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Ideas, stories, and inspiration for creating and leading a more memorable and transformational classroom, one that is epic.

The Epic Classroom with Trevor Muir Trevor Muir

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 72 Ratings

Ideas, stories, and inspiration for creating and leading a more memorable and transformational classroom, one that is epic.

    The Impact of Teachers

    The Impact of Teachers

    Some of our most impact childhood memories happen in school. Teachers and other educators have a massive influence on their students' identities, memories, and future. Let's dive into that and explore the brain science of why that happens and how we can leave our students with a positive impression of school.




    • 35 min
    Helping Students See the Bigger Picture

    Helping Students See the Bigger Picture

    We all—educators and students— worker harder and smarter when we can identify the bigger picture of our work. That's what we dive into in this episode.

    • 24 min
    Holding High Expectations for Students

    Holding High Expectations for Students

    Let's talk about the importance of holding high expectations for students and some strategies to do it well.

    Pre-order the New Teacher Mindset: https://www.amazon.com/New-Teacher-Mindset-Innovative-Strategies/dp/1394210086/ref=sr_1_1?crid=ETFBNFNCOW6W&keywords=new+teacher+mindset+muir&qid=1706209905&sprefix=new+teacher+mindset+muir%2Caps%2C108&sr=8-1

    • 24 min
    Harnessing Parent Power

    Harnessing Parent Power

    Why caregivers can be an invaluable resource to your classroom.

    • 22 min
    Starting Class With Good Things

    Starting Class With Good Things

    "Good Things" is a calculated way for students to get the most out of every class period. Like many teaching approaches, while not always obvious, there is a method to the madness. It is a routine to help establish classroom culture, a shared set of values that unify the group and create a sense of cohesion. These collective values form the foundation for all of the learning that happens in the classroom.

    Link to New Teacher Mindset

    Contact Trevor: trevor@trevormui.com


    • 19 min
    Let Kids Move: Why kids need opportunities to move and play in school

    Let Kids Move: Why kids need opportunities to move and play in school

    I live here in Michigan, And we've had a whole string of snow days lately. And for my kids it's been like an endless recess. sledding and snow forts and snowball fights, and getting together with the neighbor kids and playing for hours and hours outside. It’s felt like the good old days, before video games and tablets. It's been cold, but for an eight and a 9-year-old, there's nothing quite like a snow day.

    And it reminds me how much children need to play. they need to move. I see this seemingly endless energy they have out here in the snow, and I think about how so much of their days at school are spent sitting inside. Now my kids have amazing teachers who get them up and moving, but the typical structure of a school day just doesn't require this type of physical activity, this expenditure of energy, and it's energy they clearly have to expend. Sometimes I'm not so sure two 15 minute recesses is enough. Sometimes I wonder if behavioral problems in the classroom are largely a result of making children with this much energy, sit at a desk for hours on end.

    This is why I'm a fan of Outdoor Learning, class gardens, outdoor classrooms. It's why I'm a huge fan of PE, and think it's a travesty when programs like that get cut. kids need to move at school. It’s developmental; it’s human. And I'll tell you, after days of moving and playing for hours, they sleep a lot better at night.

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
72 Ratings

72 Ratings

Regis89 ,


Every podcast has resonated with me in perfect timing.
Podcast #16 is one I will be listening to throughout the year to remind me to get back on track.
So easy in a smaller school setting to allow negativity, chit chat, other’s words can really impact how we continue the day. Starting off great and then just one conversation can flip how we proceed. Taking a step back and just breathing and reminding myself of what is positive or self talk can help get back on track but at times it seems to be a hamster wheel.
Thank you for your words- we as teachers and in the profession in one way or another head you.
Keep spreading your insight!

Mrs. G4 ,

Great pep talks!!!

As the year is winding down, I’m so glad I discovered this podcast! I have been listening during my cup of tea as I get ready for school. I can hear the smile on Trevor’s face as he is talking about the profession I hold so deeply in my heart. He reminds me to smile and offers great reminders about valued practices.

idontlikethesnapchatupdate446 ,

Thank you for sharing :)

As a current student teacher, I love to hear Trevor talk about his own experiences in the classroom! His advice and enthusiasm are the reasons I come back to listen each week!

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