The Classroom Collaborative

The Classroom Collaborative

By The Classroom Collaborative
Join the conversation on all things education! Deedee Wills and Adam Peterson discuss tips, tricks, current trends, and more - all related to teachers!
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How to Decompress During Stressful Times
There is no doubt that this moment in time of distance learning is stressful. Teachers are being asked to stretch themselves in ways that nobody could imagine. So how can teachers recharge their batteries? Deedee and Adam have a few suggestions. You can see these tips from Teachology.com: https://www.teachonomy.com/relax-7-ways-to-decompress-after-a-long-school-day/
30:34
May 14, 2020
Virtual Field Trips
During this time of social distancing, taking students on a virtual field trip might be exactly what you need! Deedee and Adam discuss a few ideas for virtual field trips. Find a few additional suggestions at: https://deannajump.com/virtual-field-trip-ideas/ https://adventuresinfamilyhood.com/20-virtual-field-trips-to-take-with-your-kids.html
20:30
April 30, 2020
Next Level Teaching w/ Jonathan Alsheimer
Adam and Deedee sit down to talk to Jonathan Alsheimer, the author of the book, Next Level Teaching. Jonathan is an international speaker and they talk about the limitless impact teachers have on their classroom and school culture. You can follow Jonathan on Twitter: @mr_Alsheimer Grab his book today on Amazon: Next Level Teaching  https://amzn.to/2wTwC9g
30:47
April 20, 2020
Embrace, Love, Free with special guest Justin Sandler
Deedee and Adam sit down to talk with director, film maker, actor, drummer, writer, speaker, and cancer survivor, Justin Sandler.  Justin shared his positive message of how he overcame obstacles and how you can too!  You do not want to miss this episode! You can find Justin Sander at: https://www.justinsandler.com/ Watch his award-winning film on Amazon Prime: https://www.amazon.com/Welcome-Where-Youve-Always-Been/dp/B07C29BYGT
57:26
April 13, 2020
Tools For Teaching Remotely!
Deedee and Adam sit down to talk about tools teachers can use during this time of distance learning. -Seesaw https://web.seesaw.me/ -Flipgrid https://info.flipgrid.com/ -Alive Studios (our sponsors) https://alivestudiosco.com/ -Zoom (be mindful of security settings) https://zoom.us/ Book recommendations by Alice Keeler on Google Classroom can be found on Dave Burgess Consulting https://www.daveburgessconsulting.com/dbcibooks/
36:36
April 13, 2020
5 Must-Have Technology Sites for Kids with Guest Mary Amoson
Adam and Deedee site down with their good friend, Mary Amoson.  Mary shares her favorite technology sites for primary grade students.  There is even a bonus recommendation! Teach Your Monster to Read  https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/ Epic!  https://www.getepic.com/educators Sight Word Ninja https://apps.apple.com/us/app/sight-words-ninja-slicing-game-to-learn-to-read/id821374885 ABC Mouse  https://www.abcmouse.com/abt/homepage Class Dojo for Portfolios https://www.classdojo.com/ Vooks https://www.vooks.com/teacher-appreciation You can find Mary on her popular blog: Sharing Kindergarten   https://sharingkindergarten.com/
28:18
March 30, 2020
Balanced Literacy: Writing Instruction
Deedee and Adam discuss writing instruction in the primary grades. They will share their tips for keeping writing instruction fresh and how to instill the love of writing for yourself and your students. Recommended Resources: In Pictures and In Words by Katie Wood Ray https://amzn.to/2TPqgQW
29:37
March 30, 2020
LIVE Episode: Teaching Remotely
With the closings of schools due to the Clovid-19 virus, teachers are working in overdrive to try to create meaningful lessons and connections with their students. Distance teaching can be challenging, but Adam and Deedee will share a few tips to make it a bit easier. Be well! Resources Mentions: Osmo ABC Mouse Flipgrid Marco Polo Matt Miller - Ditch that Textbook Homeschool Hideout.com Virtual Field Trips
37:49
March 20, 2020
Powering Through Self-Doubt with guest, Tara Martin
The Classroom Collaborative Teacher Podcast: Powering Through Self-Doubt with guest, Tara Martin. Adam and Deedee sit down with instructional coach, keynote speaker, and author Tara Martin to hear her incredible journey. Tara tells the story of her journey and how a second-grade teacher took her under her wing to change her life forever. Listen how she went from paddling in the shallow end to being a jumper in the deep end! She tells us to be real and cannonball in! Tara will inspire you! You do not want to miss this episode! You can find Tara Martin's children book, Cannonball In on Amazon https://amzn.to/2QiBafQ You can find her inspirational book, Be REAL: Educate from the Heart on Amazon https://amzn.to/3d3gYIo You can read more about Tara and find out how to reach her by visiting her website: http://www.tarammartin.com/
31:34
March 16, 2020
Balanced Literacy Part 4: Phonemic Awareness
In today's teacher podcast, Deedee and Adam continue their conversation about balanced literacy and the importance of phonemic awareness in early childhood education. They discuss the importance of segmentation and blending of sounds and their essential role as young children learn to read.
