For the past 40 years, our PLS Classes partner, 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 future.

In response to COVID-19 school closures, Steve expanded his popular weekly podcast Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud to include a parent focused podcast. As a parent and grandparent, Steve recognized the opportunity to help other guardians support their children’s learning at home. Now, we are pleased to announce that Steve has taken his wealth of experience to deliver a teacher focused podcast. This addition to his regular podcasts will deliver timely and relevant content and ideas to help you in the classroom.

All of Steve’s podcasts are FREE and can be accessed on his website.

Wondering what kind of content you’ll find? Here is a sampling of his first two teacher-focused podcasts.

Students Cause Student Achievement
It’s “what students do” that generates the learning outcomes and standards mastery that we as teachers set out to accomplish. In this episode, Steve explores how identifying the student learning production behaviors that generate the desired learning outcomes help to focus a teacher or PLC’s approach to planning instruction.

Teachers Encouraging Parent/Student Learning Activities
Steve is joined by Arin Casavant, a science teacher at Bismark Public Schools in North Dakota, to explore how teachers can create parent support in order to maximize student learning during school closures.

Please share this resource with other teachers!

We hope that this is a helpful go-to resource for you and your fellow educators. Enjoy!

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