Goal setting

  • Goal setting,  Meaningful PE,  Teacher Reflection

    Challenge in PE

    Recently, our PE Department offered Choice Units to our Grade 7-8 population. We have themed these options around a central focus – this time it was Individual Pursuit – and we offered a range of opportunities for student choice. I intend to blog about my units in a separate post, but I was able to offer Running and Climbing as two of the choices to my different classes. We have three or four teachers in the same block, allowing us to offer 3 or 4 options to students as part of Choice. The feedback from several of my Runners and Climbers is that they felt motivated by choosing something that…

  • feedback,  Goal setting,  Pilot ISB PD,  Professional Development,  Uncategorized

    Challenges ahead – Professional Learning- Goal Setting

    Meaningful PE has become an area of focus for me this year.  I feel that as a more experienced PE teacher that I have an opportunity to now delve into thinking and creating learning intentions that are about offering students the chance to make Movement meaningful beyond doing for assessment or just for doing’s sake.  I have been yo-yo-ing backward and forward around the idea of how to be more Meaningful in PE and how to make experiences in PE more meaningful. Recently a class of my MS students completed a Tripod 7C’s survey about me and their experiences in my PE class.  I waited with anticipation for the results.  I…

  • Concept based learning,  Criteria,  feedback,  Goal setting,  peer coaching,  Professional Development,  Research,  Teacher Reflection,  Uncategorized

    Discovering Meaning in PE

    This post is long overdue.  I have taken a hiatus from writing and this has been both good (giving me time for other focus) and bad ( I have genuinely missed writing about my thinking about and recording my work in PE).  This week I have been enjoying listening, reading and dialoguing about the Purpose of PE for me as a teacher but also in connection with student learning and the ultimate goal of every PE teacher – How do we make PE meaningful so that every student in our care wants to come back to our spaces and then in time wants to create their own meaningful movement journeys…

  • APPEC,  feedback,  Goal setting,  PE mission statement,  Professional Development,  Teacher Reflection,  Twitter,  Voxer

    Core Values, Advocation, Professional Growth, Networks and Literacy. A call to action.

    Sunset at Yaquina Head by Bureau of Land Management Oregon and Washington CC BY What do you stand for?  How are you core values visible to your student/ department/ community?  Are you delivering on the mandate of QPE?  What makes you say that? This past weekend I was humbled to give one of the Keynotes at the Asia-Pacific PE conference in Hong Kong.  This is the third annual conference hosted at HK International School and saw a lot of Educator’s from Asia, Australia and also now from the USA and UK in attendance. The last few months I have really been delving into who I am and what I stand…

  • Aquatics,  Goal setting,  pegeeks,  Teacher Reflection,  Technology in PE

    Aquatics – applying training principles and SMART goals

    Blue Diver by Pablo Fernandez CC BY SA NC Our Grade 8 students have choice over which unit they would like to complete in a 12-lesson block.  We offer this as a way to delve more deeply into something that interests students.  Teachers have used student polls to gather evidence about what we should offer, and we notice interest shifts but we have constraints on facilities and the need to assess students using the same Strand/Standards over the course of the year. The most recent unit offered included these four options: Dance, Gymnastics, Fitness and Aquatics with our assessment around Locomotor movements which each teacher interpreted slightly differently based on…

  • Blog,  feedback,  Goal setting,  peer coaching,  Professional Development,  standards based grading,  Teacher Reflection,  Twitter,  Voxer

    Professional Learning – Part 6 – Putting myself on the line

    ISB MS Professional Development – Peer Observation Task 2016-17 This year our MS Admin challenged us to invite a colleague to observe a lesson via video of our lesson and sharing.  You can read the overview of this process above.  As a new teacher in this school, this is a bit of a big ask.  I have blogged a lot about my Professional Development work this year and you can go back and read up about Data and how I am trying to use this in my student learning. If you team teach then the opportunity to challenge each other and push and to share your observations is very powerful…

  • Goal setting,  MYP,  Professional Development,  standards based grading,  Teacher Reflection

    DataWise Course – Trying to make sense of where to begin

      Data (scrabble) by Justgrimes CC BY SA  This year I have been focused on some driving questions that are driven by the MS leadership team at my new school.  I have blogged a lot about this already.  One area that has been a focus for me is about data that I collect on my students.  Data collection for Physical Education can be arduous.  What kind of data should I be collecting and how will I use this to guide student learning?  I have been experimenting here with some professional feedback loops to enable me to see if my formative feedback is accurate (am I talking to students about skills…

  • Badminton,  Goal setting,  Professional Development,  Teacher Reflection,  TGfU,  Uncategorized

    Professional Learning Part 5 – Lessons 3-6

    Redux 2016 – Summer Olympic Sports by Charos Pix CC BY NC SA I am really excited for lesson 3 where we will look at setting up student focused skill pull outs.  I am planning to use a Must, Should, Could priority system where students will play another series of games and then complete a Heat Map of court usage from a observational partner who is watching one of our Pyramid games.  The student will map for 2 minutes where their partner is moving on the court and then for 2 minutes make a note of where most of their shuttle shots landed/were hit.  I am hoping that between the…