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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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Having brave conversations about race featuring Sheldon Eakins E72

July 14th, 2020


Hello EduMagicians, Welcome back to another episode of the EduMagic podcast. Today we are going to be having a serious conversation about how to have brave conversations about race and ethnicity featuring Dr. Sheldon …

New teacher must haves E71

July 7th, 2020


Ok, Edumagicians. You asked and we delivered! Hannah Sansom and I developed a list of materials and resources for you to be looking out for during …

Techy Turners' 10 EdTech tips for Student teachers E70

June 30th, 2020


Today I have with me Rodney Turner, you may know him as a techy turner over on Twitter. Rodney is going to lead us down the right path when it comes to thriving during student teaching. Let's jump right into some tips …

3 Edtech tools to get to know this summer to get you ready for fall E69

June 26th, 2020


Hello, edumagicians welcome back to another episode of the EduMagic Podcast! Today I have a short and sweet episode for ya. These are three tools …

Praxis Prep Part 1 - preservice teacher perspective featuring Jordyn Pistilli E68

June 18th, 2020


During this episode, Jordyn Pistilli shares some tips and tricks for registering for the exam, preparing for the exam, technology preparation, and …

Praxis Prep part 2 - student success coordinator perspective featuring Teresa Gibbons E67

June 18th, 2020


In part 2 of this series, I interview Teresa Gibbon who shares information about the praxis and resources to help you prepare! Teresa is a student success coordinator at the Center of Excellence, Academic Advising, and …

Becoming an edupreneur featuring Dr. Will E66

June 11th, 2020


Dr. Will is the go-to guru when it comes to anything side hustle living your best life and making the money that you deserve. In this episode Dr. Will shares his teaching journey, tips to get started with your online …

Creating your own online teaching biz featuring Emily Behm E65

June 2nd, 2020


On the show today Emily Behm shares her tips and tricks for creating your own online teaching business. So grab some tea and notes she shares to many tips to get you started on your online teaching business journey. …

It's about the story that you share: Remote teaching opportunities featuring Erin Lewis E64

May 25th, 2020


Welcome to episode 64. This has been a long-awaited episode. All of you have voted for this topic, and it's all about virtual teaching opportunities this summer, how to help you guys navigate the job search in the fall. …

Hey graduate, is online teaching right for you? Featuring Allison Keefe E63

May 19th, 2020


Welcome back to another episode of the EduMagic Podcast. Today I have with me Allison Keefe who is a 7th grade English teacher at Agora Charter …

Teaching isn't what you do, it's who you are featuring Leah O'Bryan E62

May 16th, 2020


Today I have with me Miss Leah O'Bryan a Middle School English Teacher (7&8)👩🏻‍🏫, Lover of all things pink💖, basketball coach🏀, and world …

Be a teacher encourager featuring Cindy Ollendyke E61

May 9th, 2020


Cindy believes that "our future teachers deserve the best. It is an honor to raise up the next generation of educators". During this episode, she shares resources from National State Teachers of the Year! You are going …

The best-kept secret in PD featuring Lynn Hummel E60

May 8th, 2020


This episode is full of resources and tips! So sit back, relax, and listen in on his stories from experiences and expertise. Dr. Lynn Hummel shares …

3 steps to digital portfolio success featuring Amanda Jeane Richert E59

May 7th, 2020


Welcome back to day 3 of the EduMagic #teacherappreciationweek! Today I have Amanda Jean back on the show where is sharing the why, how, and what all …

Always be a lead learner with Dr. Jess Redcay E58

May 5th, 2020


Day two of #teacherappreciation week and today I have with me, Dr. Jessie Redcay. Jessie is a Second Grade Teacher, Adjunct Professor, Presenter, Author, EdTech Enthusiast, KTI Lead Learner. You can learn more about …

Go beyond your limits. Your students will thank you for it later -Rebecca Gibboney E57

May 4th, 2020


Happy teacher appreciation week 2020! To celebrate all of you and to show ya how much I appreciate you, I will be posting one episode of the podcast each day this week May 4th - 8th. To start us off I have Becky Giboney …

How to rock your teaching interview - remote style 56

April 23rd, 2020


This episode was originally a webinar hosted by AAEE. Head on over to for a checklist, video, & presentation that goes along with this episode. Please share what resonated with you during this …

Pulling away from a pit stop featuring guest host Hannah Sansom E55

April 15th, 2020


Today I have guest host Hannah Sansom sharing some beautiful positive vibes with us! We are all in one big pitstop together. No matter the job, the …

Working with all students featuring Taylor Nichols E54

April 8th, 2020


Today on the podcast I interview Taylor Nichols, a special education co-teacher in Indiana. During this interview, she shares practical strategies …

Have a positive impact on as many people as you can with Dr. Dennis McElroy E53

April 1st, 2020


Today on the EduMagic podcast I have with me, Dr. Dennis McElroy. I love how back when Dennis was an undergrad he wrote a professional goal stating, "I want to have a positive impact on as many people as I can." Little …

Take a lead in your own learning with Dan Kreiness E52

March 24th, 2020


Today I have Dan Kreiness, on the show. Mr. Kreiness shares his teaching story as early as he could remember he wanted to be an educator and work …

5 tips to thrive during “Teacher Quarantine” for the pre-service educator featuring Crystal Law E51

March 22nd, 2020


Today I have with me Crystal Law who teaches future teachers at Broward College in Florida. During our chat, she shares 5 strategies to help student …

Student teachers lets lead during this time of need E50

March 18th, 2020


Although we are in a time of need, we are also in time to lead. We know that you might be feeling overwhelmed, nervous, anxious, and unsure during this time of need. We want you to know that you are not alone – we are …

Teaching online in a time of need featuring Dr. Torrey Trust

March 12th, 2020


Dr. Torrey Trust (Professor, past president of ISTE TEN, and professional Chihuahua photographer) walks us through 6 steps that we need to consider during emergency remote teaching. She shares practical strategies, …

The more that you learn, the more you realize you don't know featuring Robert Kaplinsky E49

March 10th, 2020


Today I have with me Robert Kaplinsky a Math educator who developed the #oberveme movement and @GrassrootsWS. If that isn't enough he is also the co-creator of @openmiddle. During our conversation, Robert shares about …

What does your digital presence say about you? Featuring Arlin Roth 48

March 3rd, 2020


Today on the EduMagic podcast I have with me, Arlin Roth. Arlin is a K-12 Instructional Technology Specialist, Google for Edu Certified trainer, and …

Don't teach in isolation - get connected featuring Rachelle Poth 47

February 28th, 2020


Today I have with me Rachelle Poth, she is the author of In Other Words & Unconventional. Rachelle is also a consultant, speaker, educator, and …

Classroom management with little learners featuring Dr. Kris McGee 46

February 18th, 2020


During this episode of the edumagic podcast, I interview Dr. Kris McGee
Kris is an Associate Professor of Literacy at Frostburg State University, a self-proclaimed book nerd, tech junkie, and Co-Founder #BookYourself. …

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

February 11th, 2020


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 for a complete PDF of questions to …

Crushing your interview part 1 with John Martinez E37

December 31st, 2019


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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

October 8th, 2019


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


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


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


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


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

Digital portfolios - 20

September 10th, 2019


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 for two additional bonus tips! Let's connect …

Jordyn Pistilli The power of a PLN 04

May 14th, 2019


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


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


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


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 to become an edumagician insider! Let's connect …

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