Adaptation Station

Adaptation Station

By Nicole M Morris
This podcast will help you balance the life of a special education professional and being your own person outside of work!
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Episode 40: Anxiety Workbooks
This podcast will recommend five different resources you can use to help you as you learn to manage your anxiety. All five resources are linked in my storefront here : https://www.amazon.com/shop/adaptationstation?listId=26KEFU7OKCGOU
10:20
June 12, 2020
Episode 39: Getting Started with Product Design and TpT
Have you been wanting to learn how to make simple resources to use with your students and clients? Have you been curious how to get started on TPT? This podcast will serve as an introduction to both with the tutorial teaching you how to design a token board and PowerPoint and answering questions about TpT. The corresponding blog post to have visual tutorials that will help. I hope this help you feel more confident as you create the resources your students need! http://adaptationstation.net/getting-started-with-making-products-and-tpt/
13:02
May 29, 2020
Episode 38: My 5 favorite journals for quiet time!
To say I’m obsessed with guided journals is an understatement-I have tried dozens and I use 3-4 different ones at the same time. This podcast will cover my 5 favorite journals of all time and will help you choose one that meets your needs. Check out my Amazon storefront to see all of the journals I love-https://www.amazon.com/shop/adaptationstation?listId=29Y5YIYAR1EWA
12:31
May 22, 2020
Episode 36: A look Forward at Distance Learning for Special Education
This podcast is jammed pack with valuable information regarding distance learning. 8 different special education teachers come on and share about end of year procedures, transitions, ESY and looking forward to the fall.
28:55
May 17, 2020
Episode 35: Amazon Favorites Edition #1
This is the first time I’m sharing my Amazon favorites and the 10 items in this podcast are my absolute favorite items hands-down! Click here to go to the corresponding blog post and grab any links that you are interested in! http://adaptationstation.net/amazon-favorites-may-2020/
13:17
May 8, 2020
Episode 34: All About Boom Learning
If you have been wanting to use boom learning with your students but you don’t really know how to go about setting up your classroom, assigning tasks to students or making it work for distance learning this is the podcast for you! I’ll answer basic questions and give a couple of tips to get this rolling!
12:16
May 5, 2020
Episode 33: Distance-Learning from the Special Education Teacher Perspective (with 7 cohosts!)
Are you struggling to figure out how to make distance-learning work for your special education classroom? Do you just want to hear from other teachers to know you’re not alone? This is the podcast for you! I have invited seven of my friends who are still teaching to share how distance-learning is working for them. We have teachers from kindergarten level all the way to adult transition services with the states all across the US represented 🙌🏻
24:53
April 18, 2020
Episode 32: Building a Morning Routine to Help You Be Ready For The Day
In order to have a good day it’s really important that I give myself time in the morning to get ready. I have a routine I like to follow every day that helps me feel more awake and energized. This podcast will walk you through what I do in the mornings and give you ideas on how to build your own morning routine! Listen to the nighttime version here- https://anchor.fm/adaptationstation/episodes/Episode-6-Building-a-nighttime-routine-to-help-you-fall-asleep-e5if1s
12:38
April 12, 2020
Episode 31: 8 worksheets to help you cope with anxiety
I am a big believer in cognitive-based therapy and the benefits of seeing a therapist. Through my own journey I learned how to use worksheets to cope with my anxiety today I’m excited to share eight worksheets I designed to share with all of you. This podcast will walk you through each one and how to use it. I hope it’s helpful! If you want to access the worksheets click here http://adaptationstation.net/contact/ . If you want to hear the podcast I did with my husband click here https://anchor.fm/adaptationstation/episodes/Episode-22-Dealing-with-Anxiety-My-husband-cohosts-ea4uqq.
