Sunday, March 3, 2013

My "Aha!" Moment

A few weeks ago, I was putting together some packets of graded papers to send home to my students' parents, and I was watching a podcast called TWIT, which stands for "This Week in Tech".  I've been a fan and subscriber for a few years because I like to stay informed about the quickly changing world of technology and I just enjoy the show. The host, Leo Laporte is very knowledgeable and fun to listen to, and he always has entertaining guests. The production quality of the show is very professional.

For some reason, while I was listening to this show, it occurred to me that Teachers pay Teachers does not have a podcast. There is a weekly newsletter that keeps us up to date with news and seller successes, but there is not a weekly broadcast that we can enjoy as a community. Immediately, I knew that I had to produce a show for TpT.

Soon after that, I was perusing the podcasts in the iTunes store, and I came across "Podcast Answer Man". Since I was interested in producing a first class podcast for a large and growing community of excellent people, I began to listen. And boy did I listen! I could not stop listening! It was as though everything was falling into place. The host Cliff Ravenscraft unknowingly became my mentor as I began to zero in on my goals for this new show.

Just wait until you read my next post about how the other circumstances in my life are slowly coming together to create a perfect storm for this important production. Thank you for joining me on this adventure. Please let me know how you feel about this undertaking in the comments section. And, by all means, if you have any ideas for the show, just sound off!

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