Recharging My Batteries

During episode 68 of The PE Umbrella podcast, Sarah mentioned how she experienced a teaching rut during the fall. After listening to the podcast, Naomi messaged Sarah and said that teacher burnout was a topic she had been wanting to write about for a while. Naomi suggested writing a joint blog post about teacher burnout. When Naomi and Sarah mentioned their idea to the rest of the team, everyone quickly admitted that they were either currently experiencing teacher burnout, had recently gotten over it, or struggled with it in the past. As… Read More

Distracted Learning and Why You Should Put Down Your Phone

“Where does a giver go to get? Where does a filler go to be filled?” — Mac Let that quote sit with you for a minute.  Does it resonate?  Most of you probably don’t know “Mac”, but if you ever have an opportunity to attend a PE Institute in Asheville, you will.  The quote above is one of many “Mac-isms” and one I actually didn’t hear at #PEInstitute16 this year.  However, the other night when I was camping on the Oregon Coast, I heard my friend Joey Feith say it and it was the… Read More

3 ways I am using an Innovator’s Mindset in Phys. Ed and Health

Editors Note: William Bode is a teacher at Performance Learning Center High School in Charlotte, North Carolina.  In 2016, he will be entering his 25th year in teaching and was named the 2015 North Carolina High School Teacher of the Year.  He is the co-creator and an integral member of the #PhysEdSummit team.  As a high school physical education and health teacher, he adds a unique and necessary perspective to the discussions here at PHYSEDagogy as a guest writer for the blog. I like to read during the summer as a way to… Read More