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How I Teach: Blue Jay Bridge

The more I teach, the more I realize how lucky I am to be a part of the #physed community. Every day, I find myself being inspired and wowed by this group of amazing teachers from around the world. That’s why I’ve decided to take a second each week and highlight one of these incredible educators. This week’s post is by a fellow Canadian who brings a lot of enthusiasm and energy to Twitter. I can’t imagine how great his #physed classes must be:

Name: Blue Jay Bridge
Where Are You From: Winnipeg, Manitoba (Canada)
Where Do You Teach: Henry G Izatt Middle School
One word that best describes how you teach:
Dynamic

What apps/tools/resources can’t you live without?

I’m always looking for new and innovative ways to bring technology into my teaching. I wrote a blog post discussing many of the apps that I am currently using with my classes.
Initially I was running everything off an iPod and currently am using an iPad for most of these apps. These are amazing tools for #physed teachers.

What do your #physed classes look like?

They are active! You are moving from the moment you come in to the moment you leave. My new teaching partner, Deondra Twerdun (@deondratphoto), implemented a system where first student changed chooses from a short list of warm-up games. As additional students come from the change rooms they instantly join the game in progress. This has been a terrific addition to our program in terms of maximizing movement time in our class. After the warmup game we will have a skill focused activity, followed by a game or modified game situation.

What’s the most unique thing about your teaching?

My willingness to try new things. Not only am I always open to trying new sports/activities with my students like Takraw and Speedminton, but, I am always sharing personal teaching successes and failures as well as collaborating on new units with other #physed teachers, from around the world, using Twitter.

What’s the best teaching advice you’ve ever received?

We don’t just teach a curriculum. We also create memories!

Where can people find you online?

Twitter@MrBridge204

Bloghttp://mrbridge204.wordpress.com/

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Joey Feith is the founder of ThePhysicalEducator.com. He currently teaches elementary physical education at St. George’s School of Montreal in Quebec, Canada.

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