Pedagogy

Teacher Questions for Reflecting on #PhysEd Understandings

The questions we ask our students and the answers they give play an important role in assessing student understanding and learning in our #PhysEd programs.Good teacher questions enable us to assess prior and changing student knowledge, give students the ability to demonstrate complex strategic understanding in a games or how they can transfer their knowledge …

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Documentation in Early Years PE – A Reggio Emilia inspired approach to #PhysEd

Documenting what goes on in your PE classes is a must for the 21st century Physical Educator, no more so than in the Early Years classes.  I am lucky enough to have spent 2 years living and working in Milan, Italy where I was able to observe first hand the Reggio Emilia approach to education. …

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Collaboration…sometimes meaningful or always superficial?

There are two kinds of specialist (single subject) teachers. The ones who do everything they can to use the unit of inquiry and central idea to encourage inquiry in their subject area…..and then there’s the ones who say they are collaborating and working within the PYP framework, but end up following the same old subject …

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