Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud
Parenting on an Uncharted Journey

Parenting on an Uncharted Journey

March 16, 2021

Jeff Kubiak, the author of, "One Drop of Kindness" and "It's Me" explores the impact of the quarantine on children and young people and how we as parents and grandparents can best support them. A discussion around building characteristics of kindness and compassion is included.

Find Jeff’s books and resources here.

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Coaching When Staff Are Overwhelmed

Coaching When Staff Are Overwhelmed

March 11, 2021

How do I respond when teachers share that they are overwhelmed by student needs, paperwork, parent demands, and curriculum requirements, as well as their own personal struggles? Steve explores how coaches avoid becoming defensive and encourage staff collaboration.

Read Steve's blog, "Empathy to the Complaining" here.
Ready Steve's blog, "We Are In This Together" and find the Wheatly diagram here. 

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Teaching Virtually for a Year: Teachers’ Thoughts on Building Social-Emotional Skills

Teaching Virtually for a Year: Teachers’ Thoughts on Building Social-Emotional Skills

March 9, 2021

Three teachers and a staff developer from Passaic, NJ who have been teaching virtually for a year examine how they approach building students skills for self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision making. Clearly, there is no going back to “normal.”

Get in contact with Chad, Director of Staff Development at: cleverett@passaicschools.org

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Professional Learning—Let’s Not Go Back to Normal!

Professional Learning—Let’s Not Go Back to Normal!

March 4, 2021

Allie Rodman, the author of Personalized Professional Learning: A Job- Embedded Pathway for Elevating Teacher Voice and founder of The Learning Loop, shares ways that school leaders and instructional coaches should be building learner voice, co-creation, social construction, and self-discovery into their designs for professional learning. What are we learning as leaders in the time of virtual and hybrid days that should we carry forward?

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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 Staff Development at: 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.

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