Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud
Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud
Steve Barkley
For the past 35 years, Steve Barkley has served as an education consultant to school districts, teacher organizations, state departments of education, and colleges and universities nationally and internationally, facilitating the changes necessary for them to reach students and successfully prepare them for the 21st century. A prolific published author, his weekly blog has evolved into a go-to resource for teachers and administrators all over the world. Visit BarkleyPD.com to learn more.
Early Reading Classrooms - Coaching ”Look For’s”
Dr. Heather Kenny, a past kindergarten teacher, reading interventionist, consultant and higher education teacher-educator, explores how school leaders and coaches can support teachers of early readers.  She is the President of Unleashed Innovation, Inc. and the creator of Sounder & Friends,™ an educational adventure show to develop learners’ phonemic awareness. Dr. Kenny identifies desired student learning behaviors to build foundational reading success. Watch an episode of Sounder and Friends here.    Contact Dr. Kenny here. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit BarkleyPD.com to find new episodes!
Jan 13, 2022
18 min
Teaching So That Every Student Matters
Teacher and head of Physical Education, Wayne Roland, identifies insights from his teaching background in a school with a strong focus on teaching as a team sport. He highlights the impact of a mentoring program for students and the school’s focus on trust, integrity, care, and love. Get in touch with Wayne: wayne.roland@cy.kaiwenacademy.cn Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit BarkleyPD.com to find new episodes!
Jan 11, 2022
17 min
Jim Knight Ponders with Steve About Reframing Mindsets Through Coaching (Part 2)
I had the pleasure to be a presenter in Jim Knight’s TLC21 Conference. Jim Joined my session and shared his insights as we explored four different mindsets. In part 2, we examine a longer term focus rather than the usual education short term and how we can use our proximity to students for greater learning impact. View the Marshmallow/Acorn Video here.  Listen to Neema Avashia's comments here.
Jan 6, 2022
25 min
Building Reading Success With Sounds
Heather Kenny, a past kindergarten teacher and reading teacher educator, has developed a children’s adventure show called Sounder and Friends™ to promote beginning reading skills. Heather shares with parents ways to build sound awareness for successful reading. She also includes how parents can spot indicators of children’s missing skills that warrant sharing with teachers. Watch an episode of Sounder and Friends here.  Find the free App and other resources on the Sounder and Friends website. Visit the Sounder and Friends Facebook page here. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit BarkleyPD.com to find new episodes!
Dec 21, 2021
11 min
Jim Knight Ponders with Steve About Reframing Mindsets Through Coaching (Part 1)
I had the pleasure to be a presenter in Jim Knight’s TLC21 Conference. Jim Joined my session and shared his insights as we explored four different mindsets. In part one we examine coaching focused around what we love rather than what we hate and on designing learning in an ecosystem rather than an assembly line. View the "Good Ancestor" video here. View "Voices from the Field: Impact of the Aware Mindset" here. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit BarkleyPD.com to find new episodes!
Dec 16, 2021
25 min
Leaders’ Messages to Teachers in December and January
What are the messages you want to share with teachers as the winter break draws close and as teachers and students return to school in January? Are staff and students languishing? Do we need to refocus on “what really matters?” How can you communicate to teachers that you support and encourage their focus on what really matters? That focus is likely provide renewal and recharging for teachers. Watch Adam Grant's clip on languishing here. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit BarkleyPD.com to find new episodes!
Dec 9, 2021
19 min
The Thinking Brain and Body Movement
Dr. Gretchen Stewart, a parent, teacher, researcher and the founder of an upcoming school, Smart Moves Academy, which focuses on the thinking brain and the moving body to maximize learning, shares her knowledge and experience with parents. As a parent of two children with learning differences, her understanding of providing for individual learning needs is highlighted. Get in touch: gretchen@smartmovesacademy.org Visit the Smart Moves Academy Facebook page here.  Visit the Smart Moves Academy website here.  Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit BarkleyPD.com to find new episodes!
Dec 7, 2021
10 min
Supporting Teachers’ PLC Practices
Experienced teacher, PLC teacher leader, and Instructional Coach, Darby Tobolka joins Steve for a conversation about PLC design, purpose, and expectations. They highlight the role of instructional coaches in focusing PLC’s on student learning. E-mail Darby: darby.tobolka@leanderisd.org Find Darby on Twitter: @DarbyT_IC Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit BarkleyPD.com to find new episodes!
Dec 2, 2021
21 min
Argumentative Writing That Listens
We can teach students to write and debate with nuance and empathy to achieve productive civil discourse. An important topic when the media around them shares few examples. Erica Beaton, an experienced English and Social Studies teacher shares the highlights of her findings as she implemented a listening process into students’ argumentative essay assignments. Strategies for scaffolding students initial work are included. Find Erica’s article here.  Visit The Good Enough Teacher website here. Find Erica on Twitter: @EricaLeeBeaton Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit BarkleyPD.com to find new episodes!
Nov 30, 2021
19 min
Podcast for Parents: Developing Gratitude
Practicing gratitude creates a positive mindset, which can lead to increased self-esteem, compassion for others, and overall happiness. These can lead kids to have a better attitude towards school and their families, as well as reduced stress and a better sense of self. How can parents and care takers generate more frequent consciousness gratitude practices? Listen to the interview with Martin Seligman here.  "How to Teach Children to be Grateful" "The Science of Gratitude" Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit BarkleyPD.com to find new episodes!
Nov 25, 2021
10 min
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