EduMagic

EduMagic

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A podcast designed just for future teachers. Join professor, author, and host, Dr. Sam Fecich as she interviews preservice teachers who are using EduMagic to rock their college careers. Other guests include current teachers and administrators who…


Classroom management with little learners featuring Dr. Kris McGee
Feb 18 • 26 min
During this episode of the edumagic podcast, I interview Dr. Kris McGee Kris is an Associate Professor of Literacy at Frostburg State University, a self-proclaimed book nerd, tech junkie, and Co-Founder #BookYourself. Classroom management is such a large…
Be excited about teaching because your students are going to be excited if you are - featuring Ally Echard 45
Feb 11 • 15 min
During this episode, I interview a future teacher and current student-teacher Ally Echard. Ally is a secondary English major with a theatre minor. She is student teaching this semester and couldn’t be more excited to impact students in her new role. Ally…
Make the magic happen in a class with a field component E44
Feb 4 • 14 min
Today in this solo episode I am sharing some tips to help you make the most out of your class with a field component or observation. What I mean by this is focusing on classes where you go out into classrooms and work with students. These courses are…
Hey education major - don’t waste your opportunity. Featuring Chris Nesi E43
Jan 28 • 45 min
I sit down with Chris Nesi where we discuss his teaching story, the importance of being an education major and to not take it for granted, tips for balancing work and education, and more! In addition to this conversation, I share a reviewer shout out and…
Future teachers get organized now with Kelly Jackson E42
Jan 21 • 16 min
Kelly shares her teaching story and how she always wanted to be an educator. She shares about her teaching experience in elementary education and she is now living in Germany working with teachers in their organized classroom. Kelly and I chat all about…
Believe and you will achieve the GTPA with Rene DeCata E41
Jan 14 • 21 min
During today’s episode, I chat with Rene DeCata we talk all things GTPA! During this episode, she shares her teaching story along with tips, strategies, edtech, and more to use when you tackle the GTPA. Although this episode is about the GTPA you can use…
Make your recording process for EDTPA easy with Swivl E40
Jan 10 • 18 min
Hey EduMagicians, are you having trouble recording your EDTPA video portion? For some future teachers, this can be a point on contention. Friends, Swivl has you covered! Swivl is an amazing tool that you can use to record your lessons. It is a free (there…
Take your EdTPA from “Meh” to “Marvelous” featuring Kali Thompson E39
Jan 7 • 16 min
Well - you’ve asked for it and it’s here! Today I have with me Kali Thompson she is going to share some tips and strategies to help your EDTPA experience go from meh to marvelous! During this conversation we answer the following questions:What is the…
Crushing your interview part 2 featuring Dr. Greg Cottrell E38
Dec 31, 2019 • 20 min
During this interview, Dr. Greg Cottrell shares advice, techniques and specific questions that you can use to practice for your teaching interview! Head on over to www.sfecich.com/38 for a complete PDF of questions to check out. Grab a cup of coffee,…
Crushing your interview part 1 with John Martinez E37
Dec 31, 2019 • 25 min
John shares about his teaching story, advice for new teachers and how to crush your teaching interview. He shares his opening question to all candidates and how to end your interview with a homerun!
Take the lead in your learning with Grace Pinto and Rebecca Nicholls E36
Dec 17, 2019 • 18 min
Today on the EduMagic Podcast I interview Grace Pinto and Rebecca Nicholls two future teachers studying at the California University of Pennsylvania. During our conversation, they share about the importance of being a leader in your own learning, how to…
A look inside Prac-E: Support for future teachers E35
Dec 10, 2019 • 28 min
Prac-E a place for support and encouragement for new and future teachers!Supports and walks along the journey with new teachers in their first five years. Prac E also supports future and aspiring educators. Prac E shows the practical real-world and…
Trauma informed with Chancela Key E34
Dec 4, 2019 • 19 min
During today’s episode, I interview Chancela Key an elementary education major at IUSoutheast and soon to be graduate. She is passionate about trauma-informed teaching. We connected through her professor, Dr. Asim. During our interview, Chancela shares…
Bonus A special thank you to all of the EduMagicians E33
Nov 28, 2019 • 7 min
As a special thank you to all of you I am sharing with you an audio version of the introduction to EduMagic Shine On read by my hubby, Josh Fecich. So, whether you are going over the river and through the woods or preparing a meal for friends, I hope that…
Tips for New Teachers E32
Nov 26, 2019 • 9 min
