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Surviving to Thriving: Practicum Tips from a Couple of Old Pros

In the complex and winding journey that is teaching, one of the key milestones prior to certification is ‘THE PRACTICUM’. Although governments and teacher education programs in each province/ state and country have varying requirements for the practicum (amount of time, responsibility, frequency, etc.)… Continue Reading “Surviving to Thriving: Practicum Tips from a Couple of Old Pros”

Ticked, Conflicted and (eventually) Motivated.

Full disclosure: I really (really, really) struggled with this post. It has eaten up a lot of hours and gone through at least four separate iterations before reaching this one (which, to be honest, I am still not totally happy with). In between writing,… Continue Reading “Ticked, Conflicted and (eventually) Motivated.”

#blessed

Being blessed is a good thing. It can mean to be endowed with a particular attribute (“Edmonton is blessed with a fantastic river valley.”) OR to express/ give gratitude (“I bless the day Amy joined my class.”). In this post, I use both versions… Continue Reading “#blessed”

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”

Unnatural Consequences

Sorry, this is my angry face… I have to admit, I am a little frustrated. And actually a bit angry too. Let me explain. Despite all that we know about the importance and life-changing benefits of physical activity, physical education, recess, joy of movement,… Continue Reading “Unnatural Consequences”

Guest Post: Why Intramurals? Why Not!

This guest post is a direct result of a Twitter conversation about school sport opportunities. We were discussing re-imagining school sport and Steve Friesen reminded us of the value that intramural sport can provide. So, I asked him to write a guest post! Steve’s… Continue Reading “Guest Post: Why Intramurals? Why Not!”

Hello 2018!

Three main purposes to this short (really!) and hopefully sweet post: THANK YOU! I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who may have checked out purposefulmovement in 2017 (or anytime, really!). I very much appreciate your reading, sharing, commenting and reflecting –… Continue Reading “Hello 2018!”

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”

Purposeful Teaching – My Philosophy

Twice in the past few years, I have had to develop and refine a teaching philosophy statement (required for a tenure application and an award nomination). I struggled a bit with trying to define how and why I teach the way I do. However,… Continue Reading “Purposeful Teaching – My Philosophy”

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