Happy 2014! (2013 Year In Review)
by Joey Feith
Now that we’ve all survived our first week back at school, its time to get 2014 going!
Before launching myself back into blogging, #pechats, resources, and a bunch of new projects, I wanted to take a second to thank you all for an amazing 2013. I’m so very excited to be a part of this amazing community and I can’t wait to see what we can all accomplish together in 2014!
Some of my favourite moments from 2013 include:
– Launching The #PhysEd Podcast with the amazing Nathan Horne
– Hosting the first annual #PhysEd Awards
– Delivering my first keynote speech at the 2013 National PE Institute
– Getting to meet so many amazing members of the #physed community in person at #Fields2013
– Being awarded PHE Canada’s Dr Andy Anderson Young Professional Award at #APEQ2013
– Redesigning ThePhysicalEducator.com and welcoming over 100 000 visits to the site in 2013
– Having my good friend Mike Cicchillitti get back involved with ThePhysicalEducator.com (let’s please get him tweeting… #tweetmiketweet)
– Hanging out and having an incredible chat with Andy Vasily right here in Montreal
This year I got a lot more blogging done than in 2012 (something I’m looking to increase even more in 2014). Here are some of ThePhysicalEducator.com’s most popular posts of 2013 (in order of popularity):
Here are some things I am truly looking forward to in 2014 (in no particular order):
– Continue to meet and be inspired by amazing physical educators from around the world
– Working hard to provide ThePhysicalEducator.com’s community with the best content possible
– Getting the Physical Education Games Database up-to-date and building new resources
– Launching #PhysEd U
– Releasing one of the apps I’ve been working on
– Speaking at a variety of amazing events including the 2014 DuPage County Institute in Naperville, Illinois; the 2014 UWRF Physical Education Workshop in River Falls, Wisconsin; the Saskatchewan Physical Education Association’s 2014 Conference in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; the 2014 National PE Institute in Asheville, North Carolina; the Teachers Association for Physical and Health Education 2014 Conference in Sydney, Nova Scotia; and more!
That being said, what I’m most looking forward to is getting back into my gym and doing everything I can to make sure that my students are getting a world class physical education experience. I’m not the teacher I want to be yet and there’s still a lot of work I need to do to get there. Regardless, I’m wildly excited to get to work.
Thank you all so much for an amazing 2013. I wish everyone an incredible amount of health, joy, and success in 2014.
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