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The Jersey Educator Podcast Jeff Bradbury (TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network)

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The Jersey Educator Podcast is brought to you by the New Jersey Educators Association. For more information, please visit njea.org/podcast and email us at podcast@njea.org.

    Keeping the Joy in Teaching

    Keeping the Joy in Teaching

    Welcome to the Jersey Educator Podcast, a show created by NJEA members, for NJEA members. Whether you are a teacher, an educational support professional, or a New Jersey Student Education Association member, this show will serve as a platform to help YOU bring out the best in your students each and every day in your schools. The shows are hosted by Jeff Bradbury of TeacherCast.net (@TeacherCast) and Jim Boice, a field representative with NJEA (@boiceinthehood). For more information, please visit njea.org/podcast and email us at podcast@njea.org.
    About Our Guest Host
    Kim Crane is a 19-year educator and current Student and Staff Support Teacher in the Highland Park School District.  She has a Masters in Teaching. Kim taught elementary art in the district for 15 years and is the former president and current 1st vice president of the Highland Park Education Association.
    Kim's work as a Communications Consultant takes her across the state where she assists locals with their public relations needs. She contributes regular articles to the NJEA Review and other publications. Keeping joy in her work is an everyday focus.
    About Our Guest
    Kristina Phelan is a K-2 reading teacher at Mahala F. Atchison School in Tinton Falls, NJ.  She applies research-based strategies to help all of her K-2 students reach their reading potential.  She instills a passion for books and learning in all of her students — especially those who find reading difficult. Kristina has given dozens of workshops on literacy instruction at local and national venues for both teachers and parents.  She co-wrote a chapter on fluency in Best Practices in Early Literacy Instruction and has received numerous grants to enhance classroom-based programs.
    Kristina is in her 18th year of public school teaching and has taught students in both poor and affluent districts.  Kristina earned an M.Ed. from Rutgers University in Reading Education, an M.A. from Teachers College/Columbia University in Curriculum and Teaching, and a B.A. from Colgate University in Psychology and French.
    During Kim and Kristina’s conversation, NJEA Hipp Grants came up.  Learn more about these grants here on njea.org.
    The views expressed by guests on Jersey Educator are not necessarily the views of NJEA, the hosts, or other guests.
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    Show Hosts
    Jeffrey Bradbury, author of Kidblog: An Introduction to Blogging With Your Students, is the creator of TeacherCast.net and Educational Podcasting Today, is an ASCD Emerging Leader, Google Certified Teacher, Google Education Trainer, PBS Learning Media Digital Innovator, speaker, writer, broadcaster, consultant and educational media specialist. He is currently the Coordinator for Technology Integration for the Westwood Regional School District in New Jersey. In 2012, Jeff was recognized as one of top 50 educators using social media at the first ever Bammy Awards and has been nominated three times in the category of Innovator of the Year. Jeff has Keynoted for the Pearson Authentic Learning Conference, EdTechNJ and most recently at Columbia University’s Teacher College and Podcast Mid-Atlantic.
    Jim Boice is a field representative with the New Jersey Education Association. Prior to joining NJEA in 2012, Jim was a high school English teacher for ten years in the Pennsauken Township School District o...

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    Organizing as Teacher Pedagogy

