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Archer’s TNT Classroom

Archer’s TNT Classroom

By Joe Archer
This podcast is all about engaging and inspiring your children at home during isolating and remote learning in meaningful, innovative ways with creative flare, humour and a way of thinking that...there is no box to think outside of!

This podcast is dedicated to all you amazing parents / educators out there just trying to hold on each and every day! Each episode will be short, punchy and packed with great takeaways to help you create a culture at home that loves life long learning!

For more info visit; or visit me on Twitter; @ArcherJoe
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Episode 21; Remote Learning with The Archer Easle

Archer’s TNT Classroom

Season 3, Episode 1; Critical Literacy - What Is It???
Check it out, been a while but I have a goodie for you! Critical Literacy can be inspiring and empowering as students become reflective, and actively evaluating what they are consuming abs reading! Listen now to find out more! This one is a goodie!! Check out the PowerPoint for this Podcast here;
October 14, 2020
Episode 21; Remote Learning with The Archer Easle
In this episode I give an example of remote learning in action! The snag to Maslow and tag to Blooms as well! The ties to math, writing and most of all quality time with my kids! This was a powerful moment I know my kids will remember years from now! Will you create a moment like this remotely for your family?!? Quality over quantity any day!
March 31, 2020
Relaunch, Episode 20; kids cannot Bloom without the Maslow
Oh so excited! Relaunching this podcast for YOU! Parents this is for you! How to survive at home delivering learning with your kids! First and foremost you must Maslow, before Blooming anything! What does this mean?!? Listen to the podcast to find out! For more insights go to and for visuals on each concept of learning! You got this Mom / Dad, it’s QUALITY NOT QUANTITY!!
March 31, 2020
Episode 19: Flipgrid In The Classroom
Woot woot we are back and ready to roll this year people!! 2019-2020 is going to be a blast with a side helping of #FlipgridFever jump onto @Flipgrid on twitter to see more! In this episode I share all about this incredible application / program (new wicked features) and two incredible project to jump on board with this year as well! Shout out to Angeles Soriano and Gloria Enrique for hosting ‘Your Voice Is Ours’ and also a fantastic Flipgrid Book Club for the entire school year! Find this one at so catch the #FlipgridFever people and join the new wave! I dare you!
September 17, 2019
Episode 17: MicrosoftEdu and Steve Yzerman
Today is a HUGE day in Detroit Red WIng World! Our Captian; Steve Yzerman is back!! Within this episode I talk about the inspiring story of recreating oneself that Yzerman had to take to turn his game around to become a Stanley Cup Champion! When he walked away from hockey in 2006 and retired he became assistant general manager, then....spent many years in Tampa Bay and today he signed a deal bringing him back to Detroit as the General Manager. Just like how Detroit became Hockeytown, the dream franchise....Microsoft regrouped, rejunvented itself into a powerful force! Recently bringing in Flipgrid to its dynamic force of a O365 Suite! The future looks bright with Yzerman at the helm in Detroit things look amazing and after spending a week in Paris at the #E2 2019 conference the possibilities are limitless with Microsoft! Two incredible franchises, two inspiring stories innovating and creating something spectacular each and everyday! Check out how Kenny Holland brought the Legend; Steve Yzerman back to #Hockeytown here; Thanks for soon!    Connect with my @ArcherJoe (Twitter) MEC Link:
April 20, 2019
Episode 16: Call a Spade a Spade
Last night I was watching hockey with my 8 year old son. The game we were watching became very heated...reffing aside there was an incident that sparked an intense conversation I had with my son regarding ‘Respect’ for others, self and teammates! This episode was totally a spur of the, ‘Teachable Moment’ that has so many real life implications! Would love to hear people’s thoughts about this one! Within the podcast I put out a challenge for the Leaf Organization and Kadri himself! Please shoot me some tweets at @ArcherJoe Until next time....Kadri your a dirtbag!!
April 14, 2019
Episode 15: Adventures at #E2 2019 Day 1
