ThinkingPE

ThinkingPE

By Stacey Nelson
Because good PE is more than just fun and games.
Digging deeper into what makes great teaching great.
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Caryl Martin: Genius Behind the Standards
Caryl is a professor at St. Cloud State University and she was a co-author of the MNSHAPE physical education standards.  She shares with us the genius behind the standards that made them clearly written and intentionally vague allowing you the PE teacher to be in control of your class.
52:55
July 4, 2020
#6feetPE - Standards 4 & 5
Social-Emotional Learning is what Standards 4 & 5 are all about.    This fun discussion takes us into the heart of teaching the full student, not just the physical.    Feel free to check out the link to the notes we took during all 5  #6feetPE discussions.    https://bit.ly/6feetPE-Brainstorm_Notes    This will be our last #6feetPE discussion until August, but we still have some great interviews coming to you in the July podcasts.  Thanks for joining us.
1:10:32
June 30, 2020
#6feetPE - Standards 2 & 3
Can invasion games be taught while social distancing?  Listen in as PE teachers from around the USA brainstorm how to teach Standards 2 & 3 while keeping kids a safe distance.  https://www.focusedfitness.org/   was mentioned as an excellent resource for adding Health & Nutrition content to your PE lessons.
54:01
June 23, 2020
#6feetPE - Manipulatives
Over 25 PE teachers from the US & Canada brainstorm about how to teach Standard 1 - Manipulatives using social distancing. These conversations go many different directions.  Join us as we explore the unknown. NOTES:  Some notes are kept on a Google Doc using links to some videos.   Check that out as well. https://bit.ly/6feetPE-Brainstorm_Notes
1:04:38
June 15, 2020
Clint Lundeen - Weaving the Three C's
Connection, creativity, & content.  Clint Lundeen describes how these three work together to create a strong PE curriculum that works for him and his students.
44:04
June 12, 2020
#6feetPE - Loco & Non-Locomotor Skills
Over 25 PE teachers from around the country met on Zoom Thursday, June 4 to discuss social distance teaching of locomotor & non-locomotor activities. This episode is loaded with practical ideas & general strategies.   We are keeping some notes on a shared Google Doc.  Feel free to look at that as well.  https://bit.ly/6feetPE-Brainstorm_Notes
53:51
June 8, 2020
Sean Ryther - Surrounded by good PE peeps
Sean is on the MNSHAPE board of directors and shares how being around passionate PE peeps have inspired him to be the best he can be.    The TEDX talk referred to called "Putting the Right Peeps In Your Jeep"  is by Steve Fredlund.  You can see it here.     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdGSDx4K9LY
46:47
June 5, 2020
#6feetPE Brainstorming
On May 21, 2020, we recorded a live Zoom brainstorm session on the topic of Social Distance PE.   We called it #6feetPE There were 3 countries and 5 states represented as we discussed how to effectively teach while upholding social distance policies.   This is a link to some notes I took in a Google Doc if you are interested.  https://docs.google.com/document/d/16b_0juqr9vxF6589fYgMQ8e3RwSZq2JNmf8DunMArQM/edit?usp=sharing
1:01:00
May 28, 2020
Mike Ginicola on CREATIVITY - What's Your Superpower?
One of the most creative PE teachers we know shares some fascinating insights into how to increase your creativity. Explore his website at www.physeddepot.com  Find Mike on Twitter @PhysEdDepot
55:38
May 22, 2020
Creativity With Content Pt. 2
Here is an idea!  Let's ask the students how we are doing with providing distance learning.   We talk with three students from Minnesota to get some GREAT insights into distance learning.
43:18
May 16, 2020
Creativity With Content pt. 1
We hear from Physical Educators from all grade levels as we interview Joe McCarthy, Lauren Joki, & Steve Girard on the topic of using creativity to increase engagement in their distance learning lessons.
37:04
May 11, 2020
Connection Over Content (Part 2)
In part two we hear from secondary teachers Lauren Joki & Steve Girard share how they strive to make a connection with their students using technology and creativity.  We also hear from students Petra, Keagan, & Tayjal who share their insights into the need to build connection through distance learning.
28:17
May 3, 2020
Connection Over Content
Episode 4 - This is part one of a series called Connection Over Content.  We visit with 2012 MNSHAPE Teacher of the year Joe McCarthy and dive into priority number one in distance learning which is building relationships.
19:35
April 28, 2020
PE Priorities vs Distance Learning
Episode 3 - Prior to the COVID-19 shutdown, we did a survey on how teachers prioritize when they are planning their curriculum. (See Episode #2)   Now that most teachers are teaching from a distance have the priorities changed? We take a look in this episode of ThinkingPE.
28:38
April 19, 2020
PE Priorities
Episode 2 - Listen in as we discuss the results of a recent survey asking over 100 PE teachers how they prioritize when making their curriculum choices.
44:44
April 6, 2020
Why Thinking PE?
Episode 1 - Good PE is more than fun and games.  We dig into what makes a great PE classroom great.  In Episode 1 Stacey & Jamie discuss why Thinking PE will be worth the listen.
07:24
April 6, 2020