#PEChat Prep: Aligning Instruction to Curriculum Objectives

blogEntryTopperThe topic for next Monday’s #pechat will be “Aligning Instruction to Curriculum Objectives”. Read More...
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How I Teach: Matt Johnson

blogEntryTopperThe more I teach, the more I realize how lucky I am to be a part of the #physed community. Every day, I find myself being inspired and wowed by this group of amazing teachers from around the world. That’s why I’ve decided to take a second each week and highlight one of these incredible educators. This week’s post comes from another great physical educator from Minnesota who isn’t afraid of trying new things in PE:

Names: Matt Johnson
Where Are You From: Elk River, Minnesota
Where Do You Teach: Hassan Elementary School in Rogers, MN
One word that best describes how you teach:
Progressive Read More...
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#PEPics: 2014 Edition

blogEntryTopperIt’s that time of the year again!

Get your cameras ready, because the #PEPics photo/video challenge is back in action! Read More...
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Thank You!

blogEntryTopperThis blog post is so ridiculously overdue that I was almost too embarrassed to write it.

There are a lot of things I have been meaning to share with you for some time now, but somehow Life kept getting in the way. That being said, after a few days of focused work, I’m finally getting a chance to sit down and write this. Read More...
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#PEChat Summary: Adapted Physical Education

blogEntryTopperOne of the features of the new #pechat format is a follow up blog post that will provide readers with a summary of the chat, some of the main ideas presented during the chat, and an opportunity to elaborate on the chat. This is only the second of these new #pechat summaries and feedback would be greatly appreciated (in the form of comments below) to help us make sure that these posts are as informative and useful as possible.

#PEChat Information

Topic: Adapted Physical Education
Date: March 24th 2014
Moderators: Kelly Ann Parry, Nathan Horne, Ash Casey/Vicky Goodyear, Joey Feith, Adam Howell
Full Transcript: View the full #pechat transcript Read More...
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#PEChat: Special Edition (Part 2)

blogEntryTopperBack in October, we hosted a special edition of #pechat that was part of a research project led by Ash Casey. The chat turned out to be very engaging and the discussions we had on the topic of girls engagement in physical education were incredibly interesting.

On Monday March 10th, we will be hosting part two of this special edition of #pechat. Because this will be part of a research project, there are a few things you need to know before jumping into the chat. Luckily for us, Ash and his team have put together all of the information you could need on his PEPRN blog. Read More...
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The #PhysEd Podcast #009

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In this episode of The #PhysEd Podcast, Joey & Nathan discuss Joey’s Shorty Awards run, Nathan’s Google Apps student portfolios, and advocacy in #PhysEd. Make sure to click through to listen to the podcast and check out the Show Notes. Thank you in advance for rating the show on iTunes! Read More...
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How I Teach: Mike Doyle

blogEntryTopperThe more I teach, the more I realize how lucky I am to be a part of the #physed community. Every day, I find myself being inspired and wowed by this group of amazing teachers from around the world. That’s why I’ve decided to take a second each week and highlight one of these incredible educators. This week’s post comes from an incredible physical educator from Minnesota who truly goes the extra mile for his students:

Names: Mike Doyle
Where Are You From: Minneapolis, MN
Where Do You Teach: Wayzata High School, Plymouth MN
One word that best describes how you teach:
Adapted Read More...
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The "Team #PhysEd" Campaign

blogEntryTopper10/50 Shirts have been ordered (20% of our goal)! Order your Team #PhysEd long sleeve or hoodie shirt today!

I was messaging with a few old classmates the other day, and found myself getting laughed at for having included a hashtag in one of my texts. You see, instead of typing out “physical education” or “PE”, I wrote #physed. The thing is... it wasn’t an accident. Read More...
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#PEChat Summary: Team Teaching

blogEntryTopperOne of the features of the new #pechat format is a follow up blog post that will provide readers with a summary of the chat, some of the main ideas presented during the chat, and an opportunity to elaborate on the chat. This is only the second of these new #pechat summaries and feedback would be greatly appreciated (in the form of comments below) to help us make sure that these posts are as informative and useful as possible.

