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Teachers Rethinking Student Engagement Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/rebel-teacher-alliance/support

    Episode 215 - Finding Our Long Time Listener (S5E39) w/ Ben Weemes

    Episode 215 - Finding Our Long Time Listener (S5E39) w/ Ben Weemes

    In this episode of Rebel Teacher Alliance, hosts Jamie Halsey, Fabian Hofmann, and Scott Kazarian are joined by Mr. Ben Weems, a middle school history teacher passionate about gamifying the learning experience. Ben shares his journey, insights, and unique strategies for engaging students through game-like elements in his classroom. The conversation delves into his use of thematic maps, item cards, and historical events to create a dynamic and educational environment. Plus, they discuss the latest in gamified learning and delve into some favorite games in the ever popular segment 'What'cha been playin'...?'.

    Join @hofmannedu, @mrsjamiehalsey, and @findingmyaloha each week by subscribing to our podcast and rating and reviewing us on Apple Podcasts! Join our Discord on rebelteacheralliance.com or here. Find us on Instagram @rebelteacheralliance, on Twitter @rebelteacherpod, and on TikTok @rebelteacheralliance. Leave us a message here!

    Things mentioned on the show:

    - My City

    - Ready, Set, Bet

    - Star Wars: Unlimited


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    • 47 min
    Episode 214 - Finding Our Smuggler’s Room (S5E38) w/ Brian Thompson

    Episode 214 - Finding Our Smuggler’s Room (S5E38) w/ Brian Thompson

    In this episode of Rebel Teacher Alliance, hosts Jamie Halsey, Fabian Hofmann, and Scott Kazarian welcome special guest Brian Thompson, a YouTube creator passionate about immersive design and making. Brian talks about his journey of starting his YouTube channel, the importance of imagination in education, and the inspiring community he has built `around creating immersive spaces. The discussion also touches on the benefits of project-based learning for students and the impact of creative projects in fostering imagination and hands-on skills. Tune in to find out how Brian combines his love for sci-fi and making to inspire students and educators alike. In our ever popular segment “What’cha been playin’...?” everyone shares a game and three out of four of them exist already.

    Join @hofmannedu, @mrsjamiehalsey, and @findingmyaloha each week by subscribing to our podcast and rating and reviewing us on Apple Podcasts! Join our Discord on rebelteacheralliance.com or here. Find us on Instagram @rebelteacheralliance, on Twitter @rebelteacherpod, and on TikTok @rebelteacheralliance. Leave us a message here!

    Things mentioned on the show:

    - The Smuggler’s Room YouTube Channel

    - Wyrmspan

    - Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza

    - Star Wars Jabba’s Palace




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    • 57 min
    Episode 213 - Finding Our Old So-and-So (S5E37) w/ John Meehan

    Episode 213 - Finding Our Old So-and-So (S5E37) w/ John Meehan

    This episode dives deep into the intersections of education, artificial intelligence (AI), and gamification strategies. Our special guest, John Meehan, shares his insights on the transformative power of games in the classroom, discusses the ethical and practical aspects of AI in education, and offers a sneak peek into the latest developments at EMC2 Learning. We also tackle the contemporary issue of AI attribution in student work, explore innovative teaching techniques, and get a glimpse into John's personal journey with CrossFit and gaming. Finally, check out the game(s) he is sharing in our ever popular segment “What’cha been playin’...?”.

    Join @hofmannedu, @mrsjamiehalsey, and @findingmyaloha each week by subscribing to our podcast and rating and reviewing us on Apple Podcasts! Join our Discord on rebelteacheralliance.com or here. Find us on Instagram @rebelteacheralliance, on Twitter @rebelteacherpod, and on TikTok @rebelteacheralliance. Leave us a message here!

