Welcome to the Connection Period Podcast, a show inspired by the amazing educators who teach and inspire at Bremen High School District 228 in the South Suburbs of Chicago.
The goal of Connection Period is to shine a light on the awesome educators teaching in this district and to teach better by learning from each other.
Amir Ross & Marty Coyle
In this episode, Amir Ross and Marty Coyle, two former Bremen students turned rockstar educators and coaches, sit down to talk shop on how to motivate the hardest to reach kids and who inspired them the most when they were students at Bremen High School. Amir and Marty also share the unique journeys that led them back into the classroom and why “feeling fulfilled” is an essential goal for all teachers and students.
Stay tuned until the end of the episode for two special guest appearances by Bremen legends!
Matt Griffin JOBS2
In this episode, I am joined by Matt Griffin, the JOBS2 Coordinator at South Suburban College. Matt and I discuss what inspired him to become a teacher and the events that led to the creation of the Journeys and Opportunities for Bremen South Suburban program. Matt also answers questions from the D228 Special Education department in Connection Period’s very first “LISTENER MAILBAG” segment! Matt’s passion for helping Special Education students gain the skills necessary to find gainful employment shines throughout our conversation! Thanks for listening!
#ISTE18 Roundtable Recap
In this episode, Sarah Bogard, Mary Rose Bernas, Kelly Sala, and I sit down for a roundtable discussion recapping our inspirational experience as attendees of #ISTE18 in Chicago. The tagline for this year’s conference was, “Immerse yourself in powerful ideas and inspirational speakers, while connecting with innovative educators who share your passion for transformative learning.” Well, immerse ourselves we did! We walked away from the four day conference IGNITED to share our experiences with each other and all of you.
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Kelly Sala: https://twitter.com/kellysala1
In this episode, I talk teaching with a 1969 graduate of Bremen High School. He’s also a former mayor of Midlothian, an educator who has 44 years of experience working in public schools, a former NHS/Student Council Sponsor/Track/Swimming/Water Polo coach, and newly retired teacher turned Success Coordinator for the Freshmen Learning Center at Bremen High School...MR. TERRY STEPHENS aka Terry Legend!