24:50
March 3, 2020
Balanced Literacy Chat with Melissa Leach
In today's teacher podcast, Deedee and Adam sit down to talk to literacy professional staff developer, Melissa Leach. Deedee and Adam continue their conversation surrounding balanced literacy and the implications for classroom instruction. More on Melissa! Leach’s Literacy Training, LLC provides unique and dynamic professional development for schools and school districts across the country. Melissa Leach, owner and president, is a sought after literacy change leader for her knowledge of the Balanced Literacy Framework and her ability to make success in each and every component feel achievable to every participant. Melissa has been a dynamic classroom teacher (Michigan and Texas; 2000-2008), a state-level Literacy Specialist (Texas; 2008-2012) a Professional Learning Designer for the District of Columbia Public Schools (DC; 2012-2014), and a K-12 ELAR and SLAR Specialist (Texas; 2014- 2015), and she currently works full-time alongside her team of literacy consultants to run Leach’s Literacy Training, LLC. It is Melissa’s life work to make an impact on student achievement. Leach’s Literacy trainings blend the research and knowledge of best practice Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop with hands-on application to a real-life classroom setting. Melissa’s desire to reach more students is happening, one teacher at a time. Visit Melissa's website to learn more. http://www.leachliteracytraining.com/ Find her on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Leachs-Literacy-Training-336839809674536/
26:28
March 3, 2020
BALANCED LITERACY PART 3 – PHONICS INSTRUCTION
TEACHER PODCAST PHONICS INSTRUCTION In this teacher podcast episode, Deedee and Adam talk about phonics instruction in light of the science of reading. As life long learners, Deedee and Adam discuss how, sometimes, being a reflective teacher can be challenging.
31:52
March 3, 2020
Balanced Literacy - Part 2: Sight Words
In this podcast episode, Deedee and Adam talk about a new approach to teaching sight words in elementary classrooms. Based on the research, they discuss how sight words can actually be part of your explicit phonics instruction! Book Recommendations: A Fresh Look at Phonics by Wiley Blevins (Judy will you link to: https://amzn.to/2UA1VPV This is Balanced Literacy by Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, and Nancy Akhavan Judy will you (link to: https://amzn.to/2utb9mg
28:52
February 10, 2020
Finding Your Authentic Self with Jeff Koziatek!
Finding your authentic self with Jeff Koziatek! Adam and Deedee had the honor of chatting with Jeff Koziatek about how teachers can be true to themselves and bring out the best in those around them. Learn more about Jeff Koziatek and bring him to your school: https://www.coreauthenticity.com/
24:44
January 28, 2020
What is Balanced Literacy? Part 1 - Phonics
What is Balanced Literacy: Part 1-Phonics Deedee and Adam discuss the alarming statistics on language-related learning challenges and how that influences classroom instructional practices. They offer practical advice on how to incorporate more focused implicit instruction in less time. Read more on the article Adam shared on 2019 Educational Research: https://www.edutopia.org/article/2019-education-research-highlights
34:36
January 28, 2020
Teach Better in 2020 with special guest Rae Hughart
Ep 24: Teach Better in 2020 with special guest Rae Hughart "Teach better today than you did yesterday. Teach better tomorrow than we did today." - Rae Hughart Three Tips for 2020: 1. Allowing your students to own their own learning. 2. Build-in community purpose and relevance. 3. Connect with other educators. Helpful links: LEARN MORE ABOUT RAE: http://hugharthangout.weebly.com/ VISIT THEIR WEBSITE: www.teachbetter.com FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1897034833860708/ TWITTER: @teachbetterteam MASTERY CHAT ON TWITTER Thursday nights 7pm CST, 8pm, EST: #masterychat TEACH BETTER TALK PODCAST: https://www.teachbetter.com/podcast/ EMAIL: Rae@teachbetter.com
22:21
January 7, 2020
Make Someone's Day Yellow...All Year Long!!!
