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Explore topics that are important to you while getting tactical strategies you can implement right away in your classroom! Each episode dives into a specific aspect of teaching and offers short, helpful strategies you can add to your practice.

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    • Education
    • 4.9 • 13 Ratings

Explore topics that are important to you while getting tactical strategies you can implement right away in your classroom! Each episode dives into a specific aspect of teaching and offers short, helpful strategies you can add to your practice.

Interested in learning more or have a suggestion? Email us at: podcasts@teachstone.com

Produced by Teachstone

    Classroom Teams: Handling Sticky Situations with CLASS

    Classroom Teams: Handling Sticky Situations with CLASS

    To be an effective teacher and classroom presence, the adults have to work together as much as or more than the students do. Classrooms work best when co-teachers understand each other and work together. How can teachers ensure that they’re in sync with each other, and how can CLASS help? 
    In today’s episode, you’ll hear a fun conversation between Kate Cline and return guest Deirdre Harris. Learn about parallel processes for adult behavior, making a lesson plan with other team members, and how team agreements can be made to improve the way the classroom runs and ensure a shared vision. 
    Topics Discussed in This Episode

    [00:01:20] Thinking about sticky situations in the classroom 
    [00:04:00] Parallel processes for adult/adult behavior
    [00:06:15] Planning a lesson plan with feedback from other team members
    [00:08:05] Making the lesson plan visible
    [00:09:20] Quality of feedback 
    [00:11:43] How team vision can lead to team agreements
    [00:15:00] Documenting a shared vision
    [00:17:23] Focus areas for the agreement
    [00:17:44] Adding expectations
    [00:21:33] Why adding signatures matters
    [00:22:23] How to handle a lead teacher whose approach you disagree with 
    [00:26:55] Getting on the same page as a co-teacher

    Resources
    Kate Cline
    Deirdre Harris

    • 29 min
    Advocacy for Educators

    Advocacy for Educators

    As an educator, how are you using your voice? Not in the classroom but outside of it, to make a difference for the educational system, your students, your colleagues, and yourself as well. Advocacy plays an important role in bringing education into the spotlight and making sure that educational issues get the attention they deserve. And as an educator, you are in the primary position to know what you need in classrooms, schools, and districts, as well as for your own life and well-being, so your voice is an important one. 
    Today’s episode is about advocacy for educators and how educators can participate in it. You’ll hear from Jake Stewart, the Director of State Government Relations at the Early Care & Education Consortium. In today’s podcast, he discusses his journey from the classroom to his current position, what the starting points of advocacy are, and what topics teachers should be looking for. 
     
    Topics Discussed in This Episode

    [00:01:25] Introducing Jake Stewart
    [00:02:06] How Jake got to where he is now
    [00:05:12] The starting points of advocacy
    [00:08:04] Whether one teacher speaking up makes a difference
    [00:10:29] How to help teachers participate
    [00:12:01] Who keeps track of calls and letters
    [00:15:08] What to do when an educator doesn’t feel knowledgeable enough about the subject to speak up
    [00:18:12] What educators need to both teach and support themselves
    [00:20:58] Current hot topics that educators should be looking out for
    [00:25:43] How to find out about things happening at the local and state levels
    [00:29:00] The importance of advocacy at the state level
    [00:30:20] Good times to speak up
    [00:34:18] Worries about speech that gets teachers in trouble
    [00:38:01] Other ways to get involved
    [00:40:28] Making the most of this point in time
    [00:42:56] Why informal advocacy can be a game-changer
    [00:45:48] Jake’s big takeaways for listeners

     
    Resources
    Kate Cline
    Jake Stewart

    • 50 min
    Setting up your Classroom for Success

    Setting up your Classroom for Success

    Setting up a classroom for a new school year can be exciting! It’s hard not to get excited at the prospect of a fresh start. But that doesn’t mean you always know what’s best to do. How do you set up the classroom to facilitate a successful year?
    In today’s episode, you’ll hear from Alisha Saunders-Wilson, a Teachstone CLASS Specialist who has experience coaching other teachers in many things, including setting up classrooms. Listen in as she and Kate discuss classroom organization, behavior management, what materials to put out and when to rotate them, and what to do when materials are sparse. 
     
    Topics Discussed in This Episode

    [00:01:20] Introducing Alisha 
    [00:02:14] What excites Alisha about setting up a new classroom in a new school year
    [00:02:46] How Alisha came to the ECE field and what she does with teachers these days
    [00:04:04] What to keep in mind when it comes to classroom organization
    [00:06:07] Questions teachers should ask themselves about behavior management
    [00:07:29] What and how many materials to put out
    [00:08:40] What to do if the children aren’t engaging with a particular set of materials
    [00:10:27] Setting up the classroom with emotional support in mind
    [00:12:53] What to do when you notice negativity popping up in a space
    [00:15:07] What to do when materials are sparse
    [00:17:24] Rotating materials
    [00:19:03] How classroom setup supports things like language development and problem-solving
    [00:22:09] Three major takeaways from the conversation 
    [00:23:48] Encouragement for classroom teachers