    Things mentioned on the show:

    - emc2learning

    - Fully Engaged

    - EDrenaline Rush

    - Wingspan Asia

    - Grass is Greener


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    • 57 min
    Episode 212 - Finding our Grou(b)t Demlins (S5E36)

    Episode 212 - Finding our Grou(b)t Demlins (S5E36)

    In this episode of Rebel Teacher Alliance, the hosts discuss their end-of-year preparations and share engaging classroom games, including Mafia and the review game Territory Takedown which can be found on emc2learning.com. They reflect on students' emotional reactions to their departure announcements and hiding "grou(b)t demlins" as playful Easter eggs. The hosts also discuss using technology tools like ChatGPT, DALL-E, and Canva to enhance their classroom activities. In the ever popular segment “Whatcha been playin’...?” Scott shares the game Block party.

    #rtalliance #elementaryschool #middleschool #highschool #gamification 

    Join @hofmannedu, @mrsjamiehalsey, and @findingmyaloha each week by subscribing to our podcast and rating and reviewing us on Apple Podcasts! Join our Discord on rebelteacheralliance.com. Find us on Instagram @rebelteacheralliance, on Twitter @rebelteacherpod, and on TikTok @rebelteacheralliance. Leave us a message here!

    Things mentioned on the show:

    - Block Party

    - Territory Takedown

    - Rehash Rally


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    • 46 min
    Episode 211 - Finding our Awkward Introduction w/ Jeremy Sederquist (S5E35)

    Episode 211 - Finding our Awkward Introduction w/ Jeremy Sederquist (S5E35)

    Today on Rebel Teacher Alliance, we have a lively discussion with Jeremy Sederquist, who shares his journey from teaching math to STEM, incorporating gamification and a steampunk theme to engage students. The conversation also dives into topics like 3D printers, room transitions, and innovative teaching methodologies, including gamified learning with personalized characters and Lego Robotics. In our ever popular segment "Whatcha' Been Playin'...?", Jeremy introduces Dumb Ways to Die.

    #rtalliance #elementaryschool #middleschool #highschool #gamification 

    Join @hofmannedu, @mrsjamiehalsey, and @findingmyaloha each week by subscribing to our podcast and rating and reviewing us on Apple Podcasts! Join our Discord on rebelteacheralliance.com. Find us on Instagram @rebelteacheralliance, on Twitter @rebelteacherpod, and on TikTok @rebelteacheralliance. Leave us a message here!

    Things mentioned on the show:

    - Dumb Ways to Die


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    • 43 min
    Episode 210 - Finding Our Room Droid (S5E34)

    Episode 210 - Finding Our Room Droid (S5E34)

    This week's episode is full of major announcements! Scott and Fabian reveal some pretty big news. Jamie shares the success of her "Harry Potter vs. Star Wars" day with student-run game stations. Fabian details his multi-part "Shadogar" boss battle incorporating Quizizz, tower building, and creativity. The hosts also discussed their Teacher Appreciation Week celebrations and end-of-year gamified activities. In our ever popular segment "Whatcha' Been Playin'...?", Fabian introduced the strategic WWII board game Blitzkrieg.

    #rtalliance #elementaryschool #middleschool #highschool #gamification 

    Join @hofmannedu, @mrsjamiehalsey, and @findingmyaloha each week by subscribing to our podcast and rating and reviewing us on Apple Podcasts! Join our Discord on rebelteacheralliance.com. Find us on Instagram @rebelteacheralliance, on Twitter @rebelteacherpod, and on TikTok @rebelteacheralliance. Leave us a message here!


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    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

M_Landers ,

Cool find

Especially this new episode. I love Galaxy’s Edge.

KTM1981 ,

Always fun to listen to

I love listening to you guys talk and always walk away with a new idea to check out for my classroom. Your podcast is like a virtual teachers’ room— so welcome since Covid has taken much of that opportunity away. Keep it up! **Update: still loving your podcast... @findingmyaloha, redundant:)

bweemes ,

Solid!

Great show, solid entertaining banter. I’ve learned a lot and had fun listening. Sometimes it’s too quiet for me to hear, especially Scott’s voice.

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