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243: Bonus Episode- Interview with Dr. Sam Fecich

Always A Lesson's Empowering Educators Podcast

Dr. Sam Fecich, a professor of education for 7 years, works at Grove City College in Pennsylvania. She is the author of EduMagic, a guide for preservice teachers and co-author of EduMagic, a guide for new teachers. She is also the host of the Edumagic podcast! She believes that teaching doesn’t begin when you walk across the stage at graduation, but when you take your first college class at 8:00 A.M. She strives to provide tangible tips, strategies and and encouragement throughout your teaching journey. Tune in for this bonus edition episode with Dr. Sam Fecich!QuotablesDon’t say no to opportunity. You never know where an opportunities and relationships will lead.A great educator shows perseverance and asks questions.Get to know the students in your cohort. Relationships go a long way.Make sure you sprinkle random acts of kindness throughout your day for yourself.The Education Podcast Network, whether it be a quote or idea, gives ideas to share out to students.You are always learning as a teacher, share that with your students.Spending 5-10 minutes throughout the day on yourself adds up by the end of the day.Join the Always A Lesson NewsletterJoin here and grab a freebie!Links Mentioned2021 Simply Coaching Summit July 12-14Connect with GretchenEmail: gretchen@alwaysalesson.comBlog: Always A LessonFacebook: Always A LessonTwitter: @gschultekInstagram: Always.A.LessonLinkedin: Gretchen Schultek BridgersBook: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn’t Teach You in CollegeConnect with Dr. Sam FecichTwitter: @SfecichIG: @SfecichPodcast: Edu Magic PodcastWebsite: www.sfecich.com Teacher Interview Course: www.sfecich.com/coursesBook: EduMagic: A Guide for Preservice TeachersLeave a Rating and Review:This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other educators remain empowered in a career that has a long lasting effect on our future.https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2Search for my show in iTunes or Stitcher.Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.”Sign in with your iTunes or Stitcher log-in infoLeave a Rating: Tap the greyed out stars (5 being the best)Leave a Review: Type in a Title and Description of your thoughts on my podcastClick ‘Send’


12 Jul 2021

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Ep. 103: From Self-Love to Success with Dr. Sam Fecich

Mindful Living with Athea Davis

Happy Day, Friend! On this week’s podcast episode, I’m talking about self-love and self-care and how it relates to the overall success we desire in our lives. My special guest, Dr. Samantha Fecich, guides new teachers on their professional growth journey in education, and we dive into all the necessary ingredients for success in that process. Whether you’re a new teacher or not, each of us is on a personal and/or professional journey, and there are so many nuggets of wisdom in this episode to help you along any season (and in any profession) in your life. Dr. Sam Fecich guides future teachers to become educators of excellence and beyond. She says that teaching doesn’t begin when you walk across the stage at graduation, but instead begins during your first college class at 8:00 a.m. She’s been a professor of education for over 7 years, and gives teachers tangible tips, strategies, and encouragement to guide them along their professional journey. Sam and I talk about: ~ Self-love and self-care boundaries; ~ self-care routines; ~ embracing your mistakes; ~ being clear on your “why”; and ~ and so much more! It's such an inspiring conversation packed with practical tips for living a successful life on your own terms. I hope you gain a lot of value from it.  To connect with Dr. Sam Fecich, click the links below. If you have any questions, thoughts, or comments: connect with me on social media @atheadavis!   And, don’t forget to subscribe so you can stay tuned in to all the mindful living love.Stay connected 👉 @atheadavis on all the social channels. Keep breathing deep and shining bright, Friend! ☀️XO ~ Athea Connect with my guest Dr. Sam Fecich 👉 Twitter and Website. P.S. Follow me on IG, FB, Twitter, and LinkedIn: @atheadavisTake one of my live mindfulness trainings, digital courses, and purchase my books and products + grab your free mindful living guide at www.atheadavis.com. Purchase my book, Today's Gonna Be Awesomesauce: Daily Meditations for Youth, Parents & Families Purchase my card deck, Today's Gonna Be Awesomesauce: affirmation + art card deck for youth, parents & educators 


15 May 2021

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

ClassCast Podcast

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) 0:00-6:45 -- Intro to Dr. Sam Fecich6:45-11:04 -- The Purpose of School According to Sam11:04-16:29 -- Working with Pre-Service Teachers *16:29-23:26 -- Is Content King? Learning & Professional Development Needs **23:26-36:13 -- Addressing the National Teacher Shortage & Attracting New Teachers **36:13-45:15 -- Sam's Ideal School *45:15-49:43 -- Sam's Book & Movie Recs49:43-50:33 -- Wrap Up ​​The ClassCast Podcast streams on all major platforms, including iTunes/Apple Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Pandora, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, Audible, Stitcher, and more.  You can also find us on YouTube and at www.ClassCastPodcast.com.  Be sure to like, subscribe, follow, share, and comment wherever you listen.  Leave a comment below to let us know what you think of the discussion and if you have any questions! Support the show (http://paypal.me/TibbensEST)


3 May 2021

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Episode Thirteen: Transitioning into the World of Teaching (Dr. Sam Fecich)

Beginning Teacher Wednesdays

Jen sits down with Dr. Sam Fecich to discuss her experiences as a beginning teacher, common successes and struggles beginning teachers encounter as they enter the field, and how beginning teachers make self-care a priority during their first year of teaching. 