How can we make kindness an active part of our community? Adam will share the movement he started in 2013 that has spread around the nation. Y: It starts with you E: Engaging in a conversation L: Listen L: Learn O: Offer a compliment W: We Learn more and join in! https://makesomeonesdayyellow.com/
37:04
January 2, 2020
Growing Professionally with Dave and Shelley Burgess
Deedee and Adam are joined by the husband and wife team behind Dave Burgess Consulting, Dave and Shelley Burgess. We discuss how they, through their company, help give voice to teacher and education leadership authors. Learn the story behind Dave's blockbuster book, Teach Like a Pirate. You can find out more about Dave Burgess Consulting by visiting their website: https://www.daveburgessconsulting.com/
30:36
December 24, 2019
Engaging Students with Augmented Reality w/Special Guest Cynthia Kaye
Adam and Deedee sit down with the creator of Alive Studios, Cynthia B. Kaye, to discuss the past, present, and future of her award-winning software program that engages even the most reluctant learners.
21:18
December 16, 2019
Our Favorite Winter Books!
Join Deedee and Adam as they share some of their favorite winter books to use in your classroom! Here are some of the books we mentioned in this episode: Winter Dance https://amzn.to/367MQY9 Snow https://amzn.to/367MQY9 The Snowy Day https://amzn.to/2YmgTso Ice Bear https://amzn.to/38aGrgI The Snowbelly Family of Chillyville Inn https://amzn.to/2RukJhN The Missing Mitten Mystery https://amzn.to/2sMXNzX Snow Day https://amzn.to/2s0Clan The Emperor's Egg https://amzn.to/2Rp7ZJm Find additional winter read aloud book suggestions by clicking: https://mrswillskindergarten.com/category/curriculum/english-language-arts-ela/reading/read-aloud-books-for-winter/
27:29
December 9, 2019
Celebrating In The Classroom!
Adam and Deedee talk about some fun holiday projects that can be enjoyed by the entire classroom! You can find Adam's Christmas Giving Project video by clicking: https://youtu.be/8S_op8mEKwk You can find Deedee's Snowman Project by clicking: https://mrswillskindergarten.com/christmas-projects-done/ You can learn more about Heifer International by clicking: https://www.heifer.org/
27:51
December 3, 2019
Classroom Fixer Upper with Jose Cortez!
Adam and Deedee sit down again with their special guest, Jose Cortez of https://www.berteauandco.com/. Jose shares his latest project, Teacher Fixer Upper. Learn how this project came to be and listen in as he shares his thought process around designing a classroom that is student-centered. Links discussed in this episode: National Business Furniture: Save 10% with code: Berteau https://www.nationalbusinessfurniture.com/ YouTube episodes of Teacher Fixer Upper: https://youtu.be/qMsoRZCAgfY ESGI: Pajama Campaign Use code: GoodnightPodcast https://www.esgisoftware.com/
32:59
November 29, 2019
Side Effects Of An Organized Teacher w/Jose Cortez!
Deedee and Adam sit down to discuss organization with their good friend, Jose Cortez of Berteau and Company. Jose discusses the 5 side effects of an organized teacher! They also discuss how organization and planning extend beyond the school day! https://www.berteauandco.com/
47:49
November 21, 2019
Rich Literature!
Teaching students to not only read but to LOVE reading is our passion! Join Deedee and Adam as they discuss engaging students in reading through rich literature!
28:23
November 13, 2019
Technology That Works!
