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Rebel Teacher Alliance

Rebel Teacher Alliance

By Rebel Teacher Alliance
Teachers Rethinking Student Engagement
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Episode 137 - Finding Our Experiential Trip (S3E37)
This week, with no guest on the show, Jamie, Fabian, and Scott talk about their latest developments in their classrooms and experiences they had in the last few weeks. Fabian announced to his students where their surprise workshop will take place. Finally, they talk about how to have conversations with students about team work. Also, don’t miss our latest installment of our favorite segment “Whatcha been playin’...?”. Join @hofmannedu, @mrsjamiehalsey, and @findingmyaloha each week by subscribing to our podcast and rating and reviewing us on Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram @rebelteacheralliance and on Twitter @rebelteacherpod. And now, also on TikTok! Things mentioned on the show: We are doomed! - Cooperative board game
49:40
September 29, 2022
Episode 136 - Finding Our Gamified School (S3E36) w/ Carol McLaughlin
Hailing from Alabama, Carol McLaughlin has been gamifying for a few years now. But instead of running a gamified classroom, she decided to co-found a gamified school! Multi-age classrooms, a storyline that grows and develops for her students over the years they attend. She shares how this came to be and how she decided it was time for her to move on from a public school system to founding her own school. Follow her on Twitter @missmac100. Join @hofmannedu, @mrsjamiehalsey, and @findingmyaloha each week by subscribing to our podcast and rating and reviewing us on Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram @rebelteacheralliance and on Twitter @rebelteacherpod. Things we talked about: - Jungle Speed - Amazon link
46:21
September 22, 2022
Episode 135 - Finding Our ADE (S3E35) w/ Jonathan Keck
We are back, yet again, and we have Jonathan Keck on our show. He shares how he started as a beard growing, Tolkien pipe seeking, lecturing History teacher and how he got inspired to try gamification and diving full force into it. The stuff he does is phenomenal! Check him out on Twitter @jonathandkeck. Join @hofmannedu, @mrsjamiehalsey, and @findingmyaloha each week by subscribing to our podcast and rating and reviewing us on Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram @rebelteacheralliance and on Twitter @rebelteacherpod.
50:56
September 15, 2022
Episode 134 - Finding Our Old Friend (S3E34) w/ John Meehan
This week, we Fabian secured a surprise guest for the show: John Meehan was one of our first guests when we started this podcast and has been on many times. He is not only author and co-author of two game-changing books about student engagement, but also co-founder of the website and “Netflix for engagement strategies” emc2learning. Scott likes to interrupt people a lot, as we are sure you noticed, but with John, he was struggling. As always when John Meehan is on, the episode is chock full of ideas, encouragement, and plain fun! Check him out on @meehanedu, www.edrenalinerush.com, and of course www.emc2learning.com. Join @hofmannedu, @mrsjamiehalsey, and @findingmyaloha each week by subscribing to our podcast and rating and reviewing us on Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram @rebelteacheralliance and on Twitter @rebelteacherpod. John’s books: - EdrenalineRush - Fully Engaged (with Michael Matera)
59:46
September 08, 2022
Episode 133 - Finding Our Time Traveller (S3E33) w/ Jason Howse
Jason is a powerhouse! Pun intended. He tells us all about how he engages students and how he is implementing a glitch this year which will send students down an alternate reality in his classroom game. Come for the jokes and stay for the Canadian kindness. Jason Howse is truly a rebel who rethinks student engagement. He also shares a game in our ever popular segment “Whatcha been playin’...?” We need a jingle for that… Join @hofmannedu, @mrsjamiehalsey, and @findingmyaloha each week by subscribing to our podcast and rating and reviewing us on Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram @rebelteacheralliance and on Twitter @rebelteacherpod. Things talked about on the show: Dead of Winter - Zombie apocalypse game Zombie Apocalypse frayer a friend
52:26
September 01, 2022
Episode 132 - Finding Our Flashy Thing w/Jon Corippo (S3E32)
Holy moly! What an episode! When Jamie texted Scott to not embarrass her in front of our guest, we did not know that Jon Corippo would just take the ball and run for it! What an episode! Full of funny stories, great insight into teaching, why EDUProtocols work, and why flashy things are sometimes awesome for students. Follow @jcorippo on Twitter, TikTok, and Instagram! Join @hofmannedu, @mrsjamiehalsey, and @findingmyaloha each week by subscribing to our podcast and rating and reviewing us on Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram @rebelteacheralliance and on Twitter @rebelteacherpod. Things mentioned on the show: - EduProtocols - a collection of engaging activities sure to level up your teaching and your students’ learning
01:06:21
August 25, 2022
Episode 131 - Finding Our Marvel Hero (S3E31) w/ Will Carlson
Welcome to the Alliance! This week we have Will Carlson on the show. Will tells us all about how he runs his gamified Marvel classroom and he and Jamie collaborated to have a crossover event. In our ever popular segment "Whatcha been playin'...?" Will talks about Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza. Join @hofmannedu, @mrsjamiehalsey, and @findingmyaloha each week by subscribing to our podcast and rating and reviewing us on Apple Podcasts! Remember, we are now called Rebel Teacher Alliance! Your subscription should not have changed, but it would be awesome if you left us a review and recommend us to your friends, colleagues, enemies... hey, even bad publicity is publicity, right? Find us on Instagram @rebelteacheralliance and on Twitter @rebelteacherpod.
