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Finding Our Tribe

By Fabian Hofmann
A podcast about teaching and supporting each other in our common profession.
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Episode 79 - Finding Our Bleeding Edge (S2E27)
Here it is. A new episode of your favorite education podcast! Well... a new episode of one of the ones you maybe subscribed to and forgot to delete from your podcast player. But we will take it! So thanks for listening! This week we talk about some boardgames Scott acquired for his classroom, why the game Secret Hitler just does not sit right with Fabian, what he learned so far from attending the Grow Summit and some assessment ideas from Michael Matera, and so much more! Please also check out our 9 episode sidepod project "Jedi in the Classroom" which we recorded with @MrsJamieHalsey. Find it in the feed! As always, please join us on Twitter for our growing community. Follow us @findingtribepod for our podcast, and also individually @hofmannEDU (Fabian) and @findingmyaloha (Scott)! Or, if you are old school, send us an email at findingourtribepodcast@gmail.com. We would love to hear from you! Rate us! Leave a review on Apple Podcasts! Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get notifications about new videos we post. This is how we get found and can grow our community. If you want to leave us a message about this episode or anything else, just go to our page on Anchor.fm and click on "Message": Leave a Message. We will make sure to reply to you and will play your message on our show! Give it a try! Anchor is free and super easy to use. We also now have a website! Find us on www.findingourtribe.net! Things mentioned on the show: - Throw Throw Burrito - Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza - Hues and Cues - Cards Against Maturity - What do you Meme?
40:54
July 22, 2021
Episode 78 - Finding Our Donors (with guest Jamie Halsey)
Clocking in at about 50 minutes, you might think: That is quite long! However, if you consider how much great advice we packed into this episode with our special guest and permanent fixture Jamie Halsey, you will not want to miss a single second. Fabian and Jamie talk about what they've been up to. Scott shares his wealth of knowledge about Donor's Choose.   Please also check out our 9 episode sidepod project "Jedi in the Classroom" which we recorded with @MrsJamieHalsey. Find it in the feed! As always, please join us on Twitter for our growing community. Follow us @findingtribepod for our podcast, and also individually @hofmannEDU (Fabian) and @findingmyaloha (Scott)! Or, if you are old school, send us an email at findingourtribepodcast@gmail.com. We would love to hear from you! Rate us! Leave a review on Apple Podcasts! Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get notifications about new videos we post. This is how we get found and can grow our community. If you want to leave us a message about this episode or anything else, just go to our page on Anchor.fmand click on "Message": Leave a Message. We will make sure to reply to you and will make sure to play your message on our show! Give it a try! Anchor is free and super easy to use. We also now have a website! Find us on www.findingourtribe.net! Things mentioned on the show: - Scott's Donor's Choose projects - Ryan O'Donnell's website for magazine templates - www.creativeedtech.com
50:52
July 15, 2021
Episode 77 - Finding Our Shark (S2E25)
Thanks for checking out another episode! This week, Scott shares his latest Donor's Choose project, talk about how to integrate boardgames into your classroom, what it is like to teach kind of like before with actual students in front of you during summer school, and we have some listener feedback! Please also check out our 9 episode sidepod project "Jedi in the Classroom" which we recorded with @MrsJamieHalsey. Find it in the feed! As always, please join us on Twitter for our growing community. Follow us @findingtribepod for our podcast, and also individually @hofmannEDU (Fabian) and @findingmyaloha (Scott)! Or, if you are old school, send us an email at findingourtribepodcast@gmail.com. We would love to hear from you! Rate us! Leave a review on Apple Podcasts! Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get notifications about new videos we post. This is how we get found and can grow our community. If you want to leave us a message about this episode or anything else, just go to our page on Anchor.fm and click on "Message": Leave a Message. We will make sure to reply to you and will make sure to play your message on our show! Give it a try! Anchor is free and super easy to use. We also now have a website! Find us on www.findingourtribe.net!
36:44
July 8, 2021
Episode 76 - Finding Our Feedback Survey (S2E24)
This episode, we talk all about feedback surveys! How they can help us, what kind does not help us, how often we should give them, how to structure them. We also share some feedback we received positive and (gasp!) negative!  Please also check out our 9 episode sidepod project "Jedi in the Classroom" which we recorded with @MrsJamieHalsey. Find it in the feed! As always, please join us on Twitter for our growing community. Follow us @findingtribepod for our podcast, and also individually @hofmannEDU (Fabian) and @findingmyaloha (Scott)! Or, if you are old school, send us an email at findingourtribepodcast@gmail.com. We would love to hear from you! Rate us! Leave a review on Apple Podcasts! Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get notifications about new videos we post. This is how we get found and can grow our community. If you want to leave us a message about this episode or anything else, just go to our page on Anchor.fmand click on "Message": Leave a Message. We will make sure to reply to you and will make sure to play your message on our show! Give it a try! Anchor is free and super easy to use. We also now have a website! Find us on www.findingourtribe.net! Stuff mentioned on the show: - Teacher Feedback Survey used by Fabian - https://bit.ly/hofeval
53:06
July 1, 2021
Episode 75 - Finding Our Jackbox Games (S2E23)
Summer has arrived for everyone on this podcast now, so we talk last week of school for Fabian. What was it like to celebrate the winners of his classroom game, playing Jackbox games with students, the game What Do You Meme, and some ideas on how to keep students engaged in your classroom game towards the end of the school year.   Please also check out our 9 episode sidepod project "Jedi in the Classroom" which we recorded with @MrsJamieHalsey. Find it in the feed! As always, please join us on Twitter for our growing community. Follow us @findingtribepod for our podcast, and also individually @hofmannEDU (Fabian) and @findingmyaloha (Scott)! Or, if you are old school, send us an email at findingourtribepodcast@gmail.com. We would love to hear from you! Rate us! Leave a review on Apple Podcasts! Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get notifications about new videos we post. This is how we get found and can grow our community. If you want to leave us a message about this episode or anything else, just go to our page on Anchor.fmand click on "Message": Leave a Message. We will make sure to reply to you and will make sure to play your message on our show! Give it a try! Anchor is free and super easy to use. We also now have a website! Find us on www.findingourtribe.net!
33:43
June 24, 2021
Episode 74 - Finding Our Missing Guest (Jeremy Sederquist) (S2E22)
A third episode this week! We can't believe it either! Please enjoy our conversation with Jeremy Sederquist (@MrSederquist), 8th grade Math Teacher from California, as he tells us about how and why he became a teacher and find out how bad Scott really is with numbers. We had a really great time with Jeremy and know you will welcome him with open arms to our Tribe. Please also check out our sidepod project "Jedi in the Classroom" which we recorded with @MrsJamieHalsey and are releasing every Tuesday. As always, please join us on Twitter for our growing community. Follow us @findingtribepod for our podcast, and also individually @hofmannEDU (Fabian) and @findingmyaloha (Scott)! Or, if you are old school, send us an email at findingourtribepodcast@gmail.com. We would love to hear from you! Rate us! Leave a review on Apple Podcasts! Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get notifications about new videos we post. This is how we get found and can grow our community. If you want to leave us a message about this episode or anything else, just go to our page on Anchor.fmand click on "Message": Leave a Message. We will make sure to reply to you and will make sure to play your message on our show! Give it a try! Anchor is free and super easy to use. We also now have a website! Find us on www.findingourtribe.net!
37:08
June 17, 2021
Finding Our Tribe Presents: Jedi in the Classroom Episode 9 (Ebbs and Flows, Ending the Game, etc.)
Wow, we can't believe this is it! The last episode of our series has arrived and we are so proud of how it turned out! Please listen to this week's episode to learn about how the classroom game can ebb and flow and why that is ok, what a legacy wall is, why resetting the game sometimes can be very helpful, and how to end the game. Jamie, Fabian, and Scott also talk a little about what new things they are going to implement next year. If you are new to this series, please check out our previous episodes by either going back in the feed or by going to our Youtube channel! Find the link below! Also, go to findingourtribe.net for other episodes! This series focuses on how Jamie Halsey and Fabian are using Star Wars in the classroom in bite sized episodes of about 20 minutes each. Please check out the YouTube video here (https://youtu.be/2C-j7fBsiYg). Please keep your eyes on our Twitter stream @findingtribepod! Stuff mentioned on the show: - Star Wars Themed Growth Mindset Posters
23:22
June 15, 2021
Episode 73 - Finding our Minigames (S2E21)
Hi everyone! Sorry for the late episode, but our sound editor (Fabian) was sick and that made it hard to release on time. But, here it is. This time we talk about Minigames Fabian uses in his classroom. Hope these help! Scott and Fabian also talk about their plans on how to disconnect during the summer. We want to hear how you disconnect! Or do you keep at it? Let us know in a DM, Anchor message, or interact with us on Twitter! Please also check out our sidepod project "Jedi in the Classroom" which we recorded with @MrsJamieHalsey and are releasing every Tuesday. As always, please join us on Twitter for our growing community. Follow us @findingtribepod for our podcast, and also individually @hofmannEDU (Fabian) and @findingmyaloha (Scott)! Or, if you are old school, send us an email at findingourtribepodcast@gmail.com. We would love to hear from you! Rate us! Leave a review on Apple Podcasts! Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get notifications about new videos we post. This is how we get found and can grow our community. If you want to leave us a message about this episode or anything else, just go to our page on Anchor.fmand click on "Message": Leave a Message. We will make sure to reply to you and will make sure to play your message on our show! Give it a try! Anchor is free and super easy to use. We also now have a website! Find us on www.findingourtribe.net! Stuff mentioned on the Podcast: - Crocodile Dentist - For how to score the Mouth of Truth game, refer to Explore Like a Pirate or ask @RoyBot - PopUp Pirate - Don't break the Ice - Greedy Granny - LEGO - Danger Cards - To find instructions check the linked video or check XPLAP book or ask @RoyBot
31:52
June 14, 2021
Finding Our Tribe Presents: Jedi in the Classroom Episode 8 (SideQuests Pt. 2, Easter Eggs, etc.)
Welcome back! Episode 8 features a second look at SideQuests, this time from Fabian. Then we also talk about Easter Eggs and why they are awesome! If you are new to this series, please check out our previous episodes by either going back in the feed or by going to our Youtube channel! Find the link below! Also, go to findingourtribe.net for other episodes! This series focuses on how Jamie Halsey and Fabian are using Star Wars in the classroom in bite sized episodes of about 20 minutes each. Please check out the YouTube video here (https://youtu.be/2C-j7fBsiYg). Please keep your eyes on our Twitter stream @findingtribepod! Stuff we mentioned: - Sphero R2-D2 - Discontinued, but still available for a steep price - eXPlore Like A Pirate - Amazon Link - Play Like a Pirate - Amazon Link - Funko Pop - Create your Avatar - Bartle Test - There are different versions out there, this one is decent
24:30
June 8, 2021
Episode 72 - Finding Our Boxes (S2E20)
Welcome back to a more upbeat episode of our podcast. This week we have Scott debrief a little bit about his school year, why the last few weeks of teaching are even harder during distance teaching, why creating a positive and supportive atmosphere needs to be initiated from the top down in a faculty, and more! Please also check out our sidepod project "Jedi in the Classroom" which we recorded with @MrsJamieHalsey and are releasing every Tuesday. As always, please join us on Twitter for our growing community. Follow us @findingtribepod for our podcast, and also individually @hofmannEDU (Fabian) and @findingmyaloha (Scott)! Or, if you are old school, send us an email at findingourtribepodcast@gmail.com. We would love to hear from you! Rate us! Leave a review on Apple Podcasts! Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get notifications about new videos we post. This is how we get found and can grow our community. If you want to leave us a message about this episode or anything else, just go to our page on Anchor.fm and click on "Message": Leave a Message. We will make sure to reply to you and will make sure to play your message on our show! Give it a try! Anchor is free and super easy to use. We also now have a website! Find us on www.findingourtribe.net! 
