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#88 Blabbermouth 101-Restorative Justice
January 30, 2017 11:00 AM PST
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Restorative justice (RJ) is a powerful approach to discipline that focuses on repairing harm through inclusive processes that engage all stakeholders. Implemented well, RJ shifts the focus of discipline from punishment to learning and from the individual to the community.

#87 The LiiNK Project with Dr. Debbie Rhea
January 22, 2017 12:20 PM PST
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Dr. Debbie Rhea, TCU Professor and Associate Dean of Research in Harris College of Nursing and Health Sciences, is the Founder and Director of the LiiNK Project (Let’s inspire innovation ‘N kids). She has been an educator for the past 37 years, starting her career in K-12 physical education and for the past 24 years has been training physical education teachers at the university level. She has published over 40 peer reviewed articles and 14 books on physical activity and eating disorders among children and adolescents, presented at over 250 different local, regional, national, and international conferences, and been an invited speaker on stress, healthy living, behavior change, motivation, and eating disorders. The mission of her newest research project, LiiNK, is to bridge the gap between academics and the social, emotional and healthy well-being of children through increased recess and character development. She launched this research project successfully in two Fort Worth private schools for the past three years and expanded the program to North Texas public schools from two school districts this past Fall. She is moving schools to think differently about creating a learning environment that promotes rigor through the combination of four-15 minute recesses throughout the day and character development curriculum taught three times weekly. She emphasizes the need for a more active school environment through outdoor, unstructured play and structured physical education in order to stimulate the brain for learning. She and her LiiNK team are increasing the number of school districts involved with the project again next year as well as moving to other states.

#86 The Kinesthetic Classroom with Mike Kuczala
January 16, 2017 08:59 AM PST
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Mike is a bestselling author, acclaimed keynote speaker and innovative professional developer in both education and corporate settings.
Mike is the author of two best selling books, The Kinesthetic Classroom and Training in Motion.


Check out his TED Talk

#85 2016 Health and PhysEd Year in Review
January 08, 2017 09:44 PM PST
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2016 Health and PhysEd Year in Review
We talked to heath and physical educators from around the world to find out what their biggest successes and challenges were in 2016.

Year in Review Invitation
January 01, 2017 05:53 PM PST
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Happy New Year!!!

Our next show will be a year in review of 2016. I would love for as many health and physical education teacher as possible to join in. Checkout physedagogy.com/voxcast to join the voxer group and share your reflections about 2016 and your plans for 2017.

Question 1: What have you learned about yourself in the last 12 months of being an educator? How does that reflect or support the original reason you became an educator?

#83 Yoga for PE
December 18, 2016 07:14 PM PST
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Crystal Gorwitz has a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. She graduated in December of 1980 with a major in physical education and a minor in health education.
Crystal was named 2004 SHAPE America National Middle School Teacher of the Year.

Victoria A. Otto is the 2011 IAHPERD Secondary PE Teacher of the Year and the 2012 Midwest District NASPE Secondary PE Teacher of the Year. Currently teaching 18 years at the secondary level, she creates classroom setting for students focusing on the body, mind and spirit. Victoria has been presenting a variety of sessions at different state PE conventions, the National PE convention, as well as at in-services and for other organizational functions. Founder of yogaforpe.org

#82 TexAHPERD Reflection
December 11, 2016 09:53 PM PST
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This is a podcast feature health and physical educators who attended the 93rd Annual TexAHPERD Convention in Galveston, TX. Check them out on Twitter @TexAHPERD and checkout the #TexAHPERD16 for highlights of the convention. You can also checkout the following link to a ongoing document of activities form the convention. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1z2GuVfTswUIeDB04_4m-4jqStnW30f6_rV1grHEO5sU/edit?usp=sharing

#81 Blabbermouth 10-Becoming an Ally for the LGBT Community
December 04, 2016 08:49 PM PST
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This podcast is a Blabbermouth 101 with Justin Schleider, Stephanie Sandino, Stephanie Roth, and Judy Lobianco about how to become an ally for the LGBT community. These three amazing woman share their stories and experiences as part of the LGBT community.

#80 Fit Kids Learn Better with Paul Zientarski
November 27, 2016 05:43 PM PST
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Paul served as the Learning Readiness PE Coordinator for Naperville School District 203 in Naperville, Illinois where he also spent the last 26 years as the Department Chairman for PE, Health and Drivers Education at Naperville Central H.S. Paul retired in May 2010 after 40 years in education.

Through LRPE, Naperville Central High School has seen dramatic improvements in test scores, behavior, and childhood obesity. School districts from across the country and around the world visit to learn why this program is so successful. Many of these schools are using concepts learned by visiting Naperville Central, including schools in Denmark, China, So. Korea, Sweden, Japan, Australia, and Canada.

The Learning Readiness PE program has been highlighted on PBS “Needs to Know”, CBS’ “Early Morning Show”, ABC, NBC, CBC and FOX network news casts. ESPN and HBO also ran segments on this highly successful program. Documentaries of the programs at Naperville Central High School have been produced by TV affiliates in Denmark, South Korea, Sweden and China. Videos can be viewed by visiting www.learningreadinesspe.com. Entities from 10 countries have traveled to learn about the program.

Paul holds a BS in Physical Education and an MS in Communication Science along with an Administrative Certificate. Zientarski is the Co-Director of DuPage County Institute for Physical Education and has held this position since 1986. He is a co-author of a book titled “What Teenager Drivers Don’t Know, The Unwritten Rules Of The Road”.

Paul has been awarded the “Healthy School Hero” by the Action for Healthy Kids. He has been inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame at Quincy University and the Illinois Track Coaches Association Hall of Fame. He was appointed to the Illinois Stakeholder and Expert Task Force for Physical Education.

In addition, Paul has made presentations across the country on Learning Readiness PE, Childhood Obesity, Physical Education Curriculum, Technology Use in Physical Education, Small-Sided Games, Brain Breaks in the classroom and active classrooms. He has done presentations in 27 states to all kinds of audiences, community groups and businesses including the President’s Council on Health, Fitness and Nutrition in Washington D.C. Paul did a presentation at a TED X Talk in Bend, Oregon in the spring of 2015. Paul traveled to Sweden to present in March of 2016. He has presented at the National SHAPE conference in 2016.

#79 Quality PhysEd with Dr. Cathrine Himberg
November 20, 2016 07:17 PM PST
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Dr. Cathrine Himberg,
"I started CASPER in 1998 because I was frustrated about seeing so many inappropriate practices being used in physical education classes. Over the years many of my graduate students helped improve our website; and when Kevin Shephard came on board in 2008 the site expanded and improved and we kept adding more and more great tools and resources to help support REAL teachers of quality physical education. My day job is as a professor of Kinesiology at California State University – Chico. I teach future physical education teachers, as well as dance and yoga for the general student population. I love what I do, and hope that my passion for physical activity along with the skills and concepts I teach help my students find their own craving for being physically active, reap all the benefits, and teach others what they learn! I was born and raised in Norway, and came to the US at age 19 to go to college. I earned a BS from East Carolina University in Communications, a Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology from Chico State, and my PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from Virginia Tech." Cathrine Himberg received the 2015-2016 Outstanding Professor Award from CSU Chico.
See more at: www.supportrealteachers.org

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