Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud
Exploring Instructional Agility With Tom Schimmer

Exploring Instructional Agility With Tom Schimmer

July 22, 2021

Co-author of Instructional Agility, Tom Schimmer, joins this podcast to share thoughts on the role of “real time” assessment in agile teaching. Like agile athletes, agile teachers make quick yet thoughtful decisions about what comes next. Tom examines how grading can interfere with the focus on assessment for instruction.

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Podcast for Teachers: When Students Lead

Podcast for Teachers: When Students Lead

July 20, 2021

Author, Todd Nesloney, suggests it’s time to think differently about how we prepare and encourage students to grow as leaders. We should equip them with the tools and skills that will allow them to identify, take on, and solve real-world problems. This podcast explores the “why” and “how.”

Find Todd's books and resources here. 

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

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

July 15, 2021

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 achieve agreed upon student learning outcomes. This does not mean that everyone is doing the same thing the same way.” A coach’s question about time for conferencing with teachers is also included.

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Podcast for Parents: Helping Children go Back to School

Podcast for Parents: Helping Children go Back to School

July 13, 2021

There isn’t a back to normal as students re-enter classrooms. Students’ experiences during remote learning and being quarantined are different in many ways. The impact of those experiences also differs from youngster to youngster. Marie-Nathalie Beaudoin, a clinical psychologist, parent, and the author of The SKILL-ionaire in Every Child: Boosting Children's Socio-Emotional Skills Using the Latest in Brain Research shares conscious ways that parents can be the supporters of young people feeling hope, self-worth, and confidence.

Find Dr. Beaudoin's book "Mindfulness in a Busy World" here. (Use code RLFANDF30 for 30% off! 
Visit Dr. Beaudoin's website here. 

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Personalized Professional Learning: Teacher Voice and Choice in Coaching

Personalized Professional Learning: Teacher Voice and Choice in Coaching

July 8, 2021

How do you personalize coaching conferences so that the teacher’s agenda is driving the process. Working from the teacher’s agenda and maintaining that focus builds trust and increases teacher’s vulnerability which increases teacher growth. A sample conference with a teacher is included.

Find the Evaluation Coaching Continuum here. 
Find the Diagram on Teachers’ Agenda here. 

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Podcast for Teachers: Jumping Back Into Classrooms

Podcast for Teachers: Jumping Back Into Classrooms

July 6, 2021

How might our thinking long-term vs. short-term impact the decisions we make as we jump back into teaching and learning in classrooms? What would an observer in your classroom, focused on students and teacher, see and hear that indicates resilience is like to be increasing? Steve shares a strategy to assist in drawing your students into an empowering conversation about how they impact their own success.


Krznaric - The Good Ancestor 
Adeyemi Stembridge on Resilience. 

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Coaching the Desired School Culture

Coaching the Desired School Culture

July 1, 2021

The director of Culture and Strategic Leadership for the Texas Elementary Principals’ Association, Todd Nesloney, describes the importance of school leaders building the desired school culture. How instructional coaching and peer coaching impact a school’s culture are included.

Find Todd's books and resources here.

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Podcast for Teachers: Collaboration - Teachers/Students/The Greater Community- Learning for All

Podcast for Teachers: Collaboration - Teachers/Students/The Greater Community- Learning for All

June 29, 2021

A Kindergarten and High School Science teacher describe the collaboration they entered with each other, their students, and outside school partners to engage students in inquiry and critical thinking through hands on learning experiences. They recommend the Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) program: https://www.globe.gov/

Get in touch with Pam Patterson:  ppatterson@hollandcsd.org
Get in touch with Kim Feneziani: kfeneziani@hollandcsd.org

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Coaching Virtually Without Observation

Coaching Virtually Without Observation

June 24, 2021

There are situations where the opportunity for a coach to observe the teaching and learning process is not available. Steve models a post conference in this podcast that illustrates a coach’s ability to support teacher reflections following her project based learning activity. Ending a post conference with a pre-conference for their next coaching conversation is included.

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Podcast for Parents: Young People Building Leadership Skills

Podcast for Parents: Young People Building Leadership Skills

June 22, 2021

“I believe that every child is capable of growing into a leader. Leadership looks different for everyone.” These words from educator and author, Todd Nesloney, are the foundation for his encouragement and advice to parents in this podcast. Things we as caretakers should and should not do are highlighted.

Find Todd's books and resources here. 

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