ClassCast Podcast

Ep.065 -- Dr. Sam Fecich -- Improving Education via Teacher Preparation

May 03, 2021 Ryan Tibbens Season 2 Episode 65
ClassCast Podcast
Ep.065 -- Dr. Sam Fecich -- Improving Education via Teacher Preparation
Show Notes

ClassCast Podcast Ep.065 features Dr. Sam Fecich, an education professor, author, speaker, and podcaster who works with pre-service teachers. She and host Ryan Tibbens discuss teacher preparation, how we can attract and train the best talent, why pedagogy and content both matter, and more. Sam's enthusiasm is infectious, so you're sure to find this episode both engaging and enlightening. Worried about the national teacher shortage? We cover it. Wondering how to help talented young people get into education? We cover that too.

In addition to authoring two books designed to help pre-service and new teachers, Sam produces the Edumagic Podcast for pre-service teachers. She recently spoke with our host, Ryan Tibbens, on her show about purpose, priorities, and organization. Be sure to check out Edumagic!  You can contact Dr. Fecich on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, and via her website

Table of Contents (*highlights)

  1. 0:00-6:45 -- Intro to Dr. Sam Fecich
  2. 6:45-11:04 -- The Purpose of School According to Sam
  3. 11:04-16:29 -- Working with Pre-Service Teachers *
  4. 16:29-23:26 -- Is Content King? Learning & Professional Development Needs **
  5. 23:26-36:13 -- Addressing the National Teacher Shortage & Attracting New Teachers **
  6. 36:13-45:15 -- Sam's Ideal School *
  7. 45:15-49:43 -- Sam's Book & Movie Recs
  8. 49:43-50:33 -- Wrap Up

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