Note: These are notes from my specific session, if you’re looking for my personal notes on the entire conference (CLICK HERE).
Thanks for attending my session, I am grateful to be a part of this awesome PhysEd community. Check out the replay and slides below:
I hope that you enjoyed the presentation and found the different strategies helpful.
Good luck in implementing some of the ideas and hacks to help take your teaching to the next level for your students.
If you have any questions feel free to email me through the contact form on this site or you can catch me on Twitter @thePEspecialist – Looking forward to connecting with you.
As promised below you can download the Management Pro Pack below:
- What’s Included in the Management Pro Pack
- Conflict Corner Poster
- No Shoes/Time Out Form
- Good Sportsmanship Code Poster
- Roll Sheet Template
- Daily Self Assessment Posters
- PE Rules Poster Pack
- Gym Rules
- Bathroom & Water Fountain
Outline of the session notes and slides below
I hope that you find this page of notes from the presentation helpful. Good luck in implementing some of these strategies to help take your teaching to the next level for your students.
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PHYS ED HACKS
- Stopping Signal – 1,2,3 … Stop, Drop and Listen… Use Music as a signal
- Home Base Spots – Use letters and numbers on your wall to designate spots like a spreadsheet
- See a blog about my 5 favorite management hacks HERE (Shoe Form, Conflict Corner, Daily Self Assessment, Good Sportsmanship Code)
- No Tennis Shoes, Time Out or Injury Form – automates problems and provides parent communication
- Conflict Corner – Save yourself time and teach your kids to resolve their own conflicts
- Daily Self Assessment – Quick and easy way to self assess at the end of each lesson
- Good Sportsmanship Code – Great reminder for your kids about what’s important
- Self Timed Time Outs and Penalties – Have students time themselves when they break a rule or go to time out with a stopwatch or by counting “Mississippi’s”
- Student Roll/Attendance Management – For once a week PE use a different clipboard for each day and tape a full week schedule on each clipboard for easy access. Use codes to keep up with management.
- Know your kids names
- Buy a yearbook and review it before school starts
- Take iPad pictures of your students with name tags on the first day and memorize them
- Play name games during the first couple of weeks
- Quick Tips
- Start directions with the phrase “When I say Go”
- Separate management/organization
- Play music when students should be moving
- Give teams 30 seconds to “Strategize” before any gameplay/activity
- Allow students to choose their own teams when appropriate
- Not by picking teams, but by quickly pairing up
- Bathroom & Water only when the music is on
- Discipline with an “Oh No” attitude
- Increase the Buy-In
- Have students repeat these phrases back to you regularly
- It’s just a game
- I will not give up
- I will do my best
- Nice Job Self
- Awwww Man… (at the end of class)
- Have students repeat these phrases back to you regularly
- Paraphrase rules for younger students (K-1st) and repeat daily at the beginning of class
- When the teacher is talking you are doing what??? (Listening)
- If you have something to say you should do what??? (Raise your hand)
- “Gamify” your activities
- Break them up into levels from easy to difficult
- Use “Videogame Language”
- Motivates students and brings a feeling of achievement after each “level”
“Any problem can be solved with a little ingenuity” – MacGyver
STEREO WALL CABINET (click here for more info and pictures)
You can Purchase Dry Erase Slips HERE
“Remember that technology is a tool, not a toy” – Nathan Horne
- SHOW ME APP – easily communicate instructions visually to teachers or substitutes
- Pano Your Setup – Using your phone to take a panoramic picture to include in your lessons for the following year so you can remember how you set it up – Waaaay faster than drawing a diagram
- Canned Response in Gmail
- Saves your time and allows you to use email templates quickly for responding to parent volunteers or teachers with the same information
- Tutorial on how to set it up HERE
- Plickers – an easy and quick way to assess your students with an iPad (DETAILED TUTORIAL HERE)
- You can purchase pre-laminated Plickers Cards HERE – if you try and laminate your own they will sometimes not scan well because of the reflection of the light
- You can also use this Pocket Organizer to organize the cards for easy access by your students, you can see how I do it in the pictures below – students are all assigned a “Home Base Spot” which is labelled on their card, super easy.
After quickly scanning the students cards – you can tell how well you are communicating the content knowledge that you were hoping – it’s an awesome way to assess student learning (which reflects the effectiveness of your teaching). See an example of a report from an inservice session I did with our district PE Teachers in the iPad screenshot below (we had some teachers intentionally answer wrong so I could show them what the report looked like with wrong answers):
- Bluetooth Streaming – Turn that old stereo into an iPad/iPod streaming device with a bluetooth receiver. Click Here for an example. Also, for instructions on setup you can read my blog about the subject HERE.
- Put Videos and Pictures on a USB Drive
- QR Codes
- Great Resource for tons of PE Technology Hacks – Check out ThePEGeek.com, Jarrod Robinson is definitely the Tech Guru in the PhysEd Community. I got to meet him recently and must say he’s an awesome guy and is doing some incredible stuff for the PE community.
I hope you enjoyed the presentation, if you have any feedback hit me up on the contact page.
Have Fun and Teach On!
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