Teachers - Steve Barkley
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Podcast for Teachers: Creating Environments and Time for Play

The author of Emphasizing the Importance of Play During Distance Learning, Madeleine Rogin, shares her experiences and insights around the role of play for teachers and students. Play tends to provide intrinsic motivation, opportunities for decision making, and spontaneous immersion in the moment; all of which have positive impacts on learning. Find her article, Emphasizing […]

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Podcast for Teachers: Building Students Executive Functioning

Teachers can invest in conscious planning to create opportunities for students to strengthen executive functioning skills. Experienced teacher and teacher educator, Brenda Watkins, outlines the benefits and example strategies for all grade levels. Learn More & Register for the Developing Executive Function to Empower Learners course here.  Contact Brenda: bwakins@pls3rdlearning.com Subscribe to the Steve Barkley […]

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Podcast for Teachers: Supporting Students’ Emotional Needs As They Return to School

School counselor and author of Middle School Matters, Phyllis Fagell, shares important understandings and suggested mindsets for teachers to be exploring as they approach the remainder of this school year, summer programs and next fall. Her specific examples from her day to day interactions with students provide great insights. You can contact Phyllis at https://phyllisfagell.com/ […]

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Podcast for Teachers: Supporting Student Focus for Learning

Building students’ abilities to focus became increasingly important prior to the pandemic and has increased importance as students return to classrooms now and in the fall. Clinical psychologist and director of the SKIPS (Skills for Kids, Parents, and Schools), Marie-Nathalie Beaudoin, shares ways that teachers can plan specific practices that support students in developing focusing […]

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Podcast for Teachers: When Students Lead

Author, Todd Nesloney, suggests it’s time to think differently about how we prepare and encourage students to grow as leaders. We should equip them with the tools and skills that will allow them to identify, take on, and solve real-world problems. This podcast explores the “why” and “how.” Find Todd’s books and resources here.  Subscribe […]

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Podcast for Teachers: Jumping Back Into Classrooms

How might our thinking long-term vs. short-term impact the decisions we make as we jump back into teaching and learning in classrooms? What would an observer in your classroom, focused on students and teacher, see and hear that indicates resilience is like to be increasing? Steve shares a strategy to assist in drawing your students […]

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