42:00
August 18, 2022
Episode 130 - Finding Our New Name (Rebel Teacher Alliance)
Welcome to this new iteration of our podcast! From now on, we will be called Rebel Teacher Alliance and we are so excited for what we have planned for the future! Listen for why we decided to change our name and some sneaks for what we have in store! This week, Scott talks about a defunct piano that he inherited and fixed up for his classroom, Jamie dives into her bookclub experience where she read Cultivating Genius and how she discovered novels in verse, and why going to meetings outside of contract hours can be a tricky thing. Finally, Jamie and Scott share their experience with Bears vs. Babies in our ever popular segment "Whatcha been playin'...?". Join @hofmannedu, @mrsjamiehalsey, and @findingmyaloha each week by subscribing to our podcast and rating and reviewing us on Apple Podcasts! Remember, we are now called Rebel Teacher Alliance! Your subscription should not have changed, but it would be awesome if you left us a review and recommend us to your friends, colleagues, enemies... hey, even bad publicity is publicity, right? Find us on Instagram @rebelteacheralliance and on Twitter @rebelteacherpod. Things mentioned on the show: - Bears vs. Babies - funny and weird card game - Novels in Verse - Amazon search link - Cultivating Genius
42:14
August 11, 2022
Episode 129 - Finding Our Traveling Monkey (S3E29) with guest Susan Thompson
We are so happy to have another Disney Award winning educator on the show! This week we have Susan Thompson, 5th grade teacher from Indiana, and she tells us about all the amazing things she does in her classroom and why she qualified for a Disney teacher award. Hint: It is quite impressive! Be sure to follow her on Instagram and check out Bananas the Traveling Monkey as well! Join @hofmannedu, @mrsjamiehalsey, and @findingmyaloha each week by subscribing to our podcast and rating and reviewing us on Apple Podcasts! Leave a short review! Recommend us! Share us! Things mentioned on the show: Storytime Chess
01:01:14
August 04, 2022
Episode 128 - Finding Our DeepDive (S3E28) w/ Itzel Lizarraga and Josie Wozniak
Such a fun deep dive with amazing educators! This week we have first time guest Itzel Lizarraga and returning guest Josie Wozniak on our show to talk all things TextQuest, the brain child of John Meehan (and now EMC2Learning). We talk about different variations, how Jamie, Fabian, and Itzel ran it in their classrooms, and Josie asks great questions to help clarify understanding. If you ever wanted to try this pedagogy with your students, this is a great episode to listen to! Click the links so you can follow Itzel on Twitter and TikTok. Do the same for Josie (Twitter, TikTok). Join @hofmannedu, @mrsjamiehalsey, and @findingmyaloha each week by subscribing to our podcast and rating and reviewing us on Apple Podcasts! Leave a short review! Recommend us! Share us!
51:10
July 28, 2022
Episode 127 - Finding Our Frustration Buster (S3E27) with Katie Powell
This is such a great episode! We might be biased, but Katie Powell is a force to be reckoned with. Not only did she clap with us in the beginning to help align the audio, but she also wrote two books called Boredom Busters and Frustration Busters. She talks about how she started her career as a SpEd teacher, landed in her chosen field of Middle School ELA instruction, and how her presenting led to two books and a job with AMLE. Follow her on Twitter @beyond_the_desk and check out her website www.teachbeyondthedesk.com. Join @hofmannedu, @mrsjamiehalsey, and @findingmyaloha each week by subscribing to our podcast and rating and reviewing us on Apple Podcasts! Leave a short review! Recommend us! Share us! Things mentioned on the show: Boredom Busters on Amazon.com Frustration Busters on Amazon.com
49:14
July 21, 2022
Episode 126 - Finding Our Star Wars classroom (S3E26) with Jason Hilbert
Hello there! This episode is very Star Wars centric, but also, not really. This week we get to talk to Jason Hilbert, an amazing, veteran High School History teacher from San Jose, CA. Fabian noticed him when he was doing research on how to turn his classroom into a bit more of an immersive experience and Jason graciously agreed to come on and talk about his inspiration for why he incorporated Star Wars designs into his classroom. You can follow him on Instagram and check out his Etsy shop. Join @hofmannedu, @mrsjamiehalsey, and @findingmyaloha each week by subscribing to our podcast and rating and reviewing us on Apple Podcasts! Leave a short review! Recommend us! Share us!
46:47
July 14, 2022
Episode 125 - Finding Our Lion Wrestler (S3E25) w/Dale Hoggatt
Tribe, this episode has some amazing stories! Our guest, and fellow Disney Award Winner (tm), Dale Hoggatt has been in the classroom for over 30 years and the stories he told us are just incredible. An incredibly engaging teacher, Dale did not only wrestle a lion, but also wrote a few books and articles about teaching. A wealth of experience for sure and with this episode we are only scratching the surface! Please follow him on Twitter @dedhoggatt and check out his website! Join @hofmannedu, @mrsjamiehalsey, and @findingmyaloha each week by subscribing to our podcast and rating and reviewing us on Apple Podcasts! Leave a short review! Recommend us! Share us!
