Podcast Interviews

Podcasts are amazing resources for professional development. Choose topics that are of interest to you, listen at your own pace, and learn on the go. I love to listen and learn on my commute and share what I learn on social media. Listen in on the conversations between myself and amazing educational podcast hosts. These are shows where I am the guest and I chat about topics from higher education to preparing future teachers. Look for the most recent interviews to be on the top. 

To listen to each episode just click on the title. Sit back, relax, and enjoy a cup of coffee while you listen to tips on how you can implement edumagic in your teaching career! 

Please reach out on social using #EduMagic with your takeaways and ideas! I look forward to connecting and learning from you! 

During this conversation, I share my experience as a higher ed professor teaching online. 

EduMagic for New Leaders: Featuring Dr. Samantha Fecich

As a leader, how do you impact and grow new teachers and leaders in our organization? This week’s guest, Dr. Samantha Fecich, shares how she uses innovative programs and resources to prepare new teachers to overcome the initial hurdles of teaching and develop them into future leaders.

Learn best tips and strategies for making distance education work for you and your learners.  Sam Fecich author of EduMagic and Edushine  joins Dr. Dickenson in this conversation about how teachers can go the distance with distance education.

In this episode, we learn how Dr. Sam got into education and how her passions for special education and ed tech came together in the role she is currently serving. From her story, we learn how we too can lean into moments of challenge, knowing that the path that is made for us will clear up eventually if we are willing to persevere.

On today’s episode, Sam joined me to talk about the eight ways she empowers student teachers to become what she calls “educators of excellence”.

We talk beer and teacher prep! Listen to this episode my husband and I are interviewed together! 

Our three storytellers this time around are Jen Cort, who tells the story of  coming from a marginalized community and how a teacher impacted her life; Sam Fecich, and the way that a special project helped to empower her students and their parents; and Tonya Gilchrist who reminds us to never underestimate the kind of life-long impact we can have on our kids.

I chat with Dr. Sam Fecich to discuss must have apps for pre-service teachers. In addition, Sam tells us about one of her favorite family restaurants. This is a must-listen for pre-service teachers to have ready to go for day 1 in the classroom. 

 

This week on I Wish I Knew EDU, I’m talking to Dr. Sam Fecich @SFecich about her book, EDUMagic, preparing Preservice teachers for the classroom, virtual EDU co-ops and why we teach.

In this episode, I share about creating a digital portfolio, how Google is the new resume and the dos and don'ts of online professional conduct for teachers. I challenge beginning teachers to see their online profiles as professional references, not personal accounts of all aspects of their lives.

Dr. Sam Fecich runs a virtual co-op program for her preservice teachers. This program not only helps her preservice teachers learn while doing authentic work, but it helps teachers get help for their classrooms. What a great idea! www.coolcatteacher.com/e417

When you start a career in teaching, you’re signing up to enrich, influence and improve the lives of those around you. Sounds pretty daunting, doesn’t it?! It’s a big job, and when done well, is an amazing opportunity to empower young people and help them in more ways than you could possibly know.

This week on the show I am joined by Dr. Sam Fecich, professor of educational technology and education at Growth City College, author of Edumagic, and fellow member of the Edumatch network.



Sam am I talk about the process of writing a book, some of the differences between college and K-12 education, helping others find their confidence to share what they're doing, being a lifelong learner, trying new things, and technology in the special needs classroom.

Dr. Sam Fecich is a professor at Grove City College (PA), where she works with teaching preservice teachers about educational technology. During her courses, preservice teachers learn how to hone their digital presence, unite their professional learning network, create activities with technology tools that engage students in a meaningful and impactful way.

EduMagic: A Guide for Preservice Teachers (EDUMatch Publishing) sets out to challenge the thought “teaching” begins only after certification and college graduation. Dr. Fecich talks about how she’s changing that narrative for pre-service teachers.

Dr. Sam Fecich is a professor at Grove City College in Pennsylvania. She works with preservice teachers about educational technology and special education. During her courses, preservice teachers learn how to hone their digital presence, unite their professional learning network, create activities with technology tools that engage students in a meaningful and impactful way, apply the Danielson Framework for teaching, and learn the ins and out of special education and how to best serve all students based on their strengths and areas of need.