35:06
June 3, 2021
Finding our Tribe Presents: Jedi in the Classroom Episode 7 (Assignments, SideQuests)
Welcome back to episode 7! This episode we talk about how we deal with assignments in our gamified classroom and how Jamie handles sidequests. If you are new to this series, please check out our previous episodes by either going back in the feed or by going to our Youtube channel! Find the link below! This series focuses on how Jamie Halsey and Fabian are using Star Wars in the classroom in bite sized episodes of about 20 minutes each. Please check out the YouTube video here (https://youtu.be/2C-j7fBsiYg). Please keep your eyes on our Twitter stream @findingtribepod!
22:04
June 1, 2021
Episode 71 - Finding Our Exhaustion (S2E19)
Whew... we are tired in this episode. In this episode Scott and Fabian talk about Scott's end of his classroom game, debriefed about our recording sessions with Jamie, what we do for our last week of school, and what the future will hold for our podcast. Don't worry, we are not going anywhere! We would love to hear from you and what you would like us to talk about in future episodes!  As always, please join us on Twitter for our growing community. Follow us @findingtribepod for our podcast, and also individually @hofmannEDU (Fabian) and @findingmyaloha (Scott)! Or, if you are old school, send us an email at findingourtribepodcast@gmail.com. We would love to hear from you! Rate us! Leave a review on Apple Podcasts! Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get notifications about new videos we post. This is how we get found and can grow our community. If you want to leave us a message about this episode or anything else, just go to our page on Anchor.fm and click on "Message": Leave a Message. We will make sure to reply to you and will make sure to play your message on our show! Give it a try! Anchor is free and super easy to use. We also now have a website! Find us on www.findingourtribe.net! Stuff we mentioned: - BreakoutEDU - Link to Mighty Ducks on Disney+ (subscription required)
24:31
May 27, 2021
Finding our Tribe Presents: Jedi in the Classroom Episode 6 (Boss Battles Cont'd, Mini Games)
Welcome back! This week we are continuing our discussion on boss battles. Fabian explains how he started to use boss battles in his digital classroom. Also, we talk about some games we use for review in our classrooms. If you are new to this series, please check out our previous episodes by either going back in the feed or by going to our Youtube channel! Find the link below! This series focuses on how Jamie Halsey and Fabian are using Star Wars in the classroom in bite sized episodes of about 20 minutes each. Please check out the YouTube video here (https://youtu.be/2C-j7fBsiYg). Please keep your eyes on our Twitter stream @findingtribepod! Things mentioned on the show: - Digital Boss Battles from @marianagserrato and @MrSederquist - Bounce Off - R2D2 Operation - Crocodile Dentist - Mystery Box on emc2learning - Spiky Dastards - Danger Cards in @MrMatera's book - Jenga - Suction Cup Axe
20:42
May 25, 2021
Episode 70 - Finding Our Constructive Criticism
Hi everyone! This week Scott and Fabian talk about how to get students to keep track of assignments for your classroom game in the last few weeks, why constructive criticism coming from students should definitely be considered, what a wall of fame could look like in your classroom, and more! Also, check out our sidepod Jedi in the Classroom on which we purely focus on gamification and how we apply it in our classrooms. You can watch it on Youtube! Check our website below. As always, please join us on Twitter for our growing community. Follow us @findingtribepod for our podcast, and also individually @hofmannEDU (Fabian) and @findingmyaloha (Scott)! Or, if you are old school, send us an email at findingourtribepodcast@gmail.com. We would love to hear from you! Rate us! Leave a review on Apple Podcasts! Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get notifications about new videos we post. This is how we get found and can grow our community. If you want to leave us a message about this episode or anything else, just go to our page on Anchor.fm and click on "Message": Leave a Message. We will make sure to reply to you and will make sure to play your message on our show! Give it a try! Anchor is free and super easy to use. We also now have a website! Find us on www.findingourtribe.net!
31:58
May 20, 2021
Finding our Tribe Presents: Jedi in the Classroom Episode 5 (Boss Battles)
Welcome back! We are so glad you are joining us this time as we dive deep into how to outline and run Boss Battles in your gamified classroom.  We talk about individual (mini) boss battles and then level up to a whole class Boss Battle. If you are new to this series, please check out our previous episodes by either going back in the feed or by going to our Youtube channel! Find the link below! This series focuses on how Jamie Halsey and Fabian are using Star Wars in the classroom in bite sized episodes of about 20 minutes each. Please check out the YouTube video here (https://youtu.be/2C-j7fBsiYg). Please keep your eyes on our Twitter stream @findingtribepod! Things mentioned on the show: - Michael Matera's amazing book "eXPlore Like A Pirate" - Online Buzzer Website 
21:40
May 18, 2021
Episode 69 - Finding Our New Listener (S2E17)
Thanks for listening this week! While we are super excited for our sidepod called Jedi in the Classroom, which drops every Tuesday, we do enjoy talking about what we have been up to. Scott is trying to figure out how to end his game and why he is so tired. Fabian talks about why an end of the game fake out is just really fun and why it feels weird to receive positive reactions to presentations given to staff. We also welcome a new confirmed listener to our tribe who wants to start gamification! Welcome Itzel! As always, please join us on Twitter for our growing community. Follow us @findingtribepod for our podcast, and also individually @hofmannEDU (Fabian) and @findingmyaloha (Scott)! Or, if you are old school, send us an email at findingourtribepodcast@gmail.com. We would love to hear from you! Rate us! Leave a review on Apple Podcasts! Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get notifications about new videos we post. This is how we get found and can grow our community. If you want to leave us a message about this episode or anything else, just go to our page on Anchor.fm and click on "Message": Leave a Message. We will make sure to reply to you and will make sure to play your message on our show! Give it a try! Anchor is free and super easy to use. We also now have a website! Find us on www.findingourtribe.net! Stuff mentioned: - Space Team - Amazingly fun collaborative game (available as a board and video game)
34:02
May 13, 2021
Finding our Tribe Presents: Jedi in the Classroom Episode 4 (Ranks, Leaderboards, XP, In Game Money)
Thanks for tuning in! This time we are talking about how you can use different ranks, leaderboards, XP, in game currency to spice up your gamified classroom! If you are new to this series, please check out our previous episodes by either going back in the feed or by going to our Youtube channel! Find the link below! This series focuses on how Jamie Halsey and Fabian are using Star Wars in the classroom in bite sized episodes of about 20 minutes each. Please check out the YouTube video here (https://youtu.be/2C-j7fBsiYg). Please keep your eyes on our Twitter stream @findingtribepod! Things mentioned on the show: - Galaxy's Edge comic book series - Women of the Galaxy postcards
22:08
May 11, 2021
Episode 68 - Finding Our Professionalism
Welcome back! This week Scott and Fabian are talking about what it is like for Fabian to have students back on campus, what it is like to be recorded demonstrating the Swivl, Scott's game and why students are saving up for a special item card, why side quests should have a higher point value than regular assignments in a gamified classrooms, and more! As always, please join us on Twitter for our growing community. Follow us @findingtribepod for our podcast, and also individually @hofmannEDU (Fabian) and @findingmyaloha (Scott)! Or, if you are old school, send us an email at findingourtribepodcast@gmail.com. We would love to hear from you! Rate us! Leave a review on Apple Podcasts!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get notifications about new videos we post. This is how we get found and can grow our community. If you want to leave us a message about this episode or anything else, just go to our page on Anchor.fm and click on "Message": Leave a Message. We will make sure to reply to you and will make sure to play your message on our show! Give it a try! Anchor is free and super easy to use. We also now have a website! Find us on www.findingourtribe.net!
35:33
May 6, 2021
Finding our Tribe Presents: Jedi in the Classroom Episode 3 (Using Senses in your Gamified Classroom)
Thanks for tuning in! This time we are talking about how you can use music, smells, ambient sounds, and  to enhance the gamified experience in your classroom. Check out the links below!  This series will focus on how Jamie Halsey and Fabian are using Star Wars in the classroom in bite sized episodes of about 20 minutes each. Please check out the YouTube video here (https://youtu.be/2C-j7fBsiYg). Please keep your eyes on our Twitter stream @findingtribepod!  Things mentioned on the show: - Star Wars Lo-Fi Music playlist on Spotify - Ambient Sound Mixer - Theme Park Ride smells - Final Scene Episode IV without music
25:48
May 4, 2021
Episode 67 - Finding our Side Pod
Thanks for coming back and joining us for a new regular episode! This week Scott and Fabian talk about what’s been happening in their classrooms: Fabian’s school is starting to have students back on campus in a somewhat hybrid model and he also started an all digital QRBreakIn, Scott has a new class pet, and much more! As always, please join us on Twitter for our growing community. Follow us @findingtribepod for our podcast, and also individually @hofmannEDU (Fabian) and @findingmyaloha (Scott)! Or, if you are old school, send us an email at findingourtribepodcast@gmail.com. We would love to hear from you! Rate us! Leave a review on Apple Podcasts! Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get notifications about new videos we post. This is how we get found and can grow our community. If you want to leave us a message about this episode or anything else, just go to our page on Anchor.fm and click on "Message": Leave a Message. We will make sure to reply to you and will make sure to play your message on our show! Give it a try! Anchor is free and super easy to use. We also now have a website! Find us on www.findingourtribe.net!
29:18
April 29, 2021
Finding our Tribe Presents: Jedi in the Classroom Episode 2 (Theming, XP, Getting Started)
Thanks for tuning in! This time we are talking about how we can make our classroom a little more immersive, touch on using XP, and how to get the game started with students! This series will focus on how Jamie Halsey and Fabian are using Star Wars in the classroom in bite sized episodes of about 20 minutes each. Please check out the YouTube video here (https://youtu.be/2C-j7fBsiYg). The next regular episode of our show will drop on next week! Please keep your eyes on our Twitter stream @findingtribepod! We also want to hear from you: Who do you think grew more in the course of Episodes IV, V, and VI? Luke Skywalker or Han Solo! Leave it as a comment on our video or on Twitter!
22:10
April 27, 2021
Finding Our Tribe Presents: Jedi in the Classroom Episode 1
Hello tribe mates! Thanks for tuning in this week! We have started a new series that we wanted to introduce you to. This series will focus on how Jamie Halsey and Fabian are using Star Wars in the classroom in bite sized episodes of about 20 minutes each. Please check out the YouTube video here (https://youtu.be/2C-j7fBsiYg). The next regular episode of our show will drop on next week! Please keep your eyes on our Twitter stream @findingtribepod! We also want to hear from you: Who do you think grew more in the course of Episodes IV, V, and VI? Luke Skywalker or Han Solo! Leave it as a comment on our video or on Twitter!
23:42
April 22, 2021
Episode 66 - Finding Our Permanent Fixture (Jamie Halsey returns... again!)
