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

Steve BarkleySince 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 successfully prepare them for the 21st century. Steve has recorded 92 episodes and has over 37,000 downloads of the Barkley Ponders Out Loud Podcast to date!

Producing content that features talented educators, such as PLS instructors, offers an enhanced learning experiences for listeners. And every one of Steve’s podcasts are FREE. We hope you enjoy listening to the following conversations with our extraordinary instructors!

PLS Instructors Featured on Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud


Podcast: Teaching Strategies

Steve is joined by high school teacher and PLS Classes instructor, Jim Brinling to discuss teaching strategies and methods to increase teaching options. Listen for free.

Jim has been an educator since 1999, and teaches several classes through our partners Wilkes University and Mercyhurst University. He is offering two on-site sessions of the class Brain-Based Ways We Think and Learn™ this summer. Enroll today.


Podcast: The Teacher’s Role in Student Motivation

Steve is joined by teacher educator and PLS Classes instructor, John Schmitt, to explore what the teacher’s role is in student motivation. Listen for free.

John has been an educator since 1982, and teaches 11 courses through PLS Classes as well are partners Wilkes University and Mercyhurst University. He is offering five different on-site classes this summer including the related course, Designing Motivation for All Learners®! Register for an upcoming class with John.


Podcast: Exploring Classroom Management

Steve is joined by teacher and PLS Classes course facilitator, Darlene Volchansky, to discuss classroom management and how it has changed since the start of her career in 1977. Listen for free.

Darlene is offering two online classes this summer. Check out the schedule, here.


Podcast: Building Student Responsibility

Steve is joined by teacher educator and PLS Classes instructor, Roz Bingaman, to discuss how teaching responsibility can create student empowerment and success. Listen for free.

Roz is teaching three on-site classes this summer through Wilkes University, including Achieving Student Outcomes Through Cooperative Learning™, Building Communication and Teamwork in the Classroom™ and Meaningful Activities to Generate Interesting Classrooms™ near Greencastle, PA. Find out more about Roz’s classes.


Podcast: A Look at Differentiated Instruction

Steve is joined by 8th grade physical science teacher and PLS Classes instructor Gloria Herlihy, to discuss differentiated instruction and its application in the classroom. Listen for free.

Gloria is teaching Blended and Synchronous Learning Design™ Online this summer.

PLS Classes also offers the course Differentiated Instruction for Today’s Classroom™ online and on-site.


Podcast: Teaching & Learning With Multiple Intelligences

Steve is joined by Sharon Casciole, a middle school math teacher and PLS Classes instructor, to discuss teaching and learning with multiple intelligences.

Sharon is offering two different online courses this summer including, Successful Teaching for Acceptance of Responsibility® and Building Online Collaborative Environments™. Find out more about taking a class with Sharon. And, if you are interested in learning more about the podcast topic Purposeful Learning Through Multiple Intelligences™, we are also offering the class this summer. Find out more.

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