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New Jersey Education Association

Welcome to the Jersey Educator Podcast, a show created by NJEA members … for NJEA members. Whether you are a teacher, an education support professional, or a New Jersey Student Education Association member, this show will serve as a platform to help YOU bring out the best in your students . . . each and every day in your schools. The shows are hosted by Jeff Bradbury of TeacherCast.net (@TeacherCast) and Jim Boice, a field representative with NJEA (@boiceinthehood). For more information, please visit njea.org/podcast and email us at podcast@njea.org.

In this episode, we welcome Nicholas Ferroni onto the program.

About Our Guests

Nicholas Ferroni is a high school history teacher in the Union Township School District of Union County, NJ. He was recently named “Upstander of the Year” by the Human Rights Campaign. His accolades also include being one of “100 Making a Difference in the World” and one of the “25 Most Influential Educators on Social Media.” Nicholas is also working on a series with PEOPLE magazine to celebrate and praise educators, as well as a campaign called “Teach the Truth,” which is intended to advocate for more minority figures and groups in school textbooks.

Follow Nicholas @nicholasferroni and email him at ferroni21@hotmail.com.

NOTE: In parts of this interview, Nick explores his experiences discussing the contents of his lessons with parents. Always feel free to reach out to your local association building representative or local association president to discuss situations like these and find context, clarity, and perspective. Learn more by downloading the handbook, Your NJEA Membership Matters.

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Show Hosts

Jeffrey Bradbury, author of Kidblog: An Introduction to Blogging With Your Students, is the creator of TeacherCast.netTeacherCast University, and Educational Podcasting Today, is an ASCD Emerging Leader, Google Certified Teacher, Google Education Trainer, PBS Learning Media Digital Innovator, speaker, writer, broadcaster, consultant and educational media specialist. He is currently the Coordinator for Technology Integration for the Westwood Regional School District in New Jersey. In 2012, Jeff was recognized as one of top 50 educators using social media at the first ever Bammy Awards and has been nominated three times in the category of Innovator of the Year. Jeff has Keynoted for the Pearson Authentic Learning Conference, EdTechNJ and most recently at Columbia University's Teacher College and Podcast Mid-Atlantic.


Jim Boice is a field representative with the New Jersey Education Association. Prior to joining NJEA is 2012, Jim was a high school English teacher for ten years in the Pennsauken Township School District of Camden County, NJ.

About the author, Jeffrey Bradbury

Jeff Bradbury, creator of TeacherCast, and father of the famous @EduTriplets Thanks for checking out TeacherCast today. Please take a moment to find me on all of my Social Media channels!