Professional Development - Page 2 of 61 - Steve Barkley

Promoting Reflection for Educator Learning

The Lifelong Learning UK Standards make clear, reflection is a core component of effective continuing professional development (CPD) and key to becoming a skilled teacher. (Benefits of Encouraging Teacher Self Reflection) In recent sessions that I’ve facilitated for teachers’ peer coaching and administrators’ peer coaching, I have stressed coaching behaviors that increase reflection on the […]

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Empowering Conversations

I am currently providing one-to-one coaching with a district’s central office and building principals staff around the design of their individual professional growth plans. The goal is to generate plans that are focused on their professional learning that will promote learning throughout the system with maximum payoff in student learning. We use a backwards approach […]

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Designing and Facilitating Discussions for Inquiry and Learning

The Open University UK’s website responds to the question: Why talk for learning is important? “Talk is a part of human development that helps us to think, learn and make sense of the world. People use language as a tool for developing reasoning, knowledge and understanding. Therefore, encouraging students to talk as part of their learning […]

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Podcast: There is No Mountaintop to Teaching

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve explores the concept of there being no mountaintop in a teaching career. Watch the Dylan William video here. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit BarkleyPD.com to find new episodes. PODCAST TRANSCRIPTAnnouncer: 00:00 Conduct better educational […]

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Supporting Teachers in Successful Parent Conferences

I prepared the following guidelines for a client who wants to examine how mentors and instructional coaches could provide support to beginning teachers as they conduct crucial parent conferences. I thought that some of my blog readers would know teachers who would find this helpful. I believe that too often mentors, coaches, and administrators are […]

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The Barkley Ponders Out Loud Podcast: The Year in Review

The end of the year is a great time to reflect upon where you’ve been and where you’re headed. This year, the Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast grew in leaps and bounds. In July, we celebrated our 100th episode. And now have produced a grand total of 120 episodes with over 58,000 downloads! Our podcast […]

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