Post 13 – Are You Buddies w/ Your Students?

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?

My Answers to the ‘Tribe of Mentors’ Questions

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

Auctions, Marketing, & Loyalty Programs in Middle School Math | The Thom Gibson Podcast Ep 1

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

Post 11 – Integers, Rational Numbers, & Sumo Remote Controls

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