10 Mar 2021

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Dr. Sam Fecich (@SFecich) - Author Talks: Edu Magic Shine On

The Dr. Will Show Podcast

Hi, I'm Dr. Sam Fecich and I am here to tell you that teaching doesn't begin when you walk across the stage at graduation, but instead teaching begins during your first college class at 8:00 AM. I like to think of myself as a "Game Changer" (KTI 2017) in the field of higher education and educational technology. I am a professor at Grove City College, where I teach undergraduate pre-service education majors about the beauties of educational technology. I enjoy taking preservice teachers to educational workshops, events, and conferences to attend and present. It is a great way to network and build your professional learning community. I earned my Ph.D. from Penn State in Learning, Design, and Technology. But before my travels to PSU, I taught students with special needs for four years. I taught for two years as a teacher for students who were diagnosed with multiple disabilities and for two years as a technology integration teacher. My expertise is in assistive technology, specifically in augmented and alternative communication. I have experience consulting, evaluating, and training students, parents, teachers, and other professionals regarding AT and AAC devices. I enjoy going to flea markets, collecting pinball machines (my husband fixes them and I play them), baking (I make an awesome chocolate truffle), working out, and spending time with my family. EduMagic: A Guide for Preservice Teachers This book challenges the thought that “teaching” begins only after certification and college graduation. Instead, it describes how students in teacher preparation programs have value to offer their future colleagues, even as they are learning to be teachers! This book provides positive examples, helpful tools, and plenty of encouragement for preservice teachers to learn, to dream, and to do. 


1 Mar 2021

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Ep 55: Dr. Sam Fecich of Edumagic

Unprofessional Development

We sit down with Dr. Samantha Fecich-- teacher, author, professor, and podcaster who runs Edumagic!  We discuss why a syllabus is useless, how to bounce back from a bad lesson, and teaching in the wrong classroom... Check out Dr. Sam's website Edumagic! Follow her on Twitter @SFecich *Updated 1/29.  Sorry for the technical issues. Don't forget to like and subscribe, and follow us on Twitter @unprocast Have a funny story or suggestion? Email us! Sponsors: Podgo Pimental Garcia Taxes


25 Jan 2021

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E87: Dr. Sam Fecich & Advice for New and Aspiring Teachers (and Veteran Teachers Too!)

Teaching Tales w/ Brent Coley

Dr. Sam, a professor at Grove City College in Pennsylvania working with preservice teachers in the areas of educational technology and special education, is back for another episode (see her previous chat in Episode 52)! She is also the author of EduMagic: A Guide for Preservice Teachers and EduMagic Shine On: A Guide for New Teachers. In this episode, Sam and Brent share pieces of advice for new teachers, aspiring teachers...and all teachers!


9 Jan 2021

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Episode 041 - #EDUMagic with Dr. Sam Fecich (@SFecich)


MAGIC Potion EDU is BACK and ready to hit the ground running in 2021! In this episode, we hear the career journey of Dr. Sam Fecich (@SFecich) and the impact educational technology can have with intervention. We also hear about many tools to use in classrooms as well as advice for preservice teachers.--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/magicpotionedu/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/magicpotionedu/support


1 Jan 2021

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Episode 20: 10 EdTech Tips for New Teachers with Dr. Sam Fecich

EdTech Classroom

Crossover Episode Alert! Today's episode is a crossover episode with Dr. Sam Fecich from the EduMagic Podcast. We share ten edtech tips for new teachers (and veteran teachers, too!). Press play. Resources Mentioned: Common Sense Media Screetime: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/screen-time/are-some-types-of-screen-time-better-than-others Jamboard Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QySPzvuCthk Bitmoji Classroom Edumagic Episode: https://www.sfecich.com/post/5-things-you-need-to-know-when-creating-a-bitmoji-classroom Sam’s 3 EdTech Favorites: Office Lens Adobe Spark Wizer Maddie’s 3 EdTech Favorites: Flipgrid Jamboard Google Expeditions / Earth Other EdTech Tools Mentioned: Stop Motion Studio Padlet Book Creator Google Keep Google Tour Creator Contact Dr. Sam Fecich: Instagram and Twitter @sfecich Website www.sfecich.com Contact Maddie: Instagram @edtechclass myedtechclassroom@gmail.com Website www.edtech-class.com


28 Oct 2020

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How You Show Up Matters with Dr. Sam Fecich

The Burned-In Teacher Podcast

In this episode, Dr. Fecich shares her experience with burnout as a Special Education teacher and how she went from working with middle schoolers to preservice teachers in higher education. We discuss the importance of sharing your voice, getting connected, seeking positive influences, and being conscious of the teacher brand you build for yourself with your online presence. This is a Burned and Over-It episode for teachers who need to think about their teacher brand, especially online, and may need a safe, less public place to share their voice, if they don’t feel that they’re being heard in their immediate environment.


5 Oct 2020