These are the show notes for the latest #PEChat Radio Hour: a live, interactive podcast interview taking place on Twitter Spaces. In this session, I sat down with Mark Friedrich to talk about his adventure education program. Over the past 16 years, Mark has developed one of the largest adventure education programs in his state and is recognized as an absolute leader in his field. I was really excited to have him join us on #pechat! Let's dive in!
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Mark Friedrich is an Adventure Education and Health Education teacher at Millburn High School in Millburn, New Jersey. Mark has been a member of Millburn's Health & PE Department for 16 years. During those years, he has created an Adventure Education program that is not only one of the largest in his state, it's also the envy of many educators out there (this guy included).
Mark was named the 2016 NJAHPERD Secondary Physical Education Teacher of the Year and he was also the recipient of the 2021 SHAPE America Joy of Effort Award, which honors individuals who, by performance and style, have personified the concept that the effort made to enrich the goals and objectives of health and physical education, physical activity, dance, and sport is a labor of love, inspired by commitment and dedication.
When he's not helping students through high-ropes courses, chasing snakes out of his teaching space, or participating in Tough Mudders, Mark travels across the US to present to local, state, and national organizations on the topics of teambuilding, icebreaker activities, problem solving, trust building, and adventure games.
It was an absolute honour to have Mark as our guest for #PEChat Radio Hour and I'm so glad he got to melt our faces - or at least our ears - with his incredible passion for Adventure Education.
• Twitter: @AdventureEdGuy
Here are some of the resources and links that Mark shared during our interview:
Thanks again to Mark for sharing his knowledge and expertise with us and thank you to everyone who tuned in to this #PEChat Radio Hour!
🥳 Happy Teaching!