50:34
July 07, 2022
Episode 124 - Finding Our Tech Tools
Episode 124 - Finding Our Tech Tools Summer time… and the podcast is full of awesome tools we talk about. Check it out! Jamie talks about Shapegrams and how the skills students learn transfer over to Canva, Scott dives into Tinkercad, and Fabian talks about EdPuzzle and a little tool called Classroom Screen. Join @hofmannedu, @mrsjamiehalsey, and @findingmyaloha each week by subscribing to our podcast and rating and reviewing us on Apple Podcasts! Leave a short review! Recommend us! Share us! Shapegrams Canva Tinkercad EdPuzzle Classroomscreen
38:52
June 30, 2022
Episode 123 - Finding Our Badges (S3E23)
It’s summer break! For everyone on the show. This week we are talking about why getting ready for next year now can already feel like you are falling behind, Jamie has some badges made, and Fabian talks about how having Covid ended his classroom game pretty abruptly. Finally, Jamie talks about a game in our ever segment “Whatcha been playin’...?” Join @hofmannedu, @mrsjamiehalsey, and @findingmyaloha each week by subscribing to our podcast and rating and reviewing us on Apple Podcasts! Leave a short review! Recommend us! Share us! Things mentioned on the show: Dungeons and Dragons - Find it here on Amazon
32:55
June 23, 2022
Episode 122 - Finding Our Prequel Message (S3E22)
Hey everybody! This week we are talking about what Jamie has been reading and why she is already thinking about how to change her approach to math next year, how Fabian created a prequel to his classroom game by recording a message for the incoming 7th grade class, and Scott talks about how games can help (SpEd) students teach expected behaviors in our favorite segment “Whatcha been playin’...?”. Join @hofmannedu, @mrsjamiehalsey, and @findingmyaloha each week by subscribing to our podcast and rating and reviewing us on Apple Podcasts! Leave a short review! Recommend us! Share us! Things mentioned on the show: Peter Liljedahl - Building Thinking Classrooms  Left Right Center - Game recommendation
45:16
June 16, 2022
Episode 121 - Finding Our TextQuest (S3E21)
Episode 121 - Finding Our TextQuest Hi everyone! As we are winding down the school year, Fabian shares how he is reading a novel with students by doing a TextQuest, how Jamie was inspired by a Well Played episode, and what we are planning for our summer professional reading. Finally, Fabian shares a board game he bought at Star Wars Celebration in our ever popular segment “Whatcha been playin’...?” Join @hofmannedu, @mrsjamiehalsey, and @findingmyaloha each week by subscribing to our podcast and rating and reviewing us on Apple Podcasts! Leave a short review! Recommend us! Share us! Things mentioned on the show: TextQuest by John Meehan Clothespin Bumper Cars by John Meehan Cultivating Genius by Gholdy Muhammad
44:02
June 09, 2022
Episode 120 - Finding Our Covid Brain (S3E20)
Hi everyone! This week we are talking about Scott’s incredibly magical experience in Walt Disney World as an award winner, how Jamie is ending her game, Fabian’s experience at Star Wars Celebration, and Scott talks about Parks in our ever popular segment “Whatcha been playin…?”. We also briefly share our thoughts about the Uvalde shooting. Join @hofmannedu, @mrsjamiehalsey, and @findingmyaloha each week by subscribing to our podcast and rating and reviewing us on Apple Podcasts! Leave a short review! Recommend us! Share us! Things mentioned on the show: Parks
49:30
June 02, 2022
Episode 119 - Finding Our Island (S3E19)
Before Scott takes off to the World of Walt Disney, we recorded an episode in which we talk about Fabian’s camping trip with over 130 students, Jamie’s really impressive progression for her students’ final project, and Scott’s experience with Canva and printing stickers for his students. Finally we have a quick “Whatcha been playin’...?” segment to get you excited about a new boardgame! Join @hofmannedu, @mrsjamiehalsey, and @findingmyaloha each week by subscribing to our podcast and rating and reviewing us on Apple Podcasts! Leave a short review! Recommend us! Share us! Things mentioned on the show: Throw Throw Burrito
43:38
May 26, 2022
Episode 118 - Finding Our Sidequest Ideas
This episode, Jamie returns with her voice and talks about her voiceless teaching experience, Scott talks about ending his school year a bit early, and Fabian reminisces about his time on Batuu. Jamie shares a game in our ever popular segment “Whatcha been playin’...”. Join @hofmannedu, @mrsjamiehalsey, and @findingmyaloha each week by subscribing to our podcast and rating and reviewing us on Apple Podcasts! Leave a short review! Recommend us! Share us! Things mentioned on the show: Marvel Splendor
33:16
May 19, 2022
Episode 117 - Finding Our Multi Stage Boss Battle
Hi! Sadly, Jamie is out because of a cold, so Scott and Fabian went back to their roots and recorded an episode between just the two of them. They talk about reactions to Scott’s Disney Award winning life, Fabian’s boss battle he developed and based on @mrmatera’s idea you can find below, and in our ever popular “Whatcha been playin’...” segment, Fabian talks about the game Wingspan. Join @hofmannedu, @mrsjamiehalsey, and @findingmyaloha each week by subscribing to our podcast and rating and reviewing us on Apple Podcasts! Leave a short review! Recommend us! Share us! Things mentioned on the show: RGB Lens - website with different colored filters for your camera Link to Fabian’s tweet Link to make a copy of the boss battle Wingspan on Amazon.com
