Balancing Instructional Time with Practice Time: the story of Volleyball Bingo

@adamphowell #pechat can you give a volleyball example of differentiated small group inst? Do you pick your groupings based on needs? — Mrs Neal (@MrsNeal0) July 1, 2014 Last night while moderating the last session of #pechat, this anecdotal part of the discussion sparked a reflection from earlier in the school year. To give context, last nights #pechat focused on the balance between effective use of instructional time (IT) and practice time (PT). Much of what was discussed centered on things such as: effective planning, limiting teacher talk, purposeful practice vs. physical activity, questioning, and… Read More

#PHYSEDagogy welcomes Collin Brooks

It’s my pleasure to introduce to you Mr. Collin Brooks, a new member of the PHYSEDagogy team. Collin teaches elementary Physical Education in Bend, Oregon. He is currently the President Elect of the Oregon Society of Health and Physical Educators and is constantly craving new ways to reflect on and improve his teaching practices and help other professionals do the same. Collin is very interested in creating opportunities for students to be physically active before, during and after school; implementing meaningful technology into the Physical Education classroom; creating new quality activities based upon students interests; and using… Read More

The growth of #PHYSEDagogy

Reflecting on the last nine months, the evolution of PHYSEDagogy has been fun to watch. Honestly, it started as an idea that it would be fun to do a Google Hangout on Air where #pegeeks could get together to discuss physical education where we weren’t limited to 140 characters as on Twitter. I remember being part of a Twitter conversation with Matt Pomeroy where the hashtag #pegeeksunite was used and that was the spark that started it all. At the same time, I was in the middle of my graduate research looking… Read More