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The Classroom Collaborative Teacher Podcast is a show about teaching, classroom, and education. Join Deedee Wills and Adam Peterson we tackle new classroom tips and tricks in every episode. Our hearts are centered in primary education with our years of experience in Pre-K, kindergarten, first-grade, and second-grade classrooms, but we also connect with outside experts and teachers throughout the K-12 professional development. This teacher podcast is for you! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theclassroomcollaborative/support

The Classroom Collaborative Podcas‪t‬ Deedee Wills and Adam Peterson

    • Language Learning
    • 4.9 • 51 Ratings

The Classroom Collaborative Teacher Podcast is a show about teaching, classroom, and education. Join Deedee Wills and Adam Peterson we tackle new classroom tips and tricks in every episode. Our hearts are centered in primary education with our years of experience in Pre-K, kindergarten, first-grade, and second-grade classrooms, but we also connect with outside experts and teachers throughout the K-12 professional development. This teacher podcast is for you! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theclassroomcollaborative/support

    Ways to increase writing in all subjects

    Ways to increase writing in all subjects

    Deedee and Adam talk about ways to increase the writing your students do across all of the subjects.

    Why?
    "Writing about content material facilitates learning by consolidating information in long-term memory."

    Professor Steve Graham from the Teachers College at Arizona State University


    Having students write down what they understand about a topic, helps to identify gaps in their understanding.

    How?
    Here are a few of the suggestions that were listed in the article:


    I "wonder" journals
    Travel journals
    Low-stakes writing
    Student-created magazines
    Creative writing

    Read this entire article by clicking:


    The Research is in:  Why Students Should Write in All Subjects

    Additional ideas to incorporate writing throughout the day:


    Project-Based Learning Anywhere by Dr. Lori Elliott
    A Place for Wonder | Reading and Writing Nonfiction in the Primary Grades by Georgia Heard and Jennifer McDonough


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    • 45 min
    The Power of YET with Katie Mense

    The Power of YET with Katie Mense

    Deedee and Adam chat with Katie Mense about her new book, Yani, the Yeti.  Katie shares about the process she went through to self publish her first children's book!   Katie offers her tips for finding an illustrator to make the story come to life.

    You can find this book on Amazon Affiliate link by clicking:  Yani the Yeti: and the Power of Yet



    Here are a few of the links to resources we mentioned in the podcast:


    Yeti Mountain Adventure Kindergarten Classroom Transformation
    Yani the Yeti and the Power of Yet: Book Companion Activities
    FREE Yani the Yeti and the Power of Yet Coloring sheet

    Here is how you can find Katie Mense:


    Little Kinder Warriors Blog
    Little Kinder Warriors on Instagram
    Little Kinder Warriors on Facebook


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    • 31 min
    Don't Miss This Conference! ILASCD PreK-K Conference Preview with Ryan Nevius

    Don't Miss This Conference! ILASCD PreK-K Conference Preview with Ryan Nevius

    Deedee and Adam chat with Ryan Nevius from Illinois ASCD.  Every year, this is a massive Pre-K and Kindergarten conference that is going virtual this year.  Ryan shares how nimble they needed to be to bring amazing content to teachers everywhere!  Learn more about this conference by clicking.



    ILLINOIS ASCD 2021 PRE-K AND KINDERGARTEN CONFERENCE


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    • 28 min
    Checking For Understanding In A Digital World

    Checking For Understanding In A Digital World

    Deedee and Adam discuss ways to check for understanding digitally.  Back in 2015, an article was written for The Reading Teacher, but it seems like it was made for 2020-2021!  Teachers today have expressed how challenging it is to keep students engaged during distance learning.   Some of these tools may help improve student involvement while also providing great feedback around student understanding.

    Here are a few of the tools Adam and Deedee discussed:


    Kahoots
    Socrative
    Poll Everywhere
    Doodle Buddy
    Quizizz
    Seesaw
    Ozmo
    BOOM Learning

    You can find the article that Deedee and Adam discussed in:

    The Reading Teacher Vol.69 Issue 3 November/December 2015




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    • 33 min
    Selecting texts to use in your classroom.

    Selecting texts to use in your classroom.

    Deedee and Adam discuss an article from The Reading Teacher on text selection and integration.  The article titled, "Five Steps Towards Successful Culturally Relevant Text Selection and Integration," walks teachers through the changing demographics and the need for culturally responsive pedagogy.  Here is some information that you might find helpful:

    The Reading Teacher Vol.71, NO.3 pp 295-307  November/December 2017

    Websites with Book Lists


    American Indian Youth Literature Award   https://ailanet.org/activities/american-indian-youth-literature-award/
    Americas Award  http://www.claspprograms.org/americasaward
    Arab American Book Award   https://arabamericanmuseum.org/book-awards/ 
    Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature   https://www.apalaweb.org/awards/literature-awards/
    Batchelder Award  http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/batchelderaward
    Belpre Medal  http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/belpremedal
    Caldecott Medal  http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/caldecottmedal/caldecottmedal
    Carter G Woodson Book Award https://www.socialstudies.org/awards/woodson
    Children's Africana Book Award  https://africanstudies.org/awards-prizes/children-s-africana-book-award/
    Coretta Scott King Book Award  http://www.ala.org/rt/emiert/cskbookawards
    ILA Notable Books for a Global Society  http://www.clrsig.org/nbgs-lists.html
    Jane Addams Children's Book Award https://www.janeaddamschildrensbookaward.org/
    Newbery Medal  http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/newberymedal/newberymedal
    Skipping Stopes Honor Awards  https://www.skippingstones.org/wp/book-awards/
    Sydney Taylor Manuscript Award https://jewishlibraries.org/Sydney_Taylor_Manuscript_Award
    Tomas Rivera Mexican American Children's Book Award  https://www.education.txstate.edu/ci/riverabookaward/

    Suggested Additional Professional Reading


    Unpack Your Impact: How Two Primary Teachers Ditched Problematic Lessons and Built a Culture-Centered Curriculum

    Teachers Who Share Book Ideas on Social Media


    Vera Ahiyya The Tutu Teacher on Instagram
    Mike at The Book Wrangler on Instagram


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    • 44 min
    100th Day Ideas for In-Person or Virtual Learning Fun!

    100th Day Ideas for In-Person or Virtual Learning Fun!

    Deedee and Adam catch up after a long winter break and chat about some fun ways to make the 100th day of school as fun as possible in this ever-changing year of education!


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    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
51 Ratings

51 Ratings

caseybeachgirl ,

Love ❤️

This podcast brings me so much joy on my morning runs! Love Deedee and Adam—they share amazing ideas and they’re just so much fun. (The only drawback is that I have to constantly stop to take notes!) 😁👏🏻

Mary Amoson ,

Relevancy, useful, and engaging!

This podcast makes so me smile and it is so engaging for teachers. Not only are the hosts Adam and Deedee knowledgeable, they are also so much fun to listen to. Real teachers talking about real things and sharing real good ideas.

Monica Spillman ,

5 stars not enough 🌟

I discovered this podcast a few days ago and LOVE what Adam and DeeDee bring together from their experiences. I already followed DeeDee. This podcast has helped me and several more people to my follow list for great ideas!

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