36:06
May 12, 2022
Episode 116 - Finding Our Award Winner (S3E16)
Hello everybody! This week we talk about Jamie’s birthday celebration in her classroom, how Fabian and Jamie end their games, why Scott is now an award winner, how Jamie’s students don’t notice things, Fabian used Hero Builder and is having students create a text message exchange to show their understanding of the current unit. Finally, Fabian shares a game in “Whatcha been playin’...”? Join @hofmannedu, @mrsjamiehalsey, and @findingmyaloha each week by subscribing to our podcast and rating and reviewing us on Apple Podcasts! Leave a short review! Recommend us! Share us! Things mentioned on the show: - Patchwork Doodle - A fun Tetris like game for an endless amount of players
41:02
May 05, 2022
Episode 115 - Finding Our Exit Ticket
Hey! This week we talk about what to do when students steal from your classroom, why exit tickets can be an excellent way of getting students to turn in missing work, Fabian shares his #QRBreakIN as an introduction to his Middle Ages unit, and Jamie shares some news about her role within the EDUProtocol universe. Finally, Jamie shares a game in our segment “Whatcha been playin’…?” Join @hofmannedu, @mrsjamiehalsey, and @findingmyaloha each week by subscribing to our podcast and rating and reviewing us on Apple Podcasts! Leave a short review! Recommend us! Share us! Things mentioned on the show: - Tiny Towns - Game shared by Jamie
47:04
April 28, 2022
Episode 114 - Finding Our Lightsaber (S3E14)
Bright suns, everyone! This week, Jamie debriefs her time on Batuu and how she built a lightsaber, we talk about why our game sometimes is taken very seriously, how we hide easter eggs in our classroom, and Jamie shares about her cross-over event with @mrcarlson’s class, and so much more! Jamie shares a cool Star Wars themed escape room game in our segment “Whatcha’ been playin’...?” Join @hofmannedu, @mrsjamiehalsey, and @findingmyaloha each week by subscribing to our podcast and rating and reviewing us on Apple Podcasts! Leave a short review! Recommend us! Share us! Things mentioned on the show: - 30 bands in one picture - Star Wars UNLOCK game
34:48
April 23, 2022
Episode 113 - Finding our Magical Author (S3E13) (w/ Tisha Richmond)
We are so happy to have our magical guest Tisha Richmond! It was so delightful to have her on and tell us everything about her current role as a Canva consultant and how she helps other teachers improve their lessons with a home makeover style program she is offering with a team in her district in Oregon. Plus, she shares a game in our ever wonderful segment “Whatcha been playin’...?”. Follow her on Twitter @TishRich and check out her website www.tisharichmond.com Join @hofmannedu, @mrsjamiehalsey, and @findingmyaloha each week by subscribing to our podcast and rating and reviewing us on Apple Podcasts! Leave a short review! Recommend us! Share us! Things mentioned on the show: - Tisha’s book - Make Learning Magical - Lettera (in dutch), 4 Cyte in English
34:56
April 14, 2022
Episode 112 - Finding Our Conference Reflection (S3E12)
We are back together and after a few episodes we recorded before we went to SpringCUE, Fabian and Jamie now have a reflection of the conference, Scott talks about how he re-booted his game, why it is a good idea to keep classroom games special, Jamie shares how she used giant playing cards in her class, and Fabian shares a fun game in our “Whatcha been playin’...” segment! Join @hofmannedu, @mrsjamiehalsey, and @findingmyaloha each week by subscribing to our podcast and rating and reviewing us on Apple Podcasts! Leave a short review! Recommend us! Share us! Things mentioned on the show: - Pictionary AIR - Giant Playing Cards
38:38
April 07, 2022
Episode 111 - Finding Our Scratch Off Cards (S3E11)
Hello! Welcome back to a new episode! This week Jamie shares an embarrassing story from an EDUProtocols presentation she gave and why her students can essentially plan their own sub lessons, Scott is re-tooling his game and how he went a bit overboard with scratch-off cards, Fabian is planning on making shiny cards based on Scott Hebert’s idea and why he is proud of his current unit. Finally, Fabian shares a game in our segment “Whatcha been playin’?”. Join @hofmannedu, @mrsjamiehalsey, and @findingmyaloha each week by subscribing to our podcast and rating and reviewing us on Apple Podcasts! Leave a short review! Recommend us! Share us! Things mentioned on the show: - Scott Hebert’s shiny item cards - Kingdomino - Fun domino like game
31:44
March 31, 2022
Episode 110 - Finding Our Spring Behaviors (S3E10)
Back to our regular programming! This week, your hosts talk about the fact that Spring has sprung and the odd behaviors students are showcasing. Also, Jamie explains how she got the opportunity to model EDUProtocols in another teacher’s classroom and how she handles cheating in her classroom, and Scott was up for an evaluation and just wanted to get it done. We talk about a wonderful game for your classroom or at home! Join @hofmannedu, @mrsjamiehalsey, and @findingmyaloha each week by subscribing to our podcast and rating and reviewing us on Apple Podcasts! Leave a short review! Recommend us! Share us! Things mentioned on the show: - Cinco Linko
