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About the author


"To say that Artie Kamiya has dedicated his life to his profession would be a massive understatement. Artie could very easily be considered the "Godfather of #PhysEd.'" Nathan Horne, iPHYS-ED.com

Artie Kamiya is well-known throughout the K-12 physical education community as a veteran innovator, educator and mentor. With 40+ years in the profession, Artie is the President of The Great Activities Publishing Company, the Founder of the National Physical Education & School Sport Institute and the author/editor of 20+ books.

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How To Be An Outstanding Physical Education Teacher
The Stories of MAD PE Teachers Who Make A Difference
by Artie Kamiya

Overview


"I have a new teammate this year and I bought this book for her as she’s still young in the profession. But I think I am going to have to borrow it after she reads it (or maybe before!)." Jennifer Smith, 2018 Colorado Elementary PE Teacher of the Year

"I am currently reading "How To Be An Outstanding Physical Education Teacher!" I have to say I am loving it! Thank you! What a good resource!"
Tommy Mahaffie, Elementary PE Teacher and Athletic Director, Okinawa, Japan

"I can’t wait to use this with our college future professionals. Raw and authentic stories written with humor and drawn from real experiences make for a great way to learn and grow." Lisa Paulson, University of Minnesota-Duluth Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) Program

"Imagine for a Moment..." You’ve just received a phone call from a close physical education friend. Helen is inviting you to a potluck meal. You’re on the fence, so you ask: “Who’s coming?” There are several people you know and a few names you don’t recognize. You ask about the other people. “Just neighbors and a few folks from Ted’s work.” Ted is Helen’s husband and is a writer for the local business journal.

The Funny Thing About #PhysEd Here’s the funny thing about teaching physical education. You don’t really need to be all-in to get a paycheck. You can be half-hearted, blend into the crowd, keep your head down and be okay. It’s been this way forever. Or you can choose to be like Helen.Helen is all-in. She’s that protective mother bird guarding her nestlings and chasing away hawks. She surrounds herself with like minded thinkers who are on the Road Not Taken.

“And there will be few physical education friends that I’ve known for a while,” Helen says. “Several were my mentors in my early years as a teacher.” She wants you to meet them.

So, do you rise above the crowd or just sink back into it? Choose the Road Not Taken or stay with the status quo?

Still on the Fence? You’re still on the fence. Large group gatherings are hit-or-miss events with you. You don’t exactly know what to bring. “Just bring yourself!” is Helen’s reply. “We have plenty of food.” You’ve just gotten home from teaching and you’re too tired to think.

You appreciate Helen’s invite, just not really sure it’s a good fit for this weekend. “Let me think about it. I’ll text you tomorrow.”  However, a few short minutes later you find yourself sending Helen your response.

Happy Sounds... As you walk through the door, there are happy sounds of laughter and excited voices. You look around the crowded room. There are several clusters of groups talking and enjoying themselves. One looks like it could be the group from Ted’s office. Perhaps two smaller groups of neighbors?

You walk to the appetizer table that is located past the serving island in the kitchen and grab a few items. You find your phys ed friends and begin to small talk. As you listen, you think it may be time to leave the nest.

“Come to the edge,” she said. “It’s too high,” they said.

After the meal, everyone moves to the adjoining living room with a cozy fireplace to continue their conversations with coffee and desserts.

“Come to the edge,” she said. “We’re afraid,” they said.

You’re seated close to the fireplace, warming yourself and staring into the fire. You think you hear someone say your name, but when you turn around no one is there.

“Come to the edge,” she said.

Just then Ted asks for the group’s attention and announces: “I’d like to introduce a new colleague of mine. This is Rebecca. She will be joining me to cover our expanded school section of the journal.”

Rebecca stands and says: “I know there are a few of Helen’s physical education teacher friends here tonight. Can I ask: ‘Why did each you decide to become a physical education teacher?’”

As the stories wind down, you realize how quickly the time has passed. Before you leave, you say to Helen: “This was terrific. The food, friendships and stories were just what I needed. Thanks!”

As you head out the door, you’ve made your decision.

“Come to the edge,” she said. And they came. And she pushed them.