Hi everyone! Today we have Jamie Halsey on! She is our most favoritest guest and it is always so awesome to have her on! We talk all about how she is going back to full time with her students, what to do with an Oculus Quest 2 in the classroom, how to allow students to come back in your classroom game, about that one time Jamie was Teacher of the Year, and so much more! As always, please join us on Twitter for our growing community. Follow us @findingtribepod for our podcast, and also individually @hofmannEDU (Fabian) and @findingmyaloha (Scott)! Or, if you are old school, send us an email at findingourtribepodcast@gmail.com. We would love to hear from you! Rate us! Leave a review on Apple Podcasts! Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get notifications about new videos we post. This is how we get found and can grow our community. If you want to leave us a message about this episode or anything else, just go to our page on Anchor.fm and click on "Message": Leave a Message. We will make sure to reply to you and will make sure to play your message on our show! Give it a try! Anchor is free and super easy to use. We also now have a website! Find us on www.findingourtribe.net! Stuff mentioned on the show: Kapla Blocks - Building blocks for your classroom! Oculus Quest 2 - Send students to the Anne Frank house among other places
47:34
April 15, 2021
Episode 65 - Finding Our Easter Egg
Welcome back to another episode! We took the opportunity of Fabian being in Hawaii and record another episode on site! In this episode Scott shares how he launched his classroom, why he recorded a ridiculous SnapCam video for his mentor, why Fabian wants to start his classroom newsletter back up again, why Talking Points is amazing, and more! Join us! As always, please join us on Twitter for our growing community. Follow us @findingtribepod for our podcast, and also individually @hofmannEDU (Fabian) and @findingmyaloha (Scott)! Or, if you are old school, send us an email at findingourtribepodcast@gmail.com. We would love to hear from you! Rate us! Leave a review on Apple Podcasts! Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get notifications about new videos we post. This is how we get found and can grow our community. If you want to leave us a message about this episode or anything else, just go to our page on Anchor.fm and click on "Message": Leave a Message. We will make sure to reply to you and will make sure to play your message on our show! Give it a try! Anchor is free and super easy to use. We also now have a website! Find us on www.findingourtribe.net! Stuff mentioned on the show: - Genial.ly - Great tool for different kinds of presentations - Prezi - Scott used this for his classroom map - Talking Points - Communication tool for foreign language communication
37:41
April 8, 2021
Episode 64 - Finding Our Curiosity
Back together again! Fabian travelled from California to Hawaii and was on site to record a new episode with Scott! This week we talk about our plans for the new quarter, Scott's ideas for starting his classroom game, how to foster inquiry in students and how to get them to ask questions beyond when the next period starts.  As always, please join us on Twitter for our growing community. Follow us @findingtribepod for our podcast, and also individually @hofmannEDU (Fabian) and @findingmyaloha (Scott)! Or, if you are old school, send us an email at findingourtribepodcast@gmail.com. We would love to hear from you! Rate us! Leave a review on Apple Podcasts! Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get notifications about new videos we post. This is how we get found and can grow our community. If you want to leave us a message about this episode or anything else, just go to our page on Anchor.fm and click on "Message": Leave a Message. We will make sure to reply to you and will make sure to play your message on our show! Give it a try! Anchor is free and super easy to use. We also now have a website! Find us on www.findingourtribe.net!
46:18
April 1, 2021
Episode 63 - Finding Our Kindergarten Teacher (Eryn Holt)
Welcome back, Tribe! This week we have Eryn Holt on our show! She is an incredibly passionate Kindergarten teacher and she told us not only how and why she became a teacher, how her Kindergarten team transitioned to online learning and drops many words of wisdom about teaching in general as a 17 year veteran. What a great episode! Hope you enjoy! As always, please join us on Twitter for our growing community. Follow us @findingtribepod for our podcast, and also individually @hofmannEDU (Fabian) and @findingmyaloha (Scott)! Or, if you are old school, send us an email at findingourtribepodcast@gmail.com. We would love to hear from you! Rate us! Leave a review on Apple Podcasts! Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get notifications about new videos we post.  This is how we get found and can grow our community. If you want to leave us a message about this episode or anything else, just go to our page on Anchor.fm and click on "Message": https://anchor.fm/finding-our-tribe/message/ . We will make sure to reply to you and will make sure to play your message on our show! Give it a try! Anchor is free and super easy to use. We also now have a website! Find us on www.findingourtribe.net!
40:02
March 25, 2021
Episode 62 - Finding Our Giveaway Winner
Hey everyone! Today we have the big announcement of our contest winner! Thanks so much for everyone who participated (one person) and congratulations to our winner (one person) for running this gauntlet. We also talk about how Fabian's return to school is going to look like, using empathy with students, why we need to put Mazlow before Bloom, why relationships matter more than content, professional development for IB, and more! As always, please join us on Twitter for our growing community. Follow us @findingtribepod for our podcast, and also individually @hofmannEDU (Fabian) and @findingmyaloha (Scott)! Or, if you are old school, send us an email at findingourtribepodcast@gmail.com. We would love to hear from you! Rate us! Leave a review on Apple Podcasts! Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get notifications about new videos we post.  This is how we get found and can grow our community.  If you want to leave us a message about this episode or anything else, just go to our page on Anchor.fm and click on "Message": https://anchor.fm/finding-our-tribe/message/ . We will make sure to reply to you and will make sure to play your message on our show! Give it a try! Anchor is free and super easy to use. We also now have a website! Find us on www.findingourtribe.net!  Things we talked about: - Scott's 3d printer - Dremel 3d45... fancy
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March 18, 2021
Episode 61 - Finding Our Double Guest Interview (John Meehan and Michael Matera)
Oh boy, Tribe! What a treat! We happened to talk about it and then *pow* we made it happen! We are so happy to have our first double guest episode! John Meehan and Michael Matera talk about their new website and trove of treasures EMC2Learning! We talk origin and future! Tons of tips and encouragement for people who want to “make a thing”. Follow Michael on Twitter @MrMatera and John @MeehanEDU. Get into it! As always, please join us on Twitter for our growing community. Follow us @findingtribepod for our podcast, and also individually @hofmannEDU (Fabian) and @findingmyaloha (Scott)! Or, if you are old school, send us an email at findingourtribepodcast@gmail.com. We would love to hear from you! Rate us! Leave a review on Apple Podcasts! Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get notifications about new videos we post.  This is how we get found and can grow our community. If you want to leave us a message about this episode or anything else, just go to our page on Anchor.fm and click on "Message": https://anchor.fm/finding-our-tribe/message/ . We will make sure to reply to you and will make sure to play your message on our show! Give it a try! Anchor is free and super easy to use. We also now have a website! Find us on www.findingourtribe.net! Things mentioned on the show: - EMC2Learning - Michael and John’s new website with phenomenal material - Run Like a Pirate - Adam Welcome’s inspirational book
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March 11, 2021
Episode 60 - Finding Our COVID Vaccine
Welcome back, Tribe! This week we talk about our experiences getting our COVID vaccines, the emc2learning announcement, Kevin Roughton's appearance on our show and what we took from it, Fabian's variation on Kevin's Black Death simulation, Fabian's classroom experience with the Swivl Bot, what games Scott is playing with his students during recess, and so much more! As always, please join us on Twitter for our growing community. Follow us @findingtribepod for our podcast, and also individually @hofmannEDU (Fabian) and @findingmyaloha (Scott)! Or, if you are old school, send us an email at findingourtribepodcast@gmail.com. We would love to hear from you! Rate us! Leave a review on Apple Podcasts! Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get notifications about new videos we post.  This is how we get found and can grow our community. If you want to leave us a message about this episode or anything else, just go to our page on Anchor.fm and click on "Message": https://anchor.fm/finding-our-tribe/message/ . We will make sure to reply to you and will make sure to play your message on our show! Give it a try! Anchor is free and super easy to use. We also now have a website! Find us on www.findingourtribe.net! Things mentioned on the show: - Swivl Bot - Check out the website. A great, but pricey, tool for the classroom - Oculus Quest 2 - An amazing tool for the classroom. Or is it? - Teach with Magic - Kevin Roughton's website! Check out his stuff! - Puzzles - Scott is using this for some fun with his students
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March 4, 2021
Episode 59 - Finding Our Jungle Cruise Director (Kevin Roughton)
This week we have Kevin Roughton on our show and we had such a great time! He walks us through how he got started as a teacher, gamifier, Jungle Cruise Director, why it is ok to scale back your game a little for these trying times, and so much more! You should definitely check out his materials that he posts on his web page www.teachwithmagic.com! Not only are they super creative, but they also span at least 8 years of gamification and all kinds of historical contexts! As always, please join us on Twitter for our growing community. Follow us @findingtribepod for our podcast, and also individually @hofmannEDU (Fabian) and @findingmyaloha (Scott)! Or, if you are old school, send us an email at findingourtribepodcast@gmail.com. We would love to hear from you! Rate us! Leave a review on Apple Podcasts! Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get notifications about new videos we post.  This is how we get found and can grow our community. If you want to leave us a message about this episode or anything else, just go to our page on Anchor.fm and click on "Message": https://anchor.fm/finding-our-tribe/message/ . We will make sure to reply to you and will make sure to play your message on our show! Give it a try! Anchor is free and super easy to use. We also now have a website! Find us on www.findingourtribe.net! Stuff mentioned on the show: - The Multiplayer Classroom - book by Lee Sheldon - Reality is Broken - book by Jane McGonigal - Jackbox Games - Great Trivia games for all ages!
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February 25, 2021
Episode 58 - Finding Our Robot
We are back together again! Just the two of us. After having guests on back to back (you should check out Uli Oberender’s and Dave Burgess’ episodes) we are catching up and talking about Scott’s presentation about gamification, why Xena warrior princess is apparently still relavant, why SEL is maybe more important than content, and so much more! As always, please join us on Twitter for our growing community. Follow us @findingtribepod for our podcast, and also individually @hofmannEDU (Fabian) and @findingmyaloha (Scott)! Or, if you are old school, send us an email at findingourtribepodcast@gmail.com. We would love to hear from you! Rate us! Leave a review on Apple Podcasts! Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get notifications about new videos we post.  This is how we get found and can grow our community. If you want to leave us a message about this episode or anything else, just go to our page on Anchor.fm and click on "Message": https://anchor.fm/finding-our-tribe/message/ . We will make sure to reply to you and will make sure to play your message on our show! Give it a try! Anchor is free and super easy to use. AND: We are now on Instagram! Check us out @findingourtribepod! Things mentioned: Swivl - A mechanical tracking tool (robot) for hybrid learning Two Rooms and a Boom - A collaborative party game Choose Love Movement - Free SEL program
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February 18, 2021
Episode 57 - Finding Our Magic Buddy (Dave Burgess)
This episode is chock full of interesting anecdotes and top advice from one of education's most prolific publishers. Dave Burgess sat down with us and we had a fantastic time. Give this one a listen and keep your eye out for a giveaway! Not mentioned on the show, but still happening on Twitter! So follow us on Twitter @findingtribepod and take part!  As always, please join us on Twitter for our growing community. Follow us @findingtribepod for our podcast, and also individually @hofmannEDU (Fabian) and @findingmyaloha (Scott)! Or, if you are old school, send us an email at findingourtribepodcast@gmail.com. We would love to hear from you! Rate us! Leave a review on Apple Podcasts! Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get notifications about new videos we post.  This is how we get found and can grow our community. If you want to leave us a message about this episode or anything else, just go to our page on Anchor.fm and click on "Message": https://anchor.fm/finding-our-tribe/message/ . We will make sure to reply to you and will make sure to play your message on our show! Give it a try! Anchor is free and super easy to use. AND: We are now on Instagram! Check us out @findingourtribepod!
