Giving All Students Voice in the First Week of Class

Giving All Students Voice in the First Week of Class

Every year I do a project called Dear World, inspired by a photography project by Robert Fogarty of the same name. Students write their message or story to the world on their body and I take a video of it. I wanted to share a little bit of how I set it up, how to help students who don't know what to write, tips when taking and editing the video, and considerations to think through when sharing the videos publicly. https://youtu.be/ssrrGDw_6nE Video I show students to introduce them the the concept3 general guidelines for students struggling to write their messagePlace…
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3 Reasons You Should Start A Classroom Economy

3 Reasons You Should Start A Classroom Economy

Financial literacy is a hot topic in education. A classroom economy is a way for your students to have experiential learning when it comes to financial literacy. I share what exactly a classroom economy is and three reasons you should consider starting one in your class. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LL9FMGltRvI RESOURCES Vanguards 'My Classroom Economy' Resources - myclassroomeconomy.org Thom's 'Create & Manage A Classroom Economy' course - thomgibson.com/classroomec...
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Answering The Web’s Most Searched Questions About Teaching

Answering The Web’s Most Searched Questions About Teaching

In this video, I answer the web's most searched questions about teaching. I stole this idea from One Happy Classroom who stole it from Wired Magazine. https://youtu.be/kfNGkqn6bNw 😁One Happy Classroom - https://youtu.be/fYQ1LGemQoY 🖥Wired - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLibNZv5Zd0dwjZFCTVZ8QdKq194CkwXjo 🌮My love for breakfast tacos - https://youtu.be/cQEk-c0cwB0 📋Jennifer Gonzalez podcast on better rubrics - https://www.cultofpedagogy.com/rubric-repair/ 💸My summer side hustle video - https://youtu.be/bQCFaWaoxNo 🌞Ways to make the most of your teacher summer - https://youtu.be/BzLX_sM0dwY 👔My last day of classes vlog - https://youtu.be/BzLX_sM0dwY
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Tips for New Teachers | CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT

Tips for New Teachers | CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT

This is the third of a three part series called 'Tips for New Teachers.' Today, I share a few things to think through as you work through the challenges of classroom management and think through developing a system that works for your and your personality. https://youtu.be/K80Ca6rFIb0 1st video of the series - How To Stay Organized : https://youtu.be/oNJ6JkW3l3k 2nd video of the series - Stop Working : https://youtu.be/DHTLhgK2sy0 Resources Referenced: The 'First Days of School' book : https://amzn.to/2Xwlnvi 'The Classroom Management Book' : https://amzn.to/2IsTG03 CJ Reynolds classroom management tips video : https://youtu.be/W3fr4tm_mkE Stories from the Classroom podcast : http://storiesfromtheclassroom.simplecast.fm My…
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12 Ways To Make The Most of TEACHER SUMMER

12 Ways To Make The Most of TEACHER SUMMER

In this video, I share the ways I structure my daily routine during the summer in an effort to do the things I want to do and not waste the day away scrolling on Instagram. In addition to how I structure my days, I also give you 12 things to do or try this summer to make the most of your teacher summer! https://youtu.be/BzLX_sM0dwY Resources Referenced: 'Daily Rituals' by Mason Curry Planboard My 'Books & Beef Jerky' Instagram 'My Teacher Side Hustles This Summer' video Emeals recipe app 'Thom Teaches YouTube' channel
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My Teacher SIDE HUSTLES This Summer

My Teacher SIDE HUSTLES This Summer

A lot of teachers have summer side hustles. I share a few of mine this summer as well as some other summer plans! https://youtu.be/bQCFaWaoxNo 💸 My 'Create & Manage A Classroom Economy' Course - http://www.thomgibson.com/classroomeconomy 🎤 My voiceover work - https://www.fiverr.com/thgibson24/record-a-young-american-male-voice-over 🎥 YouTube consulting or podcast editing - email me gibsonedu@gmail.com 👨‍🏫Thom Teaches YouTube channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCci0WHPxmwC6WJj2tAAwxZA 💻 LearnFestATX Conference - http://www.learnfestatx.com 🍎 Teacher Instagram - http://www.instagram.com/gibsoneducation 📚 Book Instagram - http://www.instagram.com/booksandbeefjerky 📘 Side Hustle coffee table book - https://amzn.to/2EPMeLO 🤼 Last years jiu jitsu competition - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLznSZlrrM8 🎧 Stories from the Classroom podcast - http://storiesfromtheclassroom.simplecast.fm What have been your…
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Tips for New Teachers | STOP WORKING

Tips for New Teachers | STOP WORKING

This is the second of a three part series called 'Tips for New Teachers.' Today, I share the importance of not allowing yourself to work on school work ALL the time. You need to set boundaries for yourself and stick to them, lest you burn out. 1st video of the series - How To Stay Organized https://youtu.be/DHTLhgK2sy0
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Day in the Life of a Teacher | LAST DAY VLOG

Day in the Life of a Teacher | LAST DAY VLOG

I haven't done a 'day in the life' video in some time! This was the last day of classes right before finals week (so not the true LAST day but no more actual teaching). https://youtu.be/qJPoZo5ymsU 🎥Videos/resources referenced: How To Create & Manage A Classroom Economy - https://thomgibson.com/classroomeconomy/ 2015 'Day in the Life' - https://youtu.be/RpUe7LsmqeQ "10k Calorie Cheat Day Challenge" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNYGlTXDClA Mandarin progress (after 1 year) - https://youtu.be/eLeqmBvQ2EY Reflections on teaching YouTube Video Production - https://youtu.be/OQOTGmYXWVA "Mindfulness in the Classroom" (podcast) - https://wp.me/p3LdGY-QV "How to Debrief A Class" - https://youtu.be/0Ax9aZCpHxs Our big esports project - https://youtu.be/uIDAVzgexAE Another robotics project from…
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The Best Review Game for Any Class

The Best Review Game for Any Class

I tend to avoid games in math class because they usually just reward the kids who can think the fastest. Trashketball is a little different. Kids are in teams of 2-3, a question is posed, and students work together to answer it. Only one person can write on the dry erase board per question. Students who answer correctly, get a chance to shoot a trashket (wadded up paper into the garbage). Different distances from the garbage are worth different points. Next question is a different person writing on the dry erase board and the game continues. I got this idea…
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Why I Use SOCIAL MEDIA IN THE CLASSROOM

Why I Use SOCIAL MEDIA IN THE CLASSROOM

There's are a lot of schools that don't allow any sort of sharing of photos or videos of students on social media. My school does not have that policy and here are 3 reasons why I choose to share photos and videos of my students on social media as well as best practices regarding parent communication. 3 Reasons: 1 ) Students are on social media 2 ) Parents get a glimpse into the classroom 3 ) It helps other teachers 'Stories from the Classroom' Podcast **Something I forgot to mention in the video but I feel is common sense is…
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