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.

    Instructional Coaching: Relationships, Data, Action

    Instructional Coaching: Relationships, Data, Action

    Natalie Ulloa, a secondary instructional coach with a background in instructional design and Steven Baule, a professor in the Leadership Education Department at Winona State University, discuss coach and principal roles in building a collaborative culture for continuous growth. Building and maintaining trust is highlighted.

    Read the article, "How to Build Relationships With Instructional Coaches"
    Contact Natalie Ulloa: profe.ulloa16@gmail.com
    Contact Steven Baule: steven.baule@winona.edu

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

    • 40 min
    When Your Teenager or Pre-Schooler Can’t Get Started on a Task

    When Your Teenager or Pre-Schooler Can’t Get Started on a Task

    Deborah Farmer Kris, child development expert and author, shares the Pomodoro Technique and how parents can use it to assist learners in starting a task. Lowering anxiety and decreasing what, at times, becomes a youngster-parent struggle. Parents can use the strategy for themselves too.

    Visit Deborah's website here. 
    Read Deborah's article, "Teach Your Kids This Simple Strategy for Improving Focus: Pomodoro Technique."

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

    • 11 min
    Empower the Learner Profile

    Empower the Learner Profile

    Kathleen McCloskey, CEO of Empower the Learner and co-author of "Make Learning Personal" and "How to Personalize Learning," identifies the need to develop student capacity to support their own learning, achieve agency, self-advocate for their learning and realize their hopes and dreams. As leaders, we need to create the same for staff.

    Visit the Empower the Learner website.  
    Get in touch with Kathleen: kathleen@empowerthelearner.com

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

    • 16 min
    Podcast for Teachers: Emotions Are Not Soft Skills. They are Hard Science.

    Podcast for Teachers: Emotions Are Not Soft Skills. They are Hard Science.

    Tara Brown, The Connection Coach, shares the need for relationships to precede relevance and rigor. The author of "Different Cultures - Common Ground," shares beliefs and strategies that guide us to communicate the needed messages to students. She stresses the need for students to understand that they can be in the driver’s seat for their future.

    Visit Tara's website. 
    Find Tara's book, "Different Cultures, Common Ground - 85 Proven Strategies to Connect in Your Classroom" here.

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

    • 16 min
    School as a Learning Organization for Students and Staff

    School as a Learning Organization for Students and Staff

    Frances Valintine, the founder of The Mind Lab and The Tech Futures Lab and the author of "Future You", explores learning in and out of schools today. She describes “embracing change” and how leaders support a learning organization with an environment that embraces change.

    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!

    • 26 min
    Podcast for Parents: Parents Encouraging Reflection on the Past School Year

    Podcast for Parents: Parents Encouraging Reflection on the Past School Year

    All of us can learn from reflection. A too often problem is that we neglect setting aside the time to do it. The end of a school year is a great time to encourage your children’s reflections on the past school year, regardless of their age. A set of possible starter questions are included in the podcast.

    Read Open University's "What is Reflection?" 
    Watch Lulu Chan's video on Reflection. 
    Read Stringer & McFadden's Article, "Children as Reflective Thinkers."
    Read Dr. Joanne Foster's "Reflective Habits of Mind."

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

    • 9 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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