I took a break over the summer from the podcast. The plan was to get a handful of interviews recorded over the summer and be ready to go with episodes starting in mid-August. That didn’t happen. But here’s what I did instead.
I realized that it’s pretty difficult to schedule podcast interviews when you have a new baby in the house with a somewhat unpredictable nap schedule, and I decided I wasn’t going to cut into family time.
COURSES FOR TEACHERS I’VE BEEN CREATING
During the times the little one napped, I decided to create a new course called Create Successful Videos for Distance Learning.
It’s a 1-hour self-paced course to help teachers who need to create video lessons but aren’t sure where to start.
Additionally, I spent time making changes to my classroom economy. Since our school is completely remote until at least mid-October, I had to come up with
- a whole new list of classroom jobs
- ways that students could spend their classroom money
- ways they could earn supplemental money.
I’ve added all of those resources to my course How to Teach Kids About Money.
That two-hour course was originally created with a normal classroom environment in mind, but many of the things still apply to a virtual classroom economy.
PLACES I’M PUTTING OUT THE MOST CONTENT
Once I completed the courses, I decided to focus my efforts on my Instagram and YouTube channels.
On my Instagram channel, I’ve been posting stories each school day about how I’m approaching that day of distance learning, often sharing tech tips along the way.
On my YouTube channel, I’ve been creating videos all about distance learning technology and lesson ideas.
PUSHING PAUSE ON THE PODCAST
With all of that going on, something had to give so I decided to pause the podcast until further notice.
CONNECT WITH ME
I’d love to hear how things are going with you and how I could help; what kind of content would be beneficial for you right now?
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- ‘How to Teach Kids About Money’ course | thomgibson.com/classroomeconomy
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