How I Teach Seth Martin

How I Teach: Seth Martin

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 comes a dedicated physical educator from South Lake Tahoe, California:

Seth Martin How I Teach

Name: Seth Martin
Where Are You From: South Lake Tahoe, CA
Where Do You Teach: Sierra House Elementary School
One word that best describes how you teach: Reflective

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

Team Shake, Sworkit, Google Apps, Bam Video Delay, and Hudl

What do your #physed classes look like?

My class incorporates inquiry and student-centered activity to help students enjoy activities at their own pace and level while still being challenged.

What’s the most unique thing about your teaching?

My lessons include inquiry. In particular I have passionately pursued mastering the TGFU style of teaching. I am beginning to bring SOLO taxonomy into the equation to help students self-assess and reflect on their learning.

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

Dean Dudley said at last year’s SHAPE American National Convention that the best teaching style is the one that works best for the students you have. A great reminder that in the end the students needs should be a teacher focal point. (Sorry for backslapping, Dean!)

Where can people find you online?


Voxer: @smartintahoe



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

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