The Epic Classroom with Trevor Muir

The Epic Classroom with Trevor Muir

Hosted by: Trevor Muir

Ideas, stories, and inspiration for creating and leading a more memorable and transformational classroom, one that is epic.

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Episodes

20: Not Taking it Personal (When a student says they hate you)

Has a student ever said something AWFUL to you and you took it personally?Me too.This is what we talk about in the latest episode of the podcast.  It's easier said than done to not take it personal when students say...
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19: Teaching Students to Socialize Again

Because of all the disruption caused during the pandemic, many teachers have seen students struggle to socialize and interact with one-another. In this episode, we talk about concrete ways to get students talking,...
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18: What's Actually Happening in Schools

There's a lot of noise about "what's happening in schools" right now. So let's talk about what's really happening in classrooms across the country.
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17: Teaching Outside the Comfort Zone

No one likes being uncomfortable, yet brain science shows that the most growth happens outside of the comfort zone. When we are exposed to new scenarios, new challenges, and new adventures, our brains literally grow...
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16: Reigniting Passion For Teaching After A Difficult Year

For a lot of educators, this year has delivered a beating, and the passion for teaching is waning. Here are strategies to reignite your passion for teaching after an abnormally challenging year.
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15: Teaching in 2022

Remember at the beginning of the school year when there was this great hope that school would finally get back to normal? "Covid is over, things have settled, we can finally have the great year we've been waiting...
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14: Are Desks in Rows a Bad Thing?

Are desks in rows a bad thing? Are rows outdated and therefore should have no place in the modern classroom? Good question.  This is what explore as well as other aspects of classroom design to maximize learning and...
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13: Why We Need Veteran Teachers

There are many parts of teaching that can only be learned from experience, OR from those who are experienced. Here's why it is so crucial new and young teachers learn best practices from veteran teachers.
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12: Finishing Strong This School Year

Summer Break may be close, but it also feels a long way off. You may be running on empty right now as you search for inspiration and energy to make it through the rest of the school. So let's talk about some ways to...
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11: Getting Students to Participate in Class Discussion

The bad news: As social media and cell phones become more prevalent, it seems strong discussion skills are become more scarce. The good news: People can learn how to discuss! Discussion skills can be re-strengthened...
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10: Overcoming Spring Burnout

The Spring can be one of the most difficult times of the year to be a teacher. The energy and excitement from the beginning of the school year may be waining, testing looms, behavior problems are high, and Summer...
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9: No Schoolwork For a Month

True personalized learning is often unconventional. One-size-fits-all doesn't work for every student, and so teachers sometimes have to adapt their practices to meet their needs, and this often means breaking the...
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