Connection Period

Ryan Blackwell

Welcome to the Connection Period Podcast, a show inspired by the amazing educators who teach and inspire at Bremen High School District 228 in the South Suburbs of Chicago.

  • 53 minutes 46 seconds
    Amir Ross & Marty Coyle
    In this episode, Amir Ross and Marty Coyle, two former Bremen students turned rockstar educators and coaches, sit down to talk shop on how to motivate the hardest to reach kids and who inspired them the most when they were students at Bremen High School. Amir and Marty also share the unique journeys that led them back into the classroom and why “feeling fulfilled” is an essential goal for all teachers and students. Stay tuned until the end of the episode for two special guest appearances by Bremen legends!
    15 October 2018, 1:23 am
  • 36 minutes 39 seconds
    Matt Griffin JOBS2
    In this episode, I am joined by Matt Griffin, the JOBS2 Coordinator at South Suburban College. Matt and I discuss what inspired him to become a teacher and the events that led to the creation of the Journeys and Opportunities for Bremen South Suburban program. Matt also answers questions from the D228 Special Education department in Connection Period’s very first “LISTENER MAILBAG” segment! Matt’s passion for helping Special Education students gain the skills necessary to find gainful employment shines throughout our conversation! Thanks for listening!
    20 September 2018, 4:38 pm
  • 50 minutes 20 seconds
    #ISTE18 Roundtable Recap
    In this episode, Sarah Bogard, Mary Rose Bernas, Kelly Sala, and I sit down for a roundtable discussion recapping our inspirational experience as attendees of #ISTE18 in Chicago. The tagline for this year’s conference was, “Immerse yourself in powerful ideas and inspirational speakers, while connecting with innovative educators who share your passion for transformative learning.” Well, immerse ourselves we did! We walked away from the four day conference IGNITED to share our experiences with each other and all of you. ISTE: Sarah Bogard: Mary Rose Bernas: Kelly Sala:
    30 August 2018, 10:50 am
  • 40 minutes 10 seconds
    Terry Stephens
    In this episode, I talk teaching with a 1969 graduate of Bremen High School. He’s also a former mayor of Midlothian, an educator who has 44 years of experience working in public schools, a former NHS/Student Council Sponsor/Track/Swimming/Water Polo coach, and newly retired teacher turned Success Coordinator for the Freshmen Learning Center at Bremen High School...MR. TERRY STEPHENS aka Terry Legend!
    18 August 2018, 9:03 pm
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