Parents & Guardians - Steve Barkley

Podcast for Parents: Building Learners’ Intrinsic Motivation

When our behaviors are motivated internally, it increases positive emotions, generates feelings of satisfaction and meaning. This can help improve and build contentment and confidence in the long term. It can also results in more sustained interest, excitement, confidence, persistence, self-esteem, and performance over time. This podcast contains steps you can take as parents to […]

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Podcast for Parents: Patience for Parents and Learners

Patience is an important parenting, life, and success skill. Examine your continuing development of patience and the importance of and strategies for modelling and teaching patience to your children. More time with “school learning” at home requires increased patience on all our parts. We can all benefit from developing more patience. 4 Steps to More […]

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Podcast for Parents: Supporting Your Learners – Being a Coach

Whether your learners are working virtually, in classrooms, or doing both in a hybrid model, your assistance as a learning coach can build more current academic success now and reinforce important executive functioning skills. These are career and life skills. Listen as Steve provides some specific focus areas and examples of what coaching conversations might […]

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Podcast for Parents: Conversations With Learners as the New School Year Begins

As this school year begins with unknowns and different learning settings, some conversations with your children can better prepare them to be resilient in these situations. Consider the responses you might use as children share some worries or concerns. What strategies can you model to build resilience? How to Talk to Your Kids About the […]

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Podcast for Teachers: Rough Draft Math

Dr. Amanda Jansen, the author of Rough Draft Math, shares her insights and specific strategies for creating increased student dialogue, thinking, and engagement in math classrooms. What are the benefits of students beginning with the concept of producing a rough draft rather than a finished math answer? View Dr. Jansen’s website here. Find Dr. Jansen […]

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Podcast: Supporting Your Child’s Social-Emotional Learning

Social-emotional skills are key to students current and future academic and life success. They have been identified as college and workplace readiness skills. In this podcast, Steve explores five main areas of skills and strategies you can implement at home. The unknowns of the upcoming school year increases the importance of building social-emotional learning opportunities. […]

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