And they flew!

About This Book: This book was written by a talented cadre of 39 motivated K-12 physical education teachers eager to share their professional stories of growth, discovery and personal insight. As such, we are hopeful and excited to provide their experiences to you and the approximately 200,000 K-12 physical education teachers in the United States.




Read more

Description


Why You Should Buy This Book: Between the front and back covers of this valuable resource are hand-selected series of stories and reflections from physical education teachers who are just like you. As you read this book, you will find encouragement and support at each of the three stages in the Life of a PE Teacher:

1. The Survivalist PE Teacher: "I want out now! Will I make it through today? What is happening here?"

2. The PE Teacher Cynic: "Where's the love? Parents don't care. Students don't care. My principal is no help. Why should I care?"

3. The Empowered PE Teacher: "This is fun! I'm finally getting it. I'm making a difference. Nothing will stop me now!"

Looking for Answers? This book has been written by a talented team of 39 masterful physical education teachers. We have drawn upon the wise advice of these individuals to provide you with real life answers to timely topics such as:

• Tips for surviving the 1st year of teaching...

• Dealing with frustration and feelings of guilt...

• Developing a successful classroom management plan...

• Taking your program to the next level...

• The care and feeding of passion...

• How to keep your cool in stressful situations...

• Becoming a PE Teacher-Leader...

• Strategies for reaching disrespectful students...

• Creating your Mission Statement...

• How to use Backwards Mapping...

• Why use Standards-Based Grading...

• Why "I Tweet #PhysEd"...

  • And Much, Much More!


Read more

Overview


"I have a new teammate this year and I bought this book for her as she’s still young in the profession. But I think I am going to have to borrow it after she reads it (or maybe before!)." Jennifer Smith, 2018 Colorado Elementary PE Teacher of the Year

"I am currently reading "How To Be An Outstanding Physical Education Teacher!" I have to say I am loving it! Thank you! What a good resource!"
Tommy Mahaffie, Elementary PE Teacher and Athletic Director, Okinawa, Japan

"I can’t wait to use this with our college future professionals. Raw and authentic stories written with humor and drawn from real experiences make for a great way to learn and grow." Lisa Paulson, University of Minnesota-Duluth Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) Program

"Imagine for a Moment..." You’ve just received a phone call from a close physical education friend. Helen is inviting you to a potluck meal. You’re on the fence, so you ask: “Who’s coming?” There are several people you know and a few names you don’t recognize. You ask about the other people. “Just neighbors and a few folks from Ted’s work.” Ted is Helen’s husband and is a writer for the local business journal.

The Funny Thing About #PhysEd Here’s the funny thing about teaching physical education. You don’t really need to be all-in to get a paycheck. You can be half-hearted, blend into the crowd, keep your head down and be okay. It’s been this way forever. Or you can choose to be like Helen.Helen is all-in. She’s that protective mother bird guarding her nestlings and chasing away hawks. She surrounds herself with like minded thinkers who are on the Road Not Taken.

“And there will be few physical education friends that I’ve known for a while,” Helen says. “Several were my mentors in my early years as a teacher.” She wants you to meet them.

So, do you rise above the crowd or just sink back into it? Choose the Road Not Taken or stay with the status quo?

Still on the Fence? You’re still on the fence. Large group gatherings are hit-or-miss events with you. You don’t exactly know what to bring. “Just bring yourself!” is Helen’s reply. “We have plenty of food.” You’ve just gotten home from teaching and you’re too tired to think.

You appreciate Helen’s invite, just not really sure it’s a good fit for this weekend. “Let me think about it. I’ll text you tomorrow.”  However, a few short minutes later you find yourself sending Helen your response.

Happy Sounds... As you walk through the door, there are happy sounds of laughter and excited voices. You look around the crowded room. There are several clusters of groups talking and enjoying themselves. One looks like it could be the group from Ted’s office. Perhaps two smaller groups of neighbors?

You walk to the appetizer table that is located past the serving island in the kitchen and grab a few items. You find your phys ed friends and begin to small talk. As you listen, you think it may be time to leave the nest.

“Come to the edge,” she said. “It’s too high,” they said.

