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Author: Deedee Wills and Adam Peterson

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The Classroom Collaborative Podcast is a show about teaching, classroom, and education. We tackle new classroom tips and tricks in every episode.
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As the start of school draws near, Deedee and Adam discuss questions they have received about how to facilitate student talk while virtual teaching. Adam shares his experience with break out rooms!About the PodcastThe Classroom Collaborative Podcast is a show about teaching, classroom, and education. We tackle new classroom tips and tricks in every episode.About Your HostsDeedee Wills is an early childhood educator, instructional coach, and international educational consultant. She is also the author of the award-winning blog, Mrs. Wills Kindergarten.Adam Peterson is a kindergarten teacher, nationally recognized speaker, and educational consultant. He also the creator of the popular YouTube channel, TeachersLearn2.com.I hope you enjoyed this episode! See you on the next one!Deedee & Adam
How do you have conversations with the "other side." In light of the divisive atmosphere we are experiencing at this time, how can we have conversations with people who believe differently than we do? Deedee and Adam discuss this issue during Episode 46.TED TALK RADIO SUGGESTED LISTENING: https://www.npr.org/transcripts/825903777TED TALK COMPLETE EPISODE ON DIALOGUE AND EXCHANGE:https://www.npr.org/programs/ted-radio-hour/558307433?showDate=2019-07-26
As we begin to think about back to school time, have you thought about conversations your students may bring up? We know students have been home and listening to some of the tough questions that have been debated these last few months. Questions about social issues such as race and Covid-19. Are you prepared to respond to students when they ask questions or share the opinions they have heard at home? Deedee and Adam share some tips so you can be prepared.
Deedee and Adam talk about what "Back to School" might look like in 2020.
Teacher conferences in your own living room! Deedee and Adam return to talk about virtual teacher conferences! We discuss what we love about them and what we miss about in-person conferences! Join us!
Deedee and Adam continue their conversation with Marisol Rerucha. They talk about why it is so hard to talk about race? Marisol is an educational leader who shares her expertise on restorative practices, equity, social justice, trauma-informed care, and generational poverty. This is Part 2 of a 2 part series.
Deedee and Adam sit down to talk to Marisol Rerucha and talk about why it is so hard to talk about race? Over the last two weeks, the killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and many others have rightfully driven our nation to sorrow and outrage about systemic racism and its profound impact on Black lives in America. Marisol is an educational leader who shares her expertise on restorative practices, equity, social justice, trauma-informed care, and generational poverty. This is Part 1 of a 2 part series.
For many teachers, summer is here! This is usually a time when teachers travel, visit friends and family, and recharge their teaching batteries. So what do you do during this time of social distancing? Deedee and Adam talk about their "Summer Living List." Join them! 
There are times when we, as teachers, feel helpless. I think we can all recall a student who really struggled with behaviors that were disruptive. Adam and Deedee sit down with Linsey McDanel who shared her personal journey with Trauma-Informed Behavior Interventions.On Facebook & Instagram: Linsey McDanelFacebook group: (I can add after they friend request me) TBRI Resources...Make it CountEmail: linsey.mcdanel@fsd145.orgTo learn more:Click here for more info on TBRI: KARYN PURVIS INSTITUTE OF CHILD DEVELOPMENT
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 here
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
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_AlsheimerGrab his book today on Amazon: Next Level Teaching
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 here Watch his award-winning film on Amazon Prime here.
Deedee and Adam sit down to talk about tools teachers can use during this time of distance learning.Resources MentionedSeesaw FlipgridAlive Studios (our sponsors)Zoom (be mindful of security settings)Book recommendations by Alice Keeler on Google Classroom can be found on Dave Burgess Consulting
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!Resources Mentioned In This EpisodeTeach Your Monster to ReadEpic!Sight Word NinjaABC MouseClass Dojo for PortfoliosVooksYou can find Mary on her popular blog: Sharing Kindergarten
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
 The Classroom Collaborative Teacher Podcast: 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! 
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 AmazonYou can find her inspirational book, Be REAL: Educate from the Heart on AmazonYou can read more about Tara and find out how to reach her by visiting her website.
We are going to do an encore episode this week because we got overwhelmed with conferences. Join Adam and Deedee as they continue their discussion on bring play into the classroom. They are joined by their special guest, Kim Adsit, as they share their favorite ways to couple learning with play.Kim Adsit taught kindergarten for over 30 years and now works as a national presenter. She has a passion for teaching and shares her ideas on her popular blog, Kindergals.
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.
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