When you hear that a student is playing in school, what are your first thoughts as an educator? My guest, a former kindergarten teacher, shares how he used play to transform the classroom, increase learning and engage students of all ages. I’m excited for everyone to hear the amazing insight of Adam Peterson, the author of “Teach, Play, Learn!”, as we discuss how to lead through play.
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Adam Peterson is an award-winning educator, nationally recognized speaker, and #1 Best-Selling author of the book, Teach, Play, Learn!. After spending more than a decade as a kindergarten teacher, Adam now uses his knowledge and talents to inspire, educate, and motivate other teachers to create classrooms that encourage creativity, play, and hands-on learning. When he’s not working with teachers on location, Adam spends his time at home creating YouTube videos for teachers, co-hosting the popular podcast, The Classroom Collaborative with Deedee Wills, and writing any chance he gets. Adam’s most recent accomplishment was being a featured speaker at the event TEDxNormal 2019, where he shared his message of making the world a brighter place through his Make Someone’s Day Yellow talk and his #betheyellow campaign! Being a believer that family comes first, Adam spends every free second he has with his beautiful wife, Trisha, and their two amazing children.
For more information on where to see Adam speak, or to book him for your own school, visit his website adampetersoneducation.com. You can keep up with him on Instagram (@teacherslearn2) and Twitter (@teacherslearn2). Visit makesomeonesdayyellow.com to learn how to get this inspiring event started at your own school!
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As we continue through this journey of distant learning, I wanted to bring you some content specific to our current struggle. Instead of asking one person, I asked many of my friends to share their insight and wisdom. Since I had so many submissions, I'm going to break this up into several short bonus episodes. I asked these amazing educators one question: what tips or strategies would you suggest during this unprecedented time? I hope their responses provide value and strength during your distant learning experience.