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Natural Consequences – Part 2

Thanks again to Jo Bailey for her fabulous ‘Part 1’ guest post. ‘Part 2’ of Natural Consequences (a response to Unnatural Consequences) comes to you from Andy Vasily (who has guest posted for me before!). Andy is a long time #physed Twittererer (@andyvasily), a… Continue Reading “Natural Consequences – Part 2”

Natural Consequences – Part 1

Back in March, I wrote a piece entitled Unnatural Consequences dealing with the way schools and teachers take away things like recess and physical education as punishments or consequences for some form of misbehaviour. I did provide a few options in the post about… Continue Reading “Natural Consequences – Part 1”

#embracewinter

Today’s inspiration comes to you from Rover. That’s right. My dog Rover. It was a beautiful winter’s day: -6 C, bright sunny sky, snow covered ground. Lovely. I was out with Rover on a romp through the river valley close to my home (OK,… Continue Reading “#embracewinter”

Teaching for Meaning in Physical Education

Why do I have to learn..? As a kid, I asked this type of question in regards to math class (like, all. the. time.) and certainly about the study of Shakespeare in English class… My wonder is – do you ever hear this type… Continue Reading “Teaching for Meaning in Physical Education”

We Interrupt Your Regularly Scheduled Program for this message…

Never fear, the next post in my physical literacy series is coming. SLOWLY, but coming. For now, this YouTube video caught my eye and I wanted to say just a few words about it. Please watch – then read. Novak Djokovic vs. Dylan Alcott… Continue Reading “We Interrupt Your Regularly Scheduled Program for this message…”

Speaking of Physical Literacy…

Over the past 9 months I have been privileged to be able to speak at a number of Physical Literacy ‘Summit’ type events across Canada. After reviewing my notes and doing some thinking about the many conversations with individuals very passionate about physical education… Continue Reading “Speaking of Physical Literacy…”

Another way?

Welcome to what is now the third installment of the “Youth Sport” series (I really need a better name for this…)! Post #1 addressed some issues with school sport. Post #2 was a look at winning vs. development. My friend, Andy Vasily (whom I… Continue Reading “Another way?”

Why #Banff2015?

A PHYSICAL LITERACY UPRISING  #Banff2015 National Health and Physical Education Conference April 30-May 2, 2015 Why should you come to Banff for the 2015 Health and Physical Education Council (Alberta) and Physical and Health Education Canada National Conference? Well… I could tell you about… Continue Reading “Why #Banff2015?”

Fit for PhysEd?

A little while back, as part of his blog entitled “Help me, help me”, @SchleiderJustin posted the following question for #slowchatpe: Q3: Should physical education teachers be physically fit barring medical reasons? Why? I threw out a fairly quick answer that included something like,… Continue Reading “Fit for PhysEd?”

Why #PhysEd ?

I have been challenged by Andy Vasily to answer the above question. Here is my response!  Hope you enjoy – I recruited a little bit of help… http://youtu.be/kjfnvJuhfUU Thanks to the awesome EDEL 321 classes for their insights and enthusiasm! #321pe I am now… Continue Reading “Why #PhysEd ?”

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