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February 11, 2021
Episode 56 - Finding Our German Exchange Student (Uli Oberender) (S2E4)
As always, please join us on Twitter for our growing community. Follow us @findingtribepod for our podcast, and also individually @hofmannEDU (Fabian) and @findingmyaloha (Scott)! Or, if you are old school, send us an email at findingourtribepodcast@gmail.com. We would love to hear from you! Rate us! Leave a review on Apple Podcasts! Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get notifications about new videos we post.  This is how we get found and can grow our community. If you want to leave us a message about this episode or anything else, just go to our page on Anchor.fm and click on "Message": https://anchor.fm/finding-our-tribe/message/ . We will make sure to reply to you and will make sure to play your message on our show! Give it a try! Anchor is free and super easy to use. AND: We are now on Instagram! Check us out @findingourtribepod! Stuff mentioned on the show: - CryptPad - Private and secure collaboration tool (click here https://cryptpad.fr)
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February 4, 2021
Episode 55 - Finding Our Doomsday Button
Thanks for tuning in this week! We have a packed episode, so get ready! This week we talk about confronting students about their unwillingness to turn on video in distance class, what universal screeners of behavior are, why Fabian has a book recommendation, and some recommendations for how to create item cards in your classroom game. As always, please join us on Twitter for our growing community. Follow us @findingtribepod for our podcast, and also individually @hofmannEDU (Fabian) and @findingmyaloha (Scott)! Or, if you are old school, send us an email at findingourtribepodcast@gmail.com. We would love to hear from you! Rate us! Leave a review on Apple Podcasts! Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get notifications about new videos we post.  This is how we get found and can grow our community. If you want to leave us a message about this episode or anything else, just go to our page on Anchor.fm and click on "Message": https://anchor.fm/finding-our-tribe/message/ . We will make sure to reply to you and will make sure to play your message on our show! Give it a try! Anchor is free and super easy to use. AND: We are now on Instagram! Check us out @findingourtribepod! Stuff mentioned on the show: - For White Folks Who teach in the Hood - Book by Christopher Emdin (click here: http://amzn.to/3c0H3d2) - Inkarnate - Create maps for your game for free! (click here: www.inkarnate.com)  - MTG Cardsmith - Create Magic The Gathering type item cards (click here: www.mtgcardsmith.com) - Hearthstone card creator - Cool and more playful designs for item cards (click here: www.hearthcards.net)
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January 28, 2021
Episode 54 - Finding our North Carolina Ave (John Meehan Returns)
We are so excited to have John Meehan on this week! He literally wrote the book on gamification in the classroom, namely Edrenaline Rush (you can find it here). We talk about the changes he had to implement in his classroom for his game, how Star Wars changed (http://bit.ly/3qKoBtB) his life, why he chose a very different theme for his classroom game, why it was important to make a choice for your students, why North Carolina Ave is indeed a Monopoly street, and so, so much more! As always, please join us on Twitter for our growing community. Follow us @findingtribepod for our podcast, and also individually @hofmannEDU (Fabian) and @findingmyaloha (Scott)! Or, if you are old school, send us an email at findingourtribepodcast@gmail.com. We would love to hear from you! Rate us! Leave a review on Apple Podcasts! Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get notifications about new videos we post.  This is how we get found and can grow our community. If you want to leave us a message about this episode or anything else, just go to our page on Anchor.fm and click on "Message": https://anchor.fm/finding-our-tribe/message/ . We will make sure to reply to you and will make sure to play your message on our show! Give it a try! Anchor is free and super easy to use. AND: We are now on Instagram! Check us out @findingourtribepod! Stuff mentioned on the show: - For  White Folks Who teach in the Hood - Book by Christopher Emdin (click here: http://amzn.to/3c0H3d2) - Trash Compactor Candles - click here http://bit.ly/3qDt8xO - The Quiet Year - A society building game (click here: http://bit.ly/3c7DCRQ - Catan - click here: http://amzn.to/3obYni0 - Second Chance - click here: https://amzn.to/2Mft4oQ
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January 21, 2021
Episode 53 - Finding Our New Season
Happy New Year! We started a new season and have a lot planned for the future! Stay tuned for more details soon! This time we talk about what we did on break and how we tried to disconnect, how to manage students on site and at home otherwise known as the dreaded hybrid-model, playing the board game Second Chance with students, and more! As always, please join us on Twitter for our growing community. Follow us @findingtribepod for our podcast, and also individually @hofmannEDU (Fabian) and @findingmyaloha (Scott)! Or, if you are old school, send us an email at findingourtribepodcast@gmail.com. We would love to hear from you! Rate us! Leave a review on Apple Podcasts! Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get notifications about new videos we post.  This is how we get found and can grow our community. If you want to leave us a message about this episode or anything else, just go to our page on Anchor.fm and click on "Message": https://anchor.fm/finding-our-tribe/message/ . We will make sure to reply to you and will make sure to play your message on our show! Give it a try! Anchor is free and super easy to use. AND: We are now on Instagram! Check us out @findingourtribepod! Things mentioned on the show: Second Chance - Link to Amazon and Mr. Matera’s rules overview Board Game Arena Settlers of Catan - Amazon link
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January 14, 2021
Episode 52 - Finding Our Christmas Break
Hi Tribe! Thanks for listening this week! We are rounding out the year by talking a little bit about what we did on our final day with students, how Fabian structured his summative assessment for gamified storytelling, and more! It is a bit shorter episode this week due to the break. We will be back with our new season in January! So have a great break, recharge, sleep, do things with your families, listen to our podcast, whatever you need to do to come back refreshed in the new year! As always, please join us on Twitter for our growing community. Follow us @findingtribepod for our podcast, and also individually @hofmannEDU (Fabian) and @findingmyaloha (Scott)! Or, if you are old school, send us an email at findingourtribepodcast@gmail.com. We would love to hear from you! Rate us! Leave a review on Apple Podcasts! Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get notifications about new videos we post.  This is how we get found and can grow our community. If you want to leave us a message about this episode or anything else, just go to our page on Anchor.fm and click on "Message": https://anchor.fm/finding-our-tribe/message/ . We will make sure to reply to you and will make sure to play your message on our show! Give it a try! Anchor is free and super easy to use. AND: We are now on Instagram! Check us out @findingourtribepod! Things mentioned on the show: - Video for empathy building on Youtube - Paper Snowflake Maker
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December 24, 2020
Episode 51 - Finding our Electric City
Here we go, almost Christmas and we have a new episode for you! We are talking about furloughs in Hawaii, how to manage breakout room discussions, a gamified summative idea with story telling elements, how to introduce gamification language to students, and more!  As always, please join us on Twitter for our growing community. Follow us @findingtribepod for our podcast, and also individually @hofmannEDU (Fabian) and @findingmyaloha (Scott)! Or, if you are old school, send us an email at findingourtribepodcast@gmail.com. We would love to hear from you! Rate us! Leave a review on Apple Podcasts!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get notifications about new videos we post.  This is how we get found and can grow our community. If you want to leave us a message about this episode or anything else, just go to our page on Anchor.fm and click on "Message": https://anchor.fm/finding-our-tribe/message/ . We will make sure to reply to you and will make sure to play your message on our show! Give it a try! Anchor is free and super easy to use. AND: We are now on Instagram! Check us out @findingourtribepod!
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December 17, 2020
Episode 50 - Finding Our 50
Welcome to episode 50! Wow. It's almost been a year that we started this podcast and we still have as much fun as in the beginning. And it is because of you! Yes, you! Thank you for listening and being a part of our tribe! This episode we talk about Blooket, what kind of item cards to introduce to your gamified classroom, how to easily introduce some choice elements that are not really a choice for your students, upgrades to Fabian's glide app, and so much more!  As always, please join us on Twitter for our growing community. Follow us @findingtribepod for our podcast, and also individually @hofmannEDU (Fabian) and @findingmyaloha (Scott)! Or, if you are old school, send us an email at findingourtribepodcast@gmail.com. We would love to hear from you! Rate us! Leave a review on Apple Podcasts! Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get notifications about new videos we post.  This is how we get found and can grow our community. If you want to leave us a message about this episode or anything else, just go to our page on Anchor.fm and click on "Message": https://anchor.fm/finding-our-tribe/message/ . We will make sure to reply to you and will make sure to play your message on our show! Give it a try! Anchor is free and super easy to use. AND: We are now on Instagram! Check us out @findingourtribepod!
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December 10, 2020
Episode 49 - Finding Our Choices
Hideho everyone! Thanks for joining us again this week after a little break for Thanksgiving. We are back on our regular Thursday release and have a fun episode for you! We talk about using Dr. Seuss in the Social Studies classroom, Zoom Parent Teacher Conferences, why taking a mental health day is good for you, how to provide some choice for students, and more! AND: We are now on Instagram! Check us out @findingourtribepod! As always, please join us on Twitter for our growing community. Follow us @findingtribepod for our podcast, and also individually @hofmannEDU (Fabian) and @findingmyaloha (Scott)! Or, if you are old school, send us an email at findingourtribepodcast@gmail.com. We would love to hear from you! Rate us! Leave a review on Apple Podcasts! Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get notifications about new videos we post.  This is how we get found and can grow our community. If you want to leave us a message about this episode or anything else, just go to our page on Anchor.fm and click on "Message": https://anchor.fm/finding-our-tribe/message/ . We will make sure to reply to you and will make sure to play your message on our show! Give it a try! Anchor is free and super easy to use.
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December 3, 2020
Episode 48 - Finding Our Treasure Trove (Carrie Baughcum)
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Here we have an amazing treat for you this week! Carrie Baughcum (@carrie_baughcum) joins us this week to talk about gamification in the Special Education classroom. The conversation ranges from Carrie telling Scott that Fabian was right to use a leaderboard and XP in his class (I had to rub this in) to examples of which board games work in distance learning and to what advice Carrie would gave herself as a new teacher. *danger* *clickbait* The answer will surprise you! As always, please join us on Twitter for our growing community. Follow us @findingtribepod for our podcast, and also individually @hofmannEDU (Fabian) and @findingmyaloha (Scott)! Or, if you are old school, send us an email at findingourtribepodcast@gmail.com. We would love to hear from you! Rate us! Leave a review on Apple Podcasts! Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get notifications about new videos we post.  This is how we get found and can grow our community. If you want to leave us a message about this episode or anything else, just go to our page on Anchor.fm and click on "Message": https://anchor.fm/finding-our-tribe/ . We will make sure to reply to you and will make sure to play your message on our show! Give it a try! Anchor is free and super easy to use. Things mentioned: - Tapple (boardgame) - Just One (boardgame) - Were Words (boardgame) - Two Rooms and a Boom (boardgame)
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November 23, 2020
Episode 47 - Finding Our Lead Poisoning
Hi everybody! Welcome back to another episode of your favorite education podcast! This week we are getting an upgrade on Scott’s room situation, why boss battles are awesome, building relationships, playing games with students on Zoom, building empathy by sharing your own feelings about the current situation with students and having serious conversations with students about their feelings, and so much more! Get into it! As always, please join us on Twitter for our growing community. Follow us @findingtribepod for our podcast, and also individually @hofmannEDU (Fabian) and @findingmyaloha (Scott)! Or, if you are old school, send us an email at findingourtribepodcast@gmail.com. We would love to hear from you! Rate us! Leave a review on Apple Podcasts! Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get notifications about new videos we post.  This is how we get found and can grow our community. If you want to leave us a message about this episode or anything else, just go to our page on Anchor.fm and click on "Message": https://anchor.fm/finding-our-tribe/ . We will make sure to reply to you and will make sure to play your message on our show! Give it a try! Anchor is free and super easy to use.
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November 19, 2020
Episode 46 - Finding Our Fort
Hey tribe! Thanks for listening! This week we talk about Scott's cleaning efforts in his classroom, reverse... no... Blind Kahoots (a way to introduce content, so dust off that account), and also conversations we had with students about why they avoid turning in work. As always, please join us on Twitter for our growing community. Follow us @findingtribepod for our podcast, and also individually @hofmannEDU (Fabian) and @findingmyaloha (Scott)! Or, if you are old school, send us an email at findingourtribepodcast@gmail.com. We would love to hear from you! Rate us! Leave a review on Apple Podcasts! Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get notifications about new videos we post.  This is how we get found and can grow our community. If you want to leave us a message about this episode or anything else, just go to our page on Anchor.fm and click on "Message": https://anchor.fm/finding-our-tribe/ . We will make sure to reply to you and will make sure to play your message on our show! Give it a try! Anchor is free and super easy to use. Things mentioned on the show: - Blind Kahoot - Check out this blog post and video to hear from @castlestephanie herself what she came up with
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November 12, 2020
Episode 45 - Finding Our Jackhammer
What? I can’t hear you! … What? Just kidding. This is text. Not audio. Scott’s day was interrupted by someone loudly jackhammering his door, Fabian talks about an interesting misunderstanding of assignment instructions, how he used video feedback for students, Fabian and Scott have a discussion about gamification, and so much more! An XL episode due to various interruptions that some find… funny I think is the term. As always, please join us on Twitter for our growing community. Follow us @findingtribepod for our podcast, and also individually @hofmannEDU (Fabian) and @findingmyaloha (Scott)! Or, if you are old school, send us an email at findingourtribepodcast@gmail.com. We would love to hear from you! Rate us! Leave a review on Apple Podcasts! Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get notifications about new videos we post.  This is how we get found and can grow our community. If you want to leave us a message about this episode or anything else, just go to our page on Anchor.fm and click on "Message": https://anchor.fm/finding-our-tribe/ . We will make sure to reply to you and will make sure to play your message on our show! Give it a try! Anchor is free and super easy to use. Things mentioned on the show: - skribbl.io - A fun Pictionary game to play with your kids via Zoom - Mmhmm.app - One more time: A great tool for distance teaching on Zoom or other video meeting apps
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November 5, 2020
Episode 44 - Finding Our Secret
Hey hey hey! Thanks for joining us this week! We do have a lot we are covering, so buckle in and get ready. Scott found a bug (or a feature) in the new Google Meet Breakout Room feature, Fabian explains how he used Jamboard to have his students 'translate' standards/criteria strands so they can grade themselves, how Scott played "name that song" with his students and how it contributed to student work completion during class, a short discussion on using XP points in a gamified unit, and so much more. As always, please join us on Twitter for our growing community. Follow us @findingtribepod for our podcast, and also individually @hofmannEDU (Fabian) and @findingmyaloha (Scott)! Or, if you are old school, send us an email at findingourtribepodcast@gmail.com. We would love to hear from you! Rate us! Leave a review on Apple Podcasts! Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get notifications about new videos we post.  This is how we get found and can grow our community. If you want to leave us a message about this episode or anything else, just go to our page on Anchor.fm and click on "Message": https://anchor.fm/finding-our-tribe/ . We will make sure to reply to you and will make sure to play your message on our show! Give it a try! Anchor is free and super easy to use. Stuff we mentioned on the show: - Disney Guitar Music - Click the link to get to a website with links to all kinds of services offering this amazing playlist - mmHmm.app - Just in case you want to get an early look at the Beta, let us know! We can get you in quick!