After the meal, everyone moves to the adjoining living room with a cozy fireplace to continue their conversations with coffee and desserts.

“Come to the edge,” she said. “We’re afraid,” they said.

You’re seated close to the fireplace, warming yourself and staring into the fire. You think you hear someone say your name, but when you turn around no one is there.

“Come to the edge,” she said.

Just then Ted asks for the group’s attention and announces: “I’d like to introduce a new colleague of mine. This is Rebecca. She will be joining me to cover our expanded school section of the journal.”

Rebecca stands and says: “I know there are a few of Helen’s physical education teacher friends here tonight. Can I ask: ‘Why did each you decide to become a physical education teacher?’”

As the stories wind down, you realize how quickly the time has passed. Before you leave, you say to Helen: “This was terrific. The food, friendships and stories were just what I needed. Thanks!”

As you head out the door, you’ve made your decision.

“Come to the edge,” she said. And they came. And she pushed them.

And they flew!

About This Book: This book was written by a talented cadre of 39 motivated K-12 physical education teachers eager to share their professional stories of growth, discovery and personal insight. As such, we are hopeful and excited to provide their experiences to you and the approximately 200,000 K-12 physical education teachers in the United States.




Read more

Description


Why You Should Buy This Book: Between the front and back covers of this valuable resource are hand-selected series of stories and reflections from physical education teachers who are just like you. As you read this book, you will find encouragement and support at each of the three stages in the Life of a PE Teacher:

1. The Survivalist PE Teacher: "I want out now! Will I make it through today? What is happening here?"

2. The PE Teacher Cynic: "Where's the love? Parents don't care. Students don't care. My principal is no help. Why should I care?"

3. The Empowered PE Teacher: "This is fun! I'm finally getting it. I'm making a difference. Nothing will stop me now!"

Looking for Answers? This book has been written by a talented team of 39 masterful physical education teachers. We have drawn upon the wise advice of these individuals to provide you with real life answers to timely topics such as:

• Tips for surviving the 1st year of teaching...

• Dealing with frustration and feelings of guilt...

• Developing a successful classroom management plan...

• Taking your program to the next level...

• The care and feeding of passion...

• How to keep your cool in stressful situations...

• Becoming a PE Teacher-Leader...

• Strategies for reaching disrespectful students...

• Creating your Mission Statement...

• How to use Backwards Mapping...

• Why use Standards-Based Grading...

• Why "I Tweet #PhysEd"...

  • And Much, Much More!


Read more

Book details

Genre:EDUCATION

Subgenre:Physical Education

Language:English

Series title:How To Be An Outstanding Educator

Series Number:1

Pages:196

Format:Paperback

eBook ISBN:9781098324155

Paperback ISBN:9781098324148


Overview


"I have a new teammate this year and I bought this book for her as she’s still young in the profession. But I think I am going to have to borrow it after she reads it (or maybe before!)." Jennifer Smith, 2018 Colorado Elementary PE Teacher of the Year

"I am currently reading "How To Be An Outstanding Physical Education Teacher!" I have to say I am loving it! Thank you! What a good resource!"
Tommy Mahaffie, Elementary PE Teacher and Athletic Director, Okinawa, Japan

"I can’t wait to use this with our college future professionals. Raw and authentic stories written with humor and drawn from real experiences make for a great way to learn and grow." Lisa Paulson, University of Minnesota-Duluth Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) Program

"Imagine for a Moment..." You’ve just received a phone call from a close physical education friend. Helen is inviting you to a potluck meal. You’re on the fence, so you ask: “Who’s coming?” There are several people you know and a few names you don’t recognize. You ask about the other people. “Just neighbors and a few folks from Ted’s work.” Ted is Helen’s husband and is a writer for the local business journal.

The Funny Thing About #PhysEd Here’s the funny thing about teaching physical education. You don’t really need to be all-in to get a paycheck. You can be half-hearted, blend into the crowd, keep your head down and be okay. It’s been this way forever. Or you can choose to be like Helen.Helen is all-in. She’s that protective mother bird guarding her nestlings and chasing away hawks. She surrounds herself with like minded thinkers who are on the Road Not Taken.