On this episode, I Zoom in Dr. Fecich and we chat about her book, Edumagic. I like to think of myself as a "Game Changer" (KTI 2017) in the field of higher education and educational technology.

Preservice teachers have a unique task of cramming as much information and experience on pedagogy, classroom management, educational technology, and much more.

 

How can they leverage what they learn in their credentialing programs so that they have a higher chance of success? Dr. Sam Fecich dives into the core essentials and even has even created a resource to inspire and guide hopeful educators.

Author of EduMagic: A Guide for Pre-service Teachers, watch our interview on YouTube Dr. Sam Fecich has invested many hours into finding creative ways to approach education. Dr. Sam is a Professor with a mission, and she wants to play her part in elevating the field o f professional education. Through intentional communication and relationship-building,

 

Dr. Sam is a reflective and diligent teacher dedicated to improving her practices and helping other educators. Dr. Sam joins Danny to talk about making an impact on future generations of students. Dr. Sam is a pre-service teacher with Special Education experience and dives deep into new technology and instructional methods.

Dr. Sam Fecich is the author of EduMagic and a college professor. In this show she shares how she is using social media and innovative techniques to prepare our next generation of teachers for their careers as educators.

This is our BEST EPISODE YET. These two ladies have inspired #TheFacultyRoomPodcast Dr. Sam is a Professor at Grove City College and author of Edumagic.

 

While Naomi is one of her awesome pre-service teachers. Follow along in the journey of the instructor and the instructed on this episode.

Sam is a professor at Grove City College in Pennsylvania who works with preservice teachers in the areas of educational technology and special education.

 

She is also the author of EduMagic: A Guide for Preservice Teachers, a book providing positive examples, helpful tools, and plenty of encouragement for preservice teachers to learn, to dream, and to do. In this episode, Sam and Brent talk about the importance of investing in teachers before they enter the classroom.

Professor Sam Fecich and an amazing group of pre-service teachers chat with us about why they got into teaching, what’s got them excited about the field, and how they hope to impact lives.

These future teachers share the best advice they’ve received, what they’ve learned from their mentors, and what they are focused on in their journey.

Dr. Sam is a reflective and diligent teacher dedicated to improving her practices and helping other educators. Dr. Sam joins Danny to talk about making an impact on future generations of students. Dr. Sam is a pre-service teacher with Special Education experience and dives deep into new technology and instructional methods.

In this podcast we talk to Grove City College professor Dr. Sam Fecich about her experiences in transitioning to higher education as a teacher of teachers. She also talks about her inspiration to write her new book Edumagic!

In this episode of Outside The Bubble I’m chatting with Dr. Samantha Fecich, Professor, Author, Speaker, Podcaster, and PSL fan! 

Sam is passionate about helping preservice teachers up their social media game and build an incredible online presence - the kind you’re not embarrassed about people, especially potential employers, finding. 

While Sam is passionate about the work she does with preservice teachers our conversation goes into tips, tricks, and strategies for all teachers and students. 

Samantha (Sam) Fecich is an Assistant Professor and Instructional Technologist at Grove City College in Grove City, PA. At Grove City College, she teaches courses related to educational technology and special education. In her Technology of Instruction course, preservice teachers take a deep dive into the Danielson Framework for Teaching and infuse technology into each domain. Students work closely with a virtual cooperating teacher (a teacher from around the world in their major area) to create technology tools for use in their classroom – giving meaning to their work. By the end of the course, students leave with a digital portfolio and professional digital presence through Twitter. Dr. Sam’s passion in life is teaching preservice teachers and professionals about special education and educational technology. She takes great pride in leading our next cohort of special education teachers to learn, grow, and thrive in their future careers

Dr. Sam Fecich is a tech coach and post-secondary instructor of pre-service teachers. Her passion for mentoring the future generation of teachers is central to her practice. In this episode, we talk about how she helps new teachers get prepared for the service; the importance of self-promotion; and the necessity for young educators to get plugged in to an online network of teaching professionals.

 

We also talk about staying healthy via achieving work-life balance, which doesn't always mean 50/50. Finally, we chat about her book, EduMagic and its core messages of getting teachers motivated and connected.

During this episode we chat all about podcasting and how to get started. 

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