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October 29, 2020
Episode 43 - Finding Our ... mmHmm
Thanks for joining us this week! We cover quite bit! Look forward to hearing about Scott's not so great week, how Google Meet is becoming more awesome with breakout room features, how Fabian started using @mmhmmapp, and something he learned at a workshop with Dr. Ernie Mendes.  As always, please join us on Twitter for our growing community. Follow us @findingtribepod for our podcast, and also individually @hofmannEDU (Fabian) and @findingmyaloha (Scott)! Or, if you are old school, send us an email at findingourtribepodcast@gmail.com. We would love to hear from you! Rate us! Leave a review on Apple Podcasts! Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get notifications about new videos we post.  This is how we get found and can grow our community. If you want to leave us a message about this episode or anything else, just go to our page on Anchor.fm and click on "Message": https://anchor.fm/finding-our-tribe/ . We will make sure to reply to you and will make sure to play your message on our show! Give it a try! Anchor is free and super easy to use. Stuff we mentioned on the show: - Mmhmm.app - sign up on their website for a beta slot or shoot me a message and I can get you in quicker! - Google Meet - New breakout room features (might not be available for everyone yet)
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October 22, 2020
Episode 42 - Finding our Poetry
Hi everyone and thanks for stopping by. Take a seat and settle in… this is a long one. This week we are talking about Scott’s time off (which he only mentioned about 18 times), Exploding Kittens’ Poetry for Neanderthals (on sale for $14.99 at the moment) as a review game for vocabulary, Scott’s week off and how he filled it, his week off, and his week off. Also, a blossoming book project by Scott and a podcast project Fabian is thinking about, and so much more! As always, please join us on Twitter for our growing community. Follow us @findingtribepod for our podcast, and also individually @hofmannEDU (Fabian) and @findingmyaloha (Scott)! Or, if you are old school, send us an email at findingourtribepodcast@gmail.com. We would love to hear from you! Rate us! Leave a review on Apple Podcasts! Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get notifications about new videos we post.  This is how we get found and can grow our community. If you want to leave us a message about this episode or anything else, just go to our page on Anchor.fm and click on "Message": https://anchor.fm/finding-our-tribe/ . We will make sure to reply to you and will make sure to play your message on our show! Give it a try! Anchor is free and super easy to use. Things mentioned on the show: Poetry for Neanderthals Classroomscreen - A great tool for your classroom! Gimkit - More fun than Kahoot or Quizizz! Wakelet - Tool to collect websites or other resources
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October 15, 2020
Episode 41 - Finding Our Road Blocks
Welcome to this week’s episode! Big moving day is behind us! We are now releasing episodes on Thursdays! Tell your friends! And enemies! Just anyone. We want to grow the tribe! This week Scott and Fabian talk about why Peardeck is amazing, why it feels yucky to give students Fs and how to try and move past it (it is hard). Fabian gives @MrRoughton a shoutout and also answers some gamification questions Scott has. This epsiode is packed with info! As always, please join us on Twitter for our growing community. Follow us @findingtribepod for our podcast, and also individually @hofmannEDU (Fabian) and @findingmyaloha (Scott)! Or, if you are old school, send us an email at findingourtribepodcast@gmail.com. We would love to hear from you! Rate us! Leave a review on Apple Podcasts! Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get notifications about new videos we post.  This is how we get found and can grow our community. If you want to leave us a message about this episode or anything else, just go to our page on Anchor.fm and click on "Message": https://anchor.fm/finding-our-tribe/ . We will make sure to reply to you and will make sure to play your message on our show! Give it a try! Anchor is free and super easy to use. Things mentioned on the podcast: - Teach with Magic - Social Studies teacher extraordinaire Kevin Roughton (@MrRoughton) - Peardeck - Make Google Slides interactive and show them on student screens without screensharing
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October 8, 2020
Episode 40 - Finding Our Mistake
Hi everyone! So glad you're tuning in! This episode has some stories about Scott's first real IEP meeting as a SpEd teacher, Fabian's trip to Downtown Disney, a way to kinda sorta force students to answer a Flipgrid, and a lot more! Are you excited? We know we are! As always, please join us on Twitter for our growing community. Follow us @findingtribepod for our podcast, and also individually @hofmannEDU (Fabian) and @findingmyaloha (Scott)! Or, if you are old school, send us an email at findingourtribepodcast@gmail.com. We would love to hear from you! Rate us! Leave a review on Apple Podcasts! Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get notifications about new videos we post.  This is how we get found and can grow our community. If you want to leave us a message about this episode or anything else, just go to our page on Anchor.fm and click on "Message": https://anchor.fm/finding-our-tribe/ . We will make sure to reply to you and will make sure to play your message on our show! Give it a try! Anchor is free and super easy to use.
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October 8, 2020
Episode 38 - Finding Our Co-Host (Jamie Halsey)
Wow. Just wow. That's all we can say about this episode. Jamie Halsey is back! We invited her back because she is an amazing educator, super creative, and plain fun to talk to! She was such a great sport when Fabian's internet connection started to drop (multiple times) and we still have an incredibly insightful conversation and that is all thanks to her! Give it a listen! We talk about her experiences teaching elementary school (a nice change of perspective for Fabian and Scott) and how she engages her students. Lots of great content! Give it a listen! As always, please join us on Twitter for our growing community. Follow us @findingtribepod for our podcast, and also individually @hofmannEDU (Fabian) and @findingmyaloha (Scott)! Or, if you are old school, send us an email at findingourtribepodcast@gmail.com. We would love to hear from you! Rate us! Leave a review on Apple Podcasts! Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get notifications about new videos we post.  This is how we get found and can grow our community. If you want to leave us a message about this episode or anything else, just go to our page on Anchor.fm and click on "Message": https://anchor.fm/finding-our-tribe/ . We will make sure to reply to you and will make sure to play your message on our show! Give it a try! Anchor is free and super easy to use. Things mentioned on the show: - Big Brother Template by Michael Matera (Link to @mrmatera's template) - Flippity.net - Great Google Sheets based classroom tools (FREE) - Wheel of names - Name says it all! (FREE)
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September 25, 2020
Episode 39 - Finding our Coffee
We are alone again this week and there was a lot to talk about! We both started teaching our content 7th Grade World History for @hofmannEDU and Hawaiian History for @findingmyaloha. We talk about how much time we are spending on creating content and how distance learning makes things a lot harder; Fabian’s experience with JamBoard (finally… jeez…); Fabian finds some joy in coffee; and so much more! As always, please join us on Twitter for our growing community. Follow us @findingtribepod for our podcast, and also individually @hofmannEDU (Fabian) and @findingmyaloha (Scott)! Or, if you are old school, send us an email at findingourtribepodcast@gmail.com. We would love to hear from you! Rate us! Leave a review on Apple Podcasts! Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get notifications about new videos we post.  This is how we get found and can grow our community. If you want to leave us a message about this episode or anything else, just go to our page on Anchor.fm and click on "Message": https://anchor.fm/finding-our-tribe/ . We will make sure to reply to you and will make sure to play your message on our show! Give it a try! Anchor is free and super easy to use. Things mentioned on the show: Jamboard  Virtual Paintball - Find the template here! Shoot (no pun intended) a thanks over to Jennifer Cory (@SraCory)
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September 18, 2020
Episode 37 - Finding Our Intern (Michael Matera)
What a blast we had with our guest Michael Matera (@MrMatera). We talked about his origin story, some tips for the classroom, and what kind of a pep talk and advice he would give himself if he started teaching now, and high end cheese powder! This episode is filled with gold that you can add to your inventory!  As always, please join us on Twitter for our growing community. Follow us @findingtribepod for our podcast, and also individually @hofmannEDU (Fabian) and @findingmyaloha (Scott)! Or, if you are old school, send us an email at findingourtribepodcast@gmail.com. We would love to hear from you! Rate us! Leave a review on Apple Podcasts! Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get notifications about new videos we post.  This is how we get found and can grow our community. If you want to leave us a message about this episode or anything else, just go to our page on Anchor.fm and click on "Message": https://anchor.fm/finding-our-tribe/ . We will make sure to reply to you and will make sure to play your message on our show! Give it a try! Anchor is free and super easy to use. Things mentioned on the show: - Breakout Room Extension for Google Meet (we have not tried this yet, but it looks amazing!) - Google Jamboard
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September 11, 2020
Episode 36 - Finding Our New Students
Welcome back! Glad to have you! Please, make yourself at home. Here is what we are talking about today: Fabian's first week back to school with students, we talk about Fabian's Choose Your Own Adventure Story (Google Slides), some routines Scott incorporated, taking attendance ideas, a workaround for breakout rooms with Google Meet, why having lunch together as a staff is important, why parent contacts before school starts are important, and more! As always, please join us on Twitter for our growing community. Follow us @findingtribepod for our podcast, and also individually @hofmannEDU (Fabian) and @findingmyaloha (Scott)! Or, if you are old school, send us an email at findingourtribepodcast@gmail.com. We would love to hear from you! Rate us! Leave a review on Apple Podcasts! Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get notifications about new videos we post.  This is how we get found and can grow our community. If you want to leave us a message about this episode or anything else, just go to our page on Anchor.fm and click on "Message": https://anchor.fm/finding-our-tribe/ . We will make sure to reply to you and will make sure to play your message on our show! Give it a try! Anchor is free and super easy to use. Things mentioned in the podcast: - Classroom Timers produced by Finding Our Tribe - Fabian's Choose Your Own Adventure Story example (Tutorial coming soon!)