#PEChat Information

Topic: Team Teaching
Date: February 10th 2014
Moderators: Ross Halliday, Nathan Horne, Ash Casey, Joey Feith, Adam Howell Read More...
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TWiPE: February 2nd-8th 2014

blogEntryTopperHappy Olympics!

With Friday's opening ceremonies getting everyone pumped up about this year's Winter Games in Sochi, I can't blame you for missing some of the great physical education ideas that were shared on Twitter this week.

That being said, do not fear! This Week in #PhysEd is here!

(Psst: I'm still in the Education category's top 4 for the 6th Annual Shorty Awards! I could really use your help in making sure I stay there to reach the finals! Please take a second to check out my Shorty Awards profile. I would really appreciate your vote/support!) Read More...
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How I Teach: Charla Tedder Parker

blogEntryTopperThe more I teach, the more I realize how lucky I am to be a part of the #physed community. Every day, I find myself being inspired and wowed by this group of amazing teachers from around the world. That’s why I’ve decided to take a second each week and highlight one of these incredible educators. This week’s post comes from a great educator from North Carolina who I got to meet at the 2013 National PE Institute who just so happens to be a 2013 National Teacher of the Year!

Names: Charla Tedder Parker
Where Are You From: Fairmont, NC
Where Do You Teach: Fuquay-Varina High School
One word that best describes how you teach:
Caring Read More...
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TWiPE: January 2014

blogEntryTopperI don't know about you, but January was a wild month for me! Between getting back into teaching mode after a two week break, starting up a bunch of new units in PE, and running extracurricular activities for my students... trying to stay on top of all of the great PE ideas being shared online seemed impossible.

That being said, I still wanted to get a new edition of This Week in #PhysEd (TWiPE) out to make it easier to discover what everyone was sharing during the month of January. For the first time, TWiPE is also being released as an email newsletter, so let me know what you think. I will continue to produce these news summaries on a weekly basis, and if enough of you are interested in the email format, I'll have them delivered fresh to your inbox every Sunday morning!

Ok, enough chit chat. Let's get into 2014's first edition of TWiPE! Read More...
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How I Teach: Steven Killeen

blogEntryTopperThe more I teach, the more I realize how lucky I am to be a part of the #physed community. Every day, I find myself being inspired and wowed by this group of amazing teachers from around the world. That’s why I’ve decided to take a second each week and highlight one of these incredible educators. This week’s post comes from a British teacher currently teaching in Ontario, Canada:

Names: Steven Killeen
Where Are You From: Liverpool, England
Where Do You Teach: Brampton, Ontario, Canada
One word that best describes how you teach:
Gritty Read More...
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What learning opportunities are you creating for your students?

blogEntryTopperAdam Howell is a Physical Education teacher currently teaching in Hood River, Oregon. He is the founder of PHYSEDagogy, an awesome blog that explores modern #PhysEd with teacher spotlights, vodcasts, blogging, and discussion. Adam is also a regular #pechat moderator, leading the PST portion of the chat . After reading some of his very interesting tweets on how to create student learning opportunities during a recent #pechat, I asked him if he would be interested in elaborating on his thoughts in a guest post. As usual, Adam didn’t disappoint.

I am an avid professional reader. Over the last few months, nothing has resonated with me more than Closing the Teaching Gap by Don Bartalo (2012). One aspect of the book that has struck me is a new conception of teaching he advocates for: creating better learning opportunities for students. In other words, it is not about what teachers do, but by learning opportunities created. The essential question behind this concept is, do the learning opportunities you give students match how you believe that students learn best? Read More...
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#PEChat Summary: Digital Assessment

blogEntryTopperOne of the features of the new #pechat format is a follow up blog post that will provide readers with a summary of the chat, some of the main ideas presented during the chat, and an opportunity to elaborate on the chat. This is only the second of these new #pechat summaries and feedback would be greatly appreciated (in the form of comments below) to help us make sure that these posts are as informative and useful as possible.

