Down the Hall – Episode 47 – The Cohort Experience

We’re into November now, and it’s getting mighty cold out there! And in here, too, as your hosts Fiona & Dave have both been suffering from the dreaded virus. But as they say, the show must go on! It does make for some interesting moments, though.

However, that doesn’t stop us from having a great interview. Fiona spoke to John Yamamoto, Program Coordinator: Secondary Practicum in the Teacher Education Office. He is also a member of the REA3 Master of Education cohort, an M.Ed in Educational Administration and Leadership. He’s close to finishing his degree, and he has a lot of experience to pass on to others who may be considering entering a Master’s cohort program. If you’re looking for a student’s perspective, John’s your man. It’s a great interview packed full of great information.

In addition, Fiona and Dave talk about teachers and blogging, and just how blogging can help a teacher’s professional development.

We promise: all coughs have been edited out. This is a virus-free podcast.

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Episode 47 (31:42)

Time Stamps

00:11 | Introduction

The conversation that started it all on Google+

George Coursos’ blog on teacher blogs

7:34 | Interview – The Cohort Experience

Interview with John Yamamoto, Program Coordinator: Secondary Practicum in the Teacher Education Office

28:46 | What’s Happening in PDCE?

REA4 – MED cohort in Educational Administration & Leadership (Richmond) – Information session: November 20, 2012

NSE5 – MED cohort in Educational Administration & Leadership (North Vancouver) – Information session: November 27, 2012

ECED 425: Advanced Studies in Early Childhood Education – Montessori Pedagogy in Early Learning Contexts – Saturdays beginning January 12, 2013

EDCP 407: Art Education Curriculum & Pedagogy: Theory & Practice –We Are All Related: Art Education & Social Responsibility – Begins January 5, 2013

PDCE will have a table at the 2012 Educational Leadership Conference downtown. Stop by if you’re going to be there!

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Our theme  music |  “Chased by a Cow” by Heifervescent, through a Creative Commons license.

Bumper music

“Poppeggiando” – by Roberto Diana

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