33 episodes

Wizard of Ed podcast was created for novice teachers to hear from experienced educators and leaders about how to work through the struggles of your first few years In the classroom.

This professional development podcast will take educators through a series of steps that model the famous movie, “The Wizard of Oz.” Along Dorothy’s journey to get home she encountered three people along her path, the Lion, Scare Crow, and Tin Man. Three very important pieces were needed in order for Dorothy to return home safely. The Lion needed to find courage, the Tin Man needed a heart, and the Scare Crow wanted a brain. As educators, three significant elements are needed along our path to becoming culturally responsive educators: Knowledge, Compassion, and Courage.

The Wizard of Ed Podcast will take educators down a yellow brick road over the course of 8 months that will help reveal the importance of sharing knowledge and a pathway to becoming a culturally responsive educator. Just as the yellow brick road lead Dorothy back home to Kansas, our podcast will serve as a pathway to prepare novice teachers for a more diverse classroom and a pathway of success for their students.

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Wizard of Ed podcast was created for novice teachers to hear from experienced educators and leaders about how to work through the struggles of your first few years In the classroom.

This professional development podcast will take educators through a series of steps that model the famous movie, “The Wizard of Oz.” Along Dorothy’s journey to get home she encountered three people along her path, the Lion, Scare Crow, and Tin Man. Three very important pieces were needed in order for Dorothy to return home safely. The Lion needed to find courage, the Tin Man needed a heart, and the Scare Crow wanted a brain. As educators, three significant elements are needed along our path to becoming culturally responsive educators: Knowledge, Compassion, and Courage.

The Wizard of Ed Podcast will take educators down a yellow brick road over the course of 8 months that will help reveal the importance of sharing knowledge and a pathway to becoming a culturally responsive educator. Just as the yellow brick road lead Dorothy back home to Kansas, our podcast will serve as a pathway to prepare novice teachers for a more diverse classroom and a pathway of success for their students.

    Innovating Your Leadership

    Innovating Your Leadership

    As we are entering into Season 3 it is important to think about what’s next. Isolation and self-reflection has forced us to think about not only who we are but what are some things that need to change to elevate your leadership. In this episode Clint Rankin-Gibson will walk us through his journey as an educator in the class to leading a team through a pandemic to success.

    • 29 min
    The Transition

    The Transition

    This special episode we will take a moment to reflect on how to best transition to the new adjustments of life. Tracy Spewak and Yuri Thornton will walk you through their top tips to supporting students and families during this season of virtual learning and how to best take care of yourself while working from home and practicing social distancing. These tips will help to empower you to ensure that students are able to still get a high quality education as well as help you to practice self-care

    • 12 min
    Building Your Own Table

    Building Your Own Table

    Part 2: Making You Own Table.

    For many women of color, getting into professional settings is only half of the battle. From wage gaps to lack of opportunities for advancement, many women continue to experience combinations of racism and sexism just to have a seat at the table. In this episode we will talk about the current broken system and what it will take to create a table of excellence and encourage more women of color to pull up and assemble their own table.

    • 29 min
    Black History 101: Do's & Don'ts

    Black History 101: Do's & Don'ts

    Ebonique Brooks and Joy Liburd are apart of a thriving young African American educator community in Jacksonville, Florida. In this episode this dynamic duo will give us the real about understanding the importance of 365 days of Black history but also taking the time to celebrate and educate your students culture.  We will take a deep dive into the reality of teaching Black History  and the do's and don'ts when  engaging in the celebration of excellence.

    • 51 min
    Setting The Vision Part 2: Leaving A Legacy

    Setting The Vision Part 2: Leaving A Legacy

    Darryl Willie attended NC State University where he was Student Body President and has a Masters Degree in Education from the University of Georgia, and is currently a Duval Public Schools Board Member. Darryl lives on the Northside of Jacksonville with his brilliant and beautiful wife and his 3 adorable daughters.

    In this episode Darryl will walk us through his process of creating his legacy in education and how to set your vision for success.

    • 22 min
    New Year: Setting The Vision

    New Year: Setting The Vision

    LaShawnda Anderson is an educator in Jacksonville, Florida and a 2014 graduate of the University of Florida.  LaShawnda currently teaches 5th grade math at KIPP Impact Middle School where she was just named Teacher of the Year for the 2019-2020 school year. In this episode LaShawnda walks us through her key strategies on how to make a good 2020 vision plan. As we are getting older the statement “new year new me” seems to fade into a distant land as we are who we are at this point in our lives.

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Brittany G. Brooks ,

Overdue Inspiration

This podcast has truly blessed me! Yuri does an incredible job with being transparent while evoking thought and action in the listener! This podcast is for all educators in all capacities!!! The last episode with Lashawnda Anderson is a call to action we all need to heed! Get it done! Face your front! Act! Thanks Yuri for blessing the saints! Cannot wait to tune in again! 💓💓💓

Ari340 ,

Awesome

I love this platform where educators can speak on issues and provide knowledge and support for all teachers. The flow of the conversations is perfect I feel like they are in my living room having a friendly but informative discussion.

Id2002! ,

Teachers

Every teach should subscribe, she gives great advice, everything is revenant and up-to-date. Every teacher who is looking to better their career, this podcast is for you!

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