#PEChat Information

Topic: Digital Assessment
Date: January 27th 2014
Moderators: Nathan Horne, Ash Casey, Joey Feith, Adam Howell, Kelly Ann Parry Read More...
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Vote For Joey In The 6th Annual Shorty Awards!

blogEntryTopperEarlier this week, I found out that some really great people I know from Twitter were getting together and nominating me for a Shorty Award in Education.

The Shorty Awards honour the best of social media, recognizing the people and organizations producing real-time short form content across Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Instagram, Vine, and the rest of the social Web.

For obvious reasons, I'm super humbled and honoured that such amazing educators would consider nominating me for the award. To be honest, I didn't really know how to respond to it at first. Although I was extremely grateful, I was worried that promoting my nomination would come off as being a little, well, self-involved. However, after talking it through with my close friends (and my number one fan), I've decided that winning this Shorty Award is something I definitively want and, therefore, I have to work for it. Read More...
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How We Teach: Rachel Colby & Brian O'Connell

blogEntryTopperThe more I teach, the more I realize how lucky I am to be a part of the #physed community. Every day, I find myself being inspired and wowed by this group of amazing teachers from around the world. That’s why I’ve decided to take a second each week and highlight one of these incredible educators. This week’s post is team teaching post from two great teachers from Maine, USA :

Names: Rachel Colby & Brian O'Connell
Where Are You From: Bar Harbor, Maine USA
Where Do You Teach: Conners Emerson School
One word that best describes how you teach:
Interactively Read More...
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Lil' Help? Prison Guard

blogEntryTopperIf you are new to “Lil’ Help?”, the advice column for physical educators, the idea is that members of the #physed community could submit issues that they have with their own teaching (things that we know we could be doing better) anonymously and then invite the community to analyze these issues and provide possible solutions.

Using a combination of the blog’s comments functionality (which allows for more characters than Twitter), we should be able to get a good discussion going around some of these issues (the last Lil’ Help? post got an amazing amount of helpful comments and suggestions).

That being said, here is the latest issue I’d ask you to tackle (submitted anonymously by a member of our community):
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Apps I Wish My Students Would Use (Part 2)

blogEntryTopperA while back, I blogged about a few apps that I wish my students would use. The apps were selected based on the impact they can help create in one's own health.

Since that last post, a lot of great health apps have launched. So, I figured I should write an update with some of the new apps that I really wish my students could use on a regular (if not daily) basis. Read More...
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Great Job!

blogEntryTopperYesterday, I was hanging out with my good friend Mike Cicchillitti and we were shooting the breeze about how much we've changed as teachers since our first year in McGill's Physical Education Teacher Education program.

At one point in our conversation, we started talking about how the quality of the feedback we provide our students with has changed over time. If you're anything like me, you probably found yourself saying "Great Job!" a lot during your teaching. And if you're really like me, you probably still say it a lot. Read More...
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The #PhysEd Playlists Project

blogEntryTopperIn case you haven’t noticed, the #physed community is now huge.

ThePhysicalEducator.com’s numbers alone are enough to boggle my mind. With over 100 000 yearly visits, closing in on 10 000 Twitter followers, thousands of email/podcast subscribers, and over 1500 Facebook likes... it’s incredible how much this little community has grown over the past few years.

That being said, numbers don’t mean much unless you do something with them. That’s why I would like to launch some amazing crowdsourced projects in 2014 to showcase the incredible work we can all get done together.

The idea is to start with some small, fun projects and then move on to the more serious stuff. So, without further ado, let me present to you the first of these projects: Read More...
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Happy 2014! (2013 Year In Review)

blogEntryTopperNow that we’ve all survived our first week back at school, its time to get 2014 going!

