Amazing Teacher – Matt Gomez

by Sam on December 23, 2013

This week, my guest on the Amazing Teacher Podcast is Matt Gomez from Gomez on the Amazing Teacher Podcast

Matt is a Kindergarten teacher in N. Dallas, Texas and  the co-founder and an organizer for EdcampDallas. He is also a moderator for the twitter chat #Kinderchat.

I had a great time picking Matt’s brain on the podcast.

He shares about the importance of building relationships – with everybody – parents, teachers, administrators, and especially students.

“Rarely does significant learning happen without significant relationship.”

He also talked about EdCamp Dallas. As an organizer, Matt shared how EdCamp allows teachers to share their expertise with each other – What a concept!

Matt is also leading the way with incorporating technology in the classroom. His Kindergarten class has a Twitter account – yes – a Kindergarten Twitter account! His class connects with other classes around the world. Amazing!

Matt also is big on helping kids find their passion, and giving them a way to express their passion.

“The most powerful thing we can do is help kids find their passion.”

When it comes to classroom management, Matt’s only rule is ,“Be Brave.”

He has eliminated the classroom management systems that many Kindergarten teachers use, and he has built his classroom management on relationships and the “Be Brave” rule.

He says that it’s been an amazing change for him and for the kids.

It was great spending time with Matt and picking his brain. I came away with an even greater appreciation for Kindergarten teachers.

I know you will find great value in what Matt shares in the podcast as well.

Thank you for spreading the word about The Amazing Teacher Podcast!

Until next time…Be Amazing!



Find Matt at:


Twitter: @MattBGomez

Facebook: My Hullabaloo


Mentioned in the poscast:

Amy Murray @happycampergirl



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