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EduMagic

45 EpisodesProduced by Dr. Sam FecichWebsite

A podcast designed just for future teachers. Join professor, author, and host, Dr. Sam Fecich as she interviews preservice teachers who are using EduMagic to rock their college careers. Other guests include current teachers and administrators who share tips and stories to help aspiring teachers beco… read more

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Be excited about teaching because your students are going to be excited if you are - featuring Ally Echard 45

February 11th, 2020

15:06

During this episode, I interview a future teacher and current student-teacher Ally Echard. Ally is a secondary English major with a theatre minor. …

Make the magic happen in a class with a field component E44

February 4th, 2020

14:04

Today in this solo episode I am sharing some tips to help you make the most out of your class with a field component or observation. What I mean by …

Hey education major - don't waste your opportunity. Featuring Chris Nesi E43

January 28th, 2020

45:04

I sit down with Chris Nesi where we discuss his teaching story, the importance of being an education major and to not take it for granted, tips for balancing work and education, and more! In addition to this …

Future teachers get organized now with Kelly Jackson E42

January 21st, 2020

16:31

Kelly shares her teaching story and how she always wanted to be an educator. She shares about her teaching experience in elementary education and she is now living in Germany working with teachers in their organized …

Believe and you will achieve the GTPA with Rene DeCata E41

January 14th, 2020

21:48

During today's episode, I chat with Rene DeCata we talk all things GTPA! During this episode, she shares her teaching story along with tips, strategies, edtech, and more to use when you tackle the GTPA. Although this …

Make your recording process for EDTPA easy with Swivl E40

January 10th, 2020

18:01

Hey EduMagicians, are you having trouble recording your EDTPA video portion? For some future teachers, this can be a point on contention. Friends, …

Take your EdTPA from "Meh" to "Marvelous" featuring Kali Thompson E39

January 7th, 2020

16:24

Well - you've asked for it and it's here! Today I have with me Kali Thompson she is going to share some tips and strategies to help your EDTPA experience go from meh to marvelous! During this conversation we answer the …

Crushing your interview part 2 featuring Dr. Greg Cottrell E38

December 31st, 2019

20:01

During this interview, Dr. Greg Cottrell shares advice, techniques and specific questions that you can use to practice for your teaching interview! Head on over to www.sfecich.com/38 for a complete PDF of questions to …

Crushing your interview part 1 with John Martinez E37

December 31st, 2019

25:25

John shares about his teaching story, advice for new teachers and how to crush your teaching interview. He shares his opening question to all candidates and how to end your interview with a homerun!

Take the lead in your learning with Grace Pinto and Rebecca Nicholls E36

December 17th, 2019

18:15

Today on the EduMagic Podcast I interview Grace Pinto and Rebecca Nicholls two future teachers studying at the California University of Pennsylvania. …

A look inside Prac-E: Support for future teachers E35

December 10th, 2019

28:12

Prac-E a place for support and encouragement for new and future teachers!
Supports and walks along the journey with new teachers in their first five years. Prac E also supports future and aspiring educators. Prac E shows …

Trauma informed with Chancela Key E34

December 4th, 2019

19:15

During today's episode, I interview Chancela Key an elementary education major at IUSoutheast and soon to be graduate. She is passionate about trauma-informed teaching. We connected through her professor, Dr. Asim. …

Bonus A special thank you to all of the EduMagicians E33

November 28th, 2019

7:20

As a special thank you to all of you I am sharing with you an audio version of the introduction to EduMagic Shine On read by my hubby, Josh Fecich. So, whether you are going over the river and through the woods or …

Tips for New Teachers E32

November 26th, 2019

9:33

Hello edumagicians, welcome to episode 32 of the edumagic podcast. Let's jump into the tips for new teachers. Here we go, in no particular order! …

New Teachers: You're not alone featuring Katy Gibson E31

November 19th, 2019

14:45

I interviewed a co-author of EduMagic Shine On: A Guide for New Teachers, Katy Gibson. She shares her teaching story during this episode, advice, and tips for new teachers and recent December grads! Show notes and link …

New Teachers Shine On with Hannah Sansom E30

November 12th, 2019

17:08

Today I'm here with Hannah Sansom a co-author of EduMagic Shine On: A Guide for New Teachers (coming out Nov 26!), teacher rockstar, former student, and fourth year, a third-grade teacher. During today's conversation, …

When your flame begins to flicker featuring Hannah Turk E29

November 5th, 2019

20:56

I interview Hannah Turk co-author of EduMagic Shine On: A guide for new teachers releasing during the end of November. Hannah shares that she wanted to be a teacher who impacts others, and she did just that during her …

New Teachers - help is here featuring Erin Hall -28

October 29th, 2019

17:31

Erin Hall is a fourth-year English teacher who is rockin' it during her career. She shares about her teaching story and all about the Young Educator Society of Rhode Island, an organization in which she founded to …

EdTech Tools for your Teacher Toolbelt featuring Emily Sattler -27

October 22nd, 2019

15:02

During this episode of the EduMagic podcast, I interview Emily Sattler, an online middle school teacher. Emily teaches 7th-grade history for a cyber …

Five student teaching essentials with Amanda Reichert - 26

October 15th, 2019

22:07

Today's episode Amanda Reichert shares her list of 5 student teaching essentials! Let's dive in!
1. Teacher stuff
2. Online presence
3. Planning
4. Be a person
5. Professional development
Head on over to www.sfecich.com/26

10 Productivity Hacks for future teachers by a future teacher - 25

October 8th, 2019

9:27

Most of you are in the flow of coursework, studying, and time management. A future teacher, Naomi Shrom-Kuc and I share ten strategies to help you be more productive while you get ready for midterms and beyond. These …

