The Importance of Instructional Coaching — Featuring Steve Barkley

FacebookTwitterLinkedinPinterestPrintemailAn 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… Continue Reading >

Summer Reading Recommendations for Educators

FacebookTwitterLinkedinPinterestPrintemailSummer 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… Continue Reading >

Congratulations to Steve Barkley on his 100th Podcast!

FacebookTwitterLinkedinPinterestPrintemailOur 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… Continue Reading >

The Link Between Parental Involvement and Student Achievement

FacebookTwitterLinkedinPinterestPrintemailWhether you’ve been teaching for one year or twenty, you have likely witnessed a broad spectrum of parental involvement. Some parents are extremely cognizant of their child’s progress and are heavily committed to hands-on support. Other parents may take a less collaborative and integrated approach — and some parents fall somewhere in the middle. Read… Continue Reading >

10 Ways Teachers Can Earn Extra Income During Summer Break

FacebookTwitterLinkedinPinterestPrintemailFor some teachers, summer break is a time for maximum rest and a total hiatus from work. And the break is well deserved! After a few weeks of R&R, you might be wanting to find ways to keep your creative edge, hone in on your educational focus, or find new ways to help the next… Continue Reading >