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

28: How to Get Your Students’ Attention (Without losing your cool)

Most teachers have been through this exact scenario: You try to start class with a line like, “Okay everyone, we’re going to get started.” And a couple students might glance up at you, indignant that this adult is...
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27: Developing the Ideal Graduate

When we see young people struggling in the workforce, or data that shows that the top reason people are fired from their jobs is because they don’t have soft skills, I think we have to ask if these skills are being...
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26: Why Artificial Technology Won't Cancel English Class

Last week some Artificial Intelligence technology called ChatGPT was introduced, and it’s got a lot of people freaking out. The Atlantic had a headline that asks, “Is the College Essay Dead?” A Forbes headline says,...
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25: Wisdom From a 50-Year Teacher

This might be my favorite episode yet. I sat down with Dr. Sheri Steelman, a teacher of 50 years, published author, inspiring human, AND my mentor teacher during student-teaching. Sheri shares wisdom from her many...
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24: Teaching Students How to Ask Good Questions

Asking questions is an essential skill. It's how we express our curiosity, solve problems, engage in public discourse, and gain deeper understanding of what we are learning. In this episode, I share some concrete ways...
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23: Ditching Teaching Practices That Don't Work

Educators are so often given new ideas and strategies to get better at what we do, but we don’t have space for them. There’s got to be room to grow, and sometimes that means making room by discarding practices that...
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22: When Learning is Fun

What might come across as chaos might actually be a carefully planned and executed project, one that is fun on purpose. When learning is fun, it is likely engaging. And more engaging learning usually means deeper...
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21: Let's Talk About Boredom and Cell Phones in Classrooms

Our culture has a problem with boredom, and yet boredom is the birthplace of creativity. It's where the best ideas come from, solutions to problems, and the satisfaction of gritting through boredom to find the payoff....
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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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