Hello everyone! Today we will be kicking off the first post in a series of posts designed to help you create a vision and mission for your department that will bring purpose and meaning into every lesson and unit that you explore. But let's answer a question that you all are thinking, why do I … Continue reading Creating a Vision for Meaningful Development: Why Do We Need One?
Wow, it has been one crazy year...
Hello all! Today I will be starting off a new series of posts, how I plan with purpose and meaning behind my lessons and learning experiences with students. I think that a good place to start is to take a look at how I approach my units and design the learning experience surrounding my students. … Continue reading Purposeful Planning: Unit Plans Part 1
With the global pandemic of 2020, hopefully we all have had some time to reflect on the qualities of a Physical Education program. 2020 has been an interesting year. We have seen the rise of distance learning, the loss of teacher-focused pedagogy and the birth of innovative 21st-century pedagogy, the creation YouTube PE/Fitness sensations like … Continue reading The Physical Education Matrix: Establishing Quality Practices
With many of us going back to school, I have teamed up with Patrick Hughes to put on a virtual chat!! In this chat we will have the chance to address hot topics, share some ideas and strategies to address the changing landscape of education and make some new professional connections with others! Our first … Continue reading #TINCANCHAT with Pat: Back to School After COVID-19
Hello everyone!! I hope that we all are staying safe, active and healthy! Recently I have been working on developing my first ebook, Purposeful Planning: Unit Plans. In this ebook I unpack a TWO hour in-person PD session so that you can learn on your own and take it into your practice the very next … Continue reading Purposeful Planning: eBook Out Now
Hello everyone! I hope that things are safe and calm wherever you are in the world. This is definitely an interesting time that we are in as the world responds to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of us will see some drastic changes coming ina. very short time! Recently I worked with my good pal Dale … Continue reading Purposeful Planning in a Virtual World Webinar
Hello everyone! If you haven't been following along, we have packed up our lil family and moved to Macao to become part of The International School of Macao (TIS) family. TIS is an Alberta accredited international school that offers the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma program for the grade 11 and 12 students. Students have the … Continue reading Kicking Off a New Chapter
Hello everyone and thank you for taking a look at my reflections for the 2018-2019 school year. It has been a bit of a chaotic/struggling year (hence the lack of content-driven posts) and I am very excited to share what is in store in the near future. Before I address that, I wanted to reflect … Continue reading 2018-2019 Year-In-Review
Hello PE/Athletics/Education world!! A couple of weeks ago, I shared an image on Twitter. It was something that I have been thinking about and struggling with for some time. When I was completing my Master's degree in 2013, I came across the model of competition. It was a framework that would help promote and foster … Continue reading Designing Meaningful Experiences Part 1: Unpacking