Author: Chris Nichols

Chris has been a Physical Educator for 25 years in Texas. He has been recognized as a district finalist for Teacher of the Year and formerly served as the Early Childhood Chair Elect for the Texas Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (TAHPERD). Chris has presented at state and national conferences and spent two years writing curriculum, creating and delivering professional development, and supporting physical education teachers as a Health and Physical Education Specialist in a large urban district. Now an elementary Physical Education teacher in Garland ISD, Chris strives to promote a healthy and physically active lifestyle in both his personal and professional life.

How to Become a PE Presenter [Interactive]

Welcome to the PE Express podcast. Today I would like to share a little advice on providing professional development. The other day someone asked me, how did you get started providing professional development? It’s a crazy story that just started with kindness. I was attending one of my first state conventions in Texas.

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My First Year Teaching vs. Teaching During a Pandemic [Interactive]

Welcome to the PE Express podcast. Today, I would like to share some of the similarities I had for my first year teaching and teaching during the pandemic. Four years of college or maybe more… Some of us were on a extended plan and that didn’t include the master’s degree. Years of course work provided by college professors, all the practice from student teaching, they were all great building box for my education. You complete all that course work and then you receive your first teaching job. Man, the excitement of getting your first job. You’re on cloud nine and you’re ready to take on the world of physical education or so he thought.

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Do you Believe in Miracles?

“Do you believe in miracles? Yes!” This famous call by Al Michaels during the 1980 Winter Olympics is now 41 years ago. That call, from February 22, 1980, will go down as one of the greatest moments in sports.

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