Teacher Reflection

  • ACHPER,  Game Centered Approach,  Professional Development,  Teacher Reflection,  Twitter

    ACHPER Victoria October 2020 – Game Sense Presentation

    A big thank you to ACHPER Victoria for allowing me to be a part of their ‘Teachers in Action’ series this October. It is great to have an opportunity to learn with others in Australia and be part of some professional conversations around so many different topics. It has allowed me to think more deeply about Why I use Game Sense and to re-read some great resources and feel more fresh about this great model. This blog post is a place for me to share the resources I will be using for this presentation. Those attending or those who are looking for more information can find it here: Google document…

  • online learning,  Professional Development,  Teacher Reflection

    (almost) Back and Ready to go.

    The time has come. I have been actively burying myself in other tasks, worries and focus areas, but it is time to focus – school is going to start soon and I really need to be ready to go. I have been really enjoying having some 1990s alternative music on my running playlist and this song by Republica somewhat sums up some of the ways I have been feeling and thinking – being back, being ready to go, shouting it out that we are going to make it! But mostly about my mental state – I am trying to put aside the negativity and anxious feelings that sit next to…

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    Pondering the right questions. Teaching PE and Health 2020-21

    What is PE? What is Health? What is essential? What are our constraints? What is practical? In an exchange of ideas with a few people today, it became more clear to me that as we go back to school or prepare to return to a new academic year, that for many of us, we will not be able to teach PE the way in which we have previously and that for me this means I need to have clear in my own head the questions that rattle around confusing me and muddying the water of clear focus of how to best plan for the start of teaching PE and Health…

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    Starting school – opportunities for PE to shine.

    Happy Summer! It may be a Summer that is usual for you – or maybe something totally different. Maybe some things are the same but others not-so-much. When we start school in a few weeks time (whatever that looks like depending on where you are…)it will be really important to spend some time connecting with your students and your colleagues as the journey of the Summer months may be radically different and may have affected people in new ways. This may be a return to a new normal and we need to be ready for the very many ways that could look. This past few weeks I have been fortunate…

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    End-of-Year Professional Reflection 2020

    2020 hasn’t been the easiest of year’s to work with – with bushfires in Australia that really affected my emotional health to Covid-19 and the closing of school and the completion of Semester 2 through eLearning while living with my family in my parents home in Australia – it has been a weird year. I have been asked to complete an end-of-year reflection for this 2019-2020 academic year. I would like to do that but also to include a few other significant learnings that I believe will take me forward as an Educator at ISB for (hopefully) years to come. Firstly, the Tripod framework has been adopted by ISB to…

  • 30-Day Challenge - Writing,  eLearning,  Teacher Reflection,  Twitter

    Finishing Strong

    eLearning can suck the marrow from a love of teaching and being around young people all day. This week has been a long week, but with the close of our academic year remaining online, it has been important to regroup and try to reach out to my students who have not engaged in any form of PE eLearning since we started in February. I want to be clear that I am not in any way judging my students or blaming them, I am frustrated because I feel I cannot reach them, my emails go unanswered, my content goes unread, parents are not responding, and I feel sad that I have…

  • 30-Day Challenge - Writing,  curriculum,  Sports DAy,  Teacher Reflection,  Track & Field

    Day 20: Region Challenge Unit

    Region Challenge Unit  Recently our team came together to discuss eLearning in the run up to the end of the year. With Week 15 or 16 starting this week, and with a changed school calendar to accomodate changes with breaks, holidays and assessment, we had to revamp our current plans with something different. We have noticed students dropping off in engagement and we wanted to try and bring them back in and not overwhelm them or their families. We also have a very small number of students returning to school, and wanted to think about how to grow their communities and give them things they could do together within the…

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    Week 14 or 15… further thoughts on eLearning and end of the year.

    May is the start of our 14th or 15th week of eLearning. To be honest it is so normal now that it has blended together and with the knowledge that we won’t go back to our campus this academic year, we now look with certainty at closing out the year in eLearning and starting our planning around what next academic year will bring and how we can prepare our teachers and students (and families) for this. Beijing has allowed all schools to do some reopening. This has included Grade 8 and Grade 12 students, parents and staff on campus but only under strict protocols that have included taking your temperature…