Advice for First Year Teachers
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- Twitter – Physical Education community is huge and a great place for ideas
- Using tools as a ways to get yourself comfortable in your situation
- Social media turns your phone into a portable to see into gym all over the world
- Facebook PE communities – PE Specialist Page, PE Central and I Tweet PE
- Investing in materials for Professional Development
- PE Books (examples on my Amazon Page here)
- The PE Specialist Membership (curriculum resources)
- PE Central E-Courses (link up my Favorite Apps E-course
- PE Forums
- Conferences – Going to events getting Face to Face communication and connections with PE teachers. You also get to see teachers teach. You can pick up on the ideas and tendencies that make them a great teacher. To see how awesome conferences can be check out my SCAHPERD or PE INSTITUTE notes pages.
- Present going to conferences in a way professional demeanor, how it’s going to benefit your students. Professional approach. Positively impacting students
Full Year Planning/Equipment
- Wherever you are plan to teach activities relevant to your community
- Visit the local communities recreation centers (YMCA) to find ideas for lessons
- Know what equipment you have available for teaching
- Find ways get equipment for cheap or free
- Source the local community centers for equipment
- Writing a grant (Donor’s Choose)
- Make a wish list for the equipment you want in the future
- Management Systems in place early in the school year
- Setting rules and expectations from the first day/week
- Develop rules and expectations from school-wide initiatives (PBIS)
- Physed Hacks
- Conflict Corner
- Learning students names/building relationships
- Assigned team spots
- Taking pictures of students to help remember names
- Yearbook from previous years
- Seeing students outside the PE
- PE Name Games
Never Stop Learning
- Be Kind to yourself
- Taking notes on lesson plans
- Writing emails to yourself (futureme.org)
- Remember to document
- Reflections to lessons (red pen or type)
- Save and organized lesson for easy access back (week to week, units, etc..)
Asking the Right Questions
- How can I make this better?
- How can I get kids moving?
- What cause students to not be engaged?
- How can I make this more fun?
- Motivation and engaging questions
- Put yourself in students position, are you having fun?
- Do be afraid to reach out to teachers for advice and answers to your questions.
- Change takes time, be patient (It’s more like a crock pot than a microwave)