This episode I share the trek from Port Dover, Ontario, Toronto Airport with my wife on route to Paris, France. Some take aways and insights into travelling and taking risks. all included! Flight, touch down and trouble a plenty....but relax your now in Paris! Things about about to get exciting now! I also share how Skype allowed me to provide an experience of a lifetime for my students back home and my own kids too, right up close with the Eiffel Tower! When I got home I share an anecdote that will change your stance to sign up today on the Microsoft Educator was something I will never forget! Thanks for listening....Day two and some MIEExpert Interviews to come soon! Listen to past episodes here:  Connect with my @ArcherJoe (Twitter) MEC Link:
April 13, 2019
Episode 14: Adventures at #E2 2019 Intro
Wow, talk about one heck of a killer event!! This was a dynamite learning experience in one of the most beautiful cities in the World!! Prais, France was host to this years Microsoft #E2 Educational Exchange. Within this episode I give brief insights throughout the week, that I will dive into in future episodes! I want to share two items within this description. One Team 14's incredible Inclusive Award Winning Lesson plan;  Educator Challenge Lesson Plan and the awesome #E2 2019 OneNote Binder. I am looking forward to interviews and lots of other awesome material to share in upcoming episodes soon!! Thanks for listening....share this podcast out with friends in the educational world! Thanks #E2!!
April 11, 2019
Episode 13: The Code Breaker Book
Super excited to share this awesome book! This is THE BOOK if you are interested in learning about Coding (at home, with your kids, students or anyone for that matter). Not only do I share some insight into his awesome book but I also talk about his website; (hit twitter @mraspinall) where you can link to his blog, YouTube channel (Carpool Karaokes Edu’s, Coding videos and much more), his TedX Talks, and also his amazing Online Coding Courses you can jump into for Scratch, Python and Micro:bits! The man, the legend Brian Aspinall inspires everyday! Always good for a laugh too! Go Wings Go!! As always please leave thoughts, suggestions and comments! Thanks for listening!!
March 17, 2019
Episode 12: The Soyuz Launch
March 14th was an incredible day! Three astronauts were launched into space from Russia, two of which attempted to go to space in October of 2018 but had complications after the rocket took they overcome fears, barriers and made it to space! Listen to this inspiring story of Nick Hague @AstroHague and Alexey Ovchinin ‘If at first you do not succeed fly, fly again!!
March 17, 2019
Episode 11: ArchersTNTClassroom Logo
In this podcast I share the new, crazy, innovative yet clean Classroom Podcast Logo! I give you the story behind it all, the meaning behind the creation of the logo and what my classroom culture is like! This logo is not just an image it is life within the 210 classroom at Lakewood! Got to listen to this one, has lots of awesome take away pieces for your learning environment too!! Also please leave thoughts, suggestions and ideas for future episodes! I would love to get people involved and engaged! Thanks again for listening!
March 16, 2019
Episode 10: My Intro to Coding eBook
In this episode I share my Intro to Coding eBook I am working on, which is coming along nicely! I talk about what coding is, how it relates to Computational Thinking (the four pillars of CT) and the 21st century competencies that we ALL will need to have armed and ready heading into the future! I cannot wait to share this eBook soon with you all, very’s coming soon!! Also please leave a voice note and or comment / suggestion regarding this podcast! Always trying to innovate and learn to create a better outcome and product! Thanks for listening!
March 14, 2019
Episode 9: My Educational Epiphany Bridge Story
Within this episode I bring in Archers TNT Classroom Podcast first ever guest my son Xander! We talked about my feelings as a student in school, the distaste and horrid experience I had being less then engaged. We discuss my epiphany, spark and desire to ensure others like myself and son do not feel the same way while at school! I just needed to find that shiney, wild and crazy object to help promote the BIG-E engagement and....I found it 5 years ago! Xander and I share some awesome stuff in this podcast! Enjoy people!!
March 14, 2019
