Sunday Mar 07, 2021

Episode 21 - What is Edjacent? with Meghan Raftery

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In today’s episode I welcome back previous guest, and now friend of the podcast, Meghan Raftery. Meghan is the Chief Design Officer of the Edjacent collaborative. Edjacent’s emphasis on placing value in teacher’s stories and improving education on a personal and community level aligned with mine in such a strong way that it was a no-brainer that the Teacher’s Teatime Podcast would feature Edjacent content, and Edjacent would showcase our little podcast. As such, and to celebrate our ongoing alignment with the values of the Edjacent collaborative, I asked Meghan back onto the show to tell us exactly what Edjacent is all about.

If you want to know more you can check out the Edjacent website on www.Edjacent.org, or email Meghan directly, her address is Meghan@Edjacent.org.  She’s also active on Twitter @Meg5han. 

I’m really excited about what Edjacent can offer educators at all levels in their careers, from pre-service through to retirees. It’s a tough time to be in education, and the work of everyone in school communities is so important, so groups like Edjacent, which aim to provide a bespoke experience centered on the needs of the educator, are going to play an important role moving forward.

I’m so happy that the Teacher’s Teatime Podcast will be a part of this process. Expect to hear more educator’s stories in future episodes.

 

This podcast is a proud member of Edjacent, a design collaborative made up of educators who dream of a better world for our students and their teachers. We create, write, talk, teach and learn about the things that matter most in education. To find out more, point your browser to www.edjacent.org. That’s w w w dot e d j a c e n t dot o r g.

For me, it’s the stories of teachers, students, and school communities that matter. As such, this podcast is only possible with the help and support of its listeners. Please leave positive reviews wherever you are able. If you are an ITunes or Spotify subscriber, leaving a good review can really help our visibility.  Also, please don’t keep this podcast to yourself. Tell your friends to subscribe and listen too. 

One thing we all have in common is that we’ve been to school. So, if you would like to contribute to the pod in any way, if you have a story to share, long, short, tragic, or comic, if you have comments to make about the podcast, or just want to say “hi”, you can send an email to TeachersTeaTimePod@gmail.com or alternatively you can send emails to mark@edjacent.org I love to read what you have to say.

If social media is your thing, you can follow me on Twitter @markdiacop.

You can find our contact information, copies of the show notes, and you can download previous episodes of the podcast at www.teachersteatimepod.com

The podcast artwork was created by Phaedra.

Opening and closing music is by Bryan Boyko.

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