One Question With Trevor Muir

This week’s episode of One Question with Mr. Sharp featured the amazing Michigan educator/author Trevor Muir. Trevor is a project based learning enthusiast. Through that passion he wrote the book The Epic Classroom  (I’m giving away one copy of the book away to someone that comments on the video below.)

I asked Trevor what tips he had for educators that want to make their classrooms more epic. Check out the video below to see what he had to say.

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Graph Novel Tips From Victoria Jamieson

I was extremely lucky to sit down with Victoria Jamieson at NCTE in St. Louis back in November. After recording audio for an episode of The Yarn podcast, we turned on the video camera and I asked her if she had any tips for kids that want to create comics. Her response was amazing! We watched it in class, and so many of my students picked up a pencil and started making comics. It was magical. I hope you find value in the video (below).

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One Question With Kate Messner

At NCTE in St. Louis I had the opportunity to sit down and chat with Kate Messner. We spent most of our time talking about her book Breakout for The Yarn podcast. Kate was kind enough to also answer a question for my One Question With Mr. Sharp series.

I asked Kate if she could share something she has learned since she left the classroom, that she would try with students if she was still a classroom teacher. Be sure to stick around to the end of the video to hear what question Kate has for you!

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Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen Talk About Working Together

I had a blast hanging out with friends at #NCTE17. The sessions were amazing, the conversations between sessions were fantastic, and the fellowship was inspiring. I was able to sneak in a few interviews for my “One Question With Mr. Sharp” series. The first one that I’ll share with you features Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen. I had a blast hanging out with these two guys. I hope you enjoy the video. Please be sure to answer their question at the end in the comments.

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Reading For Rewards Is Not The Way To Go – Brandon Blom

I am a huge fan of Brandon Blom. His energy is addicting. He had a lot of success getting rid of Accelerated Reader when he was a principal. Brandon is this week’s guest on ON Question With Mr. Sharp. I just had to ask him if he had any advice for administrators that want to get rid of Accelerated Reader in their schools.

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One Question With Nora Raleigh Baskin

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If you haven’t read Nora Baskin’s Nine, Ten: A September 11 Story you are really missing out. With the anniversary of September 11th right around the corner, I thought that this would be a good time to ask Nora if she had any advice for educators about how to talk with their students about 9/11. You’ll find her response in the video below.

Nora was a recent guest of The Yarn podcast.

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One Question With Ruth Behar

I thought it would be fun to start a video series where I interview teachers, librarians, authors, illustrators, principals, and whoever else I can think of. Each interview will be one, and only one question.

Up first: Ruth Behar

Be sure to stick around until the end of the video to hear Ruth’s question for you.

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Be sure to check out Ruth’s book Lucky Broken Girl. It is fantastic!