A good friend of mine recently told me that some of the best advice they ever received was to make sure that you always had your objective in mind. "Don't lost sight of your objective," they said to me. It seems very simple, but you might be surprised how hard it is to stay true to… Continue reading Learn the Thriller Line Dance
This is a simple version of the song 'Thriller' by Michael Jackson that I created about three years ago. It is a line dance. Without further delay, here it is. Ms. Denise, I miss you as well, dance on 🙂 Song: Thriller Artist: Michael Jackson 8 count–>Shoulder Jerk 4 times 8 count–>Cat scratch 4 times… Continue reading The Thrill of Life
Will your splash on life make the ripples you wanted? Maybe the better question is, does Water track the sand it has covered? I'm going to ride the philosophical wave for a paragraph or two by answering both questions with a singular answer. No. Your intended ripples can never be accurately tracked, and Water has… Continue reading The Impact
What an incredible experience with first class people in North Carolina!
The PHYSEDagogy Podcast – Live from the National PE Institute 2015 #PHYSedcamp & #DemoSlam
Check out all the highlights from the first ever physical education edcamp and listen to what all our demo slam participants showcased in the two minutes before they got slammed and hear their thoughts on being a part of the National PE Institute.
Focusing on the core today... The expectation is for you and your partner to complete the following exercises and reps as a team. You and your partner cannot be doing the same exercise at the same time. The exercises can be done in any order by either partner. Keep track of what you and your… Continue reading Finding the core of the workout
I want my students to leave the education system with the ability to become their own nutritionist and personal trainer.
When I was at school, the assessment process went something like this:
- Teacher sets assignment
- I attempt the assignment and turn it in
- Teacher grades assignment and returns it
- I throw assignment in the garbage unless it was a good grade (a rarity) and my mom pinned it to the fridge.
Most likely only two sets of eyes saw my work. Mine and the teachers. And that kind of stunk!
This image is an old one now, I took it from Twitter last year but I have it pinned above my desk at school to remind me that there needs to be a reason for the work that I ask my students to complete. To ask students to work hard on an assignment but then for it to be seen by only them and myself can’t be justified anymore.
“If students are sharing their work with the world, they want…
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The great Dr. Will Deyamport III runs #beyouEDU. This month’s subject is swagger. In his video he defines swagger as your essence and what you bring to the table. This is a great topic for me because my swagger was a little shaken earlier this month. I started to question myself and my use of social media. I need this blog post to remind me of where my swagger comes from.
My swagger comes from the undying faith that I will be able to achieve whatever goal I set for myself. I will learn what I need to learn, do what I need to do, go where I need to go in order to accomplish my aim. My swagger comes from my life’s experiences in school and sports. I succeeded because I was willing to work hard and learn. My swagger comes from two parents who loved and supported me…
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Ron Malm is a very talented and passionate man. I have had the privilege of working alongside him for almost 2 years. “Oh the Places You’ll Go and The People You’ll Meet” is a testament to his undying will to move physical education forward.
When I was young I dreamed of playing pro baseball. My backup plan was to be a barber or a bartender. What do all 3 of these occupations have in common? Working with people! Quite simply, I am an extrovert. Connecting with people is my passion; that and learning about and sharing what I believe to be Quality Physical Education (#QPE).
For the past 15 years, I have had the incredible opportunity to travel the country and meet, dialogue and work with physical educators from every corner of the US. I have been to Alaska, all the way to Florida, Upstate NY, and to the border of California and Mexico. My work has taken me to REALLY big school districts – with hundreds of PE teachers (750) – and to very small school districts with 1 PE teacher. I have seen extremely affluent communities, where students…
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You may of heard of models such as Cooperative Learning, Sport Education, Teaching Games for Understanding, and Teaching Personal and Social Responsibility. This VLOG considers the bigger idea surrounding these models, a models-based approach. A models-based approach is a curriculum or program of study organised around these models rather than, for example, activities. What a models-based approach does is it allows physical education to exist in a number of forms and meet the broad ranging learning outcomes of the subject: sport, competition, tactics, social development, etc etc.. My question to you after watching this VLOG is to consider, would you organise your curriculum or program of study around different models, why? and what models would you choose.
Information linked to this VLOG
Kirk, D. (2012). “What Is the Future for Physical Education in the 21st Century?.” In Debates in Physical Education, edited by S. Capel and M. Whitehead, 220–231. London:…
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When you consistently write, you gain a unique opportunity. You see yourself in a different time and place. You can see and reflect on the person that you once were. After all, you are no longer the person that wrote those words, are you? You are someone different, however so slightly. This TED Talk made… Continue reading Exploring and Soaring