Advice for First Year Teachers
Podcast Below: (itunes)
Youtube Show Below:
Podcast Links Below:
- Twitter – Physical Education community is huge and a great place for ideas
- Social media turns your phone into a window that allows you to see into gym all over the world
- Facebook PE communities
- Investing in materials for Professional Development
- 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
- Links from the video above here
- 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 (Example of what our first week looks like here)
- Develop rules and expectations from school-wide initiatives (PBIS)
- Conflict Corner
- Learning students names/building relationships
- Assigned Home Base Spots (Home Base Spots Info Here)
- 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 and enjoy the ride (Change is a crock pot … Not a microwave)