Free Vlogging Lessons!

Free Vlogging Lessons!

I recently got an opportunity to contribute content to the Vlogging Success Summit, which a free 8-day online summit. Think of it as a cross between a webinar, a conference, and an online course. The summit begins on Aug 2nd and each day will have various content available to you as you learn to vlog to grow your personal brand and spread your influence. Full disclosure - I wasn't paid to be a part of this summit buI helpI t I will receive a commission is you use the affiliate link below to purchase any content for use AFTER the…
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How I’m Finding My Niche on IGTV

How I’m Finding My Niche on IGTV

Follow me on Instagram / IGTV! http://www.instagram.com/booksandbeefjerky I feel my YouTube channel has all sorts of content on it and I haven't really found much of a niche, but in this video I talk about how I wanted to branch out into Instagram and feature a more specific element of my brand there (actually nicheing up), as well as finding a 'throughline' statement of what all my content really comes down to and that's learning new thing. My name is Thom Gibson and I hope you learn something new today :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-BgYsWr434 I’m Thom Gibson. I teach middle school math,…
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I Compared 30 Breakfast Tacos in Austin, TX!

I Compared 30 Breakfast Tacos in Austin, TX!

I asked Facebook and looked around at quite a few blogs to see which were the top breakfast taco spots in Austin. I went to 15 of them and ordered two tacos at each one; a bacon-egg-cheese and a fan-favorite. I scored each taco to find out which one would truly be the best Austin, TX breakfast taco! https://youtu.be/cQEk-c0cwB0 CRITERIA: FAN FAVORITE TACO : First impression score on a scale of 1-10 BACON-EGG-CHEESE : l rated the tortilla, the eggs, the bacon, the cheese, and any house salsa each out of 10 and take the average of the scores. A…
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Having the Same Teacher from Kindergarten to Graduation…

Having the Same Teacher from Kindergarten to Graduation…

Think of your Kindergarten teacher. How do you think your educational experience would have been different if that teacher continued to be your teacher for every year until you graduated high school? In today's podcast I chat with Mark Rogers, who will be starting a 13-year experiment this year. The practice is called 'looping' where a teacher sticks with a group of students for more than one year. We discuss the following: • how he got into looping with students • why he's embarking on this 13-year experiment • what the challenges of looping are • what teachers can do…
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Learning From A Chess Prodigy & Exploring The Problem of Evil | Books & Beef Jerky

Learning From A Chess Prodigy & Exploring The Problem of Evil | Books & Beef Jerky

Welcome to the second official episode of Books & Beef Jerky, where I eat beef jerky and chat about the books I read this past month! The Hobbit The Art of Learning Grand Inquisitor NEXT MONTH'S BOOKS! Mere Christianity Fahrenheit 451 North Side Hustle https://youtu.be/hd8QoM-QDc4 __ I’m Thom Gibson. I’m a middle school teacher and filmmaker. My Amazon Shop (equipment I use, books I love, etc) - http://amazon.com/shop/thomgibson **contains affiliate links** Here’s what my channel’s about in 30 seconds - https://youtu.be/2Y2yzAPyfhk I’ve also got a short film on how I got into filmmaking - https://youtu.be/DOJxQFYx32g Find me on social media…
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What I Can Say After 1 Year of Mandarin

What I Can Say After 1 Year of Mandarin

Just finished up my first year of International Baccalaureate Mandarin. Learned a lot! In this video I did a short description of a photo while trying to bring in various grammar rules I've learned. I feel I can read quicker than I can speak (as long as it's mostly characters I've learned). Writing is tough unless I've got a word bank. Didn't end the year as far along as I had hoped but I definitely did learn a lot.  Hoping to have the time to do Year 2 next year. https://youtu.be/eLeqmBvQ2EY Check out the video I made after 1 semester
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My Search For Meaning

My Search For Meaning

I started a book club in March!  This was one of the first reads, 'Mans Search For Meaning.' I share the things that made me thing, that I connected to, and the mindsets I hope to also maintain. https://youtu.be/HZWIMRbMrzs For the April book club: Ready Player One - https://amzn.to/2GYy9LL  When - https://amzn.to/2Ikpzq9
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Post 15 – What’s Been Going On?

Post 15 – What’s Been Going On?

Howdy folks, For any regular readers of the blog, you'll probably noticed that before this week, I haven't posted in a while.  This week will have like 5 posts; things I've been making things (podcasts & videos) and meaning to put here but just forgot so just scheduled them all to post this week (instead of putting them all up in one day). HOW'S PRE-ALGEBRA? My general lessons haven't been much different from last year.  I've been making a couple notes here and there for myself on tweaks to make for next year (change out this problem, practice this skill…
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What Does Being A Creator Mean To Me?

What Does Being A Creator Mean To Me?

Nick Nimmin asked his audience 'What does it mean to be a creator to you?' I share my thoughts :) Music by: Yppah - https://yppah.bandcamp.com/ https://youtu.be/zTCHoWLeKnY
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