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Episode 57: La’Mond Hall and Special Education During COVID-19

Some of the most successful schools in COVID-19 are those that have made it a priority to meet all their students' needs. These schools recognize that, while they may not be able to help reach every student's potential, they ...

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Sept. 13, 2021

Episode 57: La’Mond Hall and Special Education During COVID-19

Some of the most successful schools in COVID-19 are those that have made it a priority to meet all their students' needs. These s…

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Sept. 7, 2021

Episode 56: TaRael Kee and The Kee to Success

In the midst of this pandemic, many educators jumped at the chance to podcast, including yours sincerely. Podcasting became a way…

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Aug. 30, 2021

Episode 55: Jim Thompson and Video Coaching with Grace

According to a recent study , 75 percent of teachers have used videos for their own professional development in the past year. Wh…

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Aug. 23, 2021

Episode 54: Starting School with COVID-19 in 2021

In a perfect world, there would be no sickness and especially no COVID-19. But just as I was looking forward to the end of the pa…

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Aug. 10, 2021

Episode 53: Shaina Glass and Supporting Computer Science

When I was first introduced to computer programming in 7th grade, we learned to code in MS-DOS . I programmed a snake squirming a…

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July 27, 2021

Episode 52: Mike Olson and Acton Academy

Mike Olson was a mentor and English teacher at the Title One high school I began teaching at in Houston Texas. Now Mike is the CE…

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July 16, 2021

Episode 51: Kazoobadoo and Sherry Gunther Shugerman

Students can now enjoy a fun and exciting way of learning thanks to Sherry Gunther Shugerman . Educators are always looking for w…

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June 29, 2021

Episode 50: Leading the Way with Vernon Wright

As we look forward to the new school year with enthusiasm and fresh hope of returning to normal schooling, we will need even more…

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June 14, 2021

Episode 49: Teaching Excellence with Sherman Batiste

Sherman Batiste is Fort Bend ISD’s Teacher of the Year. Sherman graduated from Texas A&M University Kingsville with a Master’s De…

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June 11, 2021

Next Weeks Show and Then A Small Break

Check out our previous episode and share them with an educator or colleague. They are found everywhere you listen to podcasts for…

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June 9, 2021

Flipboard EDU Podcast Trailer

On this podcast, we will feature Flipboard Magazines to unite all components of Digital Learning focusing on student communicatio…

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May 25, 2021

Episode 48: Coaching Basketball during COVID-19 with Marcus Gabriel

As the NBA playoffs began this past week I just can’t help but think about the challenges coaches and players are experiencing du…

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May 16, 2021

Episode 47: Librarian Experiences During COVID-19

When thinking about the makeup of K-12 schools, teachers, students, and principals might come to mind first. Too often, the forgo…

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May 10, 2021

Episode 46: Is Learning Loss Real?

Graduation is one of the most celebrated events in the American school system. Students, parents, teachers, and principals all lo…

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April 25, 2021

Episode 45: Thinking About Teaching with Casey Jakubowski

This week marks one year of this podcast’s trek in building a viable resource for teaching and learning during this pandemic. We …

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April 18, 2021

Episode 44: Meaningful Teaching with Rhonda Finley

Rhonda Finely is one of the best instructional coaches I know. She supports teachers and students in one of the most innovative m…

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April 11, 2021

Episode 43: Education, Basketball and Some Trash Talk

I really don’t know why basketball and education go hand in hand — they just do. It’s as if learning about basketball is an unwri…

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March 29, 2021

Episode 42: Teaching with Prezi Video and Rob Bayuk

For over a year now we all have been teaching with video. Quite frankly, teaching with video is a craft that needs to be develope…

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March 21, 2021

Episode 41: Datacasting with Stacy Fitzsimmons and Stephanie Frazier

One of the prevalent problems in the COVID-19 era is the lack of digital access for students. Parents, students, and teachers kno…

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March 14, 2021

Episode 40: Thank You, Flipboard

I am a firm believer in giving credit where credit is due. When COVID-19 broke loose last year I was looking for a resource to pr…

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About the Hosts

William Jeffery

Host / Executive Producer

William Jeffery received his Bachelor's degree in Biology Pre-Med and a Master’s degree in Counseling Education from Prairie View A&M University. William earned a second Master’s degree in Educational Administration from Stephen F. Austin University. William is currently an Assistant Principal in Columbia-Brazoria ISD at Columbia High School. Additionally, William is a curator and author of educational content with Flipboard. William Jeffery is the executive producer and host for two successful podcasts “ I Want To Speak To The Principal” and “Flipboard EDU Podcast” which reaches thousands on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Google Music. William’s latest accolades include the Microsoft Innovative Educator Award 2020 and Corporate Visions Magazines Education and Training Awards for Outstanding Educator 2020.

Laura Jeffery

Co-Creator/ Executive Producer

I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration/Marketing and an MBA with a concentration in Sports Management. In 2016 I received my Master’s in Educational Leadership from Stephen F. Austin University. I am married with two amazing children and two dogs. Family is everything!
My experience prior to teaching includes twelve years of extensive business administration, marketing, promotions, and writing for mainstream and minority markets in Houston, Texas, and the South. My experience has equipped me with experience in administration, employee management, sales, reporting, radio production, social media, promotions, fundraising, brand, and event marketing for the profit and non-profit world.

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