Teachers - Steve Barkley

Podcast for Teachers: Creating a Classroom Where Students Learn From Mistakes

The author of Risk. Fail. Rise… A Teacher’s Guide to Learning from Mistakes, Colleen Cruz, describes why we want to create “a mistake welcoming school.” What mistakes do we frequently make when responding to learners’ mistakes? How can teachers reflect out loud on our mistakes as a model for students. Read “Risk. Fail. Rise.” here.  […]

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Podcast for Teachers: The Ikea Effect

The Ikea Effect occurs when people successfully complete a labor-intense task and value the fruits of their labor and the products they have created.  As teachers we look to empower students by increasing voice and choice in selecting learning outcomes and providing appropriate scaffolding when needed and requested. Read Angela Duckworth’s Blog on the Ikea […]

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Podcast for Teachers: Joyful Teaching – What Are Classrooms Like When Joy Is a Priority?

Hear how this teacher’s joyful mindset resulted in a classroom where student learning excelled. Brittany Cabrera describes why “keeping it simple” is a key to joyfulness. Find Brittany on LinkedIn. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit BarkleyPD.com to find new episodes!

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Podcast for Teachers: My Professional Learning – How Do I Make the Most Of What I’ve Learned During Virtual and Hybrid Teaching

Professional Learning should be personalized. Allie Rodman, author and founder of The Learning Loop, identifies ways that teachers can maximize the value of their ongoing learning in the post pandemic setting. How do you tap into, direct, and personalize your learning opportunities? Visit Allie’s website, The Learning Loop, here. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders […]

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Podcast for Teachers – Teaching and Learning Virtually: What Works for This Middle School Science Teacher

Denise Wright, who teaches 8th grade earth science virtually for Horry County Schools in South Carolina, is a virtual teacher of the year who writes an online teacher column for the National Science Teachers’ Association. Listen as she shares her passion and strategies for engaging students in science inquiry and learning. Her engagement of students […]

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Podcast for Teachers: Teachers as Collaborators

What are the costs and benefits to teachers as they learn within PLC’s? Chad Dumas, the author of Let’s Put the C back in PLCs, answers this question and highlights how teachers can assess the effectiveness of their current PLC process along with strategies to improve its effectiveness. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out […]

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