“And there will be few physical education friends that I’ve known for a while,” Helen says. “Several were my mentors in my early years as a teacher.” She wants you to meet them.

So, do you rise above the crowd or just sink back into it? Choose the Road Not Taken or stay with the status quo?

Still on the Fence? You’re still on the fence. Large group gatherings are hit-or-miss events with you. You don’t exactly know what to bring. “Just bring yourself!” is Helen’s reply. “We have plenty of food.” You’ve just gotten home from teaching and you’re too tired to think.

You appreciate Helen’s invite, just not really sure it’s a good fit for this weekend. “Let me think about it. I’ll text you tomorrow.”  However, a few short minutes later you find yourself sending Helen your response.

Happy Sounds... As you walk through the door, there are happy sounds of laughter and excited voices. You look around the crowded room. There are several clusters of groups talking and enjoying themselves. One looks like it could be the group from Ted’s office. Perhaps two smaller groups of neighbors?

You walk to the appetizer table that is located past the serving island in the kitchen and grab a few items. You find your phys ed friends and begin to small talk. As you listen, you think it may be time to leave the nest.

“Come to the edge,” she said. “It’s too high,” they said.

After the meal, everyone moves to the adjoining living room with a cozy fireplace to continue their conversations with coffee and desserts.

“Come to the edge,” she said. “We’re afraid,” they said.

You’re seated close to the fireplace, warming yourself and staring into the fire. You think you hear someone say your name, but when you turn around no one is there.

“Come to the edge,” she said.

Just then Ted asks for the group’s attention and announces: “I’d like to introduce a new colleague of mine. This is Rebecca. She will be joining me to cover our expanded school section of the journal.”

Rebecca stands and says: “I know there are a few of Helen’s physical education teacher friends here tonight. Can I ask: ‘Why did each you decide to become a physical education teacher?’”

As the stories wind down, you realize how quickly the time has passed. Before you leave, you say to Helen: “This was terrific. The food, friendships and stories were just what I needed. Thanks!”

As you head out the door, you’ve made your decision.

“Come to the edge,” she said. And they came. And she pushed them.

And they flew!

About This Book: This book was written by a talented cadre of 39 motivated K-12 physical education teachers eager to share their professional stories of growth, discovery and personal insight. As such, we are hopeful and excited to provide their experiences to you and the approximately 200,000 K-12 physical education teachers in the United States.




Read more

Description


Why You Should Buy This Book: Between the front and back covers of this valuable resource are hand-selected series of stories and reflections from physical education teachers who are just like you. As you read this book, you will find encouragement and support at each of the three stages in the Life of a PE Teacher:

1. The Survivalist PE Teacher: "I want out now! Will I make it through today? What is happening here?"

2. The PE Teacher Cynic: "Where's the love? Parents don't care. Students don't care. My principal is no help. Why should I care?"

3. The Empowered PE Teacher: "This is fun! I'm finally getting it. I'm making a difference. Nothing will stop me now!"

Looking for Answers? This book has been written by a talented team of 39 masterful physical education teachers. We have drawn upon the wise advice of these individuals to provide you with real life answers to timely topics such as:

• Tips for surviving the 1st year of teaching...

• Dealing with frustration and feelings of guilt...

• Developing a successful classroom management plan...

• Taking your program to the next level...

• The care and feeding of passion...

• How to keep your cool in stressful situations...

• Becoming a PE Teacher-Leader...

• Strategies for reaching disrespectful students...

• Creating your Mission Statement...

• How to use Backwards Mapping...

• Why use Standards-Based Grading...

• Why "I Tweet #PhysEd"...

  • And Much, Much More!


Read more

About the author


"To say that Artie Kamiya has dedicated his life to his profession would be a massive understatement. Artie could very easily be considered the "Godfather of #PhysEd.'" Nathan Horne, iPHYS-ED.com

Artie Kamiya is well-known throughout the K-12 physical education community as a veteran innovator, educator and mentor. With 40+ years in the profession, Artie is the President of The Great Activities Publishing Company, the Founder of the National Physical Education & School Sport Institute and the author/editor of 20+ books.

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