The #PhysEd Show is a physical education podcast. Listeners can expect to be inspired by innovative ideas and resources for their teaching, amazing guest interviews, and other fun segments that have been designed to light a fire in every physical educator's belly! Hosted by Joey Feith, founder of ThePhysicalEducator.com.
Health Month - Bringing Your School Community Together Through Health
For the past 10 years, I've used the month of May to bring my school community together through a variety of health-based programs, challenges, and advocacy pieces. I call the whole initiative "Health Month" and it honestly helped transform the way my school focused on health and wellness.
Health Month is an opportunity for you to boost your program's visibility, strengthen partnerships and relationships with families, engage your faculty, and - most importantly - create fun, memorable, learning-based experiences for your students!
The initiative can be broken down into five parts:
🗓 Month-Long Challenges
💪 Physical Activity Week
🧠 Mental Health Week
🍎 Nutrition Week
😴 Sleep Week
Although I cover each of these parts in the podcast, feel free to check out the five blog posts I wrote to complement this episode to see some of the visuals I created and find even more details on Health Month's different resources and challenges. Just click the links above to jump to each blog post!
The version of Health Month that I share in this episode is the product of ten years of tinkering, designing, listening, and evolving. That said, you can access all of the resources I've created for Health Month (including the email templates I sent to parents) in the Health Month Teacher Pack.
This year has been incredibly tough on schools and their communities (not to mention their physical education teachers!) I know from experience that Health Month has the power to unite your school's community all while positioning you as the healthy school champion who makes that happen. I hope that this episode - in combination with the Health Month blog post mini-series and the Health Month Teacher Pack - provides you with everything you need to bring Health Month to your school and give your students, faculty, admin, staff, and families something to cheer about!
As always, thanks for listening and happy teaching! 🙌
The Seeds We Sow: Our Teaching Beyond Teaching
Here's a different kind of episode! Think of this as "Story Time with Joey".
I recently got to hear my friend/mentor Artie Kamiya share a story he called "The Boy, The Rope, & The Truth". The story touched on the lasting impact that teachers can have on the lives of the students they teach.
For today's story time episode, I wanted to share a few stories from my teaching that highlighted the role of our work as educators and how it goes beyond just standards and outcomes.
I hope you enjoy it! Thanks for listening, subscribing, and sharing!
Assessment, Program Goals, & Colleagues: My First Listener Q&A!
🎉 Here is my first-ever Q&A episode!
After hesitating on doing one of these forever, I finally decided to dive in and give this a go. In this episode, I do my best to answer the following three questions (and shout out to the three awesome listeners who shared!):
1. What are your favourite forms of assessment? (submitted by Hector/@hrico90 from Chicago, IL)
2. What are the main skills a student should have when they finish a #physed programme? (submitted by Liam/@olivertwist_2 from the UK/Malaysia)
3. How have you successfully developed meaningful and productive professional relationships with non-H/PE teachers? (submitted by Daniel/@superdanpe from Lexington, KY)
I'll be answering additional questions that were submitted in future editions of this Q&A series! If you'd like to submit a question yourself, you can do so here: https://t.co/VpvVIxzIYx?amp=1
Feel free to check out the show notes for this podcast in which I share additional links and resources that I mentioned in my answers: https://thephysicaleducator.com/2021/02/22/phased-show-podcast-questions-and-answers-001/
Thanks for listening! Happy Teaching!
Embracing Bellyflops: My Virtual Rock-Paper-Scissors Tournament!
Not all moments in our teaching feel like big wins. Sometimes they feel like bellyflops. 🌊
In this episode, I'll be sharing a bellyflop moment from my teaching: the virtual rock-paper-scissors tournament that I organized for my students during the 2020 spring lockdown. My intention here is to help you see how - even when something feels like a total fail - our efforts can still result in lessons to be learned and wins to be celebrated.
It can be so easy to only want to talk about our success stories. That being said, the more we are willing to talk about our bellyflop moments, the more we can learn from them (and help others learn as well!)
Be sure to check out the show notes for this episode of The #PhysEd Show to see and access some of the resources I made for this tournament.
Thanks for subscribing, listening, and sharing! Happy Teaching!
This is a pretty personal episode for me. I'll be opening up and letting you into some of the health issues that I have been living with. I'll also be sharing what I've done in order to prioritize my health and my family.
You can find a transcript of this podcast here: https://thephysicaleducator.com/2021/01/18/begin-again/
Here are some important resources for anyone who may be suffering from the state of their mental health:
Canada Suicide Prevention Service
Phone: 833-456-4566 SMS: 45645
US National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Thank you for your support and kindness! 🙏
My 2020 Tech Stack
I oftentimes have to resist the urge to spend time talking about tech. I could waste hours and hours on sites like Product Hunt and YourStack where professionals share insights into the apps they include in their workflows (their tech "stacks").
That being said, it's January and I was looking for a fun way to shake the last remaining holiday vibes and get my mind back into content creation mode. I decided now would be a fine time to sit down and share the apps, tools, gadgets, and gizmos that I made the most use of in 2020.
Be sure to check out the blog post I typed up to complement this episode of The #PhysEd Show Podcast in which I share links to everything I mentioned!
Show Notes: https://thephysicaleducator.com/2021/01/08/2020-apps-tools-i-use-the-most/
Wow- what an honest reflection
I just listened to the episode “Begin Again” and I have never heard someone speak so openly about the challenges of teaching and the way it seeps into every aspect of your life. It is all consuming in a good way and all consuming in a bad way at the same time. I am sharing this with all of my teacher-friends.
I have really been enjoying listening to your pod casts that I’ve just recently discovered. They encourage me to excel in my teaching, and overall in life! Keep up the good work.