Last school year I started consuming a lot more YouTube videos. My students were obsessed with the platform, so I wanted to try and figure things out a little bit more for myself. Any place that my students are excited about creating, is a place I want to try and understand.
When summer hit, I decided to try and up my YouTube game. I’ve watched a bunch of videos on editing, vlogging, and YouTube tips and tricks. It has been fascinating to see how similar the process of creating videos relates to the process of writing.
Below you’ll find my some of my top videos of the year. If you’d like to subscribe to my station click here. I’d love to get to 500 subscribers before the end of the year. 🙂
#10: The Book Whisperer Donalyn Miller Talks About Book Talks
One of the best days of the school year so far was when my friend Donalyn Miller spent the day in my classroom. When the kids went to lunch we sat down and chatted about book talks.
#9 First Look at My New Classroom
This school year I moved from teaching third grade to fifth grade. On the last day of the last school year, I visited my classroom for the first time. It is fun to look back at what my room looked like before I moved in.
#8 Ain’t No Party Like a Classroom Setup Party
Teachers love visiting other classrooms, so many of my classroom setup videos make this list. Looking back, it is crazy to think about how much time we put into our classrooms during our “summer vacation”. We sure do love our students!
#7 Happy Saturday: After The Fall
Dan Santat’s After the Fall is probably the most memorable book that I read in 2017. I love witnessing readers experience the book for the first time. It is truly mind blowing. In this video, I share my excitement for one of my favorite books of 2017.
#6 Dear New Teachers
This is probably my favorite video that I made in 2017. I just hit record on my camera and started talking to teachers that were getting ready to enter the field. I’m so thankful that they chose to join me in this amazing profession.
Thanks for checking out this post and watching my videos. It means the world to me. If you’d like me to explore a certain topic in a video, just leave a comment below and I’ll see what I can do.
I’m taking it pretty easy this week, so I’m not sure when I’ll be back with my Top 5 videos. I’ll make sure the post is done before the end of the calendar year. 🙂