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September 4, 2020
Episode 35 - Finding Our Way Back
Hi everyone! And we are back at work. Fabian started prepping for the new school year at this new school, while Scott already was able to interact with students and test out some new online classroom management ideas. In this episode we hear a little bit about what Canvas can do, a few things that Scott encountered during is first few days back with students, and so much more. Check it out! And, we sound better! Well, the sound quality is better. A little. As always, please join us on Twitter for our growing community. Follow us @findingtribepod for our podcast, and also individually @hofmannEDU (Fabian) and @findingmyaloha (Scott)! Or, if you are old school, send us an email at findingourtribepodcast@gmail.com. We would love to hear from you! Rate us! Leave a review on Apple Podcasts! Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get notifications about new videos we post.  This is how we get found and can grow our community. If you want to leave us a message about this episode or anything else, just go to our page on Anchor.fm and click on "Message": https://anchor.fm/finding-our-tribe/ . We will make sure to reply to you and will make sure to play your message on our show! Give it a try! Anchor is free and super easy to use. Things mentioned in the podcast: - Canvas by Instructure - Choose Love Movement - Social Emotional Learning
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August 28, 2020
Episode 34 - Finding Our Hive
Hi everyone! Again, excuse the sound quality. Fabian is still recording with his earbuds. This is it: Fabian is going back to work. But before that, he got a chance to watch a couple of Hive Summit videos and talks about Michael Matera's session. Scott talks about his experience  As always, please join us on Twitter for our growing community. Follow us @findingtribepod for our podcast, and also individually @hofmannEDU (Fabian) and @findingmyaloha (Scott)! Or, if you are old school, send us an email at findingourtribepodcast@gmail.com. We would love to hear from you! Rate us! Leave a review on Apple Podcasts! Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get notifications about new videos we post.  This is how we get found and can grow our community. If you want to leave us a message about this episode or anything else, just go to our page on Anchor.fm and click on "Message": https://anchor.fm/finding-our-tribe/ . We will make sure to reply to you and will make sure to play your message on our show! Give it a try! Anchor is free and super easy to use. Things mentioned in the podcast: - Storycubes for distanced assessment - Michael Matera's slide deck for a scavenger hunt - Codenames - Great board game now online! - Vertical Video Syndrome - LEGO Super Mario Starter Pack
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August 21, 2020
Episode 33 - Finding Our Cherries
Hi everyone! Excuse the sound quality. Fabian is currently recording with his earbuds and Scott forgot his microphone at work. Anyway, here we go: Since Fabian is starting work next week, Scott has a lot to talk about and shares his experiences that normally would fill a week, but that happened to him in one day. He also shares a great resource for showing off his classroom. Find the link below!  As always, please join us on Twitter for our growing community. Follow us @findingtribepod for our podcast, and also individually @hofmannEDU (Fabian) and @findingmyaloha (Scott)! Or, if you are old school, send us an email at findingourtribepodcast@gmail.com. We would love to hear from you! Rate us! Leave a review on Apple Podcasts! Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get notifications about new videos we post.  This is how we get found and can grow our community. If you want to leave us a message about this episode or anything else, just go to our page on Anchor.fm and click on "Message": https://anchor.fm/finding-our-tribe/ . We will make sure to reply to you and will make sure to play your message on our show! Give it a try! Anchor is free and super easy to use. Things mentioned in the podcast: - Tour Creator - Go to arvr.google.com/tourcreator to get started! Here is a link to Scott's website - Create an intro to your class with some cool effects
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August 14, 2020
Episode 32 - Finding Our Koko Head
Hey everybody! Summer is almost over for most teachers, Scott is in the middle of prepping and attending meetings, while Fabian is a nomad podcasting from his father in law's cupboard under the stairs. Scott shares out his takeaways from a meeting he attended, Fabian shares what brings him Joy, and they reminisce about their last hike before Fabian leaves for California.  As always, please join us on Twitter for our growing community. Follow us @findingtribepod for our podcast, and also individually @hofmannEDU (Fabian) and @findingmyaloha (Scott)! Or, if you are old school, send us an email at findingourtribepodcast@gmail.com. We would love to hear from you! Rate us! Leave a review on Apple Podcasts! Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get notifications about new videos we post.  This is how we get found and can grow our community. If you want to leave us a message about this episode or anything else, just go to our page on Anchor.fm and click on "Message": https://anchor.fm/finding-our-tribe/ . We will make sure to reply to you and will make sure to play your message on our show! Give it a try! Anchor is free and super easy to use.
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August 7, 2020
Episode 31 - Finding Our Container
Hey everybody! This is a short one. Fabian is in the middle of a move and Scott just started his new job. Fabian talks about how not fun packing and moving is, while Scott talks about his experience going on campus the last couple of days. We also talk about a game that we think could be fun to play over Zoom/WebEx meetings. Enjoy! As always, please join us on Twitter for our growing community. Follow us @findingtribepod for our podcast, and also individually @hofmannEDU (Fabian) and @findingmyaloha (Scott)! Or, if you are old school, send us an email at findingourtribepodcast@gmail.com. We would love to hear from you! Rate us! Leave a review on Apple Podcasts! Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get notifications about new videos we post.  This is how we get found and can grow our community. If you want to leave us a message about this episode or anything else, just go to our page on Anchor.fm and click on "Message": https://anchor.fm/finding-our-tribe/ . We will make sure to reply to you and will make sure to play your message on our show! Give it a try! Anchor is free and super easy to use. Things mentioned on the show: - Don't Get Got - The fun party game to lighten up the mood amongst the staff and friends also has a FREE digital version you can download. 
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July 31, 2020
Episode 30 - Finding Our Distance Learning Plans
Welcome back and welcome to our new listeners! Our numbers are growing! So sit down, relax, listen to a fun episode, and become a member of our tribe! This week we talk about what treasures Scott found in his new school, a fun game to play with students for vocabulary review, what our schools' distance learning plans look like (subject to change...), what to do in the first two weeks of school, and much more!  As always, please join us on Twitter for our growing community. Follow us @findingtribepod for our podcast, and also individually @hofmannEDU (Fabian) and @findingmyaloha (Scott)! Or, if you are old school, send us an email at findingourtribepodcast@gmail.com. We would love to hear from you! Rate us! Leave a review on Apple Podcasts! Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get notifications about new videos we post.  This is how we get found and can grow our community. If you want to leave us a message about this episode or anything else, just go to our page on Anchor.fm and click on "Message": https://anchor.fm/finding-our-tribe/ . We will make sure to reply to you and will make sure to play your message on our show! Give it a try! Anchor is free and super easy to use. Things mentioned on the show: - #QRBreakIN - Check out John Meehan's wonderful examples for free on his website - Poetry for Neanderthals  - Hilarious word game by the creators of Exploding Kittens - 9 Ways Online Teaching Should be Different from Face-to-Face - Cult of Pedagogy article and podcast mentioned on the show
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July 24, 2020
Episode 29 - Finding Our New School
Hello everybody! Welcome to another episode! We have lots of news to share this time. Then, Fabian talks a little about his opinion on on site teaching, Scott has some observations, and we answer a message we received from a listener with a great technique for solving confrontations in a productive way! Fun episode! Get into it! As always, please join us on Twitter for our growing community. Follow us @findingtribepod for our podcast, and also individually @hofmannEDU (Fabian) and @findingmyaloha (Scott)! Or, if you are old school, send us an email at findingourtribepodcast@gmail.com. We would love to hear from you! Rate us! Leave a review on Apple Podcasts! Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get notifications about new videos we post.  This is how we get found and can grow our community. If you want to leave us a message about this episode or anything else, just go to our page on Anchor.fm and click on "Message": https://anchor.fm/finding-our-tribe/ . We will make sure to reply to you and will make sure to play your message on our show! Give it a try! Anchor is free and super easy to use.
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July 17, 2020
Episode 28 - Finding our Englishman (Rob Marsden)
Thanks for checking in! This week we have Fabian’s good friend Rob Marsden on the show who is an amazing teacher at Le Jardin Academy, a private school in Hawaii. He explains why he became a teacher, talks about his experiences teaching in Indonesia, what it is like and what he thinks is important about teaching during the pandemic if you are lucky enough to be on site, and so much more! Fabian talks a bit about why his Twitter blew up this week. As always, please join us on Twitter for our growing community. Follow us @findingtribepod for our podcast, and also individually @hofmannEDU (Fabian) and @findingmyaloha (Scott)! Or, if you are old school, send us an email at findingourtribepodcast@gmail.com. We would love to hear from you! Rate us! Leave a review on Apple Podcasts! This is how we get found and can grow our community. We are also now on YouTube with videos explaining topics mentioned on the podcast further! Go there too! https://bit.ly/fotyoutube If you want to leave us a message about this episode or anything else, just go to our page on Anchor.fm and click on "Message": https://anchor.fm/finding-our-tribe/ . We will make sure to reply to you and will make sure to play your message on our show! Give it a try! Anchor is free and super easy to use. Things mentioned on the show: - John Meehan's "Island Hopping with Huckleberry Finn" activity can be found here - Fabian's ...uhm... viral tweet about his passport
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July 10, 2020
Episode 27 - Finding Our Anchor Messages
Welcome to episode 27! We have lots to talk about, so stop reading here and just listen, tribe member! Scott apologizes, talks about a CostCo excursion and why touching cherries is not a good idea when there is a pandemic, reflects on how he wants to change how he deals with his emotional reactions, Fabian answers a question about Boss Battles, and lots more! Thanks for listening every week! We love how this community is starting to grow! As always, please join us on Twitter for our growing community. Follow us @findingtribepod for our podcast, and also individually @hofmannEDU (Fabian) and @findingmyaloha (Scott)! Or, if you are old school, send us an email at findingourtribepodcast@gmail.com. We would love to hear from you! Rate us! Leave a review on Apple Podcasts! This is how we get found and can grow our community. We are also now on YouTube with videos explaining topics mentioned on the podcast further! Go there too! https://bit.ly/fotyoutube If you want to leave us a message about this episode or anything else, just go to our page on Anchor.fm and click on "Message": https://anchor.fm/finding-our-tribe/ . We will make sure to reply to you and will make sure to play your message on our show! Give it a try! Anchor is free and super easy to use. Things mentioned on the podcast: - Headspace - Free for educators and people working in the educational field! Check it out here (https://www.headspace.com/educators) - Suction Cup Foam Axe - So much fun to play with students (Amazon Link)
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July 3, 2020
Episode 26 - Finding Our Summer School Part II
This week, Scott and Fabian are talking about some of their favorite childhood movies that might not be super appropriate to share with your little ones, what Scott is reminiscing and reflecting on while he is off for the summer, what Fabian was up to teaching summer school, some tweaks to an activity (@meehanEDU's Anchor Chart Keep Away) to make it work for a (kind of) distanced classroom, and a way to keep track of item cards in a distanced classroom inspired by @MrSederquist's idea. As always, please join us on Twitter for our growing community. Follow us @findingtribepod for our podcast, and also individually @hofmannEDU (Fabian) and @findingmyaloha (Scott)! Or, if you are old school, send us an email at findingourtribepodcast@gmail.com. We would love to hear from you! Rate us! Leave a review on Apple Podcasts! This is how we get found and can grow our community. If you want to leave us a message about this episode or anything else, just go to our page on Anchor.fm and click on "Message": https://anchor.fm/finding-our-tribe/ . We will make sure to reply to you and will play your message on our show! Give it a try! Anchor is free and super easy to use. Things talked about on this episode: - Edrenaline Rush by John Meehan (if you do not own this book, get it now!) - @MrSederquist's awesome idea for a digital character sheet with item cards. Check it out here!
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June 26, 2020
Episode 25 - Finding Our Summer School
Today, Scott quizzes Fabian about his first week of summer school. He talks about what it is like to teach elementary kids, then move on to high school students, and then back to middle school students in one day; how he started to re-think his classroom game; what it is like to wrangle third graders into social distancing and keeping their masks on; why having a TA is amazing; and more. It is an interesting episode and we hope you will enjoy it!  As always, please join us on Twitter for our growing community. Follow us @findingtribepod for our podcast, and also individually @hofmannEDU (Fabian) and @findingmyaloha (Scott)! Or, if you are old school, send us an email at findingourtribepodcast@gmail.com. We would love to hear from you! Rate us! Leave a review on Apple Podcasts! This is how we get found and can grow our community. If you want to leave us a message about this episode or anything else, just go to our page on Anchor.fm and click on "Message": https://anchor.fm/finding-our-tribe/ . We will make sure to reply to you and will play your message on our show! Give it a try! Anchor is free and super easy to use.
