Parents & Guardians - Steve Barkley

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 for Parents: Parents Supporting Play

Author, Kindergarten teacher, dance teacher, and parent, Madeleine Rogin, illustrates the impact of play for wellness and learning. Memories of joyful and meaningful play experiences help bind families together emotionally, even long after children are grown. A great reward for all involved. Read Madeleine’s article, “Emphasizing the Importance of Play During Distance Learning” here. Read […]

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Podcast for Parents: Tapping a Spark for Science

Gain some great resources and motivation for sparking your child’s interest (at any age) in science. An experienced and passionate science educator and writer for the National Science Teacher’s Association, Denise Wright, provides encouragement and ways to get started. Find Denise on Twitter: @DenisecWright E-mail Denise: ienjoyteaching@gmail.com Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast […]

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Podcast for Parents: The Value of a Different School Frameworks for Learning

Increasingly, students and parents are having the opportunity of selecting among different school programs and designs. Peter Wieczorek, a director, and teacher at Northwest Passage High School, an inquiry-driven project-based learning program, explores insights and questions for parents to consider as they make decisions. Engaging students in these choices is also explored. Visit the Northwest […]

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Podcast for Parents: Parents Building Joyful Curiosity for Learning

A parent of two, experienced teacher and teacher coach, Brittany Cabrera, shares her experiences and insights on the importance of joy and curiosity in learning. How do we implement simple fun opportunities and gain more joy for all involved? How do we deal with our desires to go “over the top” when wanting to create […]

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Podcast for Parents: Teaching Our Children to Learn From Mistakes and Minimize Mistakes

Author, Colleen Cruz, presents a clear strategy for dealing with our parenting mistakes and our children’s mistakes.  She and Steve explore and laugh about the mistakes we all make while parenting and how we can coach our own continuous development. Find Colleen’s book, “Risk. Fail. Rise” here. Visit Colleen’s website here. Subscribe to the Steve […]

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