How I Teach: Adam Metcalf

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 very passionate physical educator currently teaching in Illinois:

Name: Adam Metcalf
Where Are You From: Waterloo, Iowa
Where Do You Teach: The Avery Coonley School in Downers Grove, Illinois
One word that best describes how you teach:
Creatively Read More...
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The #PhysEd Podcast #011

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While both enjoying their summer in Canada, Joey & Nathan take a break for Episode #011 and share some exciting new beginnings while catching up on all that is happening in #PhysEd. Read More...
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The Next Chapter

blogEntryTopperFor almost five years now, I have been doing my very best to develop ThePhysicalEducator.com into a resource that can help physical educators find inspiration, resources, and connections that will enable them to become the best teacher they can be.

Through my work on this site, I’ve had to venture into different industries and pick up new skills that I never thought I’d ever need. I’ve tried to learn the ropes of social media and online community building, I’ve taught myself the very basics of web design, I’ve dabble in graphic design and animations, and I’ve even done my best to develop skills as a public speaker.

I love the work I do at ThePhysicalEducator.com (and I’m not stopping any time soon), but the work I do here would not be possible were it not fuelled by my absolute true passion: teaching young people how to develop their inner potential and adopt healthy, active lifestyles through quality physical education.

Today, I’ve got some exciting news that I wanted to share with all of you. But first, let me share how I got here in the first place: Read More...
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The #PhysEd Awards 2014

blogEntryTopperLadies and gentlemen, The #PhysEd Awards are back!

Last year, I decided I wanted to create an awards ceremony to celebrate the amazing physical educators who dedicate themselves to professional sharing through content creation.

As you know, it’s not always easy being a teacher. The amount of energy we pour into our work can be draining at times, so to think that there are physical educators out there who, even after having given their all to their students, take the time to share their experiences, ideas, and insight with the world is truly amazing. These incredible educators deserve to be recognized and that it why The #PhysEd Awards exist. Read More...
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How I Teach: Collin Brooks

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 the Oregon SHAPE President-Elect and newest contributor to PHYSEDagogy.com:

Name: Collin Brooks
Where Are You From: I am originally from Longmont, Colorado. Born and raised Coloradan! However, I currently live in Bend, OR.
Where Do You Teach: I teach at RE Jewell Elementary School in Bend, OR. Bend is an amazing spot for outdoor pursuits.
One word that best describes how you teach:
Enthusiasm! Read More...
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Play With Purpose: An Introduction to the Game Sense Approach

blogEntryTopperInternationally, physical education has been critiqued as lacking in educative intent, direction or purpose. The critique stems from two observations of the common practice of PE:

  1. Lessons are overly focussed on movement compliance in performance environments where the teacher predominantly uses distinctly directive teaching- in other words, the “teacher says” and the students copy;
  2. Multi-activity program design where students progress through a series of movement experiences without time to develop competency or mastery in the units of work, and where there is no obvious connection or teaching for transfer of concepts and ideas from one unit to the next.
Many students consequently learn what they can’t do in PE rather than what is possible, there is a focus on being physical rather than the educative intent of learning to be physical and understanding movement, and PE and can inadvertently become talent identification rather than competency development. Read More...
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Elementary Wellness Month Activities

blogEntryTopperThroughout the school year, my school likes to organize themed months. From Nutrition Month to Reading Month, these themed months made our school environment a lot of fun and full of learning.

This year, I decided I wanted to organize my own themed month. After becoming obsessed with my Jawbone UP stats, my original idea was to organize different activities to help students track different statistics relating to their health. However, upon further reflection, I decided that “Quantified Self Month” didn’t have the right ring to it (especially considering that some of my students still can’t tie their shoes... which have velcro laces... c’mon kindergarten!)

That being said, I decided to go with “Wellness Month”. My new idea was to provide students with activities, tools, and prompts to help them develop healthy lifestyle habits. The month was a success and I thought it would be cool to share with you how it came to be! Read More...
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How I Teach: Ash Casey

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 leader within the #PhysEd community who has done so much to bridge the gap between academics and practitioners:

Name: Ash Casey
Where Are You From: Yorkshire, UK
Where Do You Teach: Loughborough, UK
One word that best describes how you teach:
Dynamically Read More...
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Team #PhysEd Stories: Standards-Based Instruction

blogEntryTopperThere is no doubt in my mind that social media is helping teachers from all around the world be the best teachers they can be. With the #PhysEd community growing stronger every day, I wanted to create a blog post series to help share the stories of teachers whose practice has been influenced by the professional development they engage in via social media. To start this series off, I invited my friend Sarah Gietschier-Hartman to share her journey with standards-based instruction, including a pretty sweet (pun intended) trick she uses to help her students understand where their standards-based grades come from. Thanks Sarah for sharing this awesome post with us!