32:08
March 24, 2022
SPECIAL CUE EPISODE - Finding Our Spring CUE Thoughts (S3E09b) (w/Jeremy Sederquist)
In this episode, special guest Jeremy Sederquist joins Jamie and Fabian to talk about all things SpringCUE! Listen as they talk about their session, biggest take aways and why Jeremy is a fanboy of Alice Keeler’s. Join @hofmannedu, @mrsjamiehalsey, and @findingmyaloha each week by subscribing to our podcast and rating and reviewing us on Apple Podcasts! Leave a short review! Recommend us! Share us! Things mentioned on the show: - Anatomage - Anatomy and Virtual Dissection Platform - The Juice Learning - Daily News website with leveled articles - Schoolytics - Real time dashboard to track assignment completion and gaining insights into how students are doing with Google Classroom
21:20
March 20, 2022
SPECIAL Episode - Finding Our Spring Cue (S3E9a)
In this special episode, Jamie and Fabian talk about which sessions they will be attending at Spring Cue 2022. Keep checking back! There will be extra bonus episodes live from Spring Cue soon! Join @hofmannedu, @mrsjamiehalsey, and @findingmyaloha each week by subscribing to our podcast and rating and reviewing us on Apple Podcasts! Leave a short review! Recommend us! Share us! Things mentioned on the show: - Classtime - Here is the link to the LiveStream interview Fabian was invited to
15:52
March 17, 2022
Episode 109 - Finding Our Mood Meters (S3E09)
Thanks for tuning in this week! Fabian, Jamie, and Scott share what has been going on in their classrooms. Scott talks about substitutes and how they ignore lesson plans, how he uses colored buttons as mood meters, how Fabian created a challenge version of the EDUProtocols Thin Slides, what Jamie thinks about masking, and so much more! Join @hofmannedu, @mrsjamiehalsey, and @findingmyaloha each week by subscribing to our podcast and rating and reviewing us on Apple Podcasts! Leave a short review! Recommend us! Share us! Things mentioned on the show: - Puck Lights as mood meters - Star Wars Uno
46:14
March 10, 2022
Episode 108 - Finding Our Kiwi (w/ Izzy Thompson)
Hello from the future! The past? We are so confused… Today we have Izzy Thompson (@missiothompson) on. She is an amazing science teacher from New Zealand! She talks about her classroom game, how things work in New Zealand schools, the struggles she encountered, and how to engage students in her classroom. Have a listen! Join @hofmannedu, @mrsjamiehalsey, and @findingmyaloha each week by subscribing to our podcast and rating and reviewing us on Apple Podcasts! Leave a short review! Recommend us! Share us!
50:34
March 03, 2022
Episode 107 - Finding Our Sketchnoting Queen (S3E07) (Carrie Baughcum)
Hooray! We have a guest on and we could not be happier to welcome back Carrie Baughcum! She shares her wealth of experience with sketchnoting and running a gamified class in a SPED environment. There are some really amazing words of wisdom in this episode! She even shares a game for our new segment! Follow her on Twitter @carrie_baughcum Join @hofmannedu, @mrsjamiehalsey, and @findingmyaloha each week by subscribing to our podcast and rating and reviewing us on Apple Podcasts! Leave a short review! Recommend us! Share us! Want to connect with us? Follow us on Twitter @findingtribepod, send us an email, or leave us a voice message. Things mentioned on the show: Carrie has sketchnoting class on emc2learning - Sign up and check it out! It’s free! Carrie’s game suggestion - Dungeon Mayhem: Monster Madness Doodle and Chat (with Friends!)
43:24
February 24, 2022
Episode 106 - Finding Our Controversy (S3E06)
This week, the team talks mask controversies, why starting with a new group of students in the middle of the year can be quite refreshing, and what it is like to have a student teacher take over your class when you have to quarantine. Our favorite segment, “Whatcha’ been playin’?” is back with a fun card game! Join @hofmannedu, @mrsjamiehalsey, and @findingmyaloha each week by subscribing to our podcast and rating and reviewing us on Apple Podcasts! Leave a short review! Recommend us! Share us! Want to connect with us? Follow us on Twitter @findingtribepod, send us an email, or leave us a voice message. Things mentioned on the show: - Double Ditto - Fun Party Card Game
26:30
February 17, 2022
Episode 105 - Finding Our TikTok Influencer (w/ Josie Wozniak) (S3E05)
This is an XXL episode with one of our (now) favorite guests, Josie Wozniak (@Ms_Woz). She is TikTok famous, even though she says she is not, and talks all about how that came to be and how she started using EduProtocols in her classroom. There is some great wisdom shared here and we absolutely recommend following her on “The TikTok”. Join @hofmannedu, @mrsjamiehalsey, and @findingmyaloha each week by subscribing to our podcast and rating and reviewing us on Apple Podcasts! Leave a short review! Recommend us! Share us! Want to connect with us? Follow us on Twitter @findingtribepod, send us an email, or leave us a voice message. Things mentioned on the show: - Josie’s TikTok account! Valuable EduProtocols PD and lots of other great content! - MyWordle.me - Make your own Wordle word puzzle!
