A deep dive into what makes "The PE Geek" tick and his vision for the future of physical education. Jarrod and I discuss his philosophy of technology in PE as well as the positives and negatives to come out of COVID-19.
Jarrod is a Physical Education teacher from country Victoria Australia, with a passion and enthusiasm for the role emerging technologies play within teaching and learning. He is first and foremost an advocate for lifelong movement and physical activity, however realises the power of 21st century technologies that can shape new age teaching pedagogies.
Jarrod is known throughout the online community as “The PE Geek”, and authors a blog of the same name at www.thepegeek.com which has proved to be an invaluable resource for teachers seeking effective use of 21st century tools in PE. He has presented Nationally and Internationally for over 8 years, running workshops in over 30 countries.
His major interests lie within mobile learning which he believes is the perfect fit for the outdoor minded PE Teacher. As a result he has begun his own mobile development company, “The PE Geek Apps”, which builds mobile applications for teachers on both Android and iOS devices. His mobile applications have also won numerous awards throughout Australia and Overseas.
He is also the founder of the ConnectedPE Conference & ConnectedPE Community which is working to change the way that professional development is delivered.
BAME PE, is a social change movement. They believe that physical education is for everybody. Therefore, everybody is welcome! In this episode, I spoke with Dr. Shrehan Lynch and Laura McBean about how we can start providing space for physical educators from minority backgrounds.
"Frisbee Rob" McLeod is a motivational speaker and frisbee ambassador with 6 Guinness World Records and 13 World Championships in frisbee. In this episode we discuss what's possible with one of the cheapest pieces of equipment in your storeroom!
Remember when you were a kid and you played outside for hours unsupervised? Climbing trees, throwing rocks and exploring the great outdoors? In this episode of the PhysEdcast, Dr. Mariana Brussoni shares how risky play is beneficial to children and why we should let our kids take back control of their play.
Jack Rolfe is the Founder of The Coaching Lab and creator of MatchPlay Cards. A learning and development business that is shaping how coaches are supported with resources and information. Jack considers himself an explorer of the coaching world, racking up 60,000 miles seeking to learn from some of the greatest sporting environments out there including Arsenal FC, Eddie Jones at England Rugby and Pretoria Institute of Sport.
Dale Sidebottom has been referred to as the energiser bunny of the #PhysEd world. With his love of play, fun fitness, energy and passion for getting people moving, Dale has created of Jugar Life, Energetic Education as well as the top rating podcast Energetic Radio. Dale has created a unique blend of fun, teamwork, wellness and movement into his keynotes, seminars and conferences which he has presented in 20 countries around the world
Scott Robison is a physical educator and proud member of the Mvskoke/Creek Nation, but that wasn't always the case. In this episode, I chat with Scott about reconnecting with his indigenous roots and how he is working to deliver quality physical education experiences to his community.
Jace Ferguson is a physical educator and advocate for purposeful physical education. He is currently based in Macau and in this episode he shares his experience in trying to develop curriculum to enables students to succeed in developing their physical, sport and wellness literacy.
Carl Condliffe is a Health and PE teacher based in New Zealand who passionate about using technology to create authentic and meaningful learning experiences for his students. In this episode, we touch on how you can include elements of gamification in your teaching, as well as explore Carl's secret life as a semi-professional gamer!
Skyler Boles is one of the greatest Roundnet players ever to walk the planet. He is the Senior Community Development and Education Specialist for Spikeball and travels the world teaching teachers and getting Spikeball equipment into schools everywhere. His energy is infectious and in this conversation we touch on his background as a tennis player, his role working for Spikeball and ways that you can use the equipment in your physical education programs. If you are looking for a Spikeball set you can get one at www.iPhys-Ed.com/Spike
What if your #PhysEd experience as a child was horrible? What if you were then asked to teach it? In this episode Kelly’s shares her memories of her physical education experience and how she now uses them to change #PhysEd for the next generation.
Like me, Dr. Tim Fletcher, is an Australian living in Canada. He is currently an associate professor in physical education pedagogy in the Department of Kinesiology at Brock University, in St. Catherine’s, Ontario. In this conversation with Tim, we explore the Meaningful Physical Education project research and approach as well as reflected on our past experiences of Physical Education and how this shaped our teaching practices.
Through his website, ThePESpecialist.com, Ben has been able to mentor hundreds of teachers worldwide and is a media wizard. In this episode we chat about the Conflict Corner, teaching procedures, and purposeful physical education.
Rick Howard is an expert in the field of Long Term Athletic Development, in particular how we can assist young people to have a happy, healthy and successful life through athletic development. In this episode we discuss LTAD, Fitness Testing and Physical Education.
Melanie believes that through movement you can do more than just help people get fit – that you can foster community, positive mindsets and vibrant health. Her goal is to help people discover, practice and maintain a positive and playful mindset towards physical activity and lifelong active living. In this episode of the #PhysEdcast I chat with Melanie about the origins of DancePl3y and what you could expect if you invited them into your school.
A very special episode of The #PhysEdcast where I chat with Matt Ladwig from Iowa State University about the research featured recently in the New York Times and on Fox News. Matt shares the research where he and his colleagues have found that how we felt during gym classes years or decades ago may shape how we feel about exercise today and whether we choose to be physically active. While it's not new information, we chat about how this research can support the cause of advocating for quality physical education experiences and opening conversations with those outside the #PhysEd bubble.
Physical Education is not a privilege to be denied as punishment. In this episode I chat with Dr. Doug Gleddie from the University of Alberta and we discuss how the missing of #PhysEd and recess are often used as punishment for misbehavior.
Dr. Stephen Harvey is an Associate Professor in Coaching Education at Ohio University. In this conversation, we cover Game Centred Approaches like Teaching Games for Understanding, Game Sense and Play Practice. Stephen is an expert in the area of coach & teacher education and you can find more detail about his research and publications at drstephenharvey.weebly.com
A conversation with the man behind The Great Activities Publishing Company. Creator of The National PE & School SportInstitute. 2004 National Physical Education Administrator of the Year and the "nation's leading expert for K-12 health and physical education."
Artie is wise, warm, generous and always puts others before himself. Sit back relax and enjoy a conversation with the Godfather of #PhysEd, Artie Kamiya.