Hello edumagicians, welcome to episode 32 of the edumagic podcast. Let’s jump into the tips for new teachers. Here we go, in no particular order! Take time for you, either stay late or go in early, never stop learning, and connect with your PLN. For a…
New Teachers: You’re not alone featuring Katy Gibson E31
Nov 19, 2019 • 14 min
I interviewed a co-author of EduMagic Shine On: A Guide for New Teachers, Katy Gibson. She shares her teaching story during this episode, advice, and tips for new teachers and recent December grads! Show notes and link to get up to date on launch day are…
New Teachers Shine On with Hannah Sansom E30
Nov 12, 2019 • 17 min
Today I’m here with Hannah Sansom a co-author of EduMagic Shine On: A Guide for New Teachers (coming out Nov 26!), teacher rockstar, former student, and fourth year, a third-grade teacher. During today’s conversation, Hannah and I discuss going back to…
When your flame begins to flicker featuring Hannah Turk E29
Nov 5, 2019 • 20 min
I interview Hannah Turk co-author of EduMagic Shine On: A guide for new teachers releasing during the end of November. Hannah shares that she wanted to be a teacher who impacts others, and she did just that during her first year. Hannah Turk shares that…
New Teachers - help is here featuring Erin Hall -28
Oct 29, 2019 • 17 min
Erin Hall is a fourth-year English teacher who is rockin’ it during her career. She shares about her teaching story and all about the Young Educator Society of Rhode Island, an organization in which she founded to support preservice teachers through year…
EdTech Tools for your Teacher Toolbelt featuring Emily Sattler -27
Oct 22, 2019 • 15 min
During this episode of the EduMagic podcast, I interview Emily Sattler, an online middle school teacher. Emily teaches 7th-grade history for a cyber school. She shares advice, strategies, and edtech tools that you need to add to your teacher tool belt…
Five student teaching essentials with Amanda Reichert - 26
Oct 15, 2019 • 22 min
Today’s episode Amanda Reichert shares her list of 5 student teaching essentials! Let’s dive in! 1. Teacher stuff2. Online presence3. Planning4. Be a person5. Professional development Head on over to www.sfecich.com/26 for Amanda’s powerpoint and details…
10 Productivity Hacks for future teachers by a future teacher - 25
Oct 8, 2019 • 9 min
Most of you are in the flow of coursework, studying, and time management. A future teacher, Naomi Shrom-Kuc and I share ten strategies to help you be more productive while you get ready for midterms and beyond. These tips will help you stay sane and keep…
5 reasons why YOU need to attend an EdCamp - 24
Oct 1, 2019 • 16 min
OK in my opinion, an Edcamp is a place where you go to learn, lead and repeat. Everyone needs to attend an edcamp! At the beginning of this episode, I share my experience with my first edcamp. Then I share 5 reasons why YOU need to attend an Edcamp. Check…
Flexible teaching with Jen Giffen - 23
Sep 24, 2019 • 26 min
During episode 23 I interview Jenn Giffen, a digital literacy consultant from Canada who shares about the power of being flexible during teaching and engaging in those teachable moments. Jenn is a Google Innovator, Microsoft Innovative Educator, Apple…
BONUS! PSTPLN Challenge Accepted! -22
Sep 20, 2019 • 8 min
EduMagicans, channel your inner Barney Stinson and say “Challenge accepted!” You are just in time for the #PSTPLN challenge starting on Monday, Sept 23 and runs through Sept 27. The PSTPLN challenge is a five-day challenge organized by faculty from around…
More Advice for Student Teachers Part 2 - 21
Sep 17, 2019 • 32 min
In this episode admins, teachers, and game-changers share advice to help student teachers rock it! Sit back and enjoy! Check out www.sfecich.com/21 for show notes, bonus tips, and how to get in touch with the guests. If you haven’t checked out part 1 go…
Digital portfolios - 20
Sep 10, 2019 • 11 min
Teachers, administrators, and other education stakeholders want to see what you have been learning, sharing, and doing in the classroom. One way to showcase all your edu-awesomeness is by creating a digital portfolio. Check out www.sfecich.com/20 for a…
Advice for Student Teachers Part 1 - 19
Sep 3, 2019 • 19 min
Welcome to episode 19 of the EduMagic podcast where Dr. Sam shares advice from amazing educators, stakeholders, & administrators from around the country. This compilation is designed to highlight advice and tips to help you during your student teaching…
Be Fabulous this Fall -18
Aug 25, 2019 • 22 min
Many of you are starting college in a few days, or maybe today is your first day back. I have 5 areas of habits that you can get into now to keep you being fabulous all fall long! They are (drumroll please): organization, note-taking, self-care, college…
First day of Student Teaching -17
Aug 20, 2019 • 13 min
Someone once told me that student teaching is like a 14-week interview for that school or classroom. You need to be the best teacher you can be in this placement. Welcome to episode 17: First day of student teaching. Check out www.sfecich.com/17 you will…
