I was lucky enough to meet Ben Landers at the PE Institute in North Carolina back in 2015 and not only did I have a blast with him, I learnt a bunch of new tricks and tips from him. I had so much fun with him, I just knew I needed to have him on my podcast. We recorded this episode back in the summer when he was at the beach with his wife Lauren and their two kids. I hope you will enjoy a conversation with Ben Landers.
Ben Landers is a K-12 certified Physical Education teacher and has been teaching K-5th PE since 2007. He completed his National Board Certification in PE and also has a Masters in Education from Southern Wesleyan University and a Masters in Educational Leadership from University of South Carolina. Ben serves as a Clinical Model Teacher for the University of South Carolina, helping to mentor future Physical Education teachers as part of their graduation requirement.
Ben started the website ThePEspecialist.com in 2014 in an effort to provide an amazing resource for teachers. He has a passion for kids and teaching quality physical education lessons that will empower students to be the best they can be. He believes being a PE teacher is a great opportunity to have a positive impact on the kids that you teach, but his hope is to also impact more students through providing resources and ideas to teachers.
When he’s not at the public library creating PE resources, Ben likes to stay active and loves to get outside whenever possible. Aside from teaching he also has a photography and video business. When he is not teaching or shooting with a camera he enjoys going on adventures, camping, hiking, surfing and lots of other “outdoorsy stuff”.
During the episode, I mentioned the workshops, keynote speaking and consulting that is offered by iPhys-Ed.com. If you are interested in having Nathan at your event or in your school then check out our Workshops page for more details as well as a booking form. Dates for 2019 are filling fast!
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