Teachers - Steve Barkley

Podcast for Teachers: Quality Learning From Agency and Motivation

“Focusing on autonomy, mastery, and purpose helps my classroom be a place where both my students and I want to be. And that makes all the difference.” reported Mary Davenport, a high school English teacher. She shares her insights and examples as she is guided by the concepts of autonomy, mastery, and purpose from Daniel […]

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Podcast for Teachers: Teaching Students to Use Think Time

As teachers, we learn to consciously add a pause after our questions and after students’ responses to increase student thinking. We can increase the thinking students do by teaching and coaching students how to use the time. What are the learning production behaviors that empower students for future learning? “Applying Think Time to Formative Feedback” […]

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Podcast for Teachers: Exploring Classroom Freedoms and Responsibilities

How are you purposefully planning for shaping the learning environment with your students? How much focus will be placed on having control vs how much focus will be on generating opportunities to learn freedom? Can students learn from a behavioral mistakes rather than be punished for them? How comfortable are you with your decisions about […]

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Podcast for Teachers: Start the Year Planning for Relationships

The first days and weeks of school with new students are important in impacting future learning. Purposeful plans for learning about students and having them learn about you are valuable. Setting the stage for building trust and relationships are worth the investment in time and energy. Listen to Tara Brown’s podcast episode here. Watch Kent […]

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Podcast for Teachers: Plan Now for an Opening “Wow” to Tap Students’ Emotions

Emotions and learning are inseparable. Positive emotions generated as students and teachers begin their shared learning experiences can shape the learning days that follow. Steve shares how “wow” experiences can tap the desired emotions along with examples from teachers. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit BarkleyPD.com to find […]

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Podcast for Teachers – Having Learners Discover: Who I am, How do I learn, & What do I Aspire to be?

Experienced teacher, professional developer and Chief Learning Officer of Empower the Learner, Kathleen McClaskey, shares the importance of teachers asking and listening to guide students exploration with these three key questions. She stress the role of identity for empowered learning. Visit the Empower the Learner website. Email Kathleen: kathleen@empowerthelearner.com Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders […]

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