Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud
Podcast for Teachers: Building Developmental Relationships—Teachers’ Findings

Podcast for Teachers: Building Developmental Relationships—Teachers’ Findings

March 2, 2021

Four educators from Passaic Public Schools in New Jersey share their experiences and insights with building development relationships when school is virtual. These educators are approaching a year of virtual teaching. Their enthusiasm and optimism drives their ongoing learning and that of their students.

Get in contact with Chad, Director of Professional Learning: cleverett@passaicschools.org

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Coaching Around  Student Engagement

Coaching Around  Student Engagement

February 25, 2021

Instructional coaches share that teachers often ask them to observe and coach with a focus on student engagement. What should a coach explore before agreeing to the teacher’s request? On this podcast Steve provides coaching to a coach on how to explore student engagement with an individual teacher and her grade level cohort.

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Podcast for Parents - Lifelong Kindergarten: Cultivating Creativity

Podcast for Parents - Lifelong Kindergarten: Cultivating Creativity

February 23, 2021

The Lifelong Kindergarten group at MIT researches and develops strategies and technologies that engage young people in creative learning experiences. Consider how some of their insights and suggestions fit into building play as a learning element for your children as well as for yourself.
Are you modelling learning through play?

Read Steve's blog on the gift of time for creativity here.

Resources:

"Engaging people in creative learning experiences"
"The 4 P's of Creative Learning"
"10 Tips for Cultivating Creativity in Your Kids"

Building Educator Growth Plans Around the Question: What do our students need us to learn?

Building Educator Growth Plans Around the Question: What do our students need us to learn?

February 18, 2021

The Western Academy of Beijing conducted this podcast interview of Steve Barkley to share the importance of continuous educator learning with their entire school community. How often is your staff asking, “What do our students need us to learn?"

Find this episode and more from The WAB Podcast here.

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Podcast for Parents: Parents Collaborating with Schools

Podcast for Parents: Parents Collaborating with Schools

February 16, 2021

Chad Dumas, a parent, teacher, researcher and author who focuses on collaboration in schools shares his thinking about parent-school collaboration. Communication around needs and goals is highlighted.

Visit Chad's website here.

Follow Chad on Twitter: @chaddumas

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Supporting Teachers’ Use of Flash Feedback

Supporting Teachers’ Use of Flash Feedback

February 11, 2021

Providing students with quality feedback is an important instructional component that can have high impact on student learning. Mathew Johnson, the author of Flash Feedback: Responding to Student Writing Better and Faster- Without Burning Out identifies strategies that coaches can share with teachers so that feedback is regular, timely, clear and while students are constructing/producing.  Implications for feedback to teachers are also discussed.

Visit Matt's website here.

Podcast for Teachers: A Kindness Challenge: Inclusion, Equity, Compassion

Podcast for Teachers: A Kindness Challenge: Inclusion, Equity, Compassion

February 9, 2021

Educator and children’s author, Jeff Kubiak, identifies how we as teachers can focus on empowering students with stories of failure, success, and resilience. Thoughts and resources for random acts of kindness are explored.

Find Jeff's books & resources here.

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A Technology Director’s Thoughts on Meaningful Professional Learning

A Technology Director’s Thoughts on Meaningful Professional Learning

February 4, 2021

Eujon Anderson, the Director of Technology at Troy City Schools in Alabama, shares insights and questions to guide coaches and administrators in providing impactful professional learning for teachers. His guidance applies to the past, present, and future with a special application now as schools work virtually, hybrid, and onsite.

Keeping Professional Learning Interesting During Remote Learning

Get in touch with Eujon:
Email: eujon.anderson@gmail.com
Twitter: @eujon_anderson
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/eujonanderson/
www.eujonanderson.com

Podcast for Parent: Building Family Resilience

Podcast for Parent: Building Family Resilience

February 1, 2021

Resilience is the capacity that allows a person, group, community or family to prevent, minimize or overcome the damaging effects of adversity. Children who lack resiliency need teachers, parents and other care givers to help them become resilient. This podcast explores some strategies for building your family’s hero journey through this challenging time.

How to Build a Resilient School Community: Three ways to Preserve Relationships So We Emerge Stronger Together (Phyllis Fagell)

The Importance of Setting Family Goals – and How to Do It 

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Collaboration is Critical to PLC’s

Collaboration is Critical to PLC’s

January 28, 2021

Chad Dumas, the author of Let’s Put the C Back in PLC’s, shares strategies for instructional coaches and school leaders to support the effectiveness of PLCs. The conversation includes the skills that teachers need to gain to work effectively as team members and the understanding that as long as leaders are directing PLC’s, the true power cannot be achieved reached.

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