Earn Michigan SCECHS in this Webinar for K-12 E...
Andrews University Presents a Live Webinar Featuring Steve Barkley Join us on October 18, 2022 from 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM EST in a live presentation with PLS Classes’ partner Steve Barkley. Topic: Student Agency The term student agency relates to the student having an active role in their learning through voice, and often a choice, […]Read Article
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 […]Read Article
PLS Classes and Mercyhurst University Present a...
PLS Classes and Mercyhurst University Presents: Planning for a New Beginning Facilitated by Steve Barkley Wednesday, June 16, 2021 3:30 – 4:30 pm EST This FREE 50-minute interactive webinar facilitated by Steve Barkley is designed to examine and navigate the challenges that educators may face in the post-COVID world. Join Steve as he explores the […]Read Article
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, […]Read Article
A Special Offering from the NESA Networked Lear...
Personalized Coaching with Steve Barkley Now in an all new online, self-paced format! 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, self-paced program you will engage in three one-on-one coaching conferences with […]Read Article
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. […]Read Article
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 […]Read Article
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 […]Read Article
Summer Reading Recommendations for Educators
Summer break is a wonderful time to catch up with friends, sleep, and to tackle those books piling up on your nightstand! With the dog days of summer ahead, there’s still plenty of time to curl up with a good book. If you’re looking for something good to read — you’re in luck. We asked […]Read Article
Steve Barkley’s Summer Reading List for Educators
Looking for some great books to read this summer? You’re in luck! We asked Steve Barkley, a trusted friend and partner of PLS Classes, to recommend the top books teachers should pick up and digest this summer. Steve is an educational consultant to school districts, teacher organizations, state departments of education, and colleges and universities […]Read Article