Welcome, I’m Danny Hauger, and my co-host Tavis Beem and I just hosted 3 live episodes from St. Mary’s College in moraga California, as part of the 2019 Action Research Conference. If you did not make it out to see us, you can hear the entire first hour of the program here!
We are the hosts of Inspiring Teachers, a weekly podcast exploring the “why” of teaching. We are so proud to be broadcasting and recording live at St. Mary’s College for the annual Action Research Conference. This is the 15th year of this exceptional education event. We are here to celebrate teachers, the research within teaching, featuring interviews with research presenters in hours 2 and 3, and attendees in hour 1, and sharing stories from Inspiring Teachers. Our podcast is available weekly on iTunes and YouTube, on Twitter @ShowTeachers, and on Instagram at @InspiringTeacherShow.
Tavis and I are both teachers. Tavis earned his masters in education ten years ago at UC Santa Cruz and I am currently getting mine at San Diego Christian College. We understand the value that higher education brings to the field and are grateful your hard work. This growing summit is a hub for advanced degree research in Education, and is the absolute place to be each year in our Bay Area for the latest and greatest research that will be referenced in the future for change agents in the field of advancing education forward.
That’s right, this day is full of hard work filled with the dividends of many hours spent investing educator thought and planning into culminating research and the move to the next level of professionalism for our local teachers.
The hour starts out with an interview with high school teacher turned administrator, Joe Heffernan, from the South Bay Area. Joe joined us live from St. Mary’s College to discuss the role of education in his life, and his personal journey. We talk to Joe about his high school experience and how his shop class got him graduation, his transition to the military and into education. We reflected on the importance of being genuine with students.