21: One Tired Teacher: Building a Community of Teachers With Jamie Sears
So today I am talking to Jamie Sears a teacher, who is currently out of the classroom, doing some fantastic things for teachers, From teaching tips to moral support that teachers need to thrive in the classroom, Jamie serves teachers by creating content and doing professional development. The Not So Wimpy Teacher has an amazing way of building a community of teachers that support one another in meaningful ways. Jamie is also gifted in determining what teachers need and then delivering it to them. She recently dove into podcasting for teachers, as well. Knowing that teachers have little extra time, she felt compelled to share her message in a manner that was convenient to her audience. You know how I feel about podcasting! So I am super excited to talk to Jamie about one of my favorite topics- podcasting. I love that! If you like Jamie and I, decide to take the bold leap into podcasting, I have a podcasting format freebie you will definitely want to get a hold of. You can grab it below.
Highlights From the Show:
When asked why Jamie started a podcast-
“And I felt like I needed to give teacher this convenience. I really value their time so much and reading a blog post, reading an article, reading a book. These things take way too much time. Teachers love, love, love to learn. But they have to balance that with their lack of time, So I thought a podcast would be a good alternative.” ~Jamie Sears, Not So Wimpy Teacher
“I thought that a podcast would really reach more educators and answer the questions that they are constantly asking me in my email or Facebook groups.” Jamie Sears
“Podcasting is professional development on the go.” ~Trina Deboree
“I love the idea that a teacher is showing up to school after listening to a podcast, and she is feeling pumped up to try something new in her classroom. And she is excited to get into the classroom.” Jamie Sears
“Podcasting is very intimate. You are in a person’s ear. It is like you are having a conversation with someone. That can be really special. Especially with a person who is rooting for you.” ~Trina Deboree
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