Before launching myself back into blogging, #pechats, resources, and a bunch of new projects, I wanted to take a second to thank you all for an amazing 2013. I’m so very excited to be a part of this amazing community and I can’t wait to see what we can all accomplish together in 2014!

Some of my favourite moments from 2013 include: Read More...
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#PEChat Polls: 2014 First Quarter

blogEntryTopperNow that we are getting back in the swing of things, its time to open up the polls for the upcoming #pechat topics!

Visit our #pechat page to cast your vote. The polls will be closing on Thursday January 16 2014. Once the polls are closed, the topics will be scheduled based on the amount of votes they received (i.e. the most popular topic will be used for our next chat).

Thanks for taking the time to vote! Read More...
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The #PhysEd Podcast #008

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In this special Christmas episode of The #PhysEd Podcast, Joey & Nathan discuss Nathan's recent #SportEd unit, Joey's Purposeful #PhysEd as well as the automagical power of Google Scripts. Make sure to click through to listen to the podcast and check out the Show Notes. Thank you in advance for rating the show on iTunes! Read More...
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TWiPE #005: December 9-15 2013

blogEntryTopperThere is a lot that takes place on a weekly basis within the online (and offline) #physed community. Some weeks, it can be difficult to keep track of all of the amazing ideas, events, and resources that are being shared. That’s why we’ve decided to put together a weekly “This Week in #PhysEd (TWiPE)” post to highlight some of the ideas, events, and resources that really caught our eye over the past week (and share some of our own posts that you may have missed). That being said, here’s this week’s edition of This Week in #PhysEd!

TWiPE 005 AIdea: The #PhysEd Podcast ep.007 (We’re Back!)
Author: Joey Feith & Nathan Horne
Description: This week, the #physed podcast returned after a 6 month hiatus. After experiencing some technical issues with our hosting plan, Nathan and I are back into podcasting mode and ready to keep sharing our ideas and experiences in physical education!

Because we had to switch our media host, than means that the old iTunes link is no longer good. If you’d like to subscribe to The #PhysEd Podcast on iTunes, please be sure to do so here.

Thanks again to everyone who has listened to the podcast, subscribed, or recommended it to a friend! Nathan and I are really excited to be back in action, and we can’t wait to be sharing our conversations with you all! Read More...
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Apps We Use: Blue Jay Bridge

blogEntryTopperWith so many apps out there, it can be hard to know which ones are worth checking out. To help you in your search for great apps, we’ve decided to create a new blog post series in which members of the #physed community can share their favourite apps and how those apps help them as physical educators. Each post will be divided into four sections: Introduction, Desktop Apps, Mobile Apps, and Web Apps. The second post in this series comes from one of the kindest, most dedicated teachers I have ever have the chance to meet. I hope you enjoy the Apps We Use series and be sure to fill out the Google Form if you would like to be featured in it!

Introduction


Name: Blue Jay Bridge
Twitter: @MrBridge204
Blog/Website: http://mrbridge204.wordpress.com
Where do you teach? HGI Middle School in Winnipeg, Manitoba
Desktop Computer/OS: Windows PC
Mobile Devices: iPod and iPad
Preferred Browser: Safari and Firefox Read More...
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The #PhysEd Podcast #007

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After a long delay due to technical difficulties, The #PhysEd Podcast is back! Make sure to click through to listen to the podcast and check out the Show Notes. Thank you in advance for rating the show on iTunes! Read More...
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TWiPE #004: December 2-8 2013

blogEntryTopperThere is a lot that takes place on a weekly basis within the online (and offline) #physed community. Some weeks, it can be difficult to keep track of all of the amazing ideas, events, and resources that are being shared. That’s why we’ve decided to put together a weekly “This Week in #PhysEd (TWiPE)” post to highlight some of the ideas, events, and resources that really caught our eye over the past week (and share some of our own posts that you may have missed). That being said, here’s this week’s edition of This Week in #PhysEd!

