I’m almost finished with the springtime cycle of parent-teacher conferences. This is a part of my job which I really enjoy. Meeting parents provides that rare opportunity to communicate in person how marvelous and amazing my students, their children, are. It’s a chance to share my specific observations and to hear particular concerns or questions.… Continue reading Resourced Learning
Although I write about a number of different topics, what I do, how I earn my living, is teaching. Elementary physical education, in fact, from Pre-K up to 5th grade. For the most part, my students love PE. They are excited to be in the gym, to play the games we play, to be active… Continue reading Repetition Works Wonders
…and action! The school year has begun and we’re off to what appears to be a very fine start. While brunching with my oldest today I asked him a question that just popped into my head: If you could teach anything you wanted, what would it be? He spent some time thinking about it and… Continue reading If You Could Teach Anything You Wanted…
There is no app for patience. Just as there is no app for respect, kindness or trust. I say this now in the midst of all the hoopla around the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference currently taking place in Philadelphia not so much because I want to rain on anyone’s edtech parade,… Continue reading There Is No App for Patience
This morning I was out for a jog and something dawned on me: Great teaching is something that sticks with you. That was the start. Then the thought began to evolve. Is it the teaching or is it the learning? I asked myself. What great teaching am I carrying with me right now as I… Continue reading For Here or To Go?
I experienced a rare moment this week. I read a post and quite simply it changed me. The post helped me see what I was not seeing. To recognize what I have been avoiding. To be brave when my fear is the only audible voice I can hear. The post I read was “The Future… Continue reading A Programmable Future
Most of the 20+ years that I have taught have been dedicated to elementary Physical Education. When I am in the gym, scrambling to shift and adjust equipment between classes, playing my eclectic mix of 70’s – 90’s pop, and doing a cartwheel on my way to pick up the next class, then I am… Continue reading Why It Is Unlikely That I Will Ever Become a Curriculum Guru