Roy Wilson award winning history teacher in Arkansas

Roy Wilson: Tips, Tricks and Wisdom from a 40 year history teacher [ECM #40]

Roy Wilson is a 40 year educator who has been awarded History teacher of the year and state teacher of the year in Arkansas. He works for the Sheridan Public School District and now leads their gifted and talented program while he still makes time to get in the classroom.

I found Roy randomly on Twitter. Actually, Roy isn't on Twitter, but a student of his tweeted out to the #teacher hashtag that the most life changing teacher he ever had was Roy Wilson and a link to this article.

The purpose of my show – Every Classroom Matters – is not to give you the echo chamber of voices of educators who are on Twitter and social media but to reach past into every classroom. Real teachers – especially those who have been around and still have their love of kids and teaching – these are the stories we should tell to encourage each other and lift each other up. Your classroom is important and real teachers doing this every day are heroes.

Awesome educators are awesome – you are not validated by whether you choose to contribute or participate in social media – it can add to your life and help others but isn't required. Love kids, know your stuff, and be passionate and interesting. Roy Wilson is epic.

Who will want to listen?

History teachers and gifted and talented program organizers will want to listen to this show. If you want to do reenactments or role playing in the classroom, it will interest you as well. Roy is awesome and I'm so glad for students who recognize their teachers. If you know a Roy, let me know so we can tell their stories.

My favorite thing Roy Said

One of my favorite things said in this podcast is when Roy talks about the reenactments he does and how he still brings it when he goes into history classrooms and his advice for being an awesome teacher. It is timeless advice about teaching and I've already relistened to this show several times just to remind myself and hear it again.

  • Listen on iTunes. (Note, we've had some trouble with the iTunes feed in December and are troubleshooting this. You can listen on BAM Radio and we hope to have this in the iTunes feed as soon as possible. It is in the actual RSS Feed, just not showing on the show listing page. We think we've found the problem and are working to fix it.)
  • Go to the show on BAM Radio

Add Roy Wilson to your PLN

Roy isn't on social media, but you can reach out to him here. Let him know what he says that resonates with you.

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Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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