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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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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How Do You Teach Creativity?

How Do You Teach Creativity?

EPISODE SUMMARY Working with students on creative projects is challenging. What exactly is creativity and how do you teach it? What role does structure and deadlines play in the creative process? How do we guide students in collaborating together on creative work? What's the importance of self-assessment and peer assessments? How subjective or objective should our assessment as teachers be? EPISODE NOTES A conversation on Facebook with my friend Jake led me to ponder the nature of teaching kids how to do creative work. Jake Ritter is a broadcast journalism teacher and John Mulvany is an artist and art teacher…
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Should You Start Your Own Teacher Podcast?

Should You Start Your Own Teacher Podcast?

EPISODE SUMMARY Podcasting has served as an amazing avenue for reflection on my own educational practice, both from using classroom audio and sharing it as well as getting the opportunity to sit with master educators to talk with them about their craft. Teacher blogging started to boom about 10 years ago and it's been said that podcasting is the now the new blogging. So should you start your own teacher podcast? And if so, how do you do it? EPISODE NOTES Chris Nesi and Jeff Bradbury are two of the biggest names in educational podcasting. Chris is the creator of…
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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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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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