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    PLS Instructor Brenda Watkins Discusses Executi...

    We are delighted to share that one of our very own PLS instructors, Brenda Watkins, has joined our partner, Steve Barkley, in a recent Barkley Ponders Out Loud Podcast to talk about the importance of developing students’ executive functioning skills. In the guest podcast for teachers, “Building Students’ Executive Function Skills,” Watkins defines executive functioning […]

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    Steve Barkley and ESC Region 13 Offer New Onlin...

    Steve Barkley has teamed up with ESC Region 13 in Texas to bring you a personalized learning and coaching course that will help take your skills to the next level.  In this self-paced online course, you’ll work through your ideal instructional coaching module with a dedicated facilitator. You’ll also get one-on-one personalized virtual coaching sessions […]

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    Steve Barkley Debuts New Teacher-Centered Podcast!

    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, […]

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    Personalized Coaching with Steve Barkley

    A special offering of the NESA Networked Learning Series Join Steve Barkley for a unique opportunity to design a study that looks at an area of coaching or specific coaching skills that you wish to enhance. In this online, facilitated 6-week program you will engage in one-on-one coaching conferences with Steve, where he’ll provide you […]

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    Steve Barkley Launches New Podcast Series to Su...

    One of the best ways that we can set our students up for successful with distance learning is by looking for ways to support parents and guardians who are now assisting their children in learning at home. There are many online educational resources available, but today we’re going to share something a little different — […]

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    Ask Steve Barkley: Teacher Modeling

    Back by popular demand, Steve Barkley is back to answer your questions. This week we’re focusing on the instructional strategy of modeling. Q: I’m a 4th grade science teacher in a public school located in Rochester, NY. I find myself using the instructional strategy of modeling many times throughout the course of the school year. […]

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    Steve Barkley Shares Five Ways to Help You Cond...

    There are many opportunities to build trust and communication with parents throughout the school year. One of the most significant times is during parent-teacher conferences. Today, our very special guest blogger Steve Barkley has prepared five guidelines for teachers to follow as they conduct crucial parent-teacher conferences. Conferencing with Parents By, Steve Barkley Parent-teacher conferencing […]

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    PLS Instructors Discuss Common Classroom Themes...

    Steve Barkley continues to share ideas and insight into popular classroom topics on his weekly podcast, Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud! We are delighted to share three recent episodes that feature our very own PLS instructors. (You can download the following podcasts for free and listen to them anytime.) PLS Instructors Featured on Steve Barkley […]

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    The Importance of Instructional Coaching — Feat...

    An instructional coach is chiefly responsible for bringing evidence-based practices into classrooms by working with teachers and other school leaders. The benefits of instructional coaching include development of instructional skills, self-reflection, changes in school culture, and collaboration. Benefits of Instructional Coaches Teachers develop instructional skills. Working with a coach allows teachers to practice and learn […]

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    Congratulations to Steve Barkley on his 100th P...

    Our team at PLS would like to extend a heartfelt congratulations to Steve Barkley on producing his 100th episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud Podcast. Steve is the Executive VP of PLS 3rd Learning and a partner and mentor to PLS Classes. He has served as an educational consultant to school districts, teacher […]

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