Tag: school

Too many kids in #physed

OK, this will be a super quick post in response to a Twitter conversation about large class sizes in #physed. 1. It’s a problem. 2. The issue also extends beyond class size and includes class composition (thanks Glenn Young!). 3. PE teachers let this… Continue Reading “Too many kids in #physed”

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.”

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”

We (respectfully) disagree.

The 2018 Winter Olympics came and went with the tiny country of Norway dominating the field. According to the head of their Olympic team, much of their success can be attributed to their approach to youth sport: In Norway, children are encouraged to join… Continue Reading “We (respectfully) disagree.”

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”

Cuts like a knife – but it feels so…

Wrong. It feels wrong. The following is the ‘non-edited for newspaper’ version of an OpEd that @Lauren_Sulz and @LouiseHumbert and I wrote for the Edmonton Journal’s Opinion Page. (Image to the right is from Active for Life – more good reading over there!) The… Continue Reading “Cuts like a knife – but it feels so…”

Moved to Move

I have always believed in the importance of physical education.  Movement has been an integral part of my own life since I was a child.  As I grew up, went to school, tried to figure out my life (still working on that) and eventually… Continue Reading “Moved to Move”

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