100 episodes

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.

Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud Steve Barkley

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 15 Ratings

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.

    Can a Focus on Best Practice be a Problem?

    Can a Focus on Best Practice be a Problem?

    Adam Grant, the author of "Think Again," states that the term best practice can create an illusion that we have reached an endpoint where there is nothing left to top. It’s unlikely that any educational best practice is the best for ALL students. As educators, we need to be exploring what’s better. Do we want to implement an improvement or a change?

    Read the article, "The Problem With Beat Practices" here.

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    • 18 min
    Podcast for Parents: Parents as Learning Coaches

    Podcast for Parents: Parents as Learning Coaches

    Learning is generated by the actions that learners engage in. I can’t teach you how to play an instrument, I can teach you how to learn to play. You need to do the learning actions to reach the results. Parents as learning coaches are empowering their children for future learning. Learning how to learn is a critical life skill.

    Listen to the Debra Farmer Kris Pomodoro Podcast here. 

    Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit BarkleyPD.com to find new episodes!

    • 12 min
    Healthy Relationships Between the Instructional Coach and the Principal

    Healthy Relationships Between the Instructional Coach and the Principal

    Lindsay Deacon, a co-author of "The Educoach Survival Guide," explores the relationship elements of coaching. How do the coach and the principal build a trusting relationship? How do coach and principal support each other’s relationships with teachers? Lindsay shares the value of starting the year listening and looking like a scientist.

    Visit the Educoach Survival Guide website. 
    Find Lindsay on Twitter: @TheRealLindsay2

    Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit BarkleyPD.com to find new episodes!

    • 18 min
    Podcast for Teachers: Plan Now for an Opening “Wow” to Tap Students’ Emotions

    Podcast for Teachers: Plan Now for an Opening “Wow” to Tap Students’ Emotions

    Emotions and learning are inseparable. Positive emotions generated as students and teachers begin their shared learning experiences can shape the learning days that follow. Steve shares how “wow” experiences can tap the desired emotions along with examples from teachers.

    Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit BarkleyPD.com to find new episodes!

    • 8 min
    Focus Teaching and Coaching on People - Not Averages

    Focus Teaching and Coaching on People - Not Averages

    As teachers assess students' current levels of skills and knowledge, planning ahead with acceleration rather than remediation is critical. Understanding learners is key and you cannot understand individuals while focusing on group averages. Coaches cannot plan for the "average" teacher.

    Watch Todd Rose's video here.

    Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit BarkleyPD.com to find new episodes!

    • 11 min
    Podcast for Parents: Future Thinking - Yours and Theirs

    Podcast for Parents: Future Thinking - Yours and Theirs

    Parent, educator, and technology futurist, Frances Valintine, provides insights for parents concerning our role in supporting children to develop an ongoing confidence and passion as learner. What should a parent be considering around guiding youngsters concerning learning pathways?

    E-mail Frances: frances.valintine@themindlab.com
    Visit The Mind Lab site.
    Visit the Tech Futures Lab site. 
    Find Frances' book, "Future You" here.

    Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast on iTunes or visit BarkleyPD.com to find new episodes!

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Crys from ,

Gentle, casual, and straightforward

Steve speaks like he is engaged in a meaningful conversation. He just seems like a really nice guy who truly cares about teachers and students. Also the episodes are the perfect length.

makenzie132 ,

So many great things here!

My favorite part about this podcast is getting to listen in to real coaching conversations. This an an invaluable experience. But Steve also shares so much wisdom, and he lets us in on his thought processes. Many of his episodes are also geared to classroom teachers, not just coaches, which makes it easy to share his insights with teachers. I’m just sorry I only recently discovered this podcast!

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