Children – Get Out of Their Way! (1)

Without any further introduction or wasting words: we all have a different learning environment in the present context and we need to maintain high levels of mental and physical health. Step 1 I and my two children ( 8 and 12 ) sat at the table and brainstormed simple exercises that we can do inContinue reading “Children – Get Out of Their Way! (1)”

Education. Health. Choice

When supervising my students in the cafeteria I was attracted by some of their snacks and lunch boxes. I thought of the moms or maids putting thought and effort early in the morning while preparing the food for the kids. Then the idea came into my mind: I will take some pictures with these nutritiousContinue reading “Education. Health. Choice”

PE PYP Job Alike – Constructing a Learning Community and Enhancing Learning Through Collaboration

The Physical Education programme at Arab International Academy is adding strength to the educational values of our institution by placing emphasis on learning through play and focusing on purposeful learning. Our physical education teachers are curriculum designers and we are employing the Teaching Games for Understanding pedagogical approach, which emphasizes play, where tactical and strategicContinue reading “PE PYP Job Alike – Constructing a Learning Community and Enhancing Learning Through Collaboration”

‘Stay Curious!’

Last November I have attended Kath’s Murdoch workshop at SEQ Qatar, Doha, an event prepared and highly recommended by my mentor Ali Ezzeddine. I am thankful to my school, Arab International Academy, who supported me to attend the workshop. As a specialist teacher who employs the Teaching Games for Understanding pedagogical model this learning opportunityContinue reading “‘Stay Curious!’”

Students’ Notes for a Balanced Emotional Environment

Murdoch (2015) emphasized that constructing the emotional environment is key when educators aim to nurture quality relationships. When feeling trusted and part of a connected community, our students feel safe and take risks in their learning. I write student notes and put them in their cubbies, lunch boxes, or their bags; I leave them onContinue reading “Students’ Notes for a Balanced Emotional Environment”

PE Display Ideas

Physical Education is not the easiest subject to organize boards, but is definitely attainable with dedication and  clear purpose in mind.  This year I moved to a new school and thanks to the principal’s vision we have a display policy in place that regulates the way we communicate students’ learning, actions and outcomes. The PEContinue reading “PE Display Ideas”

Writing a conceptually transdisciplinary unit

Great professional development opportunity with 4 Generations 4 Education.

The Becoming Gift

‘No man ever steps in the same river twice.’ (Heraclitus) In the sixth century BC Heraclitus said that nothing in the world around us is constant except the change and becoming. Far away from trying to be philosophical I just had one of the greatest opportunity to experience both concepts today, with physical education teachersContinue reading “The Becoming Gift”

Encouraging Questioning And Curiosity

Encouraging Questioning And Curiosity in PE “Questions are at the heart of inquiry. Effective learners ask questions” (Murdoch, K. 2015, p.56) Reference: Murdock, K. 2015. The Power of Inquiry. Teaching and learning with curiosity, creativity and purpose in the contemporary classroom. Seastar Education.