Monday, December 29, 2014

Video Teaser for iTEACH - The Tar Heel Teachers Radio Show

Test Run before the exciting live premiere (Friday, January 9, 2015 beginning at 5:00 PM  until 6:00 PM) of  iTEACH - The Tar Heel Teachers Radio Show!  Tune in to be entertained and informed by a diverse group of educators only on!

I have always had a strong impulse to be a talk show host, beginning when I first saw the cartoon version of Oprah Winfrey pulling the Harpo Productions Sign.  I was completely mesmerized by what I saw.

Fast forward 20 years, and my dream has become a reality with the creation of Tar Heel Teachers (an educational panel show). 

Fun on the set of Tar Heel Teachers!

Thus far, we have enjoyed taping two episodes. I am very fortunate to work with a magnetic team in front of the camera and behind!

Click the links below to check out both episodes:

November 2014 Episode 
December 2014 Episode

I have been over the moon shooting the monthly talk show, and the feedback has been wonderful!  Now, I am positively elated because we will now host a weekly radio show!  Ray Thomas (Radio Personality and General Manager of saw the talk show, and we have determined that there is also a need for iTEACH - The Tar Heel Teachers Radio Show! The show begins Friday, January 9th (5:00 PM -6:00 PM)!

He was even gracious enough to allow us to momentarily take over his show, RTVS Live (Ray Thomas Variety Show) on December 22nd in preparation for iTEACH - The Tar Heel Teachers Radio Show. We are beyond thrilled to partner with Ray Thomas and Fayetteville State University on this project!

Granting us access to his show was very Oprah of Ray Thomas! Remember, Dr. Phil and Dr. Oz both got their starts on The Oprah Winfrey Show!

Take a look at the pictures and video from the day we first stepped behind the radio mikes for a snippet of iTEACH - The Tar Heel Teachers Radio Show!
Marlow Artis (Moderator of iTEACH - The Tar Heel Teachers Radio Show)

Ashlee Garrison (Elementary School Representative for iTEACH - The Tar Heel Teachers Radio Show)

Cassandra Parsons (Special Education Representative for  iTEACH - The Tar Heel Teachers Radio Show)

Aritia Smalls (Middle School Representative for iTEACH - The Tar Heel Teachers Radio Show)

Dia Collins (High School Representative for iTEACH- The Tar Heel Teachers Radio Show)

Here is a video teaser for iTEACH - The Tar Heel Teachers Radio Show: 

We hope that you will tune in EVERY FRIDAY (5:00 PM until 6:00 PM) starting January 9th for iTEACH - The Tar Heel Teachers Radio Show only on with video highlights of each show here on Tar Heel Teachers!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Tar Heel Teachers - Educational Panel Talk Show - December 2014 Episode

This month's episode is filled with many teachable moments!  Let's learn together!

During this month's episode of Tar Heel Teachers...
  • 1:00 - During Teacher Talk, the co-hosts discuss criticism of the National School Lunch Act, inappropriate student/teacher relationships that dominate the news, and Mr. Stephon Goode - Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Assistant Principal who is making a positive contribution to his community despite his personal trial...the need of a kidney transplant.
  • 9:25 - Community Involvement is important!  Marlow and Dia chat with Randy Hume (Transit Director for the City of Fayetteville) about an exciting new initiative - middle and high school students can ride the public transit for free after school! Watch the interview for specific details!
  • 14:40 - During Tomorrow's Tools, Jamilia Williams (English/Language Arts Curriculum Facilitator for Scotland County Schools) shares information about "Graffiti Journaling" with Marlow and Cassandra.
  • 21:00 - For this edition of Illuminating an Educator, Marlow and Ashlee speak with Craig Wilson (7th Grade ELA Teacher from Mac Williams Middle and Published Author) about his book, The Parable of Tom and the Good Shepherd.
  • 26:40 - The co-hosts also share professional advice during Ask the Teachers.

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This show nor its co-hosts are perfect!  We hope that you will grow and learn with us!