My school does something called Project Week where student’s don’t have any class but instead get to work on the project of their choice. I chose to work with a group of students who wanted to create their own YouTube Channels and here’s how it went!! A look at Project Week as a whole Some … More Classes Cancelled To Make YouTube Videos
Can High-5’s really make that much of a difference in school culture? In this episode, I explore the various ways I’ve begun to greet students at the door right at the beginning of class and how they’ve helped build a positive culture in my classroom and school. I also have another teacher, Justin Aion sound … More 5 Class Greetings To Improve School Culture | The Thom Gibson Podcast Ep 3
My school does something called Project Week; a week without classes where students explore whatever they want. A LITTLE MORE INVOLVED THIS YEAR The last few years I’ve just worked with students who were interested in making films for Project Week. They all were doing different things and I served sort of as just a … More Post 14 – Doing a ‘YouTuber’ Camp For 6th-12th Graders
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