Category: Teaching During COVID

In-Person PE is Key! [Interactive]

Throughout my career I’ve often wondered, is what I’m doing and what I’m teaching really making a difference?

During this past year, I’ve had to teach in just about every teaching style there is. I’ve had to teach all remote, asynchronous, synchronous, hybrid, all in person, and one thing this pandemic has taught me is that there is absolutely no substitute for in-person teaching. I will never again doubt how essential our role is as PE teachers.

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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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The Role of Strength and Conditioning in Physical Education

Episode Highlights:

– It’s important to get young kids to fall in love with movement.

– It’s crucial to build confidence at the middle school level. Motivation by education.

– At what age should students start lifting weights?

– Top priorities for teaching strength and conditioning to athletes.

– How do you get the best effort from your students?

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Quick Assessment Strategies for Student Learning! [Interactive]

Hey, everyone. Today on the PE Express podcast, I wanted to talk about an important word, assessment. This word may bring up a variety of feelings within you upon hearing it. My hope is that by the end of the short podcast, you will have a quick assessment strategy that you can add to your teacher toolbox to help your students and yourself in the gym. Let’s get to it.

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Student Accountability During HS Virtual PE [Interactive]

In talking with so many of my physical education colleagues from across the country. Many of us, including myself, have lots of questions and wonderings in terms of what the best methods are in holding our physical education students accountable during our virtual PE classes.

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A Message of Hope: Wrapping up a Difficult Year With Dr. Pangrazi [Interactive]

What a year! This is a statement that could be an expletive that could mean many different things. Instead, let’s make it a year that will help us appreciate all the other years we have experienced. I have lived long enough to know that you never focus on wishing it was “next year” because it results in not living today. So, in this podcast, let me focus on today.

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Be the Light and See the Good in 2020 [Interactive]

No doubt 2020 has been a rough year. The struggle for me as a Pre-K through Eighth-grade Physical Education teacher, as well as an Athletic Director for one of the largest Catholic schools in the state of Texas, has been most challenging. I have spent most of my school year so far just trying to survive, juggling all the new mandates and guidelines in regard to COVID-19. Even with over 15 years of experience, nothing could have prepared me for teaching during a pandemic.

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