    Organizing as Teacher Pedagogy

    Welcome to the Jersey Educator Podcast, a show created by NJEA members, for NJEA members. Whether you are a teacher, an educational support professional, or a New Jersey Student Education Association member, this show will serve as a platform to help YOU bring out the best in your students each and every day in our schools. The shows are hosted by Jeff Bradbury of TeacherCast.net (@TeacherCast) and Jim Boice, a field representative with NJEA (@boiceinthehood). For more information, please visit njea.org/podcast and email us at podcast@njea.org.
    About Our Guest Host
    Awo Okaikor Aryee-Price is currently a doctoral student at Rutgers University Graduate School of Education with a concentration on a design of learning environments. Having grown up in a family of Newark educators who were also community organizers, Okaikor has always seen the need to organize within the communities we work and live. Because of that, you can find her organizing with Parents Unified for Local School Education (PULSE) in Newark, NJ where she serves as an advisory board member. PULSE is also an alliance member of the Journey for Justice Alliance (J4J), a parent organization committed to educational justice for students of color. Okaikor is an active member and steering committee member of EduColor, an organization of educators, education advocates, and activists that centers the educational needs of our most vulnerable students, communities, and educators. As the founder of #SoJustEdu, a Twitter chat focused on social justice issues in education, Okaikor has helped sparked important conversations that often go untouched. Okaikor is also one of the co-founders of the MapSO Freedom School in Maplewood-South Orange, NJ–a group that formed in an effort to provide an anti-racist and liberating education to the students in Maplewood-South Orange. In an effort to spread anti-racist and anti-oppression principles, she has been working as an Undoing Racism trainer-in-training with the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond, co-founded the Morris County Anti-Racist Alliance, and is a coalition member with 15 Now.
    About Our Guest
    It’s hard to fit Zellie Imani into a box, as his advocacy takes so many different forms. He crusades from the classroom, from his blog, and from Twitter, using powerful words and striking images of America we live in today to raise awareness of important issues in the black community. While reality might be harsh, Zellie cannot and will not let his 98K+ followers ignore the truth. He started the Black Liberation Collective, a group of black students organizing initiatives to shed light on problems that are often kept in darkness, setting demands from the college level to the highest level of government. Zellie believes that, in order to be free, we must first have an organized message to deliver on all platforms.
    The views expressed by guests on Jersey Educator are not necessarily the views of NJEA, the hosts, or other guests.
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    Show Hosts
    Jeffrey Bradbury, author of Kidblog: An Introduction to Blogging With Your Students, is the creator of TeacherCast.net and Educational Podcasting Today, is an ASCD Emerging Leader, Google Certified Teacher, Google Education Trainer, PBS Learning Media Digital Innovator, speaker, writer, broadcaster, consultant and educational media specialist. He is currently the Coordinator for Technology Integration for the We...

    • 35 min
    Social Movements and the Classroom: A Conversation with TJ Whitaker

    Social Movements and the Classroom: A Conversation with TJ Whitaker

    Welcome to the Jersey Educator Podcast, a show created by NJEA members, for NJEA members. Whether you are a teacher, an educational support professional, or a New Jersey Student Education Association member, this show will serve as a platform to help YOU bring out the best in your students each and every day in your schools. The shows are hosted by Jeff Bradbury of TeacherCast.net (@TeacherCast) and Jim Boice, a field representative with NJEA (@boiceinthehood). For more information, please visit njea.org/podcast and email us at podcast@njea.org.
    In this episode, we welcome our guest host, Ikechukwu Onyema, and his guest, TJ Whitaker, onto the program.
    About Our Guest Host
    Ikechukwu “EK” Onyema is a Chemistry Teacher at East Orange Campus High School in Essex County. He's been in education for five years, teaching in several different urban areas including Philadelphia and Newark. In addition to being an active member in the NJEA through the NJEA Bolivar L. Graham Intern Foundation Practicing Apprentice Program, he commits his time to community organizing.  His most recent project, The Soul Era, can be found on thesoulera.com.
    About Our Guest
    TJ Whitaker is a veteran educator of 15 years in the Maplewood/South Orange School District where he teaches English.  In addition to coaching girls basketball, he advises several student clubs including the Black Students Union (BSU), MAC Scholars, and MAPSO Freedom School.  TJ balances these all while pursuing his PhD in Global Affairs at Rutgers Newark, and his tireless engagement in local community activism. He is also a husband of 15 years and father of 3 children.

    * Learn more about EK and TJ’s Mapso Freedom School on their Facebook page.
    * Over the summer, EK did an interview with the National Education Association that was published on its Education Votes website, here.