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June 19, 2020
Episode 24 - Finding Our Summer
In this episode we finish talking about gamification and discuss a little how it will have to change in the post-COVID classroom. Fabian talks about his summer teaching job and Scott is finally a real teacher. At least on paper.  As always, please join us on Twitter for our growing community. Follow us @findingtribepod for our podcast, and also individually @hofmannEDU (Fabian) and @findingmyaloha (Scott)! Or, if you are old school, send us an email at findingourtribepodcast@gmail.com. We would love to hear from you! Rate us! Leave a review on Apple Podcasts! This is how we get found and can grow our community. If you want to leave us a message about this episode or anything else, just go to our page on Anchor.fm and click on "Message": https://anchor.fm/finding-our-tribe/ . We will make sure to reply to you and will play your message on our show! Give it a try! Anchor is free and super easy to use. Mentioned on the podcast: - Star Wars: Jedi Temple Challenge - Youtube show hosted by Ahmed Best (Jar Jar Binks)
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June 12, 2020
Episode 23 - Finding Our Gamification
This week, Scott and Fabian talk about gamification. What is it? Why do it? Where can we find it? This is the first part of a two part series about gamification in which Fabian tries to answer specific questions Scott has about this topic. We also talk a little bit about Classcraft and why it is a great tool to start getting into a gamified classroom. As always, please join us on Twitter for our growing community. Follow us @findingtribepod for our podcast, and also individually @hofmannEDU (Fabian) and @findingmyaloha (Scott)! Or, if you are old school, send us an email at findingourtribepodcast@gmail.com. We would love to hear from you! Rate us! Leave a review on Apple Podcasts! This is how we get found and can grow our community. If you want to leave us a message about this episode or anything else, just go to our page on Anchor.fm and click on "Message": https://anchor.fm/finding-our-tribe/ . We will make sure to reply to you and will make sure to play your message on our show! Give it a try! Anchor is free and super easy to use. Things mentioned in the episode: - Ultimate Lightning McQueen - An amazing feat of engineering! Looks like a real life version of the movie character. - Classcraft - A great tool to delve into a gamified classroom. Lots of features, most of them free!
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June 5, 2020
Episode 22 - Finding Our Last Day
In this episode, Scott and Fabian talk about the end of the their school year, a neat way of having kids say thank you to their teachers with @flipgrid, feign surprise that middle schoolers cannot give feedback, announce that there is some cool stuff coming down the pipeline pretty soon, and more. Check it out! It's a fun one! As always, please join us on Twitter for our growing community. Follow us @findingtribepod for our podcast, and also individually @hofmannEDU (Fabian) and @findingmyaloha (Scott)! Or, if you are old school, send us an email at findingourtribepodcast@gmail.com. We would love to hear from you! Rate us! Leave a review on Apple Podcasts! This is how we get found and can grow our community. If you want to leave us a message about this episode or anything else, just go to our page on Anchor.fm and click on "Message": https://anchor.fm/finding-our-tribe/ . We will make sure to reply to you and will make sure to play your message on our show! Give it a try! Anchor is free and super easy to use. Things mentioned in the show: - Flipgrid - Have your students leave messages to their teachers and share it as a MixTape! - Global EdTech Academy - Many amazing educators are offering sessions and workshops for free online! Plus: There are office hours to just hang out and chat!
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May 29, 2020
Episode 21 - Finding our Netflix Party
As we are winding down the school year, Scott and Fabian talk about what it is like to be switching departments and starting to plan for next school year, why Netflix Party is a great tool for distance learning to bond with students, the joy and luxury (in a way) of dedicating more time to family, and why Remind is such a great tool for parent communication. As always, please join us on Twitter for our growing community. Follow us @findingtribepod for our podcast, and also individually @hofmannEDU (Fabian) and @findingmyaloha (Scott)! Or, if you are old school, send us an email at findingourtribepodcast@gmail.com. We would love to hear from you! Rate us! Leave a review on Apple Podcasts! This is how we get found and can grow our community.  If you want to leave us a message about this episode or anything else, just go to our page on Anchor.fm and click on "Message": https://anchor.fm/finding-our-tribe/ . We will make sure to reply to you and will make sure to play your message on our show! Give it a try! Anchor is free and super easy to use. Things mentioned in the podcast: - Remind.com - Who does not know it yet, right? Still... a great, free, tool to communicate with students and parents! Text messages without the need to exchange numbers! - Netflix Party - A Google Chrome extension that lets you watch Netflix with others! Fun to watch with friends, students, family, etc.
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May 22, 2020
Episode 20 - Finding Our Joy
Episode 20 guys! Can't believe we have made it this far... I mean we do break up over creative differences every other week, but still... We hear the calls from our fans! So we are back this week with some stories from our current teaching life. We talk about how weird it was to clean out our  classrooms, why this pandemic might make it easier for us as teachers to get guest speakers via Zoom/WebEx/Skype, why Fabian's bidet was dinner conversation at the Kazarian's house, and some more stuff. We also introduce our new segment called "What brings me joy!" Check it out! We would love to hear from you! If you want to leave us a voice message, please go to this episode's website and click on "Send Message". We would be happy to play it on one of our next episodes! Share what brings you joy at the moment! Let's send each other recommendations!  As always, please join us on Twitter for our growing community. Follow us @findingtribepod for our podcast, and also individually @hofmannEDU (Fabian) and @findingmyaloha (Scott)! Or, if you are old school, send us an email at findingourtribepodcast@gmail.com. We would love to hear from you! Rate us! Leave a review on Apple Podcasts! This is how we get found and can grow our community. Stuff mentioned in the episode: - Fake Doctors, Real Friends - The Scrubs Re-Watch podcast with Zach Braff and Donald Faison. Hilarious! Uplifting! And with tons of guests from the original show! Check it out here! - "I am Lubo" by Lou Pechi - Check it out on Amazon
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May 15, 2020
Episode 19 - Finding Our Appreciation
Hi everyone! Thanks for joining us and spending time with your two hosts stuck in quarantine in Hawaii. This week we talk about why texting Scott heartfelt messages of appreciation is a mistake, why Vooks is awesome for our pre-school/elementary kids, how to keep kids engaged during distance learning even if it is not a Hyperdoc, how to keep kids engaged during distance learning with a Hyperdoc, why Fabian's son lost his DeLorean for the day, what elephants do at night, why buying a bidet triggers a re-evaluation of a friendship, and so much more! As always, please join us on Twitter for our growing community. Follow us @findingtribepod for our podcast, and also individually @hofmannEDU (Fabian) and @findingmyaloha (Scott)! Or, if you are old school, send us an email at findingourtribepodcast@gmail.com. We would love to hear from you! Rate us! Leave a review on Apple Podcasts! This is how we get found and can grow our community. Things mentioned in the Podcast: - Vooks - Storybooks brought to Life (link) - Free for Teachers for one year! - Check out Amanda Sandoval's Twitter feed! - (link to her feed) - Fantastic material and inspiration!
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May 8, 2020
Episode 18 - Finding our Hyperdoc
This episode, Scott and Fabian talk about what has been going on in their virtual classrooms, some ideas about how to engage your own kids at home, some podcast stats, what a hyperdoc is and ask how we are going to finish out this year.  As always, please join us on Twitter for our growing community. Follow us @findingtribepod for our podcast, and also individually @hofmannEDU (Fabian) and @findingmyaloha (Scott)! Or, if you are old school, send us an email at findingourtribepodcast@gmail.com. We would love to hear from you! Rate us! Leave a review on Apple Podcasts! This is how we get found and can grow our community. Things mentioned in the podcast: - Epic! - a digital library resource that is currently free! Check it out! www.getepic.com - Khan Academy Kids - Now has teacher dashboard! Check it out: learn.khanacademy.org/khan-academy-kids/
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May 1, 2020
Episode 17 - Finding Our Keynote Speaker (Eric Cross)
Surprise! We recorded an episode with Eric Cross (@sdteaching) last Saturday and wanted to drop it early! We are still releasing another regular episode on Friday. Eric and Fabian worked together at Albert Einstein Academies in San Diego and Eric tells us in this episode why the transition from in classroom instruction to distance learning, while bumpy, was relatively successful - hint: meaningful relationships with students! We also talk about equity and why it will be important to re-think the way we teach. It was one of the funniest and at the same time serious conversations we have had and we truly love this episode! Check it out! You can find out about Eric's work with EdTech Team (https://www.edtechteam.com/keynotes/eric-cross/) for which he does trainings and is a keynote speaker. You can also find him @sdteaching on Twitter and Instagram!  As always, please join us on Twitter for our growing community. Follow us @findingtribepod for our podcast, and also individually @hofmannEDU (Fabian) and @findingmyaloha (Scott)! Or, if you are old school, send us an email at findingourtribepodcast@gmail.com. We would love to hear from you! Rate us! Leave a review on Apple Podcasts! Subscribe! This is how we get found and can grow our community.
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April 30, 2020
Episode 16 - Finding Our Geckos
Thanks for listening this week! We are in week 5 of distance learning at our school and in this episode we talk about some strategies we are using, websites that work, why geckos poop everywhere but are a welcome resident in Hawaiian homes, and so much more. We can't wait to hear from you, so please interact with us! Here is how: join us on Twitter for our growing community. Follow us @findingtribepod for our podcast, and also individually @hofmannEDU (Fabian) and @findingmyaloha (Scott)! Or, if you are old school, send us an email at findingourtribepodcast@gmail.com. We would love to hear from you! Rate us! Leave a review on Apple Podcasts! This is how we get found and can grow our community. Things mentioned in the podcast: - John Meehan's excellent (currently daily) podcast "Talk to Mee in the Car" - valuable information during these crazy times! - Rewordify - An excellent resource to scale back texts that might be a little too hard to understand for students - ChatterPix - Phone/Tablet app that lets you upload a picture, record your voice, and add an animated mouth
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April 24, 2020
Episode 15 - Finding Our Books
Hi everyone! Thanks for joining us this week! In this episode we are talking about what is great and not so great about distance learning, why Fabian moved away from his choice board for now, why 5 year olds are a roller coaster of emotions, how to take care of yourself a little bit, why memes are not funny without pictures, what a PIRATE is, and what books to score on Amazon at the moment!  As always, please join us on Twitter for our growing community. Follow us @findingtribepod for our podcast, and also individually @hofmannEDU (Fabian) and @findingmyaloha (Scott)! Or, if you are old school, send us an email at findingourtribepodcast@gmail.com. We would love to hear from you! Rate us! Leave a review on Apple Podcasts! This is how we get found and can grow our community. Things mentioned in the podcast: - Dave Burgess Consulting has a sale at the moment! All of their ebooks available for $2.99 for Kindle! - Scrib'd is free for 30 days! Netflix for (audio)books! Check it out! 
