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Steve Barkley Launches New Podcast Series to Support Parents During School Closures

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 —… Continue Reading >

Steve Barkley Shares Five Ways to Help You Conduct Better Parent-Teacher Conferences

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… Continue Reading >

PLS Instructors Discuss Common Classroom Themes and Challenges on The Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud Podcast

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… Continue Reading >

The Importance of Instructional Coaching — Featuring Steve Barkley

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… Continue Reading >

Congratulations to Steve Barkley on his 100th Podcast!

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… Continue Reading >

Listen to PLS Instructors Discuss Popular Themes and Challenges in Today’s Classroom on The Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud Podcast

Since the beginning of 2019, Steve Barkley has featured six of our PLS instructors on his podcast, Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud! Steve has served as an educational 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… Continue Reading >