Michael Drezek – Educator Burnout

Hello, and welcome to Episode 128 of the Planning Period Podcast, part of the OnPodcastMedia Network. I’m your host, Brad Shreffler.

This week on the show I am joined by Michael Drezek. Michael is a technology integrator out of New York. He and I met at ISTE last year and just haven’t been able to line up a chat until now.

Michael and I talk about his role as a technology integration specialist, the evolution of education technology, the dangers of educator burnout, how important building a PLN is as a teacher, and how parents are sometimes our best teachers.

I also want to take a second for a quick couple announcements. First, it is officially my summer at the end of the day when this episode releases. As I usually do in the summer, The Planning Period Podcast will be reducing down to every other week for new releases. Even with the shut down of the world, it is still difficult to keep the show on a weekly release schedule during the summer. So, it will be two weeks before the next episode releases.

Second, I would like to let you all know about a new project I am working on. For the last few weeks now I have been doing a new live show called UnScriptEd. This show is about coding, and ways you can use code to help you as a teacher, or maybe ways to teach it to your students. The show is project based, so each week on Tuesday at 1 pm EST, I work for an hour on a coding project. Right now, I am building a Google Slides Add-On that lets you create and share interactive notebooks with your students, and automatically add new slides to each students’ copy throughout the year. So, I would love for you to join me weekly, Tuesdays at 1 pm EST on twitch.tv/insideparticipate or the Participate YouTube channel.

So, sit back and enjoy Episode 128 of the Planning Period Podcast, my interview with Michael Drezek.

Michael, thank you so much for joining me on the show! You’re just so positive always, and I loved it.

To connect with Michael, find him on Twitter @m_drez. Also, checkout his website, michaeldrezek.com.

If you have comments or questions about the show, you can always connect with me on Twitter or Instagram, @BradShreffler. I love to hear from you all there and that’s also a great place to connect if you’d like to be a guest on the show. Or, checkout the Feedback Page on my website that gives you other options for feedback as well, which you can find at BradShreffler.com/Feedback.

Until next week, remember that you are doing enough.

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Music provided by:

Vicious by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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