     
    Resources
    Kate Cline
    Alisha Saunders-Wilson
     

    • 25 min
    Integración del Aprendizaje en Programas Basados en el Juego

    Integración del Aprendizaje en Programas Basados en el Juego

    El aprendizaje por medio del juego es una herramienta que permite a los educadores facilitar el interes y la atención por parte de los niños. Obteniendo así mejores resultados en el contexto de un acercamiento flexible de la enseñanza.
    En el episodio de hoy, tenemos con nosotros a Maria Cristina Caro, quien es consultora en el espacio educativo en edades temprana y quien además de tener una brillante trayectoria en el espacio de la educación tiene también una formación profesiona excepcional.
    Escucharas la conmovedora experiencia de María Cristina Caro en el mundo de la educación desde una edad muy temprana, así como también muchos consejos sobre cómo y por qué utilizar el juego como vehículo del apredizaje.
     
    [01:06] Introducción al juego como vehículo de aprendizaje.
    [03:04] Conociendo a María Cristina Caro – Una historia realmente inspiradora
    [07:00] Ideas para iniciar el aprendizaje por medio del juego
    [08:53] El interes y la atención como fundamento de los programas basados en el juego
    [11:37] Desarrollo de una enseñanza mas intencional
    [15:20] El rol de la flexibilidad y la creatividad en la enseñanza
    [18:55] Los niños aprenden en el contexto de las relaciones que tienen con los adultos
     
    Conecta con Monica Nassif-Puyol: https://www.linkedin.com/in/monica-pujol-nassif-974b68189/
    Únete a CLASS Learning Community para continuar con la conversación con miles de educadores

    • 21 min
    What to Expect When You're About to Be Observed?

    What to Expect When You're About to Be Observed?

    The idea of being observed while performing a job can make anyone feel a little nervous. But understanding what CLASS observations are really about can help teachers relax and approach their classrooms with the same skill and attention they normally do. 
    Marnetta Larrimer is today’s guest. She’s an early education professional and trainer who is currently a Professional Services Manager for Teachstone. In her conversation with Kate today, she’s going to talk about what a CLASS observation is all about. Listen to the episode to hear what she has to say about what she would be doing while observing a classroom, who she’s paying attention to, and what happens after an observation. The answers you hear will help you feel more confident the next time you’re being observed.
     
    Topics Discussed in This Episode

    [00:00:35] What a CLASS observation is all about
    [00:02:48] What a CLASS observation actually is 
    [00:04:01] What to expect during a CLASS observation
    [00:06:10] What Marnetta would be doing during an observation, and for how long 
    [00:07:58] What Marnetta’s doing when she’s coding
    [00:08:54] What Marnetta is looking for from different age groups
    [00:10:03] If there’s a team in the classroom, who is Marnetta looking for
    [00:14:08] How a teacher and her team can prepare for an observation
    [00:19:23] What would happen if there were an accident or something extreme that happened during an observation
    [00:21:45] What happens after the observation
    [00:24:25] What Marnetta would say to encourage a teacher

     
    Resources
    Kate Cline
    Marnetta Larrimer
     

    • 29 min
    Replanteamiento del Comportamiento “Desafiante” y por qué es Importante Nuestra Respuesta

    Replanteamiento del Comportamiento “Desafiante” y por qué es Importante Nuestra Respuesta

    Guiar el comportamiento positivo es un proceso de aprendizaje para los niños pequeños en el que se desarrolla la regulación el comportamiento, las emociones y el control de los impulsos.
     
    En este episodio, discutiremos tres pilares de reflexión que debemos tomar en cuenta para ayudar a los niños en el desarrollo del comportamiento positivo, evitar el comportamiento desafiante y fomentar la autorregulación. Para discutir estos temas, tenemos con nosotros a Michelle Galindo, especialista en primera infancia, quien ha estado brindando capacitaciones dentro de sus 20 años de experiencia. Se ha inspirado para trabajar en estrecha colaboración con los educadores que apoyan el comportamiento positivo de los niños y enseña cursos de orientación conductual a nivel universitario que orientan a los futuros educadores sobre el comportamiento infantil.
     
    Puntos de discusión en este episodio:
    [00:00] Conociendo a Michelle Galindo
    [03:21] ¿Qué es un comportamiento desafiante y que es ser autorregulado?
    [07:57] Introducción a la autorregulación.
    [11:15] El impacto que tiene en los niños el manejar nuestras emociones adultas.
    [20:31] Crear un espacio seguro para practicar estrategias de autorregulación.
    [25:00] Reconocer los sentimientos y establecer límites.
    [28:08] Reflexión final.
     
    Recursos:
    Conecta con Michelle Galindo en LinkedIn.
    Conecta con Mónica Pujol-Nassif en LinkedIn.
    Únete a CLASS Learning Community para continuar la discusión con miles de
    educadores.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

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