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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Harnessing Parent Power

Why caregivers can be an invaluable resource to your classroom.
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Starting Class With Good Things

"Good Things" is a calculated way for students to get the most out of every class period. Like many teaching approaches, while not always obvious, there is a method to the madness. It is a routine to help establish...
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Let Kids Move: Why kids need opportunities to move and play in school

I live here in Michigan, And we've had a whole string of snow days lately. And for my kids it's been like an endless recess. sledding and snow forts and snowball fights, and getting together with the neighbor kids and...
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Becoming "Highly Effective" in the New Year

When I was a new teacher, I cared so much about earning the label of "Highly Effective" following my teacher evaluation. I've since learned the joy of labels wears off quickly, and the real joy comes from recognizing...
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The Value of a Fun and Joyful Class

Is the school week before the Holiday Break a big waste of time? Holiday parties, watching Christmas movies, not doing a lot of academic work—well, from the outside looking in, it might look like that, but I don't...
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Why Some Kids Hate Christmas

For many students, the holidays are a time of joy and anticipation. However, that often isn't the case for every student. The reality is, for some students, no school for 2 weeks means no regular meals for 2 weeks, no...
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When a Student Hates Their Teacher

We've all been there. You pour your heart and soul into your work, only to have a student declare dislike- maybe even hate- for you as their teacher. That's what we talk about in this episode. 
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What GPA Really Means

I graduated from college with a 2.75 GPA. Not great. Then I received a 4.0 in my masters program. Did I all of a sudden become smarter in those two years? Did my brain grow exponentially after I earned my bachelor's...
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What Epic Classroom Really Means

You might see the word 'epic' and think BIG, EXCITING, or, FUN. But that's not what I mean when I use that word as it relates to the classroom. It means something much more powerful and significant than just creating...
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Creating a Positive & Engaging Classroom Climate

Let's talk about creating a classroom climate that helps make students feel safe, secure, and ready to engage in this year.
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36: There Are No Perfect Teachers

You don’t have to be perfect to get to know your students and build relationships with them. Perfection isn't required to make your class memorable and even fun. Heck, sometimes it won’t be memorable and fun, and...
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35: The Community and Your Classroom

In this episode, we explore the critical role of educators in building meaningful connections with parents and community members to support student learning. We discuss the many benefits that come from establishing...
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