How One Student Made $300 From Home With This eBay Project | Remote Learning STEM

How One Student Made $300 From Home With This eBay Project | Remote Learning STEM

Teaching students how to make money online is a perfect remote-learning project for any math or financial literacy class. In this video, I share: how I structured the project to support the studentshow I addressed safety concerns with students interacting with strangers onlinethe grading criterialearning outcomes I didn't expect for students https://youtu.be/K_v9K0WnX8Q RESOURCES Get the project slides, instructional videos, and assessment criteriaLearn more about my in-class classroom economyMike Yates original post on making money on eBayHear the full podcast where I go into this project and two others
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3 Things That Have Helped Me Understand & Process the Protests, Racial Injustices, and Our Role as Educators in It All

3 Things That Have Helped Me Understand & Process the Protests, Racial Injustices, and Our Role as Educators in It All

My hope with all my content is to help educators create meaningful and memorable experiences for their students. In creating those experiences for our black and brown students, working to understand what their experience is as a black or brown person is in the US will be critical in informing our work as educators. This applies even if all our students are white; what experience are we giving them to learn about the current racial injustices in the US. We as educators, particularly non-black educators, have to put the work and effort and time in to understand what's going on…
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Reflections on Each Day of 2019

Reflections on Each Day of 2019

I’ve always been one to quantify and record things.  Been journaling since I was a teenager, have always documented my workouts and runs throughout the years, and since 2014, I've been taking 1 second of footage everyday and compiling it into a short video at the end of the year. Here is 2019's '1 Second Everyday.' https://youtu.be/qyIg5Q8RGRI In regards to journaling, for a few years I’d only journal a few times a year when something was on my mind.  Additionally, I found that at the end of summers I often wondered ‘what the heck did I do all summer?’  To…
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Top 10 Classroom Management Tips in 10 Minutes

Top 10 Classroom Management Tips in 10 Minutes

Classroom management is probably one of the biggest struggles for teachers and a huge reason folks leave the profession. I thought it'd be helpful to share 10 of my classroom management tips that have helped form a positive classroom culture in my classes. https://youtu.be/u8kUwpO3ucw 📝To get the Hall Refocus Form emailed to you, CLICK HERE.🚪For ideas for greeting students creatively, CLICK HERE.🗣For tips for a talkative classroom, CLICK HERE.🏫For another classroom management video of mine, CLICK HERE. What's your top classroom management tip?
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5 Ways To Greet Your Students

5 Ways To Greet Your Students

Had the pleasure of being on Vicki Davis' '10 Minute Teacher Podcast' this week! I shared the 5 different ways I greet students depending on the day of the week! Monday - Merry Mini-Fist Bump MondayTuesday - Happy Two-Thumbs Up TuesdayWednesday - Happy Waving WednesdayThursday - Happy Thankful Thursday; what are you thankful for besides your friends & your family?Friday - Happy High-5 Friday If you've got 10 minutes, take a listen to the podcast here :) You can see Vicki's full blog post on the episode HERE.
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Your Money Problems Impact Your Teaching | Best Business Books To Influence Your Teaching

Your Money Problems Impact Your Teaching | Best Business Books To Influence Your Teaching

The third installment of my 'Best Business Books To Influence Your Teaching.' I explore the lessons I've learned from Dave Ramsey's 'The Total Money Makeover' and how it helped my wife and I get out of $120k of medical school debt. Additionally, I share how I've pulled some of the principles into the financial literacy lessons I teach in my classroom. 💰 How We Paid $120,000 of Med School Loans in 4 Years💸 'Create & Manage A Classroom Economy' course📘My Books & Beef Jerky Instagram account https://youtu.be/xO7FUQmWj6U The other videos in this series: Student Motivation4 Hour [Teacher] Workweek Get the…
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The Best New Review Activity For Any Class

The Best New Review Activity For Any Class

In this video, I chat about a new review activity I tried called the Three 3's. I really enjoyed it. Students had 9 questions and they had to ask a different person each question and summarize their answer. Got them up out of their seats and working with students they don't normally work with. Can work in any content area. Here is the example I showed in the video for my Pre-Algebra class. I got the idea from a book called Total Participation Techniques. https://youtu.be/RXWDuAKq_Lk
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4 Hour [Teacher] Workweek? | Best Business Books To Influence Your Teaching

4 Hour [Teacher] Workweek? | Best Business Books To Influence Your Teaching

In this video, I explore some of the principles of I learned from Tim Ferriss' 4 Hour Workweek in my classroom, particularly 'elimination' and 'automation.' What are things I can just STOP doing?What are things I can AUTOMATE by having someone else do it (a student) or technology do it for me? Spoiler alert…I still work more than 4 hours ;) https://youtu.be/PuycAhe9jLc Resources mentioned: 💸Classroom economy resources⏱4 Hour Workweek | Tim Ferriss📝Writing in math class➗Khan Academy online math exercises🤳Remind text reminders🎧Tim Ferriss Show podcast🥩Books & Beef Jerky Instagram🏫My teacher Instagram
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Student Motivation | Best Business Books To Influence Your Teaching

Student Motivation | Best Business Books To Influence Your Teaching

This is the first of a 3-part series called the 'Best Business Books To Influence Your Teaching.' The first book of the series is Drive by Dan Pink and we explore how to use the principles of motivation in the classroom. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buIBiCoV_GY&feature=youtu.be DIVE DEEPER Dan Pink TED talk on motivation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6XAPnuFjJc Project Week at our school https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5yOe-zio1M See how I created and manage my classroom economy
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4 Things Every Math Teacher Should Stop Saying

4 Things Every Math Teacher Should Stop Saying

In today's video, we look at 4 things that every math teacher should stop saying, as well as what to say instead. 1. Does anyone have any questions? Instead - "What questions do you have?" or "I want to hear 3 different questiosn about this topic before moving on." 2. What's the answer to this problem? Instead - "How did you approach this problem?" or "What's something you tried on this problem?" 3. That's correct. ** Instead - "Tell me what you did here and why." or "Convince me that this is the correct answer." 4. That's wrong. ** Instead…
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