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IE43: Justin Birckbichler. Closing the Tech Gap in the Classroom.

IE43: Justin Birckbichler. Closing the Tech Gap in the Classroom.

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Justin Birckbichler’s goal is to bridge the technology gap for his students at an early age.   His creative, project based, tech implemented lessons, provide his students with a high level of autonomy to instill confidence and experience based outcomes.  However, it’s not all about […]

IE42: Jennifer Gonzalez. Cult Of Pedagogy.

IE42: Jennifer Gonzalez. Cult Of Pedagogy.

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS   Jennifer Gonzalez is a National Board Certified educator and the creator of the popular education website, “Cult of Pedagogy.” Having taught and inspired her students for eight years, Jennifer eventually left teaching to raise a family.  Once a teacher, always a teacher.  Jennifer […]

IE41: Tom Henderson. The Physics Classroom.

IE41: Tom Henderson. The Physics Classroom.

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS   Our Inspiring Educator today is a high school physics teacher at the Glenbrook South High School in Glenview, Illinois.  Mr. Tom Henderson has been teaching physics and chemistry since 1989 and a pioneering developer of an online tutorial guide for students and educators. […]

IE40: Gap Year

IE40: Gap Year

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS In 2006, I took a leave of absence, a gap year, from teaching to travel and explore the world.  It was a pause in my teaching career to reassess my life and to this day, the single most important decision I have made […]

IE 39 Interview Transcript With Joe Rivera. Lessons Learned From Teaching The Deaf.

SUNG LEE: Average person being an extraordinary teacher. It’s kind of like Clark Kent becoming Superman. This is Inspiring Educators, Episode No. 39. Joe Rivera is a middle school and high school teacher for the deaf and hard of hearing students at the Los Angeles Marlton schools. As a high school student, Joe was already […]

Getting Lost to Find Myself.   Taking A Leave of Absence from Teaching.

Getting Lost to Find Myself. Taking A Leave of Absence from Teaching.

     On February, 2007, I witnessed one of the most glorious sunrises I would experience in my life atop Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.  Our group, which started at midnight in a classic alpine start from our high basecamp, pushed upwards, climbed, and scrambled the rocky fields over the last remaining several thousand feet towards the […]