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S8 Episode 13: Meet Arizona Teacher of the Year Sara Wyffels

3Ps in a Pod: An Education Podcast

Release Date: 11/05/2020

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3Ps in a Pod: An Education Podcast

We’re starting off our ninth season of 3Ps in a Pod with two episodes focused on discussions of race and inclusion in schools. We’ve partnered with Tempe Union High School District’s superintendent, teachers, and students to highlight the conversations happening in their community. In this episode, hosts Angelia, Kathleen, and Mary talk with Tempe Union Superintendent Dr. Kevin Mendivil about the breadth and diversity of the district and his excitement for the work Tempe Union has done and continues to do. The hosts then welcome four Tempe Union high school students to the podcast. The...

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No one predicted just how challenging this year would be, especially for teachers. In this holiday season and as we prepare for the close of 2020, we wanted to reflect on our gratitude for you and all Arizona educators. In this episode, all five 3Ps in a Pod hosts share about the meaningful moments of gratitude they felt as teachers from students and families. Then, a variety of educators and leaders from Arizona and across the country express their gratitude for you! You’ll recognize many of these voices from earlier podcast episodes or from Arizona K12 Center events. This week’s episode...

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You may know Andy Hargreaves for his educational research, but in his newest book, he pairs his personal educational insights with his own story. In this week’s episode of 3Ps in a Pod, hosts Angelia and Donnie talk with Hargreaves about his new memoir, Moving, and the idea of social mobility that he highlights through the book. Social mobility refers to the chance and opportunity to move up in economic or social standing, Hargreaves explains. In this episode, he reflects on education’s role in creating social mobility. Hargreaves also shares how, no matter how different our struggles may...

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You may remember hearing from Brianna Winiesdorffer in . After graduating from Northern Arizona University in the spring, Winiesdorffer is now a math resource teacher at Coconino High School in Flagstaff Unified School District. In this episode, Winiesdorffer catches up with hosts Danielle and Kathleen about her transition from pre-service to first-year teaching and what resources and support she’s received through the . She also shares her words of encouragement for all Arizona educators. The Arizona Teachers Academy provides funding to support teachers throughout their career. This...

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Hang out with tech experts Tony Vincent and Paul West in this PD in 30 segment of 3Ps in a Pod. PD in 30 is exactly what it sounds like: a professional development session in 30 minutes or less. This segment is most beneficial if you’re able to listen with a pencil and paper in hand and can easily hit the pause and play buttons on your listening device. Feel free to listen with a group of other teachers or by yourself. In this episode, Tony Vincent of and Paul West of and Tempe Elementary School District share best practices for engaging slideshow presentations and a load of resources for...

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It’s the week of Veterans Day, and 3Ps in a Pod hosts Angelia and Danielle are talking with Dr. Nancy Pratt about her military experience and how that has carried into her education career. Pratt is currently the Director of Instruction and Innovation at Cave Creek Unified School District. But before realizing her interest in teaching, Pratt was a young woman in a Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) military briefing class at Arizona State University, realizing she had something special to offer. Pratt became a transportation officer stationed at Fort Lewis near Tacoma, Washington. She...

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Hear from Arizona Educational Foundation’s recently named 2021 Arizona Teacher of the Year Sara Wyffels in today’s episode of 3Ps in a Pod! Hosts Mary and Donnie talk with Wyffels about her journey into education, the experience of being named Arizona Teacher of the Year, and her vision for taking on this role. She defines how she sees teacher leadership and what it means for teachers to step into their voice and expertise. Wyffels also shares about how she approaches balancing her many roles and commitments and her encouragement for all Arizona educators during this especially challenging...

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If you’ve only heard the name of the Rodel Foundation of Arizona in passing, today’s episode will help you understand the vision and work of this education organization. Don Budinger, Board Chairman and Founding Director of the Rodel Foundation, was a successful business owner when he realized the incredible importance of education. When he and his brother sold their business, they vowed to take a leading role in the U.S. public education system. They created the Rodel Foundation with the understanding that education changes everything. In this episode, 3Ps hosts Angelia and Mary talk with...

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It’s time for another PD in 30! This time, Suzi Mast, owner of Dynamic Teaching Partners and previously of the Arizona Department of Education, dives into helping you understand how to use the state’s standards to advance your teaching. PD in 30 is exactly what it sounds like: a professional development session in 30 minutes or less. Grab a pencil and the resources listed below. Make sure you can easily hit the pause and play buttons on your listening device to be able to take time to work on some of the tasks that are a part of this episode. This PD in 30 is also especially effective for...

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Today’s podcast will have you breathing deeper and maybe moving on with your day a little bit more grounded. 3Ps hosts Donnie and Danielle welcome Dr. Ilana Nankin, founder and CEO of Breathe for Change, to share her insights on how to care for self, which allows us to better care for others. Nankin has started a movement of bringing yoga, mindfulness, and social-emotional learning to educators and families across the country. She began this work when she saw how yoga and mindfulness were transforming the wellness of the teachers she worked with. Nankin shares about the significant ways...

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Hear from Arizona Educational Foundation’s recently named 2021 Arizona Teacher of the Year Sara Wyffels in today’s episode of 3Ps in a Pod!

Hosts Mary and Donnie talk with Wyffels about her journey into education, the experience of being named Arizona Teacher of the Year, and her vision for taking on this role. She defines how she sees teacher leadership and what it means for teachers to step into their voice and expertise. Wyffels also shares about how she approaches balancing her many roles and commitments and her encouragement for all Arizona educators during this especially challenging and unpredictable time. 

Learn more about the Arizona K12 Center at azk12.org.