4/20/16

037: Creating Caring Classrooms with Justin Birkbichler

Better Leaders Better Schools guest Justin Birkbichler is a fourth-grade teacher at Hilda J. Barbour Elementary School in Front Royal, VA. He has been 
teaching fourth grade since 2013, and recently earned a Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction from Western Governors University. In the technology world, Justin is both a Google Certified Educator: Level 1 and 2 and a Google for Education Certified 
Trainer. He has presented at numerous local, regional, and state events and at VSTE15. He is a very connected educator, blogging at blog.justinbirckbichler.com, tweeting at @Mr_B_Teacher, co-moderating the #FlyHighFri and #Teach20s Twitter chats, and co-hosting the Eduroadtrip podcast. He enjoys a student-led classroom with a high degree of purposeful technology integration, in addition to collaborating with parents to best meet all learning needs.
 
In this episode you will learn:
  • How to create a family environment in your class/school
  • How to get to know your staff
  • Improve connections to parents and parent involvement
  • Utilize Google Hangouts on Air for the classroom
  • Advantages to a flipped class
  • Fridays + positivity
  • Why every educator needs to be on Twitter
  • DC vs Marvel
 
Resources
 
 
Justin’s Twitter & don’t forget to check out #FlyHighFri and #Teach20s
 
 
 
Creating Classroom Magic by Shauna Pollock
 
Learn like a pirate by Paul Solarz
 
 
 
 
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