Parents & Guardians - Steve Barkley

Podcast: Exploring Practicing and Studying With Your Learner

Learning how to learn is certainly one of the most important areas of knowledge and skills for our students to develop. Much future success requires new learning. Maximizing the return on time spent practicing and studying is both rewarding in current success and confident building for the future. It motivates future effort in studying and […]

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Podcast for Parents: The Thinking Brain and Body Movement

Dr. Gretchen Stewart, a parent, teacher, researcher and the founder of an upcoming school, Smart Moves Academy, which focuses on the thinking brain and the moving body to maximize learning, shares her knowledge and experience with parents. As a parent of two children with learning differences, her understanding of providing for individual learning needs is […]

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Podcast for Parents: Developing Gratitude

Practicing gratitude creates a positive mindset, which can lead to increased self-esteem, compassion for others, and overall happiness. These can lead kids to have a better attitude towards school and their families, as well as reduced stress and a better sense of self. How can parents and care takers generate more frequent consciousness gratitude practices? […]

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Podcast for Parents: Peer Relationships/Peer Pressures

Studies show that children who have a strong self-esteem are better at resisting negative peer pressure and influence. How can parents best support their children in making positive choices as peer influences arise? School counselor, Michelle Bradley, explores this question. Contact Michelle: Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or […]

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Podcast for Parents: Parents Encouraging Deeper Learning

Deeper learning increases the likelihood that learners can transfer their learning to new settings and problems.  Too often, “getting schoolwork done” stops learners at surface learning.  How can parents support deeper learning both in and out of school? Read the article, “4 Expert Strategies for Engaging Your Child in Deeper Learning” here. Subscribe to the […]

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Podcast for Parents: Generating the Love from Labor Experience (The IKEA Effect)

Our past experiences of finding love from our labor motivate our future efforts and willingness to take on challenges. As supporting adults we often need to know just the right amount of help and just the right time to provide it. Work to maintain that pleasure of love from labor that most parents experience when […]

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