In this episode, we get to know a Physical Education teacher, podcast host, and former ball boy for the Oklahoma City Thunder - Matt Shellenberger. He graduated from Southern Nazarene University with a degree in Sports Information and working towards an M.Ed in Educational Leadership at his alma mater. I've taught and coached with Matt the last three years at my current school. Matt is a relationship builder with not only his students, but his coworkers. He has the positive demeanor and attitude most parents desire as a role model for their child. We learn about his background as a Sports Information major to what changed his path away from that career. He discusses some failures in the classroom and as a coach.
The ongoing theme from past episodes is 'building relationships with students' being THE factor to becoming an effective teacher. Matt gives some tips on how he builds those relationships and some simple rituals he has throughout the days.
Intro: Fun Fact
Find Matt on Twitter
Books and Links mentioned in the show
"Shoe Dog" by Phil Knight
"The Giver" by Lois Lowry
Southern Nazarene University
Breaking Bad & Mad Men
Oklahoma City Thunder (Nick Collison & James Harden)
"Shots" (Broiler Remix) by Imagine Dragons
Beats by Dre Pill
Revenge of the Nerds - Movie
Chronotype by Michael Brues
Podcast & Apps mentioned in the show
Twitter, Amazon, Sports Animal, & Skordle
Previous episodes mentioned
Episode #12 - Allie Newcomb
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Song: I dunno (ft. J Lang, Morusque)
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The Teacher Tunnel Podcast is an entertaining and authentic look at the teacher leaders in education and beyond. What are their habits, routines, and strategies? As a teacher and learner, Jon Belt wants to bring great people and thinkers to the surface and share their thoughts and insights about teaching, learning, self-improvement, and education.
Jon Belt is a middle school teacher in Oklahoma City, and the host of the Teacher Tunnel Podcast.
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