Quick update, just settling down at our accommodation in Dubai after a seriously long day of travel. Check out first video log below, will try to share some cool things from the conference as well.
And if anyone knows anywhere I can get some sweet beats from, let me know – the Camtasia audio files are a little too vanilla!
In this weeks episode of NZPETeachercast I have the pleasure of sitting down with Australia’s most entertaining Science teacher (an unofficial title I have given him) – Pete Whiting! I love teachers who game, and Pete is a die hard gamer from way back. We spend a good amount of time discussing the implementation of gamification with his classes but we also delve into his passion for flipped learning and touch on his success using a Genius Hour approach with his students.
Check out the links below to find out more about Pete and explore some of the things we discussed in the episode:
Pete on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Mr_van_W
John Catterson on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jfcatto
How Pete and John gamified their classroom: http://bit.ly/2fe3vlC
The Plague game and genius hour: http://bit.ly/2gFCtXt
Pete and Johns podcast (Teachers Talking Teaching): http://teacherstalkingteaching.libsyn.com/
To kick off term four (in NZ schools) I am super pumped to have a very good friend and superstar coach and athlete on the Podcast!
Jason Koster is a Commonwealth Games bronze medalist, Olympic judo coach, business owner and co-founder of Fit Futures Learning Institute which provides online learning and education to help develop high quality personal trainers.
In today’s episode, Jason discusses what drives him, elaborates on aspects of his coaching philosophy, addresses strategies to manage loss and grief, then highlights what it means to have a strong tribe and community behind you.
Fit Futures Learning Institute: http://fitfutures.co.nz/
A quick vlog to prelude next weeks podcast episode with Jason Koster of Fit Futures learning institute. Jason is an exceptional judoka and watching him compete at Nationals a few weeks ago I made the silly mistake of thinking that getting up from being pinned didn’t look that hard! In this episode he teaches me a lesson in functional or sport specific strength!
Jason’s podcast episode goes live next week, and will be well worth a listen! #NZPETeachercast
A few weeks ago I read an article about desire paths and how they can be used to improve the design of walk ways and environments. I immediately thought about how the concept of a desire path could have some implications for the way we design learning experiences for our students. I hunted out a few desire paths around Hagley Park in Christchurch and discussed some thoughts around each path and tried to link some of them to education. Yell out if you can think of any other desire path examples in education!
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In the last podcast episode of term three, I have managed to wrangle a teacher here at Rongotai College into sitting down for a chat.
Matt Eagle is a Social Studies teacher who has invested a considerable amount of time, effort and hard work into building a community of learners within Rongotai College and the surrounding community. Whether that be through teaching social studies, coaching basketball or role modelling what it means to be an engaged and reflective learner, Matt brings a wealth of knowledge.
Also, learn more about the Connected PE Community at the following link: http://bit.ly/2y5Raud
Music by Bensound.
A quick preview of next weeks podcast with a mystery social studies teacher! This teacher brings a wealth of knowledge. Great discussions around sport, coaching, education and the Mind Lab! It’s going to be a good one!
- #NZPETeachercast Vlog episode 10: Gamification in this weeks podcast
- #NZPETeachercast Vlog episode 9: GEMS American Academy School, Dubai
- #NZPETeachercast Vlog episode 8: Shopping in Dubai
- #NZPETeachercast Vlog episode 7: Travelling to Dubai
- #NZPETeachercast episode 25 – Flipping, Gamification and Genius Hours!