Teachers - Steve Barkley

Podcast for Teachers: Emotions Are Not Soft Skills. They are Hard Science.

Tara Brown, The Connection Coach, shares the need for relationships to precede relevance and rigor. The author of “Different Cultures – Common Ground,” shares beliefs and strategies that guide us to communicate the needed messages to students. She stresses the need for students to understand that they can be in the driver’s seat for their […]

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Podcast for Teachers: Promoting Student Character Traits for Thriving Rather Than Striving

Teacher, author, and child development expert, Deborah Farmer Kris, examines the need for considering balance and purpose for our students. Teens are reporting as running on empty. Striving but not thriving. She discusses supporting students to build optimism, curiosity, and integrity. Visit the Parenthood365 website. Read Deborah’s article, “Striving or Thriving? Steps to Help Kids […]

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Podcast for Teachers: Scaffolding for Engagement in Complexity

Acceleration and equity require teachers to provide ALL students with engagement in on grade-level or above, complex learning tasks. Too little or too much scaffolding prevents students from gaining the needed learning opportunities. Consider when you might be rescuing students rather than scaffolding. Consider why just-in-time scaffolding is important. Read the article, “Just-in-Time vs Just-in-Case […]

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Podcast for Teachers: Teaching Math with Parents as Partners

Most elementary teachers have dealt with parent questions and concerns about math instruction. Some teachers have been the parent raising those concerns with their child’s teacher. Hilary Kreisberg, the Director at the Center for Mathematics Achievement at Lesley University, and the author of, “Partnering with Parents in Elementary Math,” shares findings from interviews with parents […]

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Podcast for Teachers: Creating Belonging in Class Discussions

Students have shared that discussion time is scarier than taking a test. How do we create classrooms where students report that during discussions they feel confident to ask a question, feel that classmates are listening to them, and feel connected to classmates? Liza Garonzik, from Real Discussion, provides some immediate steps teachers can take. Read […]

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Podcast for Teachers: Reflection as an Element of Co-teaching

Teachers, Colin Donelle and Jon Binschus, share the development of a teaching partnership that implements elements of peer coaching into their planning, teaching, & debriefing process. Reflection is continually increased throughout the process. The role of vulnerability and trust are explored. E-mail Colin: cdonelle@aisgz.org E-mail Jon: jbinschus@aisgz.org Find Colin on Twitter: @ColinDonelle Subscribe to the […]

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