Parents & Guardians - Steve Barkley

Podcast For Parents: Playing & Learning in Nature (Part 21)

Playing and learning in the outdoors has many benefits for learners (and parents). Listen as Michele Baker, a highly qualified educator specializing in outdoor education, shares benefits and possibilities. COVID-19 has the need for increased conscious planning on our part as learners’ caregivers. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit […]

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Podcast For Parents – Building Optimism: Consciously Practicing Positiveness (Part 20)

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve looks at optimism and how to consciously practice positiveness. Listen to Steve’s previous episode on optimism here. Find “The Power of Optimism” here. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit BarkleyPD.com to find new episodes. PODCAST […]

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Podcast For Parents: Avoiding Shame and Encouraging Productive Struggle in Math (Part 19)

Children can experience shame in many aspects of their learning journeys. One common area where students can experience shame is math. In this episode, Steve is joined by professors, Ann Monroe, Joel Amidon, & instructional coach, Candies Cook to discuss how to avoid shame and encourage productive struggle in math. Read “Shame, Shame, Go Away: […]

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Podcast for Parents: Developing Empathy – An Important Success Skill (Part 18)

Empathy is a valuable skill that enables better learning and teaching. It is especially important during this time of the pandemic. Listen as Steve discusses how to develop empathy with Author Tom Hoerr. Find Tom’s books here. Get in touch with Tom: trhoerr@newcityschool.org Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or […]

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Podcast for Parents: Examining Learner Grit (Part 17)

Grit is an important success skill for school and life.  Determination and the ability to continue through failure and challenging moments are elements of grit. Listen as Steve is joined by author Tom Hoerr, to examine ways to build your child’s grit. Find Tom’s books here. Get in touch with Tom: trhoerr@newcityschool.org Subscribe to the […]

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Podcast for Parents: Building Optimism (Part 16)

There are specific behaviors that one can consciously practice to gain optimism. In the opening to a multi-part podcast, Steve explores two of these behaviors: worst case scenario and valuing partial solutions. Consider how you can model these for your learners and guide them through exploring their own application. These are days that can test […]

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