Global PhysEd Voxcast
Conversations with educators from around the world with a focus on health and physical education.
SHAPE America 2017 Convention Reflections
March 26, 2017 07:33 PM PDT
SHAPE America 2017 Convention Reflections
This podcast features personal reflections about the 2017 SHAPE America Nation Convention from health and physical education teacher. This podcast also includes blog readings from
March 19, 2017 08:45 PM PDT
For seven years, I taught middle school language arts. Half that time was spent in an east-coast state, the other half in a Midwestern state. I earned my National Board Certification in 2004. Then, after having my first child, I left teaching to be a stay-at-home mom, knowing there was no way I could do both jobs well. In 2008, I was hired by a local university to teach pre-service teachers. This work gave me new passion for preparing and supporting educators.
When I was in the classroom, I felt alone in my nerdiness. The teachers’ lounge was never a safe place, and finding others to share my real thoughts and feelings with took a lot of work. I learned to stifle the urge to gush about some new strategy I was planning to try or to open up about a struggle I was having with my students. I came to expect that my genuine questions would be met with sarcasm. Most of the time, anyway. I did work with some amazing people, too, and I’ll be yanking them over here as quick as I can.
With this site, I hope to create what I did not have myself: a vibrant, encouraging, stimulating community of teachers, supporting each other toward excellence. I believe if we can reach across the limits of geography and find each other, there’s no limit to the amazing things we can accomplish.Cooperative Learning with Vicky Goodyear
March 12, 2017 01:28 PM PDT
Victoria is a pedagogical researcher in physical education and sport pedagogy. She has interests in curriculum innovation and longer-term pedagogical change, teacher professional development and the pedagogical and professional learning uses of digital technologies and social media.
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March 05, 2017 08:29 PM PST
This podcast features board members, presenters and attendees of the 2017 California AHPERD convention. This conversation took place on Voter and is a reflection of the convention by CAHPERD members and special guests.Conversation with the SHAPE America President-elect Candidates
February 26, 2017 08:02 PM PST
Dennis Docheff is the interim chair of the Department of Nutrition & Kinesiology at the University of Central Missouri. A SHAPE America member since 1985, Dennis began his teaching career in a 5th grade self-contained classroom; he also coached three sports. Some of his other experiences include being an elementary school principal, a middle school teacher and athletic director, a high school teacher and counselor, a college professor, and a three-year stint in the Department of Physical Education at the United States Military at West Point.
Professional service has always been central to Dennis’ work. Serving on committees at all levels, reviewing manuscripts for numerous publications, and promoting professional service to students have created some of Dennis’ fondest professional memories. He has made over 250 professional presentations at the state, district, and national level, and has contributed more than 130 publications.
Highlights of Dennis’ service include serving as a member of the SHAPE America Board of Directors, serving as President of the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE), serving as President for the Central District Association of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD), and receiving the AAHPERD Honor Award.
Judy LoBianco, supervisor of Health, Physical Education and Nursing Services for South Orange-Maplewood School District in New Jersey, has been a SHAPE America member since 1988, Serving more than 6,600 students in the nine schools of South Orange-Maplewood School District, she is responsible for high school scheduling, curriculum development, equipment and program purchases and staff professional development. In addition Judy was responsible for securing two million Carol M. White PEP grants in 2009 and 2013.
Throughout her career, Judy has held leadership positions on numerous projects, including serving on the NASPE Convention Committee where she reviewed dozens of proposals for the annual AAHPERD National Convention. At the state level she served as President of the New Jersey Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (NJAHPERD), from 2008-2009. In 2013 she served as President of the Eastern District of AAHPERD which represents 13 states from Maryland to Maine, including the District of Columbia, Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. She currently serves as a member at large to the SHAPE America Board of Directors.
Among her awards she is recipient of the Everett L. Hebel Award and the Channing Mann Award which both recognize excellence in administration and supervision in physical education. Earlier this year the South Orange-Maplewood School District received a Let’s Move! Active Schools National Recognition Award.#91 Gamifcation with Mike Ginicola
February 19, 2017 09:26 PM PST
My name is Mike Ginicola, and I served in the U.S. Army for 3 years before attending college at Southern CT State University (SCSU) for physical education. I've always known I wanted to teach P.E. thanks to some great mentors in similar fields when I was younger. I won the 'Outstanding Student Major' award at SCSU for CT through CTAHPERD and at the Eastern District before being hired to teach in Stratford, CT. I'm still there, and have been teaching for 18 years.
I've been very active with a YouTube channel for my school community, but recently decided to stretch out and create a Twitter account as well. Twitter has been an amazing network tool for connecting to exemplary educators around the world. I created this website for P.E. resources...I love using the Comic Life software to create posters, signs and other documents for school, and this website showcases my work thus far. I love using technology in school! Plickers, QR codes, Wii Just Dance and Zumba games, YouTube videos, and anything else I can get my hands on!
I'm a husband to a wonderful wife (she's like the 1990's Doogie Howser, M.D. of School Psychologists and Counselors) and father to 2 very active boys. I love to hang out with my family as much as possible, but I also spend a lot of time searching the web and finding my own professional development since special area teachers are often not given great resources for development in school districts.
I've been an active member of CTAHPERD, going to the annual conference almost every year since I started college (waiting for someone to finally beat me at the sportstacking exhibit challenge!). I'm just now starting to break out of my shell and do presentations...better late than never, right?. In 2016 I became the first ever recipient of the CT PTA Educator of the Year Award (they used to only recognize administrators), a testament to my involvement in our local school community. I'm involved in almost all PTA events, including attending monthly meetings.#90 LitPE with Joe McCarthy
February 12, 2017 09:15 PM PST
Discover a new way to engage students in movement while teaching literacy and numeracy! Literacy Physical Education (LitPE) and Math Physical Education (MathPE) programs are designed to help students that have fallen behind, based on the statewide reading and/or math assessment. The data shows that students who participate in the LitPE and/or MathPE 12 week programs will more than double their peers and up to three times the national average on the winter assessment. Students come to the gym for fifteen minutes everyday for 12 weeks. LitPE embeds fluency, comprehension and spelling into movement activities. MathPE embeds addition, subtraction, multiplication and division into movement activities. Students in this class learn how to combat “learned helplessness” by the end of the 12 week program. Students will use whiteboards, markers and towels as their learning tools. This class has been implemented into grades 2 – 6.
LitPE Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFF8JoEp5gw
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February 06, 2017 08:38 PM PST
In this collaborative effort, twenty educators come together to share our stories in a powerful snapshot of a year in review. Learn what worked, what we've learned, and where we're headed next.
Download your copy at www.edumatch.education#88 Blabbermouth 101-Restorative Justice
January 30, 2017 11:00 AM PST
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
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.
The Global PhysEd Voxcast is a podcast that is dedicated to providing health and physical education teachers around the world a platform to learn and share best practices. We use the Voxer application to showcase some of the top educators in our field and attempt to analyze their success. The Global PhysEd Voxcast has included topics such as standards-based instruction, neuroscience, mindfulness, and social justice. We attempt to bring you topical issues that will improve your teaching and ultimately help our students live happy, healthy and active lives.
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