A bit of background into my story here. Back in 2011, I started my PYP PE with Andy teaching and learning blog. At the time, I wanted to share some of the things that I was working on in the delivery of my IB Primary Years Physical Education Program.
At the time, I did not imagine the success that I would have with this blog and the amazing connections from around the world I would make as a result of sharing my work. My blog was voted #1 on social media in 2013 and in 2014 I was voted as being the #1 contributor worldwide in physical education. I devoted the next several years to building up this blog with the main aim being to share strategies related to assessment design, differentiation, unit and lesson planning and developing social and emotional learning.
I was extremely grateful for the support I received. This would end up sparking my career as an educational consultant. This journey led me to present my work in more than 50 countries around the world both face-to-face and virtually over the next 12 years. I presently still consult with several schools around the world, train and coach teachers and leaders, and present several different types of workshops.
Unfortunately, my domain PYPwithAndy.com was highjacked a few years ago. Not wanting to have to pay a large amount of money to get that domain back, I was able to flip my content over to andyvasily.com. If you are an old-time reader of my blog, you can access all of my old blog entries by checking out this link. You will see that many of the blogs over the past year have a focus on leadership, productivity, motivation and goal-setting, but if you go back a couple of years, all of my old content related to teaching and learning is still there.
I feel very passionate about the work I have done in the field of education over the past 8 years. This path initially led me out of teaching and into the role of a pedagogical coordinator/instructional coach. As well, this journey also led me to coaching leaders in the field of education and beyond. Although I still do this work, I'm back to a full-time teaching role in physical education which has been great. As workshop leader, teacher trainer and instructional coach, getting the opportunity to teach again was very important to keep me in the trenches of daily teaching and to understand the current complexities and challenges that teachers face. Through this lens, I have been able to develop new skills, ideas, and strategies that I am challenging myself to put into action and it is my intention to share these things on this new blog.
As of today, I will be posting all future teaching and learning entries specifically on this new page. I am hoping to connect again with as many of my past readers as possible and attract new readers to this educational blog. Please share this blog with anyone who you feel will benefit from reading it. Thank you very much.
Yours in education,