52:32
February 10, 2022
Episode 104 - Finding Our Flipgrid Live Event
Thanks for tuning in this time. This week, Jamie talks about her experience with a Flipgrid Live Event where she and her students interacted with a published author, Fabian’s experience and struggles with his gradeless classroom, Scott needed to start offering self-directed lessons for students who are not on campus, and in our segment “What we’re playin’…” Fabian shares a game. Join @hofmannedu, @mrsjamiehalsey, and @findingmyaloha each week by subscribing to our podcast and rating and reviewing us on Apple Podcasts! Leave a short review! Recommend us! Share us! Want to connect with us? Follow us on Twitter @findingtribepod, send us an email, or leave us a voice message. Things mentioned on the show: - Taco vs. Burrito
32:52
February 03, 2022
Episode 103 - Finding Our Student Teacher (S3E03)
Thanks for listening! This week we talk about what it is like to have a student teacher, what to do with a blue foam microphone ball, and why having parents come in to do presentations is an amazing opportunity for students to connect to the content more. Also, we are introducing a new segment called "What we're playin'...". Finally, we have a winner of our contest! Join @hofmannedu, @mrsjamiehalsey, and @findingmyaloha each week by subscribing to our podcast and rating and reviewing us on Apple Podcasts! Leave a short review! Recommend us! Share us! Want to connect with us? Follow us on Twitter @findingtribepod, send us an email, or leave us a voice message. Stuff we mentioned on the show: - QBall - qball.com - Dice Throne - Boardgame
30:00
January 27, 2022
Episode 102 - Finding Our Curmudgeons (S3E02)
Thank you for joining us this week with our first regular episode with our new co-host Jamie Halsey! This week we chat about some Twitter gems that Scott and Jamie posted and discuss whether we should be joining TikTok and why that is (not) a good idea for some of us. Want to leave us a message? Tap here and we might play it on the air! Want to send an email? Click here to send us an old school message! Interact with us on Twitter @findingtribepod and follow each of us individually: Fabian, Jamie, Scott. Rate us on Apple Podcasts and leave maybe a couple of sentences telling us why we are awesome! Not only will this make Scott feel better, but it also helps us get found and grow our community! Things we talked about on the show: EduProtocols Bin Slides Link to Jamie’s Tweet - Breakout Link to Scott’s Tweet - Amanda Gorman
33:00
January 20, 2022
Episode 101 - Finding Our New Co-Host (S3E01)
In this rather short episode, we discuss the future of our podcast with our new Co-Host Jamie Halsey! Please give her a follow on Twitter @MrsJamieHalsey and don't forget about our contest! Go to www.findingourtribe.net to find an Easter egg (literally) and get started! There are seem fun prizes waiting for you! Please click here and leave us a message telling us about your favorite moment from our show! Also, please if you would, rate us on Apple Podcasts (you can click on 5 stars or, even better, write a few words!) to help us get found! 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!
10:20
January 13, 2022
Episode 100 - Finding Our 100th Episode (S2E49)
We did it! We are 100 episodes in and have a massive announcement. Or two. Check Twitter for one of them and keep listening to find out who our third permanent host will be! This is an episode in which we reminisce a lot and we hope you enjoy it! Stay tuned for our new season which will start with the next episode! We are so proud to have such a great community and loyal listeners! We cannot wait to start season 3! Please click here and leave us a message telling us about your favorite moment from our show! Also, please if you would, rate us on Apple Podcasts (you can click on 5 stars or, even better, write a few words!) to help us get found! 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!
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January 06, 2022
Episode 99.5 - Finding Our New Year's Announcement (S2E47.5)
Hi everyone! Just a quick appreciation message before we are back next week with our 100th (!!) episode with not just one, but two gargantuan announcements! So excited for you to find out! Happy New Year!
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December 30, 2021
Episode 99 - Finding Our Spreadsheets
As we settle into our winter break, we wanted to give you a quick update of what has been going on. Scott is struggling with student language, how he and his class went on an impromptu field trip, why Fabian likes to use speedy spreadsheets to organize his classes in his gradeless classroom. Thanks for listening and we hope you join us for our 100th episode coming up! Click on Leave us a Message! We will make sure to reply to you and will play your message on our show! Give it a try! You can also find the button on our homepage, findingourtribe.net. 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.
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December 23, 2021
Episode 98 - Finding Our PhD (S2E48) (Casey Jakubowski)
Welcome, Tribe! This week we are welcoming Dr. Casey Jakubowski. He talks to us about his experience as an adjunct professor teaching future elementary school teachers, why teaching in rural America is different from urban and suburban areas, and why bringing back CTE pathways are the way of the future. He is the author of two books that are available for purchase on Amazon (find the link below). Click on Leave us a Message! We will make sure to reply to you and will play your message on our show! Give it a try! You can also find the button on our homepage, findingourtribe.net. 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. Things mentioned on the show: - Casey's book Thinking about Teaching - Casey's second book A Cog in the Machine
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December 16, 2021
Episode 97 - Finding Our Bingo Card (S2E46) (w/ Jamie Halsey)
Hello everyone! Welcome back and a hello specifically to our new listeners that we might have gained over the last few months. This week we have our permanent fixture @mrsjamiehalsey with us. She tells us about new developments in her classroom, Scott talks about laying down the law in his classroom, and Fabian explains why his students lost the privilege to participate in a BreakoutEDU... probably.  Click on Leave us a Message! We will make sure to reply to you and will play your message on our show! Give it a try! You can also find the button on our homepage, findingourtribe.net. 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. Here are some things we mentioned on the show: - Fling Shot - Game with magnetic flingers - Chicken Sling Shot Game - Bingo Card created by Charlie Mirus
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December 09, 2021
Episode 96 - Finding Our Wienerschnitzel
Welcome back from your well deserved (albeit short) Thanksgiving break! This week, Scott shares a story about the Thanksgiving tradition at his school, why having some living history stations at your school is a cool idea, how to keep kids engaged who might struggle with technology, and a lot more!  Click on Leave us a Message! We will make sure to reply to you and will play your message on our show! Give it a try! You can also find the button on our homepage, findingourtribe.net. 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.