TWiPE004AIdea: Let’s Talk Physical Literacy
Author: Amanda Stanec
Description: This week, Amanda wrote up a great blog post to help explain what physical literacy is, how to make sure you are helping your physical education students develop into physically literate people, and even provided tips to help parents keep physical literacy in mind when selecting sport/activity programs for their children. Read More...
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How I Teach: Patty Kestell

blogEntryTopperThe more I teach, the more I realize how lucky I am to be a part of the #physed community. Every day, I find myself being inspired and wowed by this group of amazing teachers from around the world. That’s why I’ve decided to take a second each week and highlight one of these incredible educators. This week’s post is from an award-winning teacher from Wisconsin:

Name: Patty Kestell
Where Are You From: Jackson, Wisconsin USA
Where Do You Teach: Thorson Elementary School - Cedarburg, WI
One word that best describes how you teach:
Reflectively Read More...
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Apps We Use: Joey Feith

blogEntryTopperWith so many apps out there, it can be hard to know which ones are worth checking out. To help you in your search for great apps, we’ve decided to create a new blog post series in which members of the #physed community can share their favourite apps and how those apps help them as physical educators. Each post will be divided into four sections: Introduction, Desktop Apps, Mobile Apps, and Web Apps. The first post in this series comes from, well, myself. I hope you enjoy the Apps We Use series and be sure to fill out the Google Form if you would like to be featured in it!

Introduction


Name: Joey Feith
Twitter: @joeyfeith
Blog/Website: You’re on it
Where do you teach? Royal Charles Elementary School in St-Hubert, Quebec.
Desktop Computer: 13” MacBook Pro (Late 2011) and a Mac Mini (Late 2009)
Mobile Devices: iPhone 4 and iPad 2
Preferred Browser: Google Chrome Read More...
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#PEChat Summary: Teacher Accountability

blogEntryTopperOne of the features of the new #pechat format is a follow up blog post that will provide readers with a summary of the chat, some of the main ideas presented during the chat, and an opportunity to elaborate on the chat. This is only the second of these new #pechat summaries and feedback would be greatly appreciated (in the form of comments below) to help us make sure that these posts are as informative and useful as possible.

#PEChat Information

Topic: Teacher Accountability
Date: December 2nd 2013
Moderators: Ashlea Mills, Nathan Horne, Ash Casey, Joey Feith, Adam Howell Read More...
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Lil' Help? Part One

blogEntryTopperDuring tonight’s #pechat on Teacher Accountability in #PhysEd, there were two interesting discussions that really stuck with me. One of these discussions involved how we, as physical educators, hold ourselves accountable in our teaching. The second discussion asked how social media could be used to provide criticism in a constructive way to our peers.

That being said I thought we could try something here called “Lil’ Help?” (née “Dear Team #PhysEd”). Read More...
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TWiPE #003: November 25-December 1 2013

blogEntryTopperThere is a lot that takes place on a weekly basis within the online (and offline) #physed community. Some weeks, it can be difficult to keep track of all of the amazing ideas, events, and resources that are being shared. That’s why we’ve decided to put together a weekly “This Week in #PhysEd (TWiPE)” post to highlight some of the ideas, events, and resources that really caught our eye over the past week (and share some of our own posts that you may have missed). That being said, here’s this week’s edition of This Week in #PhysEd!

