I teach Physical Education, not Gym class.

In todays Youtube Video, I talk about how I teach Physical Education and not gym class. This topic for me is important because I want to be respected as a physical education teacher. I know sometimes being a physical educator we get looked down on. People will go “Oh you just play games all day”.Continue reading “I teach Physical Education, not Gym class.”

Overhand Throwing: How to teach this skill at home!

As we are starting off this school year and we are mostly virtual or hybrid or whatever your school is doing. We can all agree teaching physical education is hard. Students are wearing masks, some can’t use equipment, some aren’t allowed to run and they have to be social distancing; oh and we have requirementsContinue reading “Overhand Throwing: How to teach this skill at home!”

Social Emotional Learning in the age of COVID-19: Resources and more

We are preparing to go back to school soon and every district is doing something different. While there’s one thing that’s the same through this all is that we miss our students and it’s overwhelming. This whole situation. Sometimes it’s hard to remember that the Australian Wildfires happened at the start of 2020 too. ThisContinue reading “Social Emotional Learning in the age of COVID-19: Resources and more”

A letter to my teacher self in 10 years..

Dear teacher self in 10 years, Hey Self! I hope you are doing well. You should be in around year 9 or 10 of teaching. I hope you still have a burning passion of teaching these students. To do new things and make sure you are teaching them what they need. I wanted to sitContinue reading “A letter to my teacher self in 10 years..”

Padlet: The easiest website for Virtual Learning!

It is the middle of July and wow this summer has gone back. As we are preparing to go back to school soon, our schools and districts are making their calls for this school year and how they are going back to school. While this is a daunting task, I want to provide you aContinue reading “Padlet: The easiest website for Virtual Learning!”

Refocusing for the next school year

As teachers we are finally starting to hear about plans for next school year. But with all of this and our own feelings and thoughts in this situation, it can be very overwhelming. How do you keep your motivation up when everything is changing? I talked about it in my latest youtube video however, IContinue reading “Refocusing for the next school year”

5 ACTIVE brain break ideas: Social Distanced Edition

Brain breaks are super important in the K-12 setting so that our students can focus on each thing they are learning. For my fellow physical education teacher, warm up games and quick activities to use if you have extra time are important for engagement and to keep our students active. These games involve communication andContinue reading “5 ACTIVE brain break ideas: Social Distanced Edition”

Intentionality: Are you an intentional teacher?

When we go into teaching, most of us have a why. We know why we teach what we do. Maybe it is because we find the subject fascinating, maybe we wanna give back or we have always dreamt of being a teacher! However, once we start working with our students, the drag of everyday andContinue reading “Intentionality: Are you an intentional teacher?”

This is not how it was supposed to be: dealing with change

We have all found ourselves dealing with times when we have all said the phrase “this is not how it was supposed to be”. That significant other should have stayed with us, that thing shouldn’t have happened, I should have been able to go to that event. Life is ever changing and we live inContinue reading “This is not how it was supposed to be: dealing with change”

Stay @ Home Summer PE Activities!

In the United States, we are headed into summer! The weather is getting warmer but yet, most of us are still home because of the pandemic. Some places are starting to open up however I wanted to provide some fun summer Physical Education activities! These will help your kids stay active and even outdoors. SomeContinue reading “Stay @ Home Summer PE Activities!”