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December 02, 2021
Episode 95.5 - Finding our Thanksgiving (S2E44.5)
Hi y’all! Fabian is visiting family in Georgia and has no recording equipment. Nevertheless, we wanted to say a quick thanks to you guys for being part of our tribe! Have a great thanksgiving and we will be back with a new episode next week!
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November 25, 2021
Episode 95 - Finding Our Serious Conversation (S2E44)
Thanks for tuning in this week! On this episode we talk about how to tackle some serious conversations and why it is not necessary to have them same life experiences as students in order to be empathetic and a positive and stable role model for them. Fabian also talks about using fake Twitter and text message exchanges to review previous knowledge and why it is important to NOT share a QR code that lets students edit your Google Forms. Click on Leave us a Message! We will make sure to reply to you and will play your message on our show! Give it a try! You can also find the button on our homepage, findingourtribe.net. 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. Things we mentioned on the show: - FakeTwitter conversation generator - Fake text message exchange creator
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November 18, 2021
Episode 94 - Finding Our Brain (S2E43)
Today we talk about taking over the world... Well, actually, we talk about students having to re-learn how to be students, what Fabian's classroom boardgame was like and how he played it, and why Scott put up a poop-tree outside his classroom. Finally Fabian talks a little about a platform that helps manage Oculus Quest devices! Let's get into it! Click on Leave us a Message! We will make sure to reply to you and will play your message on our show! Give it a try! You can also find the button on our homepage, findingourtribe.net. 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. Things we mentioned on the show: - Game Map for Road to Conquest - Grove - Platform to manage Oculus Quest devices
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November 11, 2021
Episode 93 - Finding Our Favorite Uncle (S2E42)
Thanks for tuning in! This week, Scott and Fabian talk about classroom management, how using Hero Builder had students engaged for at least three class periods, development of a classroom game in progress, and so much more!  Click on Leave us a Message! We will make sure to reply to you and will play your message on our show! Give it a try! You can also find the button on our homepage, findingourtribe.net. 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.
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November 04, 2021
Episode 92 - Finding Our Failed Meditation (S2E41)
This week Fabian debriefs his and @mrsjamiehalsey's Fall Cue presentation, why meditation with a whole class can be very hard, some ideas on what to do with scratch off stickers, why BB-8 needed to be repaired in Fabian's classroom, and so much more.  Click on Leave us a Message! We will make sure to reply to you and will play your message on our show! Give it a try! You can also find the button on our homepage, findingourtribe.net. 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.
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October 28, 2021
Episode 91 - Finding Our Helium Stick (S2E40)
This week, Scott and Fabian share some great ideas for the classroom, why it sometimes can be overwhelming to be too engaging, why sticks fly through the air, and so much more! Click on Leave us a Message! We will make sure to reply to you and will play your message on our show! Give it a try! You can also find the button on our homepage, findingourtribe.net. 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.
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October 21, 2021
Episode 91 - Finding Our Mentee (with guest Jamie Halsey) (S2E39)
Thanks for listening and reading these notes. You are special and you are doing awesome! This week we have Jamie Halsey back to check in and she is telling us all about how she started her first boss battle, how she got a Donor's Choose funded, and so much more. Fabian talks a little bit about what it is like to have a mentee and Scott shares how his decorations are going. Keep listening to hear some interesting ways on how to run your gamified classroom. Click on Leave us a Message! We will make sure to reply to you and will play your message on our show! Give it a try! You can also find the button on our homepage, findingourtribe.net. 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.
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October 14, 2021
Episode 90 - Finding Our Titans (S2E38) (John Meehan and Michael Matera)
Hang on to your butts: This is an episode you want to listen to again and again. Michael Matera and John Meehan are our guests and not only were we having a lot of fun recording and joking with them, we also had a really insightful and candid conversation about teaching in (almost) post-COVID and why their new book is not a Nintendo Game manual. Enjoy this one and recommend it to your friends! Click on Leave us a Message! We will make sure to reply to you and will play your message on our show! Give it a try! You can also find the button on our homepage, findingourtribe.net. 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. Things mentioned on the show: - Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza - Goblet Gobblers - Space Team - The Battle of Polytopia - Otrio - Emc2Learning - Fully Engaged
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October 07, 2021
Episode 89 - Finding Our Station (S2E37)
Hello and welcome back! This week we talk a little bit about sidequests and some thoughts on the points involved, why Fabian used Station 2 Station from emc2learning, how incorporating a Silhouette cutter can inspire students, and so much more. Click on Leave us a Message! We will make sure to reply to you and will play your message on our show! Give it a try! You can also find the button on our homepage, findingourtribe.net. 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. Things mentioned on the show: - The Holderness Family Vaccination Day Video - Silhouette Cameo 4 cutter 
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September 30, 2021
Episode 88 - Finding our Presenters (S2E36)
Hi Tribe! Thanks for your patience. Someone dropped the ball and I am not going to tell you who. But, maybe next episode. This week we talk about why keeping student work of multiple quality levels can be helpful, how games can and should be modified on the fly through student feedback for later periods in the day, what to do with failed 3d prints, and so much more. Click on Leave us a Message! We will make sure to reply to you and will play your message on our show! Give it a try! You can also find the button on our homepage, findingourtribe.net. 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. Things mentioned and forgot to mention on the show: - Kevin Roughton's book "Teach with Magic" - Fall Cue Sign Up
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September 24, 2021
Episode 87 - Finding Our PSA (S2E35)
Thanks for coming back and joining us this week! Scott finally gets to use devices in his class after 7 weeks... sort of, Fabian has a broken Chromebook, why faxes are kind of awesome, how Fabian started off his sidequests, and so much more. Click on Leave us a Message! We will make sure to reply to you and will play your message on our show! Give it a try! You can also find the button on our homepage, findingourtribe.net. 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.
