A while back it was suggested that maybe someone should interview me on NZPETeachercast.. I thought nothing much of it until a very respected colleague of mine (Celia Fleck) emailed me through some interview questions - now I know how all these people feel when I randomly ask them to appear on the podcast! Celia asked some great questions and we spend some time focusing on the past, present and future, linking in with the theme from this years PENZ conference. We cover a range of things: my sporting background, flipped learning, growth mindset, My Study Series, the future of PE and a few other things. I hope you learn a little more about me!
Todays episode is a unique one, because we put a request out for questions on Twitter and have presented them to a beginning teacher (actually in her second year). I must admit we received some really good questions!
Mallory is a fantastic Health and PE teacher from Kings College who has been innovating since she started her career 18 months ago. She is a big proponent of social media and co hosts the NZBT chat on Twitter with Georgia Dougherty. Mallory (and Georgia) were also awarded the Outstanding New Professional at the recent PENZ conference, recognition that was well deserved for both of them!
Every so often you come across a teacher who is gifted with an amazing talent and ability to inspire the tamariki of NZ like no other. In the very brief time I have known him, Julian Reid falls into that category of educator - and I am blown away by his passion and enthusiasm for making a change. I have listened to this episode three times already and I regret only asking Julian 10 questions!
kickstarting new episodes of NZPETeachercast with a great interview with Jeremy Cumming, a seconded Secondary Advisor at the Catholic Diocese of Christchurch from Catholic Cathedral College. We have a fantastic discussion about the flipped classroom, with a bit of an emphasis on how it can impact relationships with our students.
To kick of 2017, we're having a focus on elite athletes and coaches who are also educators.
Todays guest is Zico Coronel from Rongotai College. Zico is an exceptional teacher and basketball coach. He has been the Assistant Head Coach of the Wellington Saints for a number of years, has coached in many schools around New Zealand, won a variety of championships with his current junior basketball team, and more recently was named Head Coach of the New Zealand U16 Boys team.
I love the way Zico infuses his passion for basketball within all aspects of his teaching!
In the final episode of the NZPETeachercast for 2016, I get to interview a beginning teacher from Tamaki College in Auckland, NZ. Georgia Dougherty is a Health and PE teacher who is just wrapping up her first year in the profession. She is a teacher who is very reflective, has spent a considerable amount of time seeking to learn and develop her own practice, and in less than a year, is already considered a role model for those of us trying to be more innovative with our students. Throughout this episode we pull apart Georgia's first year as a teacher and consider some of the successes and challenges she has faced over the last 12 months.
I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and I want to thank everyone for taking the time to listen in over the last 12 episodes. Tune in again in February 2017 for the start of a new teaching year, and more inspiring educators!
In the penultimate episode of the NZPETeachercast for 2016, I am extremely privileged to interview an ex student of mine. I taught Troy Ruhe during my time at Wellington High School, where he demonstrated success in everything he put his mind to. But even more impressive than his constant success in the classroom, was his willingness to be a role model for other Māori and Pasifika students throughout the school. He had mana, or an influence about him that had significant influence on many students and teachers that came in contact with him. Troy and I discuss a range of factors relating to his educational success as a Māori student.
In the 10th episode of the NZPETeachercast we have Andrew O'neill from Middleton Grange School. I met Andrew at PENZ conference earlier in the year and we bumped into each other again at the PENZ Inspired Leadership Programme here in Wellington. Andrew and his team are having huge success using a Sport Education approach with 1.4. We talk about this authentic approach to learning as well as discuss a few small successes as we move into the second year of a report format of PE Scholarship.
Today the NZPETeachercast has its first international guest in the one and only PE Geek, Jarrod Robinson. Jarrod develops and builds apps to support PE teachers in the classroom and contributes significantly to the professional development of teachers around the world. We talk across a range of topics including where he started from, Connected PE conference and community, emerging technologies in PE and his latest app, Monsuta Fitness.
In todays episode we hear from Cam Smith from Scots College as he discusses socio-critical thought and its practical applications in junior and senior PE. We also spend some time talking about his Masters in Education as well as making some bold predication's about the All Blacks.