    The views expressed by guests on Jersey Educator are not necessarily the views of NJEA, the hosts, or other guests.
    Subscribe to Our Podcast on iTunes
    We are proud to be listed in the iTunes Directory. Please take a moment and subscribe to this show on your favorite podcast player today!
    Show Hosts
    Jeffrey Bradbury, author of Kidblog: An Introduction to Blogging With Your Students, is the creator of TeacherCast.net and Educational Podcasting Today, is an ASCD Emerging Leader, Google Certified Teacher, Google Education Trainer, PBS Learning Media Digital Innovator, speaker, writer, broadcaster, consultant and educational media specialist. He is currently the Coordinator for Technology Integration for the Westwood Regional School District in New Jersey. In 2012, Jeff was recognized as one of top 50 educators using social media at the first ever Bammy Awards and has been nominated three times in the category of Innovator of the Year. Jeff has Keynoted for the Pearson Authentic Learning Conference, EdTechNJ and most recently at Columbia University’s Teacher College and Podcast Mid-Atlantic.
    Jim Boice is a field representative with the New Jersey Education Association. Prior to joining NJEA in 2012, Jim was a high school English teacher for ten years in the Pennsauken Township School District of Camden County, NJ.

    • 29 min
    A Conversation With A School Bus Driver

    A Conversation With A School Bus Driver

    Welcome to the Jersey Educator Podcast, a show created by NJEA members, for NJEA members. Whether you are a teacher, an educational support professional, or a New Jersey Student Education Association member, this show will serve as a platform to help YOU bring out the best in your students each and every day in your schools. The shows are hosted by Jeff Bradbury of TeacherCast.net (@TeacherCast) and Jim Boice, a field representative with NJEA (@boiceinthehood). For more information, please visit njea.org/podcast and email us at podcast@njea.org.
    In this episode, we welcome Christine Kosar onto the program.
    About Our Guest
    Christine Kosar is a school bus driver with twelve years experience in the Washington Township School District of Gloucester County.  Christine is also president of the Washington Township Schools Supportive Services Personnel Association, which is the largest local association exclusive to educational support professionals in NJ.  Christine also devotes much time to volunteering with South Jersey’s PIE, or Participate In Education, activist group.
    Upcoming NJEA early career member events

    * Exploring Your Advocacy Happy Hour with Team South: June 2, 2017
    * Monmouth Park Family Day with Central Connection: July 23, 2017

    Subscribe to Our Podcast on iTunes
    We are proud to be listed in the iTunes Directory. Please take a moment and subscribe to this show on your favorite podcast player today!
    Show Hosts
    Jeffrey Bradbury, author of Kidblog: An Introduction to Blogging With Your Students, is the creator of TeacherCast.net and Educational Podcasting Today, is an ASCD Emerging Leader, Google Certified Teacher, Google Education Trainer, PBS Learning Media Digital Innovator, speaker, writer, broadcaster, consultant and educational media specialist. He is currently the Coordinator for Technology Integration for the Westwood Regional School District in New Jersey. In 2012, Jeff was recognized as one of top 50 educators using social media at the first ever Bammy Awards and has been nominated three times in the category of Innovator of the Year. Jeff has Keynoted for the Pearson Authentic Learning Conference, EdTechNJ and most recently at Columbia University’s Teacher College and Podcast Mid-Atlantic.
    Jim Boice is a field representative with the New Jersey Education Association. Prior to joining NJEA in 2012, Jim was a high school English teacher for ten years in the Pennsauken Township School District of Camden County, NJ.

    • 30 min
    NJEA32 Don’t Panic: School IT Professionals Are Here To Help! | @NJEA

    NJEA32 Don’t Panic: School IT Professionals Are Here To Help! | @NJEA

    Welcome to the Jersey Educator Podcast, a show created by NJEA members … for NJEA members.  Whether you are a teacher, an education support professional, or a New Jersey Student Education Association member, this show will serve as a platform to help YOU bring out the best in your students . . . each and every day in your schools.  The shows are hosted by Jeff Bradbury of TeacherCast.net (@TeacherCast) and Jim Boice, a field representative with NJEA (@boiceinthehood).   For more information, please visit njea.org/podcast and email us at podcast@njea.org.
    In this episode, we welcome Lisa Palin onto the program.
    About Our Guest
    Lisa Palin is a Help Desk Coordinator / IT Technician for the Roselle Public Schools of Union County.  Lisa has been working in Roselle for twenty years.  Lisa is also the President of the Union County Education Association and the newly elected Vice President of NJEA’s County Presidents Council.  Lisa is an NJEA Apprentice working in the UniServ and Research divisions.
    Upcoming NJEA Events

    * Grow your support network around financial planning: May 6, 2017 @ NJEA HQ.
    * Members working in Burlington and Mercer Counties @ Trenton Thunder: May 12, 2017.
    * 90’s Prom with Central Connection: May 20, 2017.
    * Learn more at the events page of njea.org/earlycareermembers.

