Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud
Redesigning Learning For Our Turbulent Times

Redesigning Learning For Our Turbulent Times

July 7, 2022

Dr. Shira Leibowitz, author, university doctorial professor and pre-school/childcare founder, shares insights from her new book, "Havens of Hope: Ideas For Redesigning Education From the Covid-19 Pandemic." She describes how a crisis can be a catalyst, accelerator, anchor or sculptor. The questions “Why hope?” and “Why redesign?” are explored. 

Visit the Discovery Village Childcare and Preschool website.  
Visit the Revabilities website.

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Building Conversations with Your Child About Learning Strengths and Challenges

Building Conversations with Your Child About Learning Strengths and Challenges

July 5, 2022

Parent, educator, and CEO of Empower the Learner, Kathleen McClaskey, shares the need for parents to empower learners with knowing their strengths and challenges in order to take actions that lead to their hopes and dreams. She highlights her personal parenting and educating experiences that provide clear understanding of our important role.

Visit the Empower the Learner website.  
Email Kathleen: kathleen@empowerthelearner.com

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Student Voices Increase Equity

Student Voices Increase Equity

June 30, 2022

The listening principal, Dr. Kambar Khoshaba, shares how student voices impacted leadership and staff as well as the students themselves, all leading to increased equity. Hear how equity in middle school honors classes was achieved by focusing on student strengths and possibilities. A personal approach to parents and students has produced results.

Email Kambar: skkhoshaba@fcps.edu    
Read the article, "Students Sought Changes at Their Middle School. Their Principal Listened" here.

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Teaching, Learning & Technology

Teaching, Learning & Technology

June 28, 2022

Educator and technology futurist, Frances Valintine, describes teachers creating and facilitating learning opportunities that tap learner passion and agency. How does technology create new and empowering ways for teachers to create possibilities for learners and allow teachers to focus on the ever-extending human needs of students?

E-mail Frances: frances.valintine@themindlab.com
Visit The Mind Lab site.
Visit the Tech Futures Lab site. 
Find Frances' book, "Future You" here.

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Instructional Coaching: Relationships, Data, Action

Instructional Coaching: Relationships, Data, Action

June 23, 2022

Natalie Ulloa, a secondary instructional coach with a background in instructional design and Steven Baule, a professor in the Leadership Education Department at Winona State University, discuss coach and principal roles in building a collaborative culture for continuous growth. Building and maintaining trust is highlighted.

Read the article, "How to Build Relationships With Instructional Coaches"
Contact Natalie Ulloa: profe.ulloa16@gmail.com
Contact Steven Baule: steven.baule@winona.edu

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When Your Teenager or Pre-Schooler Can’t Get Started on a Task

When Your Teenager or Pre-Schooler Can’t Get Started on a Task

June 21, 2022

Deborah Farmer Kris, child development expert and author, shares the Pomodoro Technique and how parents can use it to assist learners in starting a task. Lowering anxiety and decreasing what, at times, becomes a youngster-parent struggle. Parents can use the strategy for themselves too.

Visit Deborah's website here. 
Read Deborah's article, "Teach Your Kids This Simple Strategy for Improving Focus: Pomodoro Technique."

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Empower the Learner Profile

Empower the Learner Profile

June 16, 2022

Kathleen McCloskey, CEO of Empower the Learner and co-author of "Make Learning Personal" and "How to Personalize Learning," identifies the need to develop student capacity to support their own learning, achieve agency, self-advocate for their learning and realize their hopes and dreams. As leaders, we need to create the same for staff.

Visit the Empower the Learner website.  
Get in touch with Kathleen: kathleen@empowerthelearner.com

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

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

June 14, 2022

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 future.

Visit Tara's website. 
Find Tara's book, "Different Cultures, Common Ground - 85 Proven Strategies to Connect in Your Classroom" here.

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School as a Learning Organization for Students and Staff

School as a Learning Organization for Students and Staff

June 9, 2022

Frances Valintine, the founder of The Mind Lab and The Tech Futures Lab and the author of "Future You", explores learning in and out of schools today. She describes “embracing change” and how leaders support a learning organization with an environment that embraces change.

E-mail Frances: frances.valintine@themindlab.com
Visit The Mind Lab site.
Visit the Tech Futures Lab site. 
Find Frances' book, "Future You" here.

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Podcast for Parents: Parents Encouraging Reflection on the Past School Year

Podcast for Parents: Parents Encouraging Reflection on the Past School Year

June 7, 2022

All of us can learn from reflection. A too often problem is that we neglect setting aside the time to do it. The end of a school year is a great time to encourage your children’s reflections on the past school year, regardless of their age. A set of possible starter questions are included in the podcast.

Read Open University's "What is Reflection?" 
Watch Lulu Chan's video on Reflection. 
Read Stringer & McFadden's Article, "Children as Reflective Thinkers."
Read Dr. Joanne Foster's "Reflective Habits of Mind."

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