Tch Talks: Teaching Channel Podcast April 7, 2017
Episode 12: Women Leaders in Education: Peggy Brookins



National Board for Professional Learning Standards President and CEO Peggy Brookins discusses her path as an educational leader. Her storied career as an educator includes many national leadership positions and accolades. Tch Laureate Crystal Morey interviews Brookins about her work, her leadership, and her inspirations.
Peggy Brookins Peggy Brookins is President and CEO of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, and was named by President Barack Obama as a member of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans.


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Tch Talks February 15, 2017 Episode 9: #LoveTeachingWhat do you love about teaching? And how can you let the world know? Join Gary Abud, co-founder of #LoveTeaching, as he discusses why he helped start this annual outpouring of positivity.


Tch Talks February 01, 2017 Episode 8: Sarah & Friends with Sara KadjerSara Kadjer, professor of English Education at the University of Georgia, discusses her distinguished career — from middle school teacher to higher ed faculty. A pioneer in digital literacies and new media education, Sara talks about the complexities of the world today and the important role teachers play in helping young people navigate them. Through it all, Sara is inspired by the joy of working with children and witnessing their learning. "Real innovation is not in response to anyone's edict."


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