    Subscribe to Our Podcast on iTunes
    We are proud to be listed in the iTunes Directory. Please take a moment and subscribe to this show on your favorite podcast player today!
    Show Hosts
    Jeffrey Bradbury, author of Kidblog: An Introduction to Blogging With Your Students, is the creator of TeacherCast.net, TeacherCast University, and Educational Podcasting Today, is an ASCD Emerging Leader, Google Certified Teacher, Google Education Trainer, PBS Learning Media Digital Innovator, speaker, writer, broadcaster, consultant and educational media specialist. He is currently the Coordinator for Technology Integration for the Westwood Regional School District in New Jersey. In 2012, Jeff was recognized as one of top 50 educators using social media at the first ever Bammy Awards and has been nominated three times in the category of Innovator of the Year. Jeff has Keynoted for the Pearson Authentic Learning Conference, EdTechNJ and most recently at Columbia University's Teacher College and Podcast Mid-Atlantic.
     
    Jim Boice is a field representative with the New Jersey Education Association.  Prior to joining NJEA is 2012, Jim was a high school English teacher for ten years in the Pennsauken Township School District of Camden County, NJ.

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    Educational Support Professionals Making a Difference

    Educational Support Professionals Making a Difference

    Welcome to the Jersey Educator Podcast, a show created by NJEA members … for NJEA members.  Whether you are a teacher, an education support professional, or a New Jersey Student Education Association member, this show will serve as a platform to help YOU bring out the best in your students . . . each and every day in your schools.  The shows are hosted by Jeff Bradbury of TeacherCast.net (@TeacherCast) and Jim Boice, a field representative with NJEA (@boiceinthehood).   For more information, please visit njea.org/podcast and email us at podcast@njea.org.
    In this episode, we welcome Lois Yukna onto the program.
    About Our Guest
    Lois Yukna is the 2017-18 New Jersey Educational Support Professional of the Year.  A thirty year veteran staff member of the Woodbridge Township School District of Middlesex County, Lois has served as a bus driver, attendance officer, and trainer.  She is currently President of the Middlesex County Education Association representing some 16,000 NJEA members who work in Middlesex County.
    Read “The intersection of service and activism” from the February 2017 NJEA Review here.
    Learn more about Lois and the ESP of the Year Award here in this njea.org article.
    Upcoming NJEA Events

    * 5/6 Grow your support network: financial planning.
    * 5/20: 90’s Prom with Central Connection.

    Subscribe to Our Podcast on iTunes
    We are proud to be listed in the iTunes Directory. Please take a moment and subscribe to this show on your favorite podcast player today!
    Show Hosts
    Jeffrey Bradbury, author of Kidblog: An Introduction to Blogging With Your Students, is the creator of TeacherCast.net, TeacherCast University, and Educational Podcasting Today, is an ASCD Emerging Leader, Google Certified Teacher, Google Education Trainer, PBS Learning Media Digital Innovator, speaker, writer, broadcaster, consultant and educational media specialist. He is currently the Coordinator for Technology Integration for the Westwood Regional School District in New Jersey. In 2012, Jeff was recognized as one of top 50 educators using social media at the first ever Bammy Awards and has been nominated three times in the category of Innovator of the Year. Jeff has Keynoted for the Pearson Authentic Learning Conference, EdTechNJ and most recently at Columbia University's Teacher College and Podcast Mid-Atlantic.
     
    Jim Boice is a field representative with the New Jersey Education Association.  Prior to joining NJEA is 2012, Jim was a high school English teacher for ten years in the Pennsauken Township School District of Camden County, NJ.

    • 30 min

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