Noa Daniel asks guest educators to share their nostalgic, identity and pick me up songs. Through this songful conversation, we learn so much about the whole person. This is a project that came from Noa's classroom and one she continues to use and share to help students build skill, autonomy, community and connection.
P3 #159 Carlee Fossella
Carlee Fossella loves first and foremost her son Eros, time spent with family, and travels. The rest of her heart is devoted to French and teaching. She currently teaches Grade 1 French Immersion at the TDSB and prior to taught Core French in Middle School. Carlee is the Primary/Junior Lead.
P3 #158 Jillian DuBois
Jillian DuBois serves as an elementary educator in Clearwater, FL. She has been in the field of education for two decades. She is the recently published author and illustrator of “Liv’s Seashells”, and Optimistic Originator of Imparted Joy LLC. Jillian’s journey continues to bring much fulfillment as she thrives on building authentic relationships with her students and guiding their curiosity and wonder. She uses her voice to foster hope for student equity and empathy. Her passion is to initiate and infuse joy to those in education by focusing efforts on listening, serving, and growing alongside colleagues and friends. Jillian spends her free time adventuring outdoors, soaking up the sunshine and surf on the local beaches, and finding new paths to hike with her husband, Tim, and their son, Austin. She says that, "Each day is a FRESH opportunity to listen, be slow to criticize, and quick to empathize. Keep dancing and dreaming with JOY."
P3 #157 Natalie Vardabasso
As an educator, instructional designer, assessment specialist, and podcast host, Natalie has lived into her belief that learning is driven by our passions, aligned with our strengths, and at the heart of our humanity. Whether working with kids or adults, she strives to create an inclusive culture that embraces learning as the vehicle through which we find out who we are and how we might make a positive impact on the world. Natalie is currently the Assessment Instructional Design Lead for a K-12 special education school in Calgary, Alberta, and the host of the #EduCrush podcast (https://kite.link/EduCrush) which features inspiring educators, innovators, and activists who are reimagining education.
P3 #156 AJ Bianco
AJ Bianco is a husband, father of three amazing children (2 boys and a girl), and currently is the Vice Principal of East Brook Middle School in New Jersey. When it comes to the ideal classroom, AJ is an advocate for technology tools and methodologies. He is also a major proponent for Blended Learning practices, Personalized Learning and the Flipped Classroom model to enhance student learning. AJ is an avid podcast listener, host of ReflectEd Podcast, co-host of PodcastPD, and co-host of The Chas for 28, a Yankees podcast. He is also a co-host of #CoffeeEDU in Bergen County, New Jersey. You can find AJ at a variety of EdCamps and Conferences throughout New Jersey and New York. AJ shares his passions for education, educational technology, and leadership through his website at www.ajbianco.me.
P3 #155 Chris Quinn
Chris Quinn is an educational leader. He retired last year after 30 plus years in education serving as a district coordinator and classroom teacher in London's District Catholic School Board , finishing in kindergarten. Chris is a great uplifter of people and has started hashtags such as: #QofthWeek, #WWEd, and #FbFEd, is a supporter of #GlobalStaffroomSunday and a member of #CrazyPLN @ChrisQuinn64 @Gratefuledu64
P3 #154 Bonnie Nieves
Bonnie Nieves is a high school Biology teacher with a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Leadership and is a member of the MassCUE board of directors. She is passionate about creating immersive and authentic experiences that fuel curiosity and creating student-centered, culturally responsive learning spaces that promote equity and inclusion.
Her book “Be Awesome On Purpose” will be out this spring. She enjoys connecting with educators through social media, professional organizations, conferences, Twitter chats, edcamps, and now ClubHouse! She is currently working on a website “Educate On Purpose” where educators will be able to find and share lessons and units for all content areas that incorporate meaningful routines and assessments. Bonnie encourages you to connect with her on Twitter & ClubHouse @biologygoddess, Instagram @beawesomeonpurpose, and LinkedIn.
I so enjoy listening to this podcast. It shows a different side to educators I admire and opens up conversations like only music can.