Guest Blog Post by Alex O’Brien “Content is King Breakdown”

Lynn Burrows and I have become friends in the past month. We have a passion for teaching and I’m very honored to be a part of her blog. The future is looking bright!


Content is King  (or Queen)!

Content is King Breakdown

Content is King. What the heck does that mean?

Let me explain it this way: When educators are teaching, their goal is for their students to remember what it was they taught them. In other words, they want them to remember the content of the lesson. They want them to remember that content long after they leave school.

Teaching with the mantra that Content is King is similar to brushing your teeth to prevent cavities. If I teach you to brush your teeth I know that I’m helping you prevent cavities. But, if I tell you why I am teaching you to brush your teeth by telling you that it prevents cavities, and having to go to the dentist, and having a shot of Novocain, and having a dentist drilling into your tooth…well, then I am teaching you content. I am giving you information (content) and…

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The Power of Social Media

Lynn Burrows is amazing. I’m very thankful for the relationship that we have and I look forward to an amazing, impactful future.


Through social media I have come to know many great physical educators. Many already have blogs and are active on Twitter. I hope to highlight some of these great educators and their awesome ideas through Lovepe.me. Alex O’Brien is one such educator who is a leader in teaching content knowledge within physical education. What I really like about Alex’s approach is students aren’t missing out on skill or MVPA to learn content. Those of you who read this blog regularly, know I am a huge proponent of this approach. So when I saw Alex’s work I thought “he should do a guest blog!”

After Alex and I spoke about him doing a guest blog post we realized he probably has more than one post of information to share. I’m looking forward to him sharing ideas regularly! You can tell his playful nature from this video he put together just for…

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A Living Active Poem

Hope you enjoy and/or relate... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTiRp2SWdSA The Written Poem: A Living Active Poem Existence is vibration, and deep inside life We find conscious meditation A habit, a ritual, a voice of shorts A way to interpret what our mind purports We move forward, down the road though we don’t avow Like a run-away train, no… Continue reading A Living Active Poem