TWiPE 003AIdea: Purposeful #PhysEd: A Visual Guide
Author: ThePhysicalEducator.com
Description: This week, I put together a video to describe Purposeful #PhysEd: the process I use to link the curriculum to my planning, assessment, instruction, feedback, and evaluation. Read More...
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How I Teach: Ashlea Mills

blogEntryTopperThe more I teach, the more I realize how lucky I am to be a part of the #physed community. Every day, I find myself being inspired and wowed by this group of amazing teachers from around the world. That’s why I’ve decided to take a second each week and highlight one of these incredible educators. This week’s post is from a teacher from Down Under who is doing exceptional work in Physical Education:

Name: Ashlea Mills
Where Are You From: Melbourne, Australia
Where Do You Teach: Firbank Girls Grammar School, Junior School
One word that best describes how you teach:
Enthusiastically Read More...
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Purposeful #PhysEd: A Visual Guide

blogEntryTopperJust over a year ago, I blogged about a new system that I had developed to help make sure that my students were reaching as many of the outcomes outlined in our provincial curriculum’s grade level outcomes document (called the Progressions of Learning here in Quebec) as possible within the school year.

I called the process Purposeful #PhysEd and I’ve been working hard to perfect it ever since (it’s an ongoing process!) Read More...
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One Hundred Thousand

blogEntryTopperEarly last week, ThePhysicalEducator.com received its 100 000th visitor since January 1st 2013.

This marked the first time that the site has received over 100 000 visits within a single year. Read More...
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TWiPE #002: November 18-24 2013

blogEntryTopperThere is a lot that takes place on a weekly basis within the online (and offline) #physed community. Some weeks, it can be difficult to keep track of all of the amazing ideas, events, and resources that are being shared. Read More...
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#PEChat Summary: TGfU

blogEntryTopperOne of the features of the new #pechat format is a follow up blog post that will provide readers with a summary of the chat, some of the main ideas presented during the chat, and an opportunity to elaborate on the chat. This is only the second of these new #pechat summaries and feedback would be greatly appreciated (in the form of comments below) to help us make sure that these posts are as informative and useful as possible.

#PEChat Information

Topic: Teaching Games for Understanding
Date: November 18th 2013
Moderators: Kelly Ann Parry, Nathan Horne & Andy Vasily, Ash Casey, Joey Feith, Adam Howell Read More...
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TWiPE #001: November 11-17 2013

blogEntryTopperThere is a lot that takes place on a weekly basis within the online (and offline) #physed community on a weekly basis. Some weeks, it can be difficult to keep track of all of the amazing ideas, events, and resources that are being shared.

To help you stay on top of all of this amazing content, we’ve decided to put together a weekly “This Week in #PhysEd (TWiPE)” post to highlight some of the ideas, events, and resources that really caught our eye over the past week (and share some of our own posts that you may have missed). The posts will be published every Sunday morning (Eastern Time), and we’re hoping TWiPE will become part of your Sunday morning reading ritual (it’s already part of ours!) Read More...
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How I Teach: Mark Williams

blogEntryTopperThe more I teach, the more I realize how lucky I am to be a part of the #physed community. Every day, I find myself being inspired and wowed by this group of amazing teachers from around the world. That’s why I’ve decided to take a second each week and highlight one of these incredible educators. This week’s post is from another great teacher teaching abroad:

Name: Mark Williams
Where Are You From: Wales (UK)
Where Do You Teach: Stamford American International School (Singapore)
One word that best describes how you teach:
Reflectively Read More...
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Building A Team Handball Unit

blogEntryTopperThis post was originally sent out as an edition of The #PhysEd Newsletter. I’m posting it here, with a few extra thoughts, for those who weren’t subscribed to the newsletter when I sent this out. If you like this post, feel free to subscribe to the newsletter to make sure not to miss out in the future!

Last spring, I took my grade 5-6 students to an interscholastic Team Handball tournament. The tournament was full of great plays, great teachable moments, and great fun.

The lead up to the event was actually perfect because the curriculum outcomes I had already planned on introducing at that time of the year could be taught through Team Handball (you can learn more about how I mapped out this year's curriculum by checking out my Purposeful #PhysEd blog posts)

The Team Handball unit went great, and my students demonstrated a great amount of learning both throughout the unit and at the tournament. That being said, I thought I'd share my unit with you! Read More...
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Evernote Lesson Planning Workflow

blogEntryTopperIt’s no big secret that I love Evernote. Evernote (and the Evernote family of apps) is probably my most used app on a day-to-day basis. Having all of my notes, ideas, sketches, and screenshots organized into an awesome cloud-based system is incredibly helpful.

