Our first prompt of the new semester: How well do you get to know your students? What do you to establish both personal connections and boundaries? The school I’m at now prioritizes teacher-student relationships a fair bit more than previous schools I’ve worked in or visited. We’re on the first name basis with students, we … More Post 13 – Are You Buddies w/ Your Students?
Spent a couple days reflecting on the highs and lows of 2017 and what I was looking towards in 2018. Not so much resolutions but more just putting to paper some of the goals I’ve been developing in the latter half of 2017. The reflection ended up covering a ton of different areas of my … More Highs & Lows of 2017. Vision for 2018.
I’ve been reading through Tim Ferriss’ new book ‘Tribe of Mentors‘ where he 12 or so questions to a ton of folks who are top-performers in their field (business, athletics, writing, science, etc). I really liked the questions and sent them to a friend of mine David, who is doing medical-missionary work in Kenya. He … More My Answers to the ‘Tribe of Mentors’ Questions
I wanted to start a podcast, so I did 🙂 Got inspired by a prompt that said ‘record 10 minutes of audio from your class and reflect on it.’ Think of it as being a fly on the wall in my classroom. In this episode we go into the classroom economy auction that we have … More Auctions, Marketing, & Loyalty Programs in Middle School Math | The Thom Gibson Podcast Ep 1
This past week was the first time I put in for a sick day in maybe two years. I rarely get sick, and when I do, the last thing I want to do is figure out how to send instructions up to school so classes can run relatively smoothly on their own. Monday through Wednesday … More Post 12 – Sleeping In
It is Monday of Thanksgiving holiday and as my wife is working Mon-Wed, I’m looking to get all my holiday work done these first few days. I also realized I missed a week of reflections so thought I’d look over the last couple weeks in my classes. PRE-ALGEBRA We finished up our integer unit. Overall … More Post 11 – Integers, Rational Numbers, & Sumo Remote Controls
This week’s prompt: Photo of the week – take a picture of something that happened in class and tell us all about it. This is a photo during our second auction of the year. I’ve been really impressed with the items that our auctioneers have been bringing; I’ve wanted to actually get some of the … More Post 10 – Big Babies in Class