Supervisor observation Secret Sauce -16
Aug 13, 2019 • 18 min
Shhh! The secret’s out! Lets’ get down to it – having a college or university supervisor observe one of your lessons can be super nerve-racking! We get it – we were there once. Yeah, believe it or not, we were student teachers too! We all got feedback…
Ultimate Guide to your Student Teaching Binder - 15
Aug 6, 2019 • 14 min
Okay, it’s nearing the end of August and you may be asking yourself, “What should I have in my student teaching binder?” I get this question every year around this time and I am here to share with you some of my go-to areas for a student-teacher binder.…
Get Connected: 3 reasons why you need a PLN 14
Jul 30, 2019 • 12 min
We’ve heard the term professional learning network (PLN) thrown around in classes. Or maybe you heard a few professors tell you that you needed one. You may be asking yourself, “Why? Why do I need one more account?” Well, I am here to tell you 3 reasons…
3 lies future teachers believe about Twitter 13
Jul 22, 2019 • 7 min
So, I know that some of you may be thinking I heard of a PLN before and thought to yourself, “I won’t need that until I have my first teaching job.” That is what a lot of teachers in training think, but you are WRONG! A PLN is a powerful tool in every…
Wanna be teacher with Kathleen Trace 12
Jul 16, 2019 • 19 min
During this episode, I sit down with Kathleen Trace. Listen in on our conversation and learn more about the importance of building a PLN before you leave college and to not give up on teaching and yourself. Listen until the end of the show to learn how…
Job Fair Like a Boss Part 2 - with Erin Lewis 11
Jul 9, 2019 • 26 min
EduMagicians, We are going to dive into tips 6-10 to job fair like a boss! These tips will not only prepare you for the job fair but will also help you build your confidence during the job fair experience. For full show notes and access to the freebie…
Job fair like a boss Part 1 Featuring Erin Lewis 10
Jul 2, 2019 • 35 min
Listen in on my conversation with Erin Lewis as we share 5 (out of 10 ) tips for teacher candidates at a job fair. Learn how to rock your resume, present yourself with confidence via the elevator pitch, how to get a game plan together, and more! As always…
How to make a lit LinkedIn Profile 09
Jun 18, 2019 • 14 min
Want to learn how to make your LinkedIn profile lit? This episode was adapted from a live training session that I did with Deb Snyder, former president of AAEE. We share tips for each section of the profile to make it shine with teacher awesomeness. For…
Creating Megapixels in your lessons with Dana Ewing 08
Jun 11, 2019 • 28 min
Dana shares how she incorporates magic into her lessons by using students’ interests and strengths. Listen in on our conversation to hear how she gets to know her students to cater lessons just for them. Show notes can be found here:…
You must do this right after a job interview! 07
Jun 4, 2019 • 9 min
Hello edumagicians, welcome to episode 7 I am here to share with you the ONE thing that you need to right after an interview. If you tuned into episode 5, “Job Interview – Nailed it” Then you learned about 10 tips to help you conquer the job interview…
Kids before content: A conversation with Barbara Gruener 06
May 28, 2019 • 31 min
Among being a coach, mentor, speaker, and author, Barbara Gruener is an educator with many years of experience teaching all grade levels K-12! Our conversation is full of laughs, advice, and amazing teaching stories. Let’s connect on Twitter and Instagram…
Job Interview - Nailed It! 05
May 21, 2019 • 10 min
Learn 10 essential tips to help you nail YOUR job interview. Learn what it takes to conquer each interview phase in the teaching world. Check out https://www.sfecich.com/5 for two additional bonus tips! Let’s connect on Twitter and Instagram @SFecich -…
Jordyn Pistilli The power of a PLN 04
May 14, 2019 • 20 min
Listen in on my conversation with future educator, Jordyn Pistilli. She shares some tips to help other preservice teachers get out of their comfort zones to learn beyond the college classroom. Connect with her on Twitter @jordyn_pistilli, Instagram…
Student Teacher Letter 03
May 7, 2019 • 5 min
This week we are going to be discussing how to write the meet the student teacher letter. It is so important to make a connection with students and their families, even if you are a student teacher. I have a free PDF that you can download to help get you…
Rock your first conference 02
Apr 29, 2019 • 7 min
Today we are talking about how to rock your first conference experience. Recently I had the honor of delivering a keynote during the Ignite a spark conference. It was all about how to really rock your conference experience. I thought I would take some…
Why me? Why now? 01
Apr 23, 2019 • 3 min
During this first episode, you will learn the purpose and intent behind EduMagic, A Podcast for Preservice Teachers. For more tips and tricks check out www.sfecich.com to become an edumagician insider! Let’s connect on Twitter and Instagram @SFecich -…