Professional Development - Steve Barkley

Take a Course with PLS Classes this Year and Get Rewarded

I wanted to share a special offer with you from my partner PLS Classes. PLS Classes provides educators with on-site, online, and self-paced graduate courses. They’ve recently added several new remote learning courses to their catalog of extraordinary classes. As a thank you for your support of Barkley PD, we’d like to offer you a […]

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Mindfulness and Focusing

Dr. Marie-Nathalie Beaudoin joined me earlier for a series of podcasts for teachers, parents, and school leaders where we explored both virtual learning and the return to classrooms in schools. When I heard about her recent book, I asked if she would share some elements from it as a guest blogger, and am excited that […]

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Podcast: Encouraging Teachers to Build Students’ Executive Functioning Skills

Teacher educator, Brenda Watkins, shares her classroom experiences and content from the graduate level course Developing Executive Function to Empower Learners. Included are observable elements for recognizing strategies and opportunities for extending teacher focus on empowering students. Contact Brenda at: bwakins@pls3rdlearning.com Learn about Project Zero here. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast […]

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Creating an Environment for Acceleration

I am working with several school systems and their instructional coaches and administrators to support teachers in creating a mindset and actions of acceleration rather than remediation as they begin the coming school year. Here are some of the resources I’ve found that might be helpful to you in planning your professional development and coaching. […]

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Podcast: Personalized Professional Learning – Teacher Voice and Choice in PLCs and Coaching

Some teachers are uncomfortable working with grade-level “teams” or in PLC’s as they believe that their voice and choice is limited with some decision that we all need to do the same thing. Steve suggests, “As a member of a PLC, a teacher can agree that the team will learn, plan, and work together to […]

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Emerging and Sustaining a Coaching Culture

I was interviewed on this topic by Jonathan Mueller and Scott Linder for the BabblED podcast. They initially asked me for my personal experiences that speak to the power of coaching. Those of you who have heard my early history in teaching are aware that I was “vaccinated” into teaching as a public and coached […]

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