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Podcast: Technology: Teaching & Learning

October 3, 2019 By admin

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve ponders “Technology: Teaching & Learning”. Listen as Steve interviews Dr. Mike Speziale about the impact that technology has on teaching and learning. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit BarkleyPD.com to find new episodes. Thanks for […]

Case Study: The Austin Independent School District

October 3, 2019 By admin

Working & Learning Online with Steve The Austin Independent School District (AISD) is a diverse, urban district that is making great progress in student academic achievement. The AISD team recently participated in Working & Learning Online with Steve Barkley. We asked Trish Jarrott, Coordinator, Employee Effectiveness in the Office of Talent, Acquisition and Development to […]

Working & Learning Online With Steve Barkley

October 3, 2019 By admin

Go the distance, without going anywhere. Steve Barkley has captured the ability to engage educators in “face-to-face” learning for over 35 years! As a nationally and internationally regarded educational consultant, Steve has served as an educational consultant to school districts, teacher organizations, state departments of education, and colleges and universities. Steve has helped hundreds of […]

Academic Optimism

October 3, 2019 By admin

I mentioned in the last blog that I was reading Bryan Goodwin’s Simply Better: Doing What Matters Most to Change the Odds for Student Success. I was introduced (p.121) to a term coined by Hoy, Tarter, and Hoy (2006)…academic optimism. The power of optimism has been an interest of mine for several years. It’s a […]

Creativity and Critical Thinking

October 3, 2019 By admin

I am preparing a workshop presentation for middle and high school teachers titled Teaching with and for Creativity and Critical Thinking.  The current writing regarding 21st  century  skills that are necessary for students to be college ready and career ready stresses the need for both. Here is a partial list of skills students should be […]

A District Focus on Student Learning Behaviors

October 3, 2019 By admin

This week I had the great opportunity to work with educators in Leander Independent School District (LISD) in Texas. They held a two day professional development conference (The 19th Annual Continuous Improvement Conference). It was a great place for me to be presenting backwards planning from student achievement to student behaviors to teacher practices, as […]

Mentoring for School Leaders

October 3, 2019 By admin

I spent a day this week facilitating a team of very experienced educators who have served as international school heads and superintendents around the world. They will be serving as mentors for AAIE’s -Association for the Advancement of International Education new Institute for International School Leadership. The goal of the Institute is to advance the preparation and […]

Administrators’ and Instructional Coaches’ Involvement in PLCs

October 3, 2019 By admin

From time to time, I am asked about how administrators should be involved in Professional Learning Communities (PLCs). I’ve written an earlier blog, and recorded a podcast, on administrators supporting or hijacking PLCs. I have continually proposed that PLCs should be empowering teachers, but in too many schools are often a compliance activity.  (See blog: Empowering […]

Peer Coaching Payoffs

October 3, 2019 By admin

During the current and past year, I have been working with the staff at QSI International School of Chengdu in China.  Using Skype, I facilitated professional learning sessions with the entire staff and held coaching sessions with individual PLCs. Last year we focused on professional learning communities and this Fall we added peer coaching practices. […]

Being a Warm Demander

October 3, 2019 By admin

How does a teacher communicate caring and expectational beliefs in a way that most positively impacts student achievement? Judith Kleinfeld coined the term warm demanders when describing teachers who most successfully supported student achievement. Creating four quadrants with a vertical scale running from low to high expectations and a horizontal scale running from low to […]