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.
In episode 6 of the NZPETeachercast we have Rachael Dixon joining us to talk health consultation. Despite being such a crucial part of our curriculum development, it's a process that seems to lack a lot of understanding as well as carry quite a few myths with it. Rachael addresses some of those myths and gives some great ideas about how we might prepare and plan for this process.
A throw back to PENZ Conference 2016 where I had my very first podcast interview with the one and only Garry Carnachan, Executive Director of the NZ Secondary Schools Sports Council. We talk about the Sport in Education programme, whats driving our youth away from physical activity and a brief discussion about a project called The Teachers Games.
In episode 4 of NZPETeachercast, we talk senior courses with Matt Lambert. Matt is the head of department of Physical Education and is taking a really unique approach to course design.