John, a former high school drama teacher, assistant principal and principal, is the Executive Director of Westlake Charter School in Sacramento, California. A passionate educator, John shares resources through his high-energy podcast "Learn With John Eick" and website of the same name. In this broadcast, John and Brent share stories about the power of "Thank You" and how affirming those around you can have an immeasurable impact.
Chris is in his 12th year in education, currently teaching 3rd grade teacher at Monte Vista Elementary School in Murrieta, California. Always looking to create engaging experiences for his students, Chris brings high-interest activities like PlayStation, fidget spinners, and fantasy football into his classroom. He also shares resources with his students and their families through his website at teampassafume.com. In this broadcast, Chris and Brent share stories of how making your classroom a can't-miss destination can lead to increased student engagement and learning.
Cori is a mother, teacher, and encourager of others. She is currently a Teacher On Special Assignment (TOSA) in the Simi Valley Unified School District. She is a Google Certified Educator (Level 1 and 2) and the co-moderator of the #SVTChat, #SVTBook, and #VCHSChat Twitter chats. She also regularly provides inspiration and encouragement through her blog Leading In Limbo. In this broadcast, Cori and Brent share stories of how moving out of our comfort zones, while sometimes uncomfortable, can stretch and grow us.
Tony is a former 5th grade teacher now working as an educational consultant, sharing resources through his website at learninginhand.com. He has worked with educators in almost every state, Canada, Australia, England, and the Caribbean to facilitate workshops and make presentations to K-12 educators and students. He has authored books, produced videos, developed an iPad app, and blogged about learning and technology. In 2001 he had a 1:1 classroom full of Palm Pilots, and in 2005 he started one of the first podcasts from an elementary school (Radio WillowWeb). In this broadcast, Tony and Brent share stories about the incredible influence educators can have by connecting and sharing with others.
John is an educational technology coach for Chaffey Joint Union High School District who has taught high school Geometry, Algebra 1, middle school Math, Service Learning, and Robotics, Engineering, and Design. He co-founded and moderates #CAedchat, the weekly teacher Twitter chat for the state of California, and is the co-founder and organizer of EdCamp Palm Springs. John is also the co-author of The Classroom Chef, a book designed to help teachers take risks in their classrooms and encourage them to prepare a lesson like a fine meal. In this broadcast, John shares stories that prompted him to write Table Talk Math, a book encouraging parents to engage in math-based conversations with their children.