Episode 8: My Back Story. My Path to Education
Within this episode I go back, I actually dropped the bomb and didn’t give the listeners my story of how I got to where I am today! My path was rocky, my story odd and drastically different but I succeeded and overcame odds to get my Masters of Education! My path itself to becoming a teacher is shared in this episode! This is the new re-vamped slightly altered version of Archers TNT Classroom Podcast! Cannot wait to share more!
March 11, 2019
Episode 7: Launch into 2019 with the Launch Cycle
This episode talks about John Spencer (@spencerideas) and A.J. Juliani’s (@ajjuliani) ‘Launch’ and ‘Empower’ Books. Within ‘Launch’ there is an empowering ‘Launch Cycle’ for both teachers and students alike! I discuss both incredible books, adding in a little George Couros (@gcouros) ‘Innovator Mindset’ and Nicholas Provenzano (@thenerdyteacher) ‘Maker Spaces’ and you have an inspiring podcast to launch you into 2019 with a bang!
January 31, 2019
Episode 6: Microsoft Translator
Microsoft Translator is a fantastic free app that has four wonderful feature embedded within it! There is voice recording, conversations, camera feature that to translate menus to your language while travelling and keyboard typing as well. From being able to access a phrase book with essentials, travel destination sentences, dining, lodging and so much more, to being able to send via social media, text and even OneNote! So many possibilities! Check out this short and sweet podcast to learn more!
January 20, 2019
Episode 5: Microsoft Educator Community
Within this podcast I share the vast assortment of incredible material within the Microsoft Educator Community! With Courses, Landing Pages, Lesson Plans, Webinars, Resources, Discussion Groups and various types of Skyped! Please visit
December 28, 2018
Episode 4: Getting Epic In The Classroom
Looking for a fantastic Reading Application for the Classroom??? Look no longer, Epic is incredible! Teachers can set students reading levels, ages and interest categories to open vast libraries of digital books and novels for primary, junior and intermediate classrooms. Teachers can created Guided Groups and share novels and whatnot to each group. Students can set Challenges with peers, track books read, hours and pages as well. Such a fantastic resource to add for at home reading! It’s online at or available within App Stores across devices. Download books for offline viewing as well to read or even have read to you too!
November 27, 2018
Episode 3: The Hour of Code
The Hour of Code; is a fantastic event during Computer Science Week, which is December 3rd to the 9th this year! Listen to engaging stories from the Girls Can Code Event in 2017, planning our Hour of Code on December 6th, 2018 at Lakewood Elementary too. Discussion around the 5 E’s of student learning in the context of Coding and Programming using various devices and means of coding. I also have my three rockstar kids; Xander (shared Minecraft and Math) and Callie and Abbie (shared Box Island and Number Sense / Number Identification. Finally visit for video tutorials / resources / planning for you to host an Hour of Code for anyone in any location with ease! Take the leap of faith and do something innovative and engaging with your students! Do The Hour of Code!!
November 22, 2018
Episode 2: Right to Inspire with Write to Give
Within this episode I talk and share one of my most favourite projects that I absolutely love joining each year; Write to Give. Registration is now open so go to http://Write to and find the 2018-2019 Registration tab! You can I still empathy and a passion for helping others within your students! Just do it already, register!!
November 16, 2018
Episode 1: Everything Happens for a Reason!
In this episode I kick this podcast off I have been contemplating for months now! After an incredible connection call with the dynastic duo; Amy and Stu McLearn, whom inspired a student to test the waters with podcasting. This gal came to me today and we decided to kick off the adventure together, so Erica thanks for inspiring me to take the leap of faith too! In this episode we hear about my OneNote Space Digital Breakout Room, Skypeathon and the incredible program Lifeliqe (which just so happens to be having a webinar tonight at 9 pm EST) and I am one of the hosts! Yahoo! Cannot wait to do this!
November 16, 2018
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