We All Need to Play Right Now: Featuring BreAnn Fennell

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This week’s guest, BreAnn Fennell, shares how play in the classroom can address the physical and emotional development of our students, while increasing engagement. 

In this episode, we discuss:

  • The benefit of being an Ambassador for multiple organizations
  • Teach Better Conference
  • And her book, Play? Yay!

About BreAnn Fennell:

BreAnn Fennell is a 1st and 2nd grade looping teacher at Reagan Elementary in Ashland City School District. She has earned the title of Ohio Teacher of the Year for 2021 for District 5. She has 12 years of teaching experience, educating students in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades. She believes that early education and interventions can change the course of a child’s life. 

Fennell holds a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education with an endorsement in reading from Ashland University and a 4-5 generalist endorsement from The Ohio State University. She has a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Ashland University. She is always learning and serving the world of education through training, presentations, and committees. 

Fennell is the author of children’s books including Play? Yay!, Choose Your Cheer, and Play? Yay! Baby Talk. She is a defender of play in the classroom and looks for ways to incorporate fun into learning. She believes in the power of play for social, emotional, and motor skills and has volunteered her time to have a Lego Club for kindergarten through third grade students.  She is the founder of the Young Author’s Workshop at Ashland City Schools. She loves books and is always looking for ways to integrate reading into the classroom and promote literacy in the community. 

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About the author, Joshua

Joshua Stamper is a middle school Assistant Principal for a North Texas School District, where he's had the amazing opportunity to work at four campuses, two districts, and with hundreds of students, teachers, and administrators. Prior to Joshua's current position, he was a classroom educator and athletic coach for 6 years working with students in grades 6-8.

In addition to his administrative position, Joshua is a podcaster, blogger, leadership coach and education presenter.

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