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Know Your Students & Learn From Your Students

Guest(s): Mary-Margaret Mara
Date: 10/11/2023
Run time: 51:11
Season 1, Episode 9

In this episode, John SanGiovanni and Mary Margaret Mara discuss how teaching is all about the connections you make with students. One size doesn't fit all, you need to embrace how people learn differently.

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Mary-Margaret Mara

Mary-Margaret is a Preschool teacher for the Worcester Public Schools and has been in the field of education for 30 years. Teaching preschool is her passion and brings her great joy. In recognition of her time and dedication to young children, Mary-Margaret was named Worcester Public Schools Teacher of the Year in 2014 and a Massachusetts Teacher of the Year Finalist in 2017.

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Carol Pelletier Radford

Carol Pelletier Radford is the founder of Mentoring in Action, an organization dedicated to the success of novice teachers and their mentors. Before she established her own organization to support mentors and new teachers, she was a veteran elementary school teacher and a teacher preparation leader. Carol is the author of Corwin’s bestselling books Mentoring in Action: Guiding, Sharing, and Reflecting With Novice Teachers and The First Years Matter: Becoming an Effective Teacher.

Carol received her Education Doctorate from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education, where she focused her studies on mentoring and teacher leadership. She is also a certified yoga teacher who practices meditation and shares mindfulness strategies with educators through her online courses and website. Her podcast Teaching With Light features the stories of teachers and inspirational leaders. Her next passion project is the creation of a Teacher Legacy Network, where retired teachers can share their wisdom with the next generation of teachers.

You can learn more about Carol, find free resources, videos, meditations, courses, and all of her books at mentoringinaction.com/.

Twitter: @MentorinAction
Facebook: @MentoringinAction4Teachers
Instagram: @cpradford

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