Physical Education Online – Toddle Talks Webinar

I am inviting you to watch the recording of the webinar I presented at Toddle Talks. It highlights the PSPE learning experiences that I have created for Toddle Community users and it aimed to answer the following questions: What are the similarities and differences between face-to-face and online PE sessions? How does your online lessonContinue reading “Physical Education Online – Toddle Talks Webinar”

Effective Learning Experiences Collection

The Physical Education collection is available now for your online sessions and not only. Whether you’re a PSPE specialist or a home room teacher, an art educator or a parent looking for inspiration, I have prepared 20 learning experiences that you can use with your students or adapt to your sessions. These activities target allContinue reading “Effective Learning Experiences Collection”

Toddle Talks

Looking forward to meeting you in this professional development opportunity offered by Toddle. Register here.

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”

What is Physical Education? Why Physical Education?

We start the year with enthusiasm and we get ready with engaging and fun games. We all do it with passion and our students benefit from this play and fun. But… is this enough? As Pill (2018) mentioned in his article, physical education doesn’t include just the physical nature, but the relations of physical trainingContinue reading “What is Physical Education? Why Physical Education?”

‘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!’”

Sports Day – Trilingual Students’ Posters

I have encouraged our students to create their own posters in preparation for the Sports Day. They worked in groups and they were supported by the class teachers when highlighting their understanding of essential sports values that we are emphasizing in our units. These posters were displayed in the gymnasium and around the playing areasContinue reading “Sports Day – Trilingual Students’ Posters”

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”