. These hypotheses then guide the formation of leadership plans and future decision making. Sharing the hypotheses with staff creates a form of transparency, requiring continuous leadership actions that are aligned. Read “Why Hypotheses […]

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Podcast for Teachers: Rough Draft Math

Dr. Amanda Jansen, the author of Rough Draft Math, shares her insights and specific strategies for creating increased student dialogue, thinking, and engagement in math classrooms. What are the benefits of students beginning with the concept of producing a rough draft rather than a finished math answer? View Dr. Jansen’s website here. Find Dr. Jansen […]

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