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Stories from the Classroom

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An audio documentary-style educational podcast exploring innovation in the classroom. Learn from amazing educators and get insight into how to bring these innovative lessons and ideas into your classroom.Created and hosted by Thom Gibson; a two-time Teacher of the Year educator, YouTuber, podcaster, and lifelong learner.

Latest Episodes

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!

32 MIN2 w ago
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Screaming at Kids, Comparing Students, and Creating a Self-Sustaining Classroom | Q&A Show

How Do You Teach Creativity?

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?

50 MINSEP 28
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How Do You Teach Creativity?

Should You Start Your Own Teacher Podcast?

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?

51 MINAUG 29
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Should You Start Your Own Teacher Podcast?

Giving Students Voice Through Socratic Seminars

Having undistracted conversations about important ideas is where some of the most meaningful learning happens. It was the preferred method of education, all the way back to the ancient Greeks. Unfortunately, most education today is focused on student acquiring knowledge rather than exploring ideas. I chat with an educator today who is taking a different approach and and utilizing socratic seminars to give each student a voice and provide opportunities for them to explore important ideas.

51 MINJUL 28
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Giving Students Voice Through Socratic Seminars

Leveraging Social Media as Educators [Part 2/2]

A common narrative around social media in classrooms is 'how can we get the kids off their phones and off social media during class?' Today, I speak with two educators that are weaving social media directly into their classroom curriculum instead.

47 MINJUL 1
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Leveraging Social Media as Educators [Part 2/2]

Leveraging Social Media as Educators [Part 1/2]

Many educators are hesitant to use social media in their classrooms, and for good reasons; most of the stories you hear in the news show do not showcase it as something that's positive for the educator or their students. I sat with an educator who's is looking to flip the script in regards to how he is leveraging social media in his classroom for good.

39 MINMAY 28
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Leveraging Social Media as Educators [Part 1/2]

Esports in the Classroom

Esports, or competitive video gaming, is a booming industry. It's no wonder Mark Cuban would buy esports stock and sell NFL stock if given the choice. With such a growing industry full of opportunity, what role does esports play in education?

55 MINAPR 26
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Esports in the Classroom

How to Use Storytelling in the Classroom

Matthew Dicks is a champion storyteller and a classroom teacher. In today's episode, we look at how teachers can tell better stories about themselves to develop more meaningful connections with their students as well as connect the students to the content.

54 MINMAR 28
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How to Use Storytelling in the Classroom

'The Thom Gibson Podcast' Is Now 'Stories from the Classroom'

I started this podcast to explore areas of education I find interesting and innovative. I will continue to do that under the title 'Stories from the Classroom'

4 MINFEB 27
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'The Thom Gibson Podcast' Is Now 'Stories from the Classroom'

Mindfulness in the Classroom

Mindfulness has started to become a bit of a buzzword in the education space. Today we talk with a district mindfulness specialist, a psychologist, and a classroom teacher to explore what mindfulness is, what it isn't, why it's worth doing, and how to get started in your own life and in your classroom.

42 MINJAN 29
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Mindfulness in the Classroom

Latest Episodes

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!

32 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Screaming at Kids, Comparing Students, and Creating a Self-Sustaining Classroom | Q&A Show

How Do You Teach Creativity?

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?

50 MINSEP 28
Comments
How Do You Teach Creativity?

Should You Start Your Own Teacher Podcast?

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?

51 MINAUG 29
Comments
Should You Start Your Own Teacher Podcast?

Giving Students Voice Through Socratic Seminars

Having undistracted conversations about important ideas is where some of the most meaningful learning happens. It was the preferred method of education, all the way back to the ancient Greeks. Unfortunately, most education today is focused on student acquiring knowledge rather than exploring ideas. I chat with an educator today who is taking a different approach and and utilizing socratic seminars to give each student a voice and provide opportunities for them to explore important ideas.

51 MINJUL 28
Comments
Giving Students Voice Through Socratic Seminars

Leveraging Social Media as Educators [Part 2/2]

A common narrative around social media in classrooms is 'how can we get the kids off their phones and off social media during class?' Today, I speak with two educators that are weaving social media directly into their classroom curriculum instead.

47 MINJUL 1
Comments
Leveraging Social Media as Educators [Part 2/2]

Leveraging Social Media as Educators [Part 1/2]

Many educators are hesitant to use social media in their classrooms, and for good reasons; most of the stories you hear in the news show do not showcase it as something that's positive for the educator or their students. I sat with an educator who's is looking to flip the script in regards to how he is leveraging social media in his classroom for good.

39 MINMAY 28
Comments
Leveraging Social Media as Educators [Part 1/2]

Esports in the Classroom

Esports, or competitive video gaming, is a booming industry. It's no wonder Mark Cuban would buy esports stock and sell NFL stock if given the choice. With such a growing industry full of opportunity, what role does esports play in education?

55 MINAPR 26
Comments
Esports in the Classroom

How to Use Storytelling in the Classroom

Matthew Dicks is a champion storyteller and a classroom teacher. In today's episode, we look at how teachers can tell better stories about themselves to develop more meaningful connections with their students as well as connect the students to the content.

54 MINMAR 28
Comments
How to Use Storytelling in the Classroom

'The Thom Gibson Podcast' Is Now 'Stories from the Classroom'

I started this podcast to explore areas of education I find interesting and innovative. I will continue to do that under the title 'Stories from the Classroom'

4 MINFEB 27
Comments
'The Thom Gibson Podcast' Is Now 'Stories from the Classroom'

Mindfulness in the Classroom

Mindfulness has started to become a bit of a buzzword in the education space. Today we talk with a district mindfulness specialist, a psychologist, and a classroom teacher to explore what mindfulness is, what it isn't, why it's worth doing, and how to get started in your own life and in your classroom.

42 MINJAN 29
Comments
Mindfulness in the Classroom
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