High school English teacher, Jeremy Rinkel, chats with us about being student focused and allowing student creativity to grow, and why we sometimes need to do whatever it takes to “change their mood.”
Jeremy shares the power of sharing what you’re doing in your classroom, his return to focusing on relationships, and why reflection is so important.
- 1:05 – Shoutout to our guest, Jeremy Rinkel, for Rae’s descriptive word.
- 2:00 – Chatting about educators struggling to recognize and celebrate their own successes.
- 10:34 – Previewing this episode with Jeremy Rinkel.
- 13:09 – Jeremy and Jeff pick on Rae about running.
- 14:25 – Jeremy introduces himself.
- 16:39 – Jeremy’s failure: Having too much of a micro-managing approach – Stifling student creativity.
- 21:13 – Jeremy’s success: Engaging his class with a rocket launch – Kids telling him years later about hat experience.
- 25:54 – What’s got Jeremy excited about education right now: The time we’re living in and the opportunities it provides us in education.
- 27:38 – Jeremy’s advice to new teachers: Always, always, always do what’s right for kids.
- 30:26 – 6 questions answered in 15 seconds or less.
- 33:49 – How to connect with Jeremy.
- EdTech Tool: Rocketbook, Adobe Spark
- Book: “Run Like A Pirate” by Adam Welcome & “Mentors” by Russell Brand.
- Who to Follow: Steve Isaacs (@mr_isaacs) ; Salome Thomas-EL (@Principal_EL) ; Amber Heffner (@amber_heffner)
- YouTube/Podcast/Website/Blog: Ditch That Textbook; TED Ed
- Daily/Weekly/Monthly Routine: Routines look different for everyone. Daily exercise and “ME” time is a must. For me it’s going to the gym or running at 5 AM.
- Best piece of advice you’ve ever received: Take calculated risks. Never be afraid to fail. Failure = growth.
Links to Connect With Jeremy
- Website: jeremyrinkel.com & teachlikewoodstock.com
- Twitter: @RinkelJeremy
- Instagram: @jrinkelteacher
- YouTube: jrinkel