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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Have Students Make Your Coffee…And Other Class Job Ideas

Have Students Make Your Coffee…And Other Class Job Ideas

Stop doing things in your classroom that your students can do. In this episode I share all of my classroom jobs and what you need to think through as you develop jobs in your own classroom. Class jobs in and of themselves have tremendous value in creating a positive classroom culture, building responsibility in students, and saving YOU time as the teacher. My classroom jobs are part of a larger classroom economy system. If you want to dive into how I do that, check out the course I created for teachers linked below: 'How to Teach Kids About Money' course…
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Screaming at Kids, Comparing Students, and Creating a Self-Sustaining Classroom | Q&A Show

Screaming at Kids, Comparing Students, and Creating a Self-Sustaining Classroom | Q&A Show

How do you handle the noise level in your classroom and get your students attention without screaming? What do you do about students who just refuse to study for tests? How do you create a self-sustaining classroom? We answer these and more in this first Q&A show! EPISODE NOTES In this Q&A show, we discuss (timestamps included): 0:51 - What are the top three books that guide you in building a self-sustaining classroom culture?8:37 - As a first year robotics teacher, do you compare one class with another as a way to motivate students? In Brazil, if one class is falling behind another, it's common to…
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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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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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3 New Things I’m Trying This School Year

3 New Things I’m Trying This School Year

Hello all. This is my first written blog post in quite some time. Most of my posts have been sharing of all my other media (YouTube videos, podcasts, etc.) I'd like to spend a little more time on written work again this year. A few years ago I was blogging every week, sometimes reflecting on the week, other times just sharing thoughts about some topic in education. It's a different medium than video or audio as I found out when I was trying to think of video ideas a few months ago and I decided to look at some of…
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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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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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Collusion, Communism, and Catan…The Best Gamification of a Gov & Econ Class

Collusion, Communism, and Catan…The Best Gamification of a Gov & Econ Class

I got the chance to go into Mike Franz's high school gov & econ class when they were playing YOLO, a year-long game where one week of school represents one year of life. The first week of the game the students are 18 years old, the last week of the game they are near retirement age. What will they make of their society, of their economy, of their investments, of their world? We explore the following: - what the game looks like from beginning to middle to end - how Mike utilizes class jobs to stay organized and to have…
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Auctions, Marketing, & Loyalty Programs in Middle School Math | The Thom Gibson Podcast Ep 1

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 every month. Students bid on items, start their own businesses, create loyalty programs, and more. You can find more of how I run my classroom economy at www.thomgibson.com/classroomeconomy Hope you dig it :)
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