Podcasts - Steve Barkley

Podcast: Exploring the Homework Question

Dr. Cathy Vatterott shares insights from her twenty years’ experience researching homework truths and myths. She identifies ways that instructional coaches and administrators can guide teachers’ reflection on their decisions regarding homework. The impacts of virtual instructional are also discussed. Visit Cathy’s website here. Connect with Cathy on Twitter: @realhomeworkldy Subscribe to the Steve Barkley […]

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Podcast for Parents – Talking About Grades: Focusing on Growth

Having a conversation with your child about a report card with lower than expected grades is never easy.  Currently, more parents than ever are in this position with the impact of the COVID quarantine and virtual learning. Planning for these conversations can lead to the development of important life skills and mindsets as well as […]

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Podcast: Identifying Student Engagement

Heather Lyon, an assistant superintendent and the author of, Engagement is Not a Unicorn (It’s a Narwhal), describes her Engagement Framework and its application for supporting teacher professional development and coaching. She identifies the connections between learning tasks and relationships in extending student engagement. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes […]

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Podcast for Teachers: Teaching Virtually, Hybrid, or in the Classroom Requires a Focus on Learning Behaviors

Too often, instruction can be overly focused on teaching which can be seen as orderly, sequential and manageable, while learning is often spontaneous, irregular, non-linear and complex. The key element in achieving learning is generating critical learning behaviors. This podcast explores the connected learning behaviors in different instructional settings. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders […]

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Podcast: Exploring the Many Faces of Coaching

 On this podcast, Steve is interviewed by Michael Iannini, the coordinator of PD for ACAMIS, the Association of China and Mongolia International Schools.  They explore the many faces of coaching as a preliminary conversation to Steve’s facilitation of Personalized Coaching for ACAMIS schools. Learn about personalized coaching from ACAMIS here. Subscribe to the Steve […]

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Podcast for Parents: Parents & Homework

Dr. Cathy Vatterott, The Homework Lady, tells how she started a 20 year career researching the impacts of homework when her own child learned in a different way from what assignments his teacher provided. She shares myths about homework and gives guidelines for parents including suggestions regarding communicating with teachers about your child’s homework impacts. […]

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