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September 16, 2021
Episode 86 - Finding Our Dentist (S2E34)
Hi everyone! We are excited you are joining us today for a new episode! This week we talk about Scott's adventures at the dentist, what QFT is, why Scott is wrong and what he learned during his PD day, why it is sometimes hard to not take sides when a teacher friend complains about someone else, how to hype up a boss battle, and so much more! Click on Leave us a Message! We will make sure to reply to you and will play your message on our show! Give it a try! You can also find the button on our homepage, findingourtribe.net. 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. Stuff mentioned on the show: - Sparklefun toothpaste - Mentimeter - Thinker Analytix - emc2learning - If you are a member, search for QFT Throwdown.
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September 09, 2021
Episode 85 - Finding Our Secret Handshake (S2E33)
Hi! We are so excited to have Thomas Bussey on our show this week! He gladly agreed to be on our show and talks all about his gamified classroom and the ideas he puts into practice. Find out why trash can be magic. Come for the gamification, stay for the amazing ideas to form relationships. Thomas is on Twitter @TheBestEducator.  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. Stuff mentioned on the show: - Thomas introduces a boss battle - Thomas introduces his game 
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September 02, 2021
Episode 84 - Finding Our Folding Tables (S2E32)
Welcome back to our podcast! This week we talk about how the classroom can change by using folding tables, why solo cups are hard to come by,  how to make students from different cultural backgrounds feel connected, and some tips for first year teachers. Click on Leave us a Message! We will make sure to reply to you and will play your message on our show! Give it a try! You can also find the button on our homepage, findingourtribe.net. 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. 
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August 26, 2021
Episode 83 - Finding Our Old Friend (S2E31)
Wait for it... what a surprise we have on this podcast! No hints here. The team talks about how Fabian is preparing to start school the following week, why students are going to have a hard time in the beginning of the year, how Scott is planning on using interactive notebooks, why finding justifications for Donor's Choose can be a very personal thing, and so much more! Click on Leave us a Message! We will make sure to reply to you and will play your message on our show! Give it a try! 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 findingourtribe.net and click on Leave us a Message! We will make sure to reply to you and will play your message on our show! Give it a try!
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August 19, 2021
Episode 82 - Finding Our Beep Beep Beep
Wow, this episode is chock full of solid teaching advice! There are recommendations for how to be creative with your students and so much more! Please find all kinds of links of stuff we mentioned on our show below! 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 findingourtribe.net and click on Leave us a Message! We will make sure to reply to you and will play your message on our show! Give it a try!  Things mentioned on the show: - Want to start mindfulness in your classroom? Check out Jeffrey Szlotnik's work here: Meditation Initiative - Extraordinaires - Great Design Game for your classroom; download a sample here - Thomas Bussey's Twitter and inspirational Beginning of Year video - Check out The Hive Summit - Brené Brown's Empathy Video - Recordable Buzzers - Doorbell clickers - Rick Morris
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August 12, 2021
Episode 81 - Finding Our Captain (S2E29)
This week we had a great conversation about what we've been up lately. Scott went back to school/work and helped teachers get their Donor's Choose projects off the ground, Fabian finished his CLAD certification (sort of), is participating in the Hive Summit (find link below), and is currently reading Fully Engaged. 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 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: - Fully Engaged - new book by Michael Matera and John Meehan - The Hive Summit - Free PD with excellent speakers! Sign up for free!
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August 05, 2021
Episode 80 - Finding Our Holocron (S2E28)
Sorry for being late. But, we made it! Scott and Fabian have a brief conversation about what is going on in Scott's back to school days (hint: meetings!) and Fabian talks a little about the Holocron he acquired while visiting the planet of Batuu. It's a short one, but I think there is some stuff you would enjoy! 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 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: - Ravine - A cooperative boardgame - Space Team - another cooperative boardgame - Holocron - a toy that can be used with some creativity in your classroom... - Red Force Guidance Kyber Crystal
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July 29, 2021
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?
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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
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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 08, 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 01, 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 08, 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 03, 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 01, 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 06, 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 04, 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 08, 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 01, 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
36:56
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
42:35
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 04, 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 04, 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 03, 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 05, 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 08, 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 08, 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 04, 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 07, 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 03, 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 05, 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 08, 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 01, 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 interac