Hi everyone! It's been quite a while since I posted my last Good Teaching is L.I.F.E Reflection guest blog. For those of you not familiar with this guest post series, I will give you a bit of background. A couple of years ago, I created a L.I.F.E model that allowed teachers to reflect on their journeys in education and major things that they have learned over the years. You can see the model below:
Essentially, I have educators reflect on each component of my Good Teaching is L.I.F.E model sharing their personal perspectives, tidbits of motivation, and the different ways in which they have made progress and experienced growth in their careers. I've always enjoyed reading these reflections and hope my readers do as well.
A friend of mine, whom I have never met in person, agreed to do a Good Teaching is L.I.F.E reflection quite a while back . His name is Blue Jay Bridge, a well-respected educator from Manitoba, Canada. Blue Jay should be considered an ambassador for what quality physical education is all about. There is no doubt that he goes above and beyond what is required in order to consistently provide a great experience for his students, but to also continually advocate for our subject area on a much wider spectrum. Although we've never met, I highly respect Blue Jay's work and the dedication that he brings to our profession.
I meant to have his Good Teaching is L.I.F.E Reflection up a long time ago, so apologize for not doing so earlier, but I'm super happy to finally share it. Without further adieu, here is Blue Jay's reflection. I hope you enjoy it.
A Bit About Blue Jay Bridge
Blue Jay is a husband and father of 3 children. He lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada where he has been teaching Physical Education for 14 years.
He is the co-creator of the website www.PhysEdSource.com.
Blue Jay has presented his use of technology to enhance the learning of his students at numerous city & provincial Phys Ed conferences and recently at the 2013 PHE Canada National Phys Ed Conference and the 2015 PHE Canada National Phys Ed Conference. Blue Jay was also a chair on the organizing committee of the 2013 PHE Canada National Phys Ed Conference.
His Phys Ed program was featured in the May 2012 Canadian Living magazine in an article titled, "Gym Class Heroes."
Blue Jay is a guest blogger for ParticipACTION and Tennis Canada, having written blogs on topics such as "Enhancing Physical Education with Technology", "Rain or Shine, An Active Summer Offers Fun and Health Benefits", and "Five Sports That Will Improve Your Tennis Game."
Connect With Blue Jay Here
Website - http://mrbridge204.strikingly.com/
Blog - http://mrbridge204.wordpress.com/
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Blue Jay's Good Teaching is L.I.F.E Reflection
KAUST Faculty, Pedagogical Coach. Presenter & Workshop Leader.IB Educator. #RunYourLife podcast host.