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.

All Episodes

Episodes

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 Are rows outdated and therefore should have no place in the modern classroom?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...
View Episode

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.
View Episode

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...
View Episode

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...
View Episode

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...
View Episode

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...
View Episode

8: The Secret To Working With Helicopter Parents

Of course I think parents can be overbearing sometimes. I’ve seen my fair share of helicopter and lawnmower parents, and have even seen an uptick in this behavior the last 10 years. However, I think dismissing them...
View Episode

7: The Best Way to Build Student Confidence

According to a survey conducted by entrepreneur.com, lacking confidence is one of the key reasons young people get fired from their jobs. Not having the courage to make firm decisions and take concrete action leads to...
View Episode

6: Don't Smile Until Christmas

There's a common proverb that says a teacher "Should not smile until Christmas." Essentially, if a teacher is too friendly or fun with their students, students will take advantage and walk all over them.  Is this...
View Episode

5: Let's Talk About Scripted Curriculum & Trusting Teachers

Scripted or boxed curriculum might be convenient and maybe even safer sometimes, but it can restrain teacher creativity and limit student engagement. Not to mention, what message does it send to teachers that they...
View Episode

4: Why We Hate Group Projects

Ask anyone why they hate group projects and you'll likely hear the same response: either hogs or logs. Hogs are those group members who take over the bulk of an assignment or project, not allowing other group members...
View Episode

3: What Getting in Trouble with My Principal Taught Me About Setting Goals

I once had a guest speaker share his success story with my class. A student afterwards asked where he went to college, and the speaker said he didn't go to college. That student, who struggle academically up to that...
View Episode