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#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

#78 Building community in PE with Mel Hamada
November 13, 2016 08:42 PM PST
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Link to additional show notes:

Mel Hamada:
Originally from Canberra, Australia, I have been fortunate to work in China, Japan, UK, Tanzania, Vietnam and Australia for the last 15 years. I have worked in the Elementary, Middle and High School as a Science and Physical Education teacher and mostly in the International Baccalaureate (IB). After 7 years at UNIS Hanoi, and 3 years in Yokohama, it was time for new challenges!

In 2016 we made the jump to Beijing to the International school of Beijing (ISB). I have moved in with the MS PE department and am enjoying working with very energetic people. This is the biggest school I have worked at, with over 1600 students from Pre-K to G12. My husband is working as the Ed.Tech Coordinator and our children are in Grade 1, 3 and 6.

I am a runner and love training and racing and am looking forward to new events including Triathlons and new distances in China. I have been very involved in setting up the running scene in Hanoi and am hoping to be involved in the athletic community in Beijing too.

I am a believer in Blue Dragon Children’s Fund (www.bdcf.org) who do amazing things in Hanoi and Vietnam, I am hopeful that we can stay connected when we move to Japan and continue to fundraise and work to support the ongoing work in advocating for children’s rights.

#77 Under the PE Umbrella with Ryan Ellis
November 06, 2016 04:06 PM PST
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At the age of 18 Ryan pursued an under-graduate degree in Sports development and PE at Leeds Metropolitan University with the hope of finding a career in sport. While there, his passion for sport and in particular coaching grew as he was able to experience many modules that allowed him to work in a variety of schools around Leeds with children aged between 5-15 years old, all with different social and economic backgrounds. Even at this early stage he was beginning to see the positive impact that high quality sport could have on young children’s lives. While still studying, an opportunity to coach football in America for UKElite soccer arose and he welcomed this with open arms. Ryan gained valuable experience liaising with children, parents and club owners and managed camps over a 3 month, and then later an 8 month period. On returning to the UK he made a decision to pursue a career in primary teaching and gained a place on a PGCE at Leeds University.


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