20:07
March 31, 2020
Episode 30: 5 Tips to Help During Quarantine
If you are struggling to maintain structure and normalcy through the coronavirus quarantine, this podcast will give you 5 tips. Heather from Full Sped Ahead joins and we have 2 freebies that you can download at the link below : http://adaptationstation.net/?p=2710
11:20
March 21, 2020
Episode 29: 12 At-Home Date Night Ideas
You don’t have to go out or spend a lot of money to be able to spend quality time with your significant other. In this podcast my husband and I will share 12 awesome ideas for date nights that you can do right at home. You’ll save a lot of money, and if you have kids you don’t need a babysitter. We hope you enjoy one of the ideas! http://adaptationstation.net/12-at-home-date-night-ideas/
12:50
March 15, 2020
Episode 28: Promoting Autism Acceptance in Your School
Are you looking for a way to incorporate Autism Acceptance into your school? This podcast will have 4 different ideas and 2 freebies (one from me and one from my good friend Alyssa at Simply Special Ed) are available for download. Read the matching blog here: http://adaptationstation.net/4-ways-to-celebrate-autism-acceptance-month/
10:18
March 6, 2020
Episode 27: All About ABC Data Sheets and Behavior!
The number one thing people ask me about is negative behavior. I finally published my first podcast and it’s all about my favorite tool to use,-an ABC data sheet. When I was dealing with negative behavior in my classroom this was my go to to help me figure out what was happening and proceed with an FBA. This podcast breaks it down step-by-step to make it easy to implement in your classroom and if you click on the corresponding blog post you’ll see visual examples as well! http://adaptationstation.net/why-take-abc-data/
13:23
February 28, 2020
Episode 26: 30 Ways To Show Yourself Love and Care
When I feel sad, that’s when I need to do self-care the most. The problem is when I’m sad I can’t think of things to do. That’s what this whole podcast is about. It had 30 different ideas of things that you could do for yourself and there’s even a cute free download available below! http://adaptationstation.net/30-things/
16:12
February 14, 2020
Episode 25: Setting Up Sensory Bins with Autumn from Supports for Special Students
Does the idea of putting a sensory bin in your classroom seem completely overwhelming? Do you imagine it being really expensive, really messy and not useful? Don’t worry, Autumn and I have you covered. In this podcast we will teach you how to make Sensory bins on a budget, how make sensory bins work for a variety of students and how to make them functional in the classroom. Read my blog to read more about ways to use them in the classroom-http://adaptationstation.net/3-ways-to-use-sensory-bins/ and Autumn’s for a ton of ideas for getting it running- http://supportsforspecialstudents.blogspot.com/2019/08/sensory-bin-round-up.html?m=1
14:00
February 8, 2020
Episode 24: Using Fine Motor Bins
This podcast will walk you through 10 different fine motor bins I used in my self-contained classroom. These bins are perfect for students working on basic cutting, lacing and other fine motor hand skills. Click the link below to read the corresponding blog! http://adaptationstation.net/fine-motor-bins-in-a-self-contained-classroom/
12:36
January 31, 2020
Episode 23: Coding in a Self-Contained Classroom
When I was in the classroom I worked at a coding immersion school. This meant that all students were required to code every day. I struggled in the beginning to make this work but I finally figured out five ways to cope with my students and I’m excited to share them in the podcast today! Click the blog below to get links to everything I talked about in the podcast http://adaptationstation.net/coding-in-my-self-contained-classroom/
11:01
January 24, 2020
Episode 22: Dealing with Anxiety (My husband cohosts!)
