• Stretch Yourself

    It’s surprising but I have more to say about my teaching this week. Well, perhaps not exactly about my teaching, rather more about my students’ doings. I guess this is likely going to be a post about what students do with the directions I give them. Typically, in most of my physical education classes we… Continue Reading

  • Open for Tweaking

    Veteran teachers, have you ever suddenly decided to put a little twist on something that you have been doing for a long time more or less the same way and have it feel like you just rediscovered fire? *pause* No? Me neither. I did, however, recently notice that by tweaking my approach to certain things… Continue Reading

  • (Un)Prepared.

    Nine contact days in and I’m ok. The kids are great, my colleagues are helpful, our schedule is more or less settled, the year is truly underway. I’ve done this ritual at least 20 times before: started a school year of teaching elementary physical education. At this same school. I have experience. One might even… Continue Reading

  • Pay Dirt in Advance

    I don’t know how you start off your school year but I’m just realizing that my colleague and I manage a small miracle with our first few classes. Let me explain. I teach in an international school where elementary students enjoy the benefit of several specialists. In our schedule Physical Education is taught opposite German… Continue Reading

  • Move. Learn. Live. Day 2

    I guess I forgot how fun it can be to do physical education lessons with adults. On Day 2 of the ECIS PE Conference hosted by the Vienna International School I tried a bunch of different things: I looked into some fresh ways of approaching functional mechanics and got to dance as if no one… Continue Reading

  • Move.Learn.Live Day 1

    It just so happens that there’s a PE conference going on this week. In my town. During my spring break. And I decided to attend. It’s been a few years since my last PE gathering so this opportunity was hard to ignore. Impressive conference swag here at #ECISPE17 Nice work, VIS team! pic.twitter.com/Gd47WybiRb — Sherri… Continue Reading

  • In Session

    School’s been in session for almost 10 days. By now I have had a chance to meet just about all of the students in my classes. They are multiple and magnificent. The youngest are at least 4 years old, and the oldest nearly 11. A handful of my students are just beginning to learn English.… Continue Reading