Looking Ahead with Aspiring Teachers, S12 Episode 7
Sep 22, 2022

Looking Ahead with Aspiring Teachers, S12 Episode 7


Episode Notes

What is drawing Arizona’s future teachers to education, and what are these aspiring teachers’ hopes and fears about teaching here? That’s what we’re talking about today with two Northern Arizona University education students and one of their education professors.

Hosts Josh and Juliana welcome NAU College of Education students Alexa Negrete and Ainsley Brubaker and Associate Clinical Professor of Educational Studies Michelle Novelli to the podcast to talk about their excitement about the world of education.

Negrete and Brubaker share why they have chosen to join the education profession and also why Novelli has chosen to work specifically with aspiring teachers. 

Negrete and Brubaker reflect on what they see themselves bringing to their teaching as individuals and also what their generation of teachers bring to the classroom and their advice to today’s high school students considering becoming teachers.

Negrete, Brubaker, and Novelli also discuss the Arizona Teachers Academy that provides pre-service teachers with a free education degree, mentoring, and professional development for teaching three years in Arizona.

Learn more about the Arizona K12 Center at azk12.org.

Arizona K12 Center


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