For some time now, I have used Evernote as my go-to lesson planning tool. Being able to lesson plan on-the-go (I have a pretty long commute to work) and organize/search those plans based on tags and keywords is a huge help in keeping my planning organized. Read More...
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Our Recommendations Section

blogEntryTopperOne of the questions I get asked the most is “what ____ do you recommend I check out?”. When we relaunched ThePhysicalEducator.com last month, we created a permanent section on the site where we can share all of our recommendations with you.

Today I would like to officially announce the Recommendations section and explain how we will be using it to share with you some of the tools/people we rely on the most to help improve our own teaching. Read More...
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How I Teach: Ross Halliday

blogEntryTopperThe more I teach, the more I realize how lucky I am to be a part of the #physed community. Every day, I find myself being inspired and wowed by this group of amazing teachers from around the world. That’s why I’ve decided to take a second each week and highlight one of these incredible educators. This week’s post is from a great teacher adding a whole lot of “Fizz” to the #physed community:

Name: Ross Halliday
Where Are You From: Ayrshire, Scotland
Where Do You Teach: Melbourne, Australia
One word that best describes how you teach:
Relentlessly Read More...
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Designing Games For Learning

blogEntryTopperA few weeks ago, my brother introduced me to the 99% Invisible podcast: a podcast on design that uses storytelling to share ideas. We were driving home from our family’s cottage and he had me listen to episode 77 (“Game Changer”) in which the authors share the story about how basketball’s 24-second shot clock came to be.

It turns out that basketball used to be quite the boring game.We all know the old peach basket story (especially any fellow Canadians who have seen more than a few Heritage Moments... I’m looking at you, Maritimers), but I never realized how much later the 24-second shot clock came into basketball’s history. Read More...
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#PEChat Summary: Deliberate Practice

blogEntryTopperOne of the features of the new #pechat format is a follow up blog post that will provide readers with a summary of the chat, some of the main ideas presented during the chat, and an opportunity to elaborate on the chat. This is the first of these new #pechat summaries and feedback would be greatly appreciated (in the form of comments below) to help us make sure that these posts are as informative and useful as possible.

#PEChat Information

Topic: Deliberate Practice in #Physed
Date: November 4th 2013
Moderators: Ashlea Mills, Nathan Horne, Ash Casey, Joey Feith, Adam Howell Read More...
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Our New Games Database

blogEntryTopperWhen Mike and I decided to redesign ThePhysicalEducator.com, one of the site’s features we were most excited to update was our Tactical Game and Activity Database.

Today, I would like to walk you through why we changed our games database, what changed about it, and where we will be taking it from here. Read More...
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#PEChat Polls Are Open!

blogEntryTopperThe polls are now open for the November 18th, December 2nd, and December 16th 2013 #PEChat topics!

#PEChat will now be following a bi-monthly schedule and topics will be voted on weeks in advance to allow participants (and moderators) to properly prepare for each chat. The polls for the November-December 2013 chats will be open from November 2nd to November 9th so make sure to get your votes in today!

You can vote using the polling widget below, or by visiting the official #pechat page. Read More...
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How I Teach: Naomi Hartl

blogEntryTopperThe more I teach, the more I realize how lucky I am to be a part of the #physed community. Every day, I find myself being inspired and wowed by this group of amazing teachers from around the world. That’s why I’ve decided to take a second each week and highlight one of these incredible educators. This week’s post is from yet another awesome Canadian teacher who is bringing a whole lot of energy to the #physed community:

Name: Naomi Hartl
Where Are You From: Lake Lenore, Saskatchewan, Canada
Where Do You Teach: Star City School, Saskatchewan, Canada
One word that best describes how you teach:
Passionate Read More...
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