5 reasons why YOU need to attend an EdCamp - 24

October 1st, 2019

16:34

OK in my opinion, an Edcamp is a place where you go to learn, lead and repeat. Everyone needs to attend an edcamp! At the beginning of this episode, I share my experience with my first edcamp. Then I share 5 reasons …

Flexible teaching with Jen Giffen - 23

September 24th, 2019

26:30

During episode 23 I interview Jenn Giffen, a digital literacy consultant from Canada who shares about the power of being flexible during teaching and …

BONUS! PSTPLN Challenge Accepted! -22

September 20th, 2019

8:05

EduMagicans, channel your inner Barney Stinson and say "Challenge accepted!" You are just in time for the #PSTPLN challenge starting on Monday, Sept 23 and runs through Sept 27. The PSTPLN challenge is a five-day …

More Advice for Student Teachers Part 2 - 21

September 17th, 2019

32:42

In this episode admins, teachers, and game-changers share advice to help student teachers rock it! Sit back and enjoy! Check out www.sfecich.com/21 for show notes, bonus tips, and how to get in touch with the guests. If …

Digital portfolios - 20

September 10th, 2019

11:00

Teachers, administrators, and other education stakeholders want to see what you have been learning, sharing, and doing in the classroom. One way to …

Advice for Student Teachers Part 1 - 19

September 3rd, 2019

19:50

Welcome to episode 19 of the EduMagic podcast where Dr. Sam shares advice from amazing educators, stakeholders, & administrators from around the …

Be Fabulous this Fall -18

August 25th, 2019

22:42

Many of you are starting college in a few days, or maybe today is your first day back. I have 5 areas of habits that you can get into now to keep you …

First day of Student Teaching -17

August 20th, 2019

13:29

Someone once told me that student teaching is like a 14-week interview for that school or classroom. You need to be the best teacher you can be in …

Supervisor observation Secret Sauce -16

August 13th, 2019

18:03

Shhh! The secret's out! Lets’ get down to it – having a college or university supervisor observe one of your lessons can be super nerve-racking! We …

Ultimate Guide to your Student Teaching Binder  - 15

August 6th, 2019

14:54

Okay, it’s nearing the end of August and you may be asking yourself, “What should I have in my student teaching binder?” I get this question every …

Get Connected: 3 reasons why you need a PLN 14

July 30th, 2019

12:41

We've heard the term professional learning network (PLN) thrown around in classes. Or maybe you heard a few professors tell you that you needed one. You may be asking yourself, "Why? Why do I need one more account?" …

3 lies future teachers believe about Twitter 13

July 22nd, 2019

7:03

So, I know that some of you may be thinking I heard of a PLN before and thought to yourself, “I won't need that until I have my first teaching job.” That is what a lot of teachers in training think, but you are WRONG! …

Wanna be teacher with Kathleen Trace 12

July 16th, 2019

19:31

During this episode, I sit down with Kathleen Trace. Listen in on our conversation and learn more about the importance of building a PLN before you …

Job Fair Like a Boss Part 2 - with Erin Lewis 11

July 9th, 2019

26:30

EduMagicians, We are going to dive into tips 6-10 to job fair like a boss! These tips will not only prepare you for the job fair but will also help …

Job fair like a boss Part 1 Featuring Erin Lewis 10

July 2nd, 2019

35:17

Listen in on my conversation with Erin Lewis as we share 5 (out of 10 ) tips for teacher candidates at a job fair. Learn how to rock your resume, present yourself with confidence via the elevator pitch, how to get a …

How to make a lit LinkedIn Profile 09

June 18th, 2019

14:18

Want to learn how to make your LinkedIn profile lit? This episode was adapted from a live training session that I did with Deb Snyder, former president of AAEE. We share tips for each section of the profile to make it …

Creating Megapixels in your lessons with Dana Ewing 08

June 11th, 2019

28:54

Dana shares how she incorporates magic into her lessons by using students' interests and strengths. Listen in on our conversation to hear how she gets to know her students to cater lessons just for them. Show notes can …

You must do this right after a job interview! 07

June 4th, 2019

9:42

Hello edumagicians, welcome to episode 7

I am here to share with you the ONE thing that you need to right after an interview. If you tuned into episode 5, “Job Interview – Nailed it” Then you learned about 10 tips to …

Kids before content: A conversation with Barbara Gruener 06

May 28th, 2019

31:54

Among being a coach, mentor, speaker, and author, Barbara Gruener is an educator with many years of experience teaching all grade levels K-12! Our …

Job Interview - Nailed It! 05

May 21st, 2019

10:20

Learn 10 essential tips to help you nail YOUR job interview. Learn what it takes to conquer each interview phase in the teaching world. Check out https://www.sfecich.com/5 for two additional bonus tips! Let's connect …

Jordyn Pistilli The power of a PLN 04

May 14th, 2019

20:34

Listen in on my conversation with future educator, Jordyn Pistilli. She shares some tips to help other preservice teachers get out of their comfort …

Student Teacher Letter 03

May 7th, 2019

5:31

This week we are going to be discussing how to write the meet the student teacher letter. It is so important to make a connection with students and their families, even if you are a student teacher. I have a free PDF …

Rock your first conference 02

April 29th, 2019

7:38

Today we are talking about how to rock your first conference experience. Recently I had the honor of delivering a keynote during the Ignite a spark conference. It was all about how to really rock your conference …

Why me? Why now? 01

April 23rd, 2019

3:31

During this first episode, you will learn the purpose and intent behind EduMagic, A Podcast for Preservice Teachers. For more tips and tricks check out www.sfecich.com to become an edumagician insider! Let's connect …

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