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Podcast: Home Learning vs. Homework

October 3, 2019 By admin

In the fifth episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve ponders “Home Learning vs. Homework.” Listen as Steve examines the impact that home learning makes on student achievement. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit BarkleyPD.com to find new episodes. Thanks for listening!

Why Coaching?

October 3, 2019 By admin

I found a blog post on twitter for #EducoachOC , Australian educators interested in coaching who have a monthly chat. I have interacted with some of the chat regulars from time to time. This post, by Andrea Stringer, titled, “What’s in it for me?” , was preliminary to an upcoming chat and presented insights and questions […]

Podcast: Maximizing Learning

October 3, 2019 By admin

In the second episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve is joined by PLS 3rd Learning CEO Don Jacobs, Ph.D., to ponder “Maximizing Learning.” Listen, as Don and Steve examine the design of a school day with the goal of creating an environment where the largest number of students are spending the […]

Podcast: Warm Demanders

October 3, 2019 By admin

In the third episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve ponders “Warm Demanders.” Listen as Steve examines the work of Judith Kleinfeld, who observed teachers who were having the greatest success in producing student learning and labeled them “warm demanders.” Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or […]

Podcast: Supporting or Hijacking Professional Learning Communities

October 3, 2019 By admin

In the fourth episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve ponders “Supporting or Hijacking Professional Learning Communities.” Listen as Steve explores how PLCs can positively impact student success through quality school-based leadership. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit BarkleyPD.com to find new episodes. Thanks for […]

Introducing the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud Podcast

October 3, 2019 By admin

Podcast Episode 1: The Importance of a Collaborative School Culture We are excited to announce the first episode of the new Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, now available for free through the iTunes Store. In the first episode, Steve ponders “The Importance of a Collaborative School Culture.” In each episode of the Ponders Out […]

Return on Instruction (ROI)

October 3, 2019 By admin

I found the term “return on instruction” in Learning Transformed: 8 Keys to Designing Tomorrow’s Schools, Today by Eric Sheninger and Thomas Murray. They suggest it is not a matter of if but when key stakeholders and decision makers will ask for indicators of evidence that illustrate positive effects of technology on student learning outcomes. […]

Hybrid Rotation Learner Behaviors

October 3, 2019 By admin

Some schools have implemented a rotation instructional model that has students learning by moving in small groups among working in teacher directed instruction, a collaborative learning activity, and an independent learning (often technology based) task. Some approached this strategy as a way of increasing differentiation or personalization. Some were focused on a process for increasing […]

Conversations About Teaching and Learning

October 3, 2019 By admin

Justin Baeder wrote a great article for ASCD Express titled, Go and See: The Key to Improving Teaching and Leading.   Having read his thoughts, I’d add a little to the title: Go…See… and Converse. Baeder is clear on the value of the conversation: “Making a daily practice of visiting classrooms, observing briefly, and talking with […]

Establishing the Coach-Principal Partnership

October 3, 2019 By admin

  For an instructional coaching program to successfully impact educator learning that drives increased student learning, it is critical that the principal and coach align their thinking, goals and plans. Sebastian Wren and Diana Vallejo writing in Effective Collaboration Between Instructional Coaches and Principals,  identify several critical elements for successful instructional coaching initiatives, including the coach-principal […]