Last spring, while I was planning for the 2013-2014 school year, I borrowed my co-worker’s copy of How to Grade for Learning: Linking Grades to Standards by Ken O’Connor to learn strategies for improving my grading practices. Read More...
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The #PhysEd Book Club

blogEntryTopperFor most of us, summer has finally arrived and we get to spend a couple of months recharging our batteries and getting ready for the new school year. One of the things I enjoy most about the summer break is having a lot more time to read. I feel like I have been slowly accumulating books on my bookshelf ever since Christmas... yet haven’t really had a chance to go through all of them!

There’s no doubt that reading can be a great way to keep learning as a teaching professional and help inspire new ideas for our physical education programs. However, getting a chance to discuss all of the cool things we are learning allows us to dive deeper into some of these new ideas and gain a better understanding of them. Read More...
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#PEChat Summary: Effective Use of Instructional Time

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: Effective Use of Instructional Time in Physical Education
Date: June 30th 2014
Moderators: Vicky Goodyear, Joey Feith, Adam Howell
Full Transcript: View the full #pechat transcript Read More...
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How I Teach: Ken Forde

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 very passionate Canadian physical educator currently teaching in China:

Name: Ken Forde
Where Are You From: British Columbia, Canada
Where Do You Teach: Beijing, China
One word that best describes how you teach:
Developing Read More...
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Becoming A Tech SAMuRai

blogEntryTopperOver the past year, I’ve had the amazing opportunity to speak at a variety of physical education conferences and events. It seems that everywhere I go, teachers are talking about integrating technology into their teaching. However, for a lot of the teachers who are new to the idea, getting started with tech in your teaching can be a pretty intimidating undertaking. Read More...
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How I Teach: Jonathan Jones

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 awesome physical educator from Maryland:

Name: Jonathan Jones
Where Are You From: Cheverly, Maryland
Where Do You Teach: Whitehall Elementary School, Bowie, Maryland
One word that best describes how you teach:
Structured Read More...
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Checking In For Deliberate Practice

blogEntryTopperIt’s no big secret that I love using games in my teaching. Through proper design, games can create learning situations in which students can practice both skills and tactics in authentic settings.

That being said, having students remain focused on their learning objectives during game play can be challenging. I often found that my students would get so caught up in the games we use in class that they would forget why we were playing the game in the first place.

So how do we encourage deliberate practice (i.e. practicing with a focus on improvement/mastery) in game situations during physical education class? Read More...
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The #PhysEd Podcast #010

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In this special episode of The #PhysEd Podcast, Joey & Nathan discuss collecting data on student learning, wellness, and their Top 10 lists. 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: #SPEA2014

blogEntryTopperNext week, I’ll have the amazing opportunity to keynote the Saskatchewan Physical Education Association’s (SPEA) 2014 Annual Conference in Saskatoon. Having been involved with professional associations for almost seven years now, I know how much hard work and dedication goes into hosting an annual conference. To celebrate the incredible work SPEA has done (just wait until you see what they have in store!), I thought it would be cool to invite their executive members, most of which are full-time physical educators, to share how they teach. I hope you enjoy what they had to say and be sure to connect with SPEA on Twitter/follow the #SPEA2014 hashtag next week to enjoy the conference from wherever you may be!

Name: Saskatchewan Physical Education Association
Where Are You From: Saskatchewan
Where Do You Teach: Throughout our great province!
Words that best describes how you teach: Organized, Student-Centred, Purposefully, Collaboratively, Engaging, Dedicated, and Innovative Read More...
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Beyond the Remit of Responsibility or Understanding

blogEntryTopperIn a period of expected education funding cuts across all sectors and catastrophic health care expenditure forecasts, developed nations with universal health care should ask themselves to what extent education can be seen as a means of preventative health care. Especially given current data suggests that health care costs will continue to rise above inflation well into the next decade due to an ageing and growing population that has a growing waistline and increased prevalence of non-communicable diseases. For most Australians, this nexus of health and education is explored during the 11 years of compulsory schooling from Years K-10 during their Health and Physical Education studies. Read More...
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How I Teach: Rebecca Peter

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 passionate physical educator from Pennsylvania:

Name: Rebecca Peter
Where Are You From: Beech Creek, Pennsylvania
Where Do You Teach: Jamesville-DeWitt Middle School
One word that best describes how you teach:
Passionate Read More...
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Blogging Together With Medium

blogEntryTopperBlogging, if you've never tried it, is an incredible tool for professional reflection. Getting to write about the amazing things that take place in our gyms gives us an opportunity to look back and think about what went great and what could be improved.

Aside from our own personal gains from sharing our thoughts, getting to read other teacher's posts is inspiring, informative, and, sometimes, straight up fun.

That being said, starting your own blog can be an intimidating undertaking. Which platform should you start with? What design should you use? How can you make sure other people read it (aside from your parents, siblings, and/or significant other that is)? Read More...
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#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:

Name: 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:

Name: 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:
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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!

Name: 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:

Name: 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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