Adam and Deedee share some of their classroom technology essentials! Vooks: Animated books free for teachers at this time! https://www.vooks.com/ Chatterpix: Students can animate their illustrations (free). http://www.duckduckmoose.com/educational-iphone-itouch-apps-for-kids/chatterpix/eeSaw: Document student learning and share it with parents (free) Osmo: An app that interacts with real objects https://www.playosmo.com/en/ Dot and Dash Coding: Robotic coding https://www.makewonder.com/ Bee Bots Coding: Robotic coding: https://www.lakeshorelearning.com/products/stem/building-engineering/bee-botsup-sup-programmable-robot/p/BT363/ Reading Eggs/Math Seeds: Online games that are differentiated for the individual student. https://readingeggs.com/ ESGI: Online assessments. Use code: PODCAST for a discounted rate and 2 months free access https://www.esgisoftware.com/
28:34
November 4, 2019
Project Based Learning w/Special Guest DR. LORI ELLIOTT
Dr. Lori Elliott shares her passion for project-based learning with Deedee and Adam. She helps clarify the differences between themed classroom units of study and true PBL experiences. Dr. Elliott travels extensively to schools and districts as a mentor and facilitator. Learn more about her work by visiting her website: https://drlorielliott.com/
28:45
October 28, 2019
Our Favorite Fall Books!!!
Deedee and Adam discuss some of their favorite books for fall! Here is a list of the classroom books that were discussed. These books are perfect for kindergarten, first grade, and second grade teachers! Scarecrow by Cynthia Rylant Boo! by Robert Munsch Creepy Pair of Underpants by Aaron Reynolds Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds Bat Loves the Night by Nicola Davies Otis by Loren Long Autumn's First Leaf by Steve Metzger Stellaluna by Janell Cannon They also discussed Storyline Online Audiobook Site: https://www.storylineonline.net/
17:20
October 21, 2019
Engaging Students with Room Transformations w/Special Guest - HOLLY EHLE!!!
Join Adam and Deedee while they chat with teacher, Holly Ehle. Holly shares her passion and practical tips for adding that something special to her classroom lessons that elevate student engagement. Follow Holly on her Facebook page to find inspiration! https://www.facebook.com/EngagingTheStandards/
28:31
October 21, 2019
Empowering Teachers w/Special Guest - ADAM DOVICO!
Join Adam and Deedee as they talk with Principal Adam Dovico empowering teachers! Adam Dovico shares how he helps celebrate teachers' strengths and works to build a positive school culture. About Adam Dovico: Adam is a principal, college professor, and national speaker. Additionally, he is the author of the books: The Limitless School: Creative Ways to Solve the Culture Puzzle (link: https://amzn.to/2LJp2Cv) and Inside the Trenches: An Educator's Guide for What You CAN Do in the Classroom (link: https://amzn.to/332sJJr)
29:25
October 21, 2019
Games and More with special guest Kim Adsit!
Deedee and Adam invite their first guest to the podcast and chat all about learning games with the Dollar Store Diva, Kim Adsit!
31:30
September 30, 2019
Tips For Teaching Writing
Join Adam and Deedee as they offer a few tips to help foster student independence during writing. Recommended Professional Development Books: Engaging Young Writers by Matt Glover In Pictures and In Words by Katie Wood Ray Related Blog Posts: Blog Posts About Writers Workshop
33:18
September 30, 2019
Strategic Assessments To Guide Your Instruction
How do you use assessments to guide your teaching?  Deedee and Adam discuss how to use formative assessments to help drive instruction! Want to try ESGI Software for streamlining your one-on-one assessments!?!?!  Visit www.esgisoftware.com and use code PODCAST to get 60 FREE Days plus $40 off your first year!
20:46
September 23, 2019
Purposeful Play In Every Classroom. Yes, you can!
Ep.7  Deedee and Adam discuss balancing play with teaching in today's classroom.  They offer practical solutions on how to merge play with learning so everyone wins!
29:53
September 9, 2019
Bring KINDNESS Into The Classroom!
Deedee and Adam share their favorite ways to create a kinder classroom and make the world a brighter place!
28:10
September 2, 2019
Positive Partnerships with Parents!
Deedee and Adam share their tips for creating positive partnerships with the parents of your students!
30:46
August 26, 2019
Favorite Books To Read To Your Students!
Deedee and Adam share their favorite back-to-school (or anytime) books to read!!!
26:50
August 19, 2019
Make The First Day Of School Special!
This episode focuses on Deedee and Adam's favorite ways to make the first day of school as special as possible!
29:58
August 12, 2019
Teachers...take care of YOU!
In this episode we share our favorite ways to separate school and home.  We strive to create a work/lie balance and offer our tips on doing so!
26:22
August 5, 2019
Why a podcast? Find out!
In this episode we introduce ourselves and let you all know our why for starting this podcasting journey!
14:10
August 5, 2019