In this post, Stacey answers a question about becoming a contributor to the podcast.
For various reasons, some people want to help with the podcast, but not necessarily be a guest. Or maybe you have been a guest in the past, and are looking for more ways to contribute. I could definitely use more help. This is an all-volunteer effort!
Here’s a list of ways you could get involved…
…Volunteer to write a reaction or another episode-related piece for the newsletter
If you hear an episode (they go live on Fridays) and are inspired or have a story you want to tell our listeners as a follow up, please let me know! Send me a message on Facebook or Twitter, or you can call or email or use our contact form!!
Check out some of our previous newsletters to get a feel for what others have done. And, I will also tell you that I love new, fresh ideas. So, if you have something else you would like to contribute to the newsletter, just let me know!
…Record an interview or conversation with an amazing teacher you know
I work hard to find and interview a diverse group of folks, but I am only one person and can only do so much. I just don’t have access to YOUR network of colleagues or YOUR knowledge of who is doing cool work. I would love for you to be an episode contributor. If you still aren’t convinced and want to chat with me ahead of time about what that might look like, I am all for it. Get in touch.
…Tell people how much you like the podcast
Please consider leaving us a review on iTunes, tweeting or posting on Facebook about your favorite episodes, and sending links to episodes to your friends and colleagues. Word of mouth is the best way for listeners to find us, and I really appreciate your help!
…Suggest a skill you could contribute
Our newsletter contributor, Maris Hawkins, approached me to tell me that she thought she could help with curating social media posts for the newsletter. To be honest, I’m not sure the newsletter would even exist without her offering that. Another listener has volunteered to turn an episode into an EdPuzzle that could be used for professional development. If you have an ability or interest that you think could make the podcast better, bring it on!
If you have questions about the show, about language teaching, about me, or about any topic related to this podcast, please reach out. I’d be very happy to hear from you.