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EduMagic: Aspiring Teacher Podcast

  • 16 Must-Know Tips for Student Teachers Starting in the Fall E244

    20 JUN 2024 · Getting ready for student teaching in the fall is essential for new educators who want to succeed in their teaching careers. Aspiring teachers should focus on implementing effective classroom management strategies, building relationships with mentor teachers, and understanding the community context. Additionally, gaining professional development through webinars, getting familiar with educational technology, and emphasizing social-emotional learning are important steps.
    Played 12m 56s
  • From the Classroom to the Mic: Mercedes Musto’s Journey in Education & Podcasting E243

    12 JUN 2024 · Check out the most recent episode of the EduMagic Podcast, which features Mercedes Musto, an innovative educator and podcasting pioneer. She helps teacher candidates excel in their certification exams. In this engaging interview, Mercedes talks about her journey from the restaurant industry to teaching in a juvenile detention facility. She explains how these experiences fueled her passion for educational podcasting. Mercedes shares her top exam preparation strategies, including tips for managing test anxiety and mastering study techniques. She also explores the impactful role of podcasts in education, providing insights into their use for English language learners, professional development, and classroom instruction.
    Played 25m 33s
  • First-Year Teaching Success: Insights from Larry Tomiyama E242

    4 JUN 2024 · Join Dr. Sam and Larry Tomiyama on this inspiring episode of the EduMagic Podcast as we dive into essential strategies for new teachers. With over 32 years in education, Larry shares his profound experiences and practical tips to help recent graduates transition smoothly from campus to classroom. Discover the importance of creating a safe learning environment, building trust, and managing time effectively. Tune in for heartfelt stories, valuable insights, and actionable advice that will set you on the path to success in your first year of teaching. Don’t miss this empowering conversation designed to equip and inspire educators everywhere.
    Played 25m 7s
  • Why Writing a Thank You Note After an Interview Is Essential for Your Job Search Success E241

    24 MAY 2024 · Alright, so you’ve aced the interview for that teaching position, but now what? You don’t just sit back and wait for a call or an email. Nope, you take control of your narrative by sending a killer thank-you note that reinforces your enthusiasm for the position and helps you stand out from the crowd.
    Played 8m 18s
  • How to Prepare for Your First Co-op Meeting with Your Mentor Teacher E240

    14 MAY 2024 · In this episode, I'll be sharing crucial advice for student teachers who are about to meet their cooperating teachers for the first time. The tips are categorized into general school information, policies and procedures, classroom environment, and additional advice for getting involved and setting professional development goals. Key Suggestions for Success - introducing yourself clearly - asking for a school tour - understanding the use of technology in the school - inquiring about lesson planning preferences and classroom management strategies, and engaging with students and their families. To get more EduMagic, check out www.sfecich.com 
    Played 11m 4s
  • Creative and Thoughtful Gift Idea for a mentor or student teacher for under $30 E239

    27 APR 2024 · One unique idea for a thoughtful gift is to create personalized Canva graphics paired with gift cards. Start by getting a small photo frame book or using envelopes to present these special tokens of appreciation. Design Canva cards with messages like "When you need a caffeine boost" paired with a gift card to a local coffee shop or "For when you need to treat yourself" with a gift card to their favorite shopping spot. This episode also comes with a resource! Check it out in the link below  https://www.sfecich.com/post/creative-and-thoughtful-gift-idea-for-a-mentor-or-student-teacher-for-under-30
    Played 4m 18s
  • Why is Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Essential in Education? E238

    16 APR 2024 · Dr. Clinton Smith will discuss social-emotional learning (SEL) and its importance in educational settings. Dr. Smith, a seasoned educator with more than three decades of experience, shares his passion for supporting students' social-emotional development and provides practical strategies for implementing SEL effectively. 
    Played 13m 54s
  • Building Strong Communities Through Restorative Justice in Education E237

    6 APR 2024 · Join Dr. Sam Fecich and Colleen Evens as they discuss the transformative power of restorative justice in education. Dr. Evens explains how restorative practices can strengthen relationships, repair harm, and promote accountability within school communities. Discover the Four Pillars of Restorative Justice and learn practical strategies for implementing them.  Gain insights into overcoming challenges and fostering resilience in diverse educational settings. Tune in to revolutionize education through community-centered learning. Grab the lanyard freebie here - https://www.sfecich.com/post/building-strong-communities-through-restorative-justice-in-education
    Played 19m 8s
  • Differentiated Instruction: Insights from Dr. Mary Giles E236

    27 MAR 2024 · In this episode, learn the essence of Differentiated Instruction—tailoring content, products, and classroom environments for all learners—and grasp the holistic approach of Universal Design for Learning, ensuring diverse student needs are met. Gain practical strategies, such as embracing productive struggle and fostering joyful learning environments, while understanding the vital role of student engagement and support for diverse learners. Every student matters, and together, we can make a difference in their lives. https://www.sfecich.com/post/mastering-differentiated-instruction-insights-from-dr-mary-giles
    Played 25m 59s
  • Embracing AI in Education: Unpacking Tools for Teachers and Students E235

    18 MAR 2024 · The intersection of technology and education has never been more critical than in today's rapidly evolving digital landscape. The advent of artificial intelligence (AI) in the educational sector poses unique opportunities and challenges. This comprehensive discussion with Priten Shah, author of "AI in the Future of Education," sheds light on AI's multifaceted role in transforming teaching and learning processes. For show notes and an AI freebie resource, check out - https://www.sfecich.com/post/embracing-ai-in-education-unpacking-the-benefits-challenges-and-tools-for-teachers-and-students 
    Played 33m 18s

Welcome to the EduMagic Aspiring Teacher Podcast, where we empower and support future educators. Hosted by Dr. Samantha Fecich, this podcast is your go-to resource for aspiring and new teachers...

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Welcome to the EduMagic Aspiring Teacher Podcast, where we empower and support future educators. Hosted by Dr. Samantha Fecich, this podcast is your go-to resource for aspiring and new teachers looking to make a successful transition from campus to classroom. Whether you're a preservice teacher or just starting in your teaching career, EduMagic provides the support, guidance, and inspiration you need to thrive.

Join Dr. Sam and her expert guests, including educators and administrators, as they share valuable insights, practical advice, and positive examples to help you develop the skills and confidence essential for teaching. Discover how to integrate educational technology, create engaging lessons, and navigate the ups and downs of your student teaching with resilience and joy.

Let's unlock the magic of education together, one episode and cup of coffee at a time.

For more EduMagic, check out www.SFecich.com
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