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April 17, 2020
Episode 14 - Finding Our Murdering Fish
Week 2 of running our online classes. Things are starting to become easier. In this episode we are talking about how crazy it is to juggle meetings with sick wives and kids. We also talk about how we brought back our co-teaching class shenanigans to Zoom Meetings, an attempt at motivating students through an "Escape the Death Star" game, and why Scott's fish are plotting to murder him. Tune in, we are so glad to have you listen to us and being part of our tribe! As always, please join us on Twitter for our growing community. Follow us @findingtribepod for our podcast, and also individually @hofmannEDU (Fabian) and @findingmyaloha (Scott)! Or, if you are old school, send us an email at findingourtribepodcast@gmail.com. We would love to hear from you! Rate us! Leave a review on Apple Podcasts! This is how we get found and can grow our community. Things mentioned on the podcast: - Zencastr.com - Currently free to use and podcast! I honestly am not a fan of the audio quality, but it was a good experience overall. Easy to use! - Teaching above the Test blog by Mariana Garcia (@MarianaGSerrato) - Link to entry (Boss Battles with Google Forms) I am referring to - My version - Quiz is locked to people outside of our institution, but you will get the idea 
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April 10, 2020
Episode 13 - Finding Our Broccoli
Today, Scott and I are checking in on each other after our first week of teaching our classes from home. This is hard enough in itself, making the switch from analog to digital, but juggling kids that need to be entertained and also get on a schedule makes it extra hard. However, we talk about what is working and what we have been doing with our kids in our classes as well as with our kids at home. Check it out. Everything is linked in the show notes if you want to check any of this stuff out!  As always, please join us on Twitter for our growing community. Follow us @findingtribepod for our podcast, and also individually @hofmannEDU (Fabian) and @findingmyaloha (Scott)! Or, if you are old school, send us an email at findingourtribepodcast@gmail.com. We would love to hear from you! Rate us! Leave a review on Apple Podcasts! This is how we get found and can grow our community. Things mentioned in this episode: - Podcast for kids by kids: www.brainson.org - Podcast for kids by adults: But Why? - https://www.vpr.org/programs/why-podcast-curious-kids#stream/0 - Audible Stories is free for the foreseeable future. No login required! stories.audible.com - free Scholastic materials for homeschooling: https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome/grades-prek-k.html - The STEAM Choice Board I was inspired by from @kevenrinaman: https://bit.ly/2UYRvrt - My Choice Board version based on it: bit.ly/choiceboard7th - Flocabulary - www.flocabulary.com
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April 3, 2020
Episode 12 - Finding Our Great White North (Candice Healing)
In this episode we are talking to fellow #XPLAP and gamification contributor Candice Healing (follow her on Twitter @CandiceCth)! We had a great conversation about what she is doing to keep her students engaged and how her school/district is handling the current Corona Virus situation and why doing a TextQuest (check out @meehanedu's template here) can be quite challenging but still doable. We also talk about why this time right now could actually be a good way to connect with your co-workers some more! As always, please join us on Twitter for our growing community. Follow us @findingtribepod for our podcast, and also individually @hofmannEDU (Fabian) and @findingmyaloha (Scott)! Or, if you are old school, send us an email at findingourtribepodcast@gmail.com. We would love to hear from you! Rate us! Leave a review on Apple Podcasts! This is how we get found and can grow our community. Things mentioned on the podcast: - Don't get Got game - Amazon Link - John Meehan's gamified novel study TextQuest - Find it on www.edrenalinerush.com
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March 27, 2020
Episode 11 - Finding our social distance
Since we are social distancing at the moment, we wanted to check in with you guys and see how you are doing. So this episode is just very random. No guest, but we talk about the HIDOE press conference and reflect on how things are going for our school district and are wondering what is going on where you are. We also do a shout out to John Meehan (@meehanEDU) for doing a daily podcast during this pandemic so that teachers can get some ideas and guidance for distance teaching. So we highly recommend his podcast! We also would encourage you to communicate with us and maybe you can be on our podcast as a guest during this strange time! We would love to hear from you directly! As always, please join us on Twitter for our growing community. Follow us @findingtribepod for our podcast, and also individually @hofmannEDU (Fabian) and @findingmyaloha (Scott)! Or, if you are old school, send us an email at findingourtribepodcast@gmail.com. We would love to hear from you! Rate us! Leave a review on Apple Podcasts! This is how we get found and can grow our community.
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March 23, 2020
Episode 10 - Finding our Daisy Chain (Blake Carrigan)
This week we are talking to our lovely co-worker Blake Carrigan! Check her out on Instagram (@mrs.blakecarrigan). This was our first episode recorded during the Corona Virus outbreak, so we talk a little about that and how to explain to kids why hand washing is important by showing them a gross picture of a bread experiment (bit.ly/grossbread), why using “currency” in a SpEd classroom works really well for behavior management, why Classcraft is great and why Fabian moved away from it, why teaching middle school is special, and many other things. As always, please join us on Twitter for our growing community. Follow us @findingtribepod for our podcast, and also individually @hofmannEDU (Fabian) and @findingmyaloha (Scott)! Or, if you are old school, send us an email at findingourtribepodcast@gmail.com. We would love to hear from you! Rate us! Leave a review on Apple Podcasts! This is how we get found and can grow our community. Stay safe!
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March 20, 2020
Episode 9 - Finding our Math Teacher (Matt Evans)
This week we have our amazing co-worker Matt Evans as a guest. Join us as we talk about how gamifying your classroom just a little can have amazing buy in from even reluctant students, what it sounds like when Fabian speaks German, why fist bumps work better for us than complicated secret handshakes, why driving in Hawaii is so different than it is on the mainland, why student led conferences can be great, and how easy it is to build a website with Google Sites.  As always, please join us on Twitter for our growing community. Follow us @findingtribepod for our podcast, and also individually @hofmannEDU (Fabian) and @findingmyaloha (Scott)! Or, if you are old school, send us an email at findingourtribepodcast@gmail.com. We would love to hear from you! Rate us! Leave a review on Apple Podcasts! This is how we get found and can grow our community. Things mentioned in the podcast: The new Google Sites (sites.google.com/new) A plastic throwing axe with suction cups (https://amzn.to/38OGQ7w) Two Doors Down by Dolly Parton (https://music.apple.com/us/album/two-doors-down/411939194?i=411941219) Tig Notaro - http://tignation.com
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March 13, 2020
Episode 08 - Finding our Experiment (Liz Gallo)
This week we tried something new! We tweeted out a call for a random guest and Liz Gallo (@whymaker) jumped on the chance! It was a great talk and we learned about what she does to support teachers and schools in their attempt to open Maker Spaces and STEM labs. We also talk about the 7th grade spring craziness, why we should not be disappointed when things don’t turn out the way we expect them to, and why meditation can be great for teachers. As always, please join us on Twitter for our growing community. Follow us @findingtribepod for our podcast, and also individually @hofmannEDU (Fabian) and @findingmyaloha (Scott)! Or, if you are old school, send us an email at findingourtribepodcast@gmail.com. We would love to hear from you! Rate us! Leave a review on Apple Podcasts! This is how we get found and can grow our community. Things mentioned in the podcast: Calm (www.calm.com; @calm) - Sadly the Calm Schools Initiative is over. But keep your eye out, they might start the Calm for Schools for free initiative again! www.whymaker.co - Liz’ company.
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March 6, 2020
Episode 07 - Finding our Wind Breakers
Welcome to our podcast! Happy to have you listening! This week we have a ton of stuff to talk about: Why marathon runner Eliud Kipchoge can be an inspiration for teamwork, uniform issues with students, why 72 degrees is cold, how to take a defiant student and become their ally, how to spell rapport (repoire ?), when and how to reflect on units, why QRBreakIn is amazing, why to change or update your materials every year, the evolution of projects, and so much more! As always, please join us on Twitter for our growing community. Follow us @findingtribepod for our podcast, and also individually @hofmannEDU (Fabian) and @findingmyaloha (Scott)! Or, if you are old school, send us an email at findingourtribepodcast@gmail.com. We would love to hear from you! Rate us! Leave a review on Apple Podcasts! This is how we get found and can grow our community. Things mentioned in the podcast: #QRBreakIN - check it out on Twitter or on John Meehan’s blog (edrenalinerush.com) Wakelet - Organize your ideas! Eliud Kipchoge (I said it wrong on the podcast… I apologize!) - https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eliud_Kipchoge
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February 28, 2020
Episode 06 - Finding our Magic
This week we are alone again (insert song) and it’s just the two of us (again… another song) and we talk about our haunted building, why H3 is the most expensive freeway in the USA, why Twitter is an amazing resource, how much small progress with students can mean to a teacher, why to celebrate small progress, why sarcasm does not work with kids, why writing is like sports for students, and so much more! Review us on Apple Podcasts! It helps us find more tribe members. As always, please join us on Twitter for our growing community. Follow us @findingtribepod for our podcast, and also individually @hofmannEDU (Fabian) and @findingmyaloha (Scott)! Or, if you are old school, send us an email at findingourtribepodcast@gmail.com. We would love to hear from you! Rate us! Leave a review on Apple Podcasts! This is how we get found and can grow our community. Things mentioned in the podcast: Voxer - A voice messenger app
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February 21, 2020
Episode 05 - Finding Sacramento... it's near Roseville (Jamie Halsey)
This week we talked to Jamie Halsey! She is an amazingly creative elementary school teacher in Roseville, CA. We talked about what she brought back from the recent conference she attended, and she shared some ideas to use in your classroom. As always, please join us on Twitter for our growing community. Follow us @findingtribepod for our podcast, and also individually @hofmannEDU (Fabian) and @findingmyaloha (Scott)! Or, if you are old school, send us an email at findingourtribepodcast@gmail.com. We would love to hear from you! Rate us! Leave a review on Apple Podcasts! This is how we get found and can grow our community. Things mentioned in the podcast: Fliphunt with Flipgrid!
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February 14, 2020
Episode 04 - Finding Survivor in Gamification (John Meehan)
What a treat! We got to talk to John Meehan (@meehanedu) about running, gamification, why being vulnerable, not just in front of students, can be beneficial, and why Survivor is the best blueprint for an action packed classroom. As always, please join us on Twitter for our growing community. Follow us @findingtribepod for our podcast, and also individually @hofmannEDU (Fabian) and @findingmyaloha (Scott)! Or, if you are old school, send us an email at findingourtribepodcast@gmail.com. We would love to hear from you! Rate us! Leave a review on Apple Podcasts! This is how we get found and can grow our community. Books mentioned in the show: Edrenaline Rush - John Meehan The Wild Card - Wade and Hope King Teach Like A Champion - Doug Lemov eXPlore Like A Pirate - Michael Matera For White Folks Who Teach In The Hood - Christopher Emdin Pedagogy Of The Oppressed - Paul Freire What Great Teachers Do Differently - Todd Whitaker
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February 7, 2020
Episode 03 - Finding our DH (Dani Hitt)
Today, we are talking to our wonderful co-worker, department head, and, some would say, friend Dani Hitt! She is an amazing educator and we are thrilled she took the time on a weekend to be our guest and also part of our tribe. She has been for us, now she will be part of our podcast tribe! Follow her on Instagram @miss.hitt to get daily updates about what is going on in her classroom! It’s entertaining and informative! The audio quality was a little wonky, so please bear with us. We are working on perfecting the remote interviewing tech approach. As always, please join us on Twitter for our growing community. Follow us @findingtribepod for our podcast, and also individually @hofmannEDU (Fabian) and @findingmyaloha (Scott)! Or, if you are old school, send us an email at findingourtribepodcast@gmail.com. We would love to hear from you! Rate us! Leave a review on Apple Podcasts! This is how we get found and can grow our community. Things mentioned in the show: Screencastify Screencastify workshop by Alice Keeler Donalyn Miller’s book “The Book Whisperer”
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January 31, 2020
Episode 02 - Finding our LEGOs
Thanks for listening! Episode 2 is ripe with information about how to handle student misbehavior, building relationships, why haircuts can be funny, what GlideApps is, etc. We hope you enjoy the show and please feel free to contact us! We want to talk to you, have you on the show, get your input, or just say hi! That's what our tribe is meant to be: a community, who listens to each other and benefits from each others' knowledge! You can contact us via Twitter @findingtribepod , @hofmannedu , or @findingmyaloha. You can also send us an old-fashioned email at findingourtribepodcast@gmail.com. Things we mentioned in the podcast are, but are not limited to: GlideApps - go.glideapps.com; @glideapps on Twitter My Class Webstore (Demo) - thqff.glideapp.io Scott Hebert - @mrhebertPE on Twitter
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January 24, 2020
Episode 01 - Finding our paper
Hello everyone! Thanks for joining us! In this episode we are covering why passing out papers can waste a lot of time, why Flipgrid rocks, how to gamify your procedures review, why they are not saying "Henry" in the B-52s song Love Shack, so much more! We hope you enjoy our first episode and tune in next week! You can contact us via Twitter @findingtribepod , @hofmannedu , or @findingmyaloha. You can also send us an old-fashioned email at findingourtribepodcast@gmail.com. Things we mentioned in the podcast are, but are not limited to: buzzin.live - A great buzzer for class games 4 Pics One Word (iOS App Store Link) - Great game to play with your kids Blue Yeti Mics (Amazon Link) - Great, high quality USB microphone' Donor's Choose Galaxy's Edge Chance Cubes - Essentially like throwing a coin, but more fun (Very expensive on Amazon; get them from Galaxy's Edge if you can, they are cheaper there)
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January 17, 2020
Episode 0 - Finding our Podcast
Welcome to Finding Our Tribe. A podcast about teaching and supporting each other in our common profession. This is a taster episode. Later episodes will be a bit longer and will probably stay around the 30 minute mark. Please follow us on Twitter @findingtribepod, or follow us individually @HofmannEDU (Fabian) and @findingmyaloha (Scott). You can email us at findingourtribepodcast@gmail.com! Enjoy!
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January 10, 2020