During a #pechat in December on Essential Questions I was talking quite a bit about the work of Don Bartalo and his book, Closing the Teaching Gap. Joey Feith and ThePhysicalEducator.com asked me to write a guest blog to explore the topic more in depth. I want to thank Joey for the opportunity and hope we can create some great discussion surrounding this topic. Click it here to read my post.
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
The final episode in the Back to School edition of PHYSEDagogy was probably my favorite teacher spotlight to date. Paul Zientarski is a role model in the #PhysEd community for the work he has done in shattering the stereotype of the role of Physical Education programs in the United States. His role in developing the “New PE” at Naperville Central High School in Naperville, Illinois was the basis for one of the case studies in the book SPARK, by Dr. John Ratey. On a personal note, I can say that it was… Read More