Today, our guest on our podcast is Merve Lapus, Western Regional Education Director of Common Sense Media (commonsensemedia.org). I got to know Merve a few years ago, as my school was implementing a digital citizenship program. CSM, goes way beyond from just being a program, to become a trusted resource for schools and parents on all things digital resources and media in education.
Merve and I chat about his rise from humble, but amazing, beginnings to being a director of CSM where he connects with schools all over with digital resources and getting the mindset of being an upstanding (digital) citizen.
Today, our special guest is Kristin Monfredini. Kristin is the K-8 Spiritual L.I.F.E. Director
Liturgy, Interiority, Faith, Engagement at Convent & Stuart Hall, Schools of the Sacred Heart in San Francisco
Kristin shares her story from working at Tiffany & Company and her experience rising from being a teacher associate, stay at home mom and becoming part of the Campus Ministry program which focus on reinforcing and celebrating the curricular learning happening in the religion classes.
We go over her “ah-ha” and “ta da” moments that include one of her passion projects, Drama. Join in and let’s discover Kristin’s story and make sure you share with others!
My former colleague, Caroline Zoba, is our guest on this episode. She and I chat about her teaching journey from public school, private school, single sex classrooms to co-ed classroom. An avid runner, Caroline also shares her experience teaching in Ghana, Africa for a summer.
Join us to get Caroline’s amazing insights and valuable tips on how to be a great teacher.
We’re excited to feature Alicia Tapia in this week’s episode! Teacher, Librarian and Pop-Up Library/Cyclist (so cool!) extraordinaire of bibliobicicleta.com
We chat about the importance of connecting with your students, her passion project calledBIBLIOBICICLETA and how her “Ta-Da” moment inspires her. She then shares that one of her “Ta-da” moments with students include helping her students create digital portfolios.
Teaching in the heart of San Francisco’s Tenderloin district, we dissect how her students are succeeding in a challenging environment.
You’ll come away being inspired as we dive deep in the magical moments she sees when people interact with her pop-up library and other people.