67 episodes

A podcast for teachers to find new ideas, hear stories and maybe learn something new.

Creative Kindergarte‪n‬ Amanda Bourke

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

A podcast for teachers to find new ideas, hear stories and maybe learn something new.

    66- Earth Day

    66- Earth Day

    In episode 66 of the Creative Kindergarten Podcast, I talk all about Earth Day in Kindergarten and thinking about the why when planning learning about sustainability and conservation. As educators, we can be role models for our students so it is important to reflect on our practices.

    Earth Day Blog Posts:

    https://creativekindergartenblog.com/earth-day-activities/

    Earth Day Slide Deck:

    https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Earth-Day-Unit-Digital-Slideshow-PowerPoint-and-Google-Slides-6749597

    To join in on the conversation with me, you can find me on:

    Teachers Pay Teachers: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Creative-Kindergarten

    Instagram: @creativekindergartenblogontpt

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/creativekindergartenbyamanda

    Blog: creativekindergartenblog.com

    • 27 min
    65- Life Cycles in the Classroom

    65- Life Cycles in the Classroom

    In episode 65 of the Creative Kindergarten Podcast, I think back on the times that I have raised different animals in the classroom. From butterflies to ducks and chicks, I talk about my experience with them and try to give some advice!

    Duck Life Cycle Blog Posts:

    https://creativekindergartenblog.com/the-duck-life-cycle-part-1/

    To join in on the conversation with me, you can find me on:

    Teachers Pay Teachers: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Creative-Kindergarten

    Instagram: @creativekindergartenblogontpt

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/creativekindergartenbyamanda

    Blog: creativekindergartenblog.com

    • 31 min
    64- Sparking Inquiry

    64- Sparking Inquiry

    In episode 64 of the Creative Kindergarten Podcast, I reflect on the different ways to spark wonder and curiosity in your kindergarten classroom. From setting up provocations to just listening to their conversations, educators can take an active role when following the lead of student learning in the classroom.

    Seed Inquiry Blog Post:

    https://creativekindergartenblog.com/flowers-and-seeds-inquiry-centers-and-activities-for-kindergarten/

    To join in on the conversation with me, you can find me on:

    Teachers Pay Teachers: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Creative-Kindergarten

    Instagram: @creativekindergartenblogontpt

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/creativekindergartenbyamanda

    Blog: creativekindergartenblog.com

    • 31 min
    63- Professional Development

    63- Professional Development

    In episode 63 of the Creative Kindergarten Podcast, I think back on the professional learning that I have done this past year, and look to the future at what my goals are for myself. Professional development is so important for educators, but how do you get excited about it and how do you pick what to learn about?

    To join in on the conversation with me, you can find me on:

    Teachers Pay Teachers: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Creative-Kindergarten

    Instagram: @creativekindergartenblogontpt

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/creativekindergartenbyamanda

    Blog: creativekindergartenblog.com

    • 27 min
    62- Coding

    62- Coding

    In episode 62 of The Creative Kindergarten Podcast, I focus on how to teach coding in kindergarten. I go through what I teach first, what I use and some tips and tricks that I’ve learned along the way.

    Links I mention in this episode:

    Offline Coding Blog Post:

    https://creativekindergartenblog.com/offline-coding-activities/

    Coding in Kindergarten Blog Post:

    https://creativekindergartenblog.com/coding-in-kindergarten-why-what-when-how/

    Binary Name Coding Blog Post:

    https://creativekindergartenblog.com/take-a-look-back-72/

    Offline Coding Activities Podcast episode:

    https://anchor.fm/creativekindergarten/episodes/21--Offline-Coding-Activities-ea6bfv

    Unplugged Coding:

    https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Unplugged-Coding-Bundle-12-Activities-for-a-whole-year-of-STEM-Eng-French-4537016

    Complete the Code Boom Cards:

    https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Complete-the-Code-Directional-Coding-Activities-Bundle-6290755

    To join in on the conversation with me, you can find me on:

    Teachers Pay Teachers: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Creative-Kindergarten

    Instagram: @creativekindergartenblogontpt

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/creativekindergartenbyamanda

    Blog: creativekindergartenblog.com

    • 20 min
    61- Classroom DIYs

    61- Classroom DIYs

    In episode 61 of The Creative Kindergarten Podcast, I look back on all the projects I have created for the classroom. Using different materials like wood, felt, rocks and more can be such a great way to add a variety of fun resources to your classroom.

    Links I mention in this episode:

    Wood Gems Blog Post:

    https://creativekindergartenblog.com/wood-gems-for-kindergarten/

    To join in on the conversation with me, you can find me on:

    Teachers Pay Teachers: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Creative-Kindergarten

    Instagram: @creativekindergartenblogontpt

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/creativekindergartenbyamanda

    Blog: creativekindergartenblog.com

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

6 Ratings

ridgeteacher ,

Thank you!

As a new teacher, this podcast has become my daily listen. I have just found this podcast and I am addicted! Thanks for imparting all of your knowledge and experience, I am grateful ❤️

Mme Mariah ,

Relatable and easy to listen to

I live listening to Amanda’s podcast. The episodes are easy to digest and enjoyable to listen to on m drive to work. They cover topics that are highly relevant to kindergarten and offer advice and insight from Amanda’s vast experience. Thanks for creating this platform!

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Ontario Kindergarten Teacher.

I absolutely love my drive home from school. I pop on one of your episodes and it truly gives me inspiration and new knowledge. Keep it up. Really enjoy listening so far.

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