I’m excited to welcome my husband onto the podcast to talk about Anxiety with me! We share a bit about my journey and how we manage it together. We answered 7 frequently asked questions from Instagram-I hope this episode is helpful! Click hear to read my blog about how I managed anxiety in the classroom-http://adaptationstation.net/dealing-with-anxiety-at-work/ Click hear to see some of the essentials I use at home to manage my anxiety- https://www.amazon.com/shop/adaptationstation?listId=31HGVJST5PL7B Click here to find more resources and support for dealing-https://adaa.org/
17:47
January 17, 2020
Episode 21: Teaching Reading in Self-Contained Classrooms
Do you struggle to teach reading in your self-contained classroom? Do you want to make sure you are using evidence based strategies? If so, this is the podcast for you! This podcast breaks down reading groups into small, actionable steps in self-contained settings. Read this blog for more information on reading groups: http://adaptationstation.net/1993-2/ Read this blog for more information on reading centers: http://adaptationstation.net/using-centers-to-support-reading-rotations/ Click this link to download the freebie: http://adaptationstation.net/readinggroupminischedule/
11:25
January 10, 2020
Episode 20: 8 Tips to Help You Read More
I LOVE reading, but it also is one of the quickest things for me to drop when life gets busy. I hate it when that happens because I genuinely love reading. I notice that when I am consistently reading, I fall asleep more easily, I use pockets of time more wisely and I feel more relaxed. This podcasts gives you 8 easy ways to up your reading, and click the blog link below to explore more! http://adaptationstation.net/8-tips-to-read-more/
10:59
January 3, 2020
Episode 19: Making my phone NOT the most important thing in my life.
After listening to “How to break up with your phone” by Catherine Price I was super eager to put some of the tips into my own life. This podcast covers the things I did to help cut back on my phone use and how it’s helped me! The podcast promises a freebie that is not yet available. Check back on Sunday to download!
11:11
December 27, 2019
Episode 18: Making the Most of Winter Break
Most teachers LOVE winter break, but for those of us who thrive on structure, the open-ended days can be overwhelming. I used to hate break because I didn't know what to do with all of the free time. It usually just let to sadness and loneliness on my end. If this sounds like you, this podcast has tips to help yourself make your break more meaningful, productive and relaxing. Click below to access the freebie that goes with this podcast! http://adaptationstation.net/making-the-most-of-winter-break/
10:58
December 20, 2019
Episode 17: Tips For Maintaining Structure Leading Up To A Break
The week before a break can be chaos! This podcast has tips to help you keep things running smoothly 👍🏻 Party Pack Bundle- https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Party-Pack-Bundle-4154861. Winter Break Blog/Freebie-http://adaptationstation.net/surviving-to-winter-break-4-activities-to-do-with-your-class/ End of School Blog/Freebie-http://adaptationstation.net/what-should-i-do-the-last-days-of-school/. Beginning of School Blog/Freebie-http://adaptationstation.net/what-should-i-do-the-first-day-of-school/
10:52
December 13, 2019
Episode 16: Proactive Strategies for Difficult IEPs
This podcast gives you five tips to be proactive when planning for a difficult IEP. This will help you feel more calm and confident and our special guest Autumn shares even more to help you with the legal side. You can read my blog here: http://adaptationstation.net/5-proactive-strategies-for-stressful-ieps/ and Autumn’s blog here: http://supportsforspecialstudents.blogspot.com/2019/11/how-to-find-answers-to-your-special-ed.html?m=1
11:35
December 6, 2019
Episode 15: How to Host a Project Based Learning (PBL) with your special needs class.
One of my favorite projects I ever did in my classroom was a PBL that supported our local animal shelter. My kids got to cover reading strands and math strands. We learned about goods and services and money and we got to support dogs and cats in need. This podcast walks you through how I did it and the corresponding blog post will explain it even more. If this sounds like something you want to try in your classroom I also have a product that can help you, linked below https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Projects-for-a-Purpose-A-PBL-for-the-Special-Education-Classroom-5051710
11:22
November 29, 2019
Episode 14: All About My ABA Job
This podcast answers frequently asked questions about my job as an ABA therapist! Read the corresponding blog here: If you want to know more about the other jobs I considered before this one, check out this blog: http://adaptationstation.net/leaving-my-classroom-series-finding-a-new-job/
11:05
November 22, 2019
Episode 13: Making the Decision to Leave a Job
This episode walks you through the process I went through in deciding to leave my job. It asks you a lot of questions to help you figure out if changes are needed in your life. You can read the corresponding blog post and download the free worksheet in the link below. http://adaptationstation.net/leaving-my-classroom-series-making-the-decision-2/
11:13
November 15, 2019
Episode 12: Errorless Learning with Jenn from Teach Love Autism
Have you been wanting to integrate errorless learning in your classroom but you don’t know where to start? Do you have students who need support and accessing independent work? This podcast will help you utilize the strategy in your classroom and will get lots of advice from Jenn at Teach Love Autism. Below are links to blogs from both Jenn and I to help you explore errorless learning more! http://adaptationstation.net/the-benefit-of-errorless-learning/
13:14
November 9, 2019
Episode 11: FAQs about why I left my job
Episode 8 talked about why I left my job. This podcast answers some FAQs. In the podcast I ask if you want more information about what I did to improve-a podcast is already in the works to address that!
