CEA has launched a new podcast, Two T’s in a Pod, hosted by CEA President Kate Dias and Vice President Joslyn DeLancey. The podcast aims to bring thought-provoking interviews, as well as actionable tips and strategies to CEA members.
“Teachers are busy people, and podcasts are the perfect way to stay informed about your union while multitasking,” says Dias. “We want to bring CEA members casual conversations you can listen to in the car or while cooking dinner that will keep you up-to-date.”
In the first episode, A Lot on Our Plates, Dias and DeLancey talk with CEA’s Executive Director Don Williams about some of the challenges Connecticut teachers are facing, from pandemic stress to attacks on the profession.
“Teachers are under a lot of stress right now, and many are feeling so burnt out and exhausted they’re thinking about leaving the teaching profession,” says DeLancey. “Teaching needs to be a sustainable, rewarding career—and reducing teacher stress is a big priority for CEA right now.”
The podcast is available on the CEA website at cea.org/podcast as well as from major audio streaming platforms including Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, Audible, TuneIn, and iHeartRadio.
The next episode, scheduled to be released later this month, will further explore some of the attacks teachers have been facing and include a discussion about how CEA and local associations have been stepping up to support members who have been the subject of attacks.
“As an organization we oppose racism, prejudice, and discrimination wherever it exists,” says Dias. “Our classrooms must remain safe havens where students learn about their world through honest, truthful, age-appropriate, and fact-based curriculum, even if some lessons are difficult and uncomfortable.”
CEA is also joining with AFT Connecticut and the Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents to support members and counter baseless attacks.
Register for a live webinar, What’s Real in Education, and join us November 30 from 5-6pm to hear how together we can change the narrative and focus on addressing the real needs of our students, our schools, and our communities.