Parents & Guardians - Steve Barkley
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Podcast for Parents: When Is a Rigorous Program What We Want for Our Students? When Isn’t It?

What signs signal us as parents that the “rigor” level of our child’s program may need an adjustment? What conversations should parents be having with school staff about rigor? How do we encourage programs that develop well-rounded people who impact the world? Two heads of schools share their experiences. Read “The Dark Side of Rigor” […]

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Podcast for Parents: Parenting to Build Greater Independence

Our children build a sense of self-efficacy when they realize that their own actions have produced successful outcomes rather than believing success was generated by my parents’ actions. Over helping and over directing can prevent the necessary experiences of “successful failures.” Having chores at home can be helpful. Consider how you create an environment for […]

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Podcast for Parents: How Parents Can Encourage the Development of Learners’ Executive Functioning Skills

Parent, teacher, and teacher educator, Brenda Watkins, shares how parents can support their children at all ages in developing working memory, inhibitory control, and cognitive flexibility. These executive functioning skills are needed for success in and out of school. Contact Brenda at: bwakins@pls3rdlearning.com Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or […]

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Podcast for Parents: Helping Children go Back to School

There isn’t a back to normal as students re-enter classrooms. Students’ experiences during remote learning and being quarantined are different in many ways. The impact of those experiences also differs from youngster to youngster. Marie-Nathalie Beaudoin, a clinical psychologist, parent, and the author of, The SKILL-ionaire in Every Child: Boosting Children’s Socio-Emotional Skills Using the […]

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Podcast for Parents: Young People Building Leadership Skills

“I believe that every child is capable of growing into a leader. Leadership looks different for everyone.” These words from educator and author, Todd Nesloney, are the foundation for his encouragement and advice to parents in this podcast. Things we as caretakers should and should not do are highlighted. Find Todd’s books and resources here.  […]

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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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