14:22
November 1, 2019
Episode 10: Using IEP Bins to collect data in your self contained classroom
This podcast walks you through how to set up IEP bins for your students. This organizational tool helps collect more data. See the blog post with pictures here: http://adaptationstation.net/using-iep-bins-to-collect-data/
11:32
October 25, 2019
Episode 9: Tips for Staying Productive
Running my own business while balancing a rotating schedule is a lot to keep track of! This podcast explains my new jobs and gives 5 strategies I use to stay on top of everything. Grab the priority checklist below! http://adaptationstation.net/productivity-planner/
12:55
October 18, 2019
Episode 8: Why I Left my Classroom
This podcast will share part of my story of why I left my classroom and how I ended up in my new job. This episode shares a lot of personal parts of my journey and I hope you don't feel so alone after listing. I have a free printable that you can hang in your classroom or home to remind you how strong you are. Click the link below to download http://adaptationstation.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/stronger-printable.pdf
17:32
October 11, 2019
Episode 7: How Collecting Data Online Changed my Classroom
This podcast will cover 5 reasons why I loved collecting data online in my special education classroom. The podcast gives tips to maintain confidentiality and talking points you can share with administrators. The blog below shares more information, and it has both a video and PDF tutorial to help you get set up! http://adaptationstation.net/how-collecting-f/
10:53
October 4, 2019
Episode 6: Building a nighttime routine to help you fall asleep!
This podcast breaks down night time routine‘s in three easy steps that you can follow to help yourself fall sleep at night. I have tons of tips and recommendations and if you want to see any of the specific products I use they are linked to the blog below! I also have a freebie for this podcast that you’ll hear about at the end! http://adaptationstation.net/building-a-nighttime-routine-to-help-you-fall-asleep/
11:40
September 27, 2019
Episode 5: Writing Emergency Sub Plans for your Special Education Classroom
This podcast breaks making emergency sub plans down into 4 manageable steps. Read more here! http://adaptationstation.net/dont-wait-for-the-emergency-to-make-emergency-sub-plans/
11:40
September 20, 2019
Episode 4: Tips for Sped Prep
We all have a love/hate relationship with sped prep, but it’s such a necessary component to any self-contained classroom. This podcast will give you tips to stay on top of your prep and conquer that pile! Be sure to check out the corresponding blog post and snag the freebies at the end! http://adaptationstation.net/3-tips-to-prep-the-big-items/
10:57
September 13, 2019
Episode 3: 3 tips to fight the Sunday Scaries
The keyword to access the freebie associated with this podcast is night. Listen to the podcast to learn what to do with the keyword.
13:01
September 7, 2019
Episode 2: Setting up Independent Work Centers in a Self-Contained Classroom
Setting up independent work centers might seem daunting, but it doesn’t need to be! This podcast breaks it down into simple steps that helps you get this running in your classroom. If you want to see pictures of a set up, check out the corresponding blog post! http://adaptationstation.net/4-steps-for-setting-up-an-effective-independent-work-system/
11:19
August 31, 2019
Episode 1: 4 things I wish I had done earlier
As a former special-education teacher for six years I learned a lot of lessons along the way. This podcast shares the four biggest things I wish I had done earlier in my teaching career.
10:20
August 23, 2019