This podcast is about recruiting, supporting, and retaining family and consumer science (FCS) educators in the modern day home economics class. We have candid conversations, stories and share valuable resources that help us succeed in our classroom this includes classroom management, promoting FCS in schools and communities, class culture, and life skills.
Optimizing Your Resume and LinkedIn Profile for Career Success
As a Family & Consumer Sciences teacher, you’ve been busy this school year with various activities like coaching a sports team, after school club advisor, or CTSO advisor (FCCLA, ProStart SkillsUSA), as well as attending your advisory board meetings ensuing your classes are staying relevant with various industry’s. These activities can be great assets to add to your Cover Letter and Resume. In this podcast, we’ll discuss how to highlight these experiences in a professional way, so you can stand out from other applicants.
Closing Down Your FCS Classroom: Inventory, Maintenance, Communication, Storage, Surplus, and Grants.
In this episode, we discuss the process of closing down a Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) classroom at the end of the school year. We cover six key areas to consider: inventory, maintenance, communication, storage, surplus, and grants. You don't want to miss out on this episode!
Integrating vocabulary tiers in the FCS classroom
In today's episode, we're talking about how a Family & Consumer Sciences teacher can effectively integrate vocabulary tiers and research-supported strategies into your classroom instruction.
Possibility thinking with Sandra Adams, PhD.
During this episode, I will be speaking with Sandra Adams, Ph.D., who is set to become the Vice President for Administration with the ACTE Board of Directors in July. Sandra currently serves as a CTE administrator in a large urban district and has written four books on CTE instruction and teacher collaboration, including her popular book "But I'm Not a Reading Teacher." Sandra is highly committed to active learning and providing high-quality instruction.
Elevate FCS with Toni Wiese
In today's episode, we talk with Toni Wiese, the Associate Director of Communications and Marketing at the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS), about the Elevate FCS campaign. Toni shares the purpose of the campaign and how people can get involved in promoting the field of FCS. She also discusses the resources and materials provided by the campaign, and how FCS FRIDAYS connect to the larger Elevate FCS movement. Tune in to learn more about Elevate FCS and how you can be a part of promoting and elevating the field of FCS!
Embracing AI in FCS Education
Today's episode, we're talking about a topic that's quickly becoming a hot topic in education - Artificial Intelligence, or AI. With the increasing presence of AI in our daily lives, it's more important than ever to start incorporating it into our classrooms. Therefore, discussing the benefits of integrating AI into the Family and Consumer Sciences classroom, and why we should embrace this technology in education.
Inspiration and support for FCS and CTE teachers
I look forward to each episode of this podcast! Barbara is a trailblazer when it comes to supporting FCS educators. As an administrator who supports CTE teachers, I’ve loved listening to each episode as Barbara has carefully decided what content is current and needed. As a former classroom CTE teacher, I wished I would have had this podcast early on. Thank you so much for helping our programs and our teachers be supported and educated!
Enjoyable Experience for the Guest
As a guest on Barbara's podcast, I can tell you it was very enjoyable and conversational. The topics are at once informational, insightful, and practical.
While ideal for Family and Consumer Sciences teachers and faculty, these topics are also appropriate for and useful to parents and teachers in other disciplines.
A fantastic resource!
This podcast is a gem for FCS educators! There is so much valuable content to dig into. Barb covers a wide variety of topics including professional development, FCCLA, teacher preparation programs and everything in between. In addition, Barb is a great host and the episodes are fun and easy to listen to. If you are involved in the field of FCS I highly recommend following this podcast!