How to Get a Teaching Job During COVID-19

How to Get a Teaching Job During COVID-19

A few years ago I made a video on how to reach out to schools when no one is calling you back about a job by strategically visiting the school just to shake hands with the principal. That's more difficult to do during a pandemic. (more…)
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3 Remote Teaching STEM Projects; TikTok, Minecraft, & eBay

3 Remote Teaching STEM Projects; TikTok, Minecraft, & eBay

It's the end of the year. Traditional paper/pencil tests seem to be tricky with remote learning.  Today I share 3 end-of-year STEM projects I did with my math & robotics classes.  They involved TikTok, Minecraft, and eBay. EPISODE NOTES I got all these ideas from other educators on social media.  In this episode, I take time to reflect on these three projects.  I talk specifically about: how I had students create a TikTok as their final math summative grademy rubric for the TikTok projectreflections on what I would do differently with the TikTok project if I did it againhow I introduced the Rube Goldberg project for my…
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How COVID-19 Will Change Education

How COVID-19 Will Change Education

A month ago I read an article that said schools will definitely be doing 'blended' learning permanently and that social distancing will require schools to have kids come to school on different days to lower the capacity. I thought 'well…that MIGHT happen but we can't say with certainty.' 30 days later, these are the exact things school leaders are discussing around the world. What will education look like in the Fall of 2020? What will it look like in a post-COVID-19 world? EPISODE NOTES I wanted to chat with someone about everything I had been reading online and seeing from…
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UPDATE: New Baby, COVID-19, and Life at Home

UPDATE: New Baby, COVID-19, and Life at Home

https://youtu.be/BpSlAy2nPd0 We had a baby amidst all this coronavirus stuff. I wanted to share an update on how things have been and my plans during my time at home on paternity leave / quarantine . TIMESTAMPS 0:00 - Life with a newborn6:11 - Daily schedule during quarantine10:03 - Future podcasts12:28 - Distance learning in the country15:38 - New content for teachers (livestreams, courses)18:42 - My distance learning plan so far20:24 - Tips for making the most of self-quarantine time CONNECT W/ ME ON HOW THINGS ARE GOING Email | thom@thomgibson.comTwitter | @gibsoneduYouTube | /gibsoneduInstagram | @gibsoneducation SUPPORT THE PODCAST Enroll…
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