This weeks podcast I will be focusing on energy; people ask me all the time how do you always have so much energy? Or they say, ‘are you always this up and about’. The simple answer it yes, there are a lot of factors that allow me to maintain my energy throughout the day. In today’s episode I want to share with you my top ten tips on saving time and energy. Because when you think about it, life is way too short not to be up and about having a great time.
I am a massive fan of James Cordon and his hugely popular carpool karaoke interviews. It’s such a great idea. So I thought I would mix it up for this week’s podcast creating a five-part video YouTube podcast. I was lucky enough to have Andy Hair in the car with me to discuss physical literacy, games and what he is currently working on. You can check out the five-part video series on our website at energetic.education/podcast. The videos are also available on my YouTube channel search ‘Dale Sidebottom’.
I’m sure you will enjoy the different approach I have taken this week with Andy. The short videos are full of inspirational content from one of the world’s leading physical educators. You can check out more about Andy on his website – http://mrhairphysed.weebly.com/
This week we catch up with Mark Collard and talk about games, play and generally having fun. Mark is a world leader in engaging people with amazing activities. In 2012 he created a subscription based site called Playmeo, which has over 320 name games, icebreakers and team building activities. As well as Playmeo, Mark is a bestselling author and has written three fabulous books.
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This week’s episode is full of pure gold from one of the most energetic trainers on the globe. If you would like to learn more about Mark you can view his personal page here – http://www.markcollard.com/
Like the title of this podcast suggests, UNO is definitely number one. It has been a favourite household game for decades. We use the 108 cards in three different ways to get the maximum participation from all the students we teach. In this episode we are going to spill the beans on our top three educational UNO games. Download the podcast and start listening.
In today’s podcast we will give you three fun educational games that can be played at school that only require a six sided dice. Each of these games is a basic template that you can use to adapt to just about any situation in the schooling curriculum. The reason we are sharing these three activities with you is simple, teachers have been going crazy about these games after our workshops. We understand that not everyone is able to attend our live workshops, hopefully you get as much enjoyment out of these three dice games as all the teachers we have worked with around the globe this year.
Social media has changed the way we communicate today. In fact, at it’s root, social media is about connecting people with people. Twitter has been growing faster than any other social network and is expected to grow at a faster rate in the near future. Teachers use the twitter platform as a way to connect with other like minded teachers around the globe, sharing ideas, resources and building relationships with other teachers. I would go as far as saying that Twitter is the best free professional development opportunity available to teachers. All that said, I am going to explain why I feel this and give you some tips on how to get started on your Twitter journey in this episode of The Energetic Education podcast.
Gamification is all the craze at the moment, today’s episode explores the benefits you will gain within your classroom. Gamification is basically using game mechanics like programmers and game developers use to make awesome video games. The use of rewards, levels, badges scoreboards etc creates maximum buy in from everyone that plays. This is why people want to keep playing Xbox or PlayStation, the games engage participation. If you apply certain mechanics of game development and gamify your classroom lessons, students will be more involved in the classroom activity. I will endeavour to break down what gamification is to me in this episode and give you three examples of how I have used gamification as a learning platform in the classroom.
Today’s topic is one that we all struggle with at some point in our busy lives . Finding the right work life balance is becoming harder and harder. Not only are we finding parents, teachers and adults struggle with the ever growing demand of life, but it is also evident in the classroom. Students struggle with anxiety, stress and pressure every day. As this is such a huge topic, and I did not feel I was qualified enough to do this justice, I have been lucky enough to catch up with Kelley Reynard from Bodyz Compass to chat about all the topics above. Kelley has years of experience working with adults and children helping people relax with meditation, creating happy and positive relationships through work life balance and much more.
Check out Kel’s great work at http://www.bodyzcompass.com.au/
This week’s podcast is a really exciting one, particularly picking the brain of Wayne Schultz who is ahead of his time with game development, play and maximising participation. Wayne will explain his journey from a primary school physical education teacher, to now heading up game development around the world for Cricket Australia and other large multimillion dollar organisations. I don’t want to give too much away in the intro, but Wayne is a super star when it comes to teaching. This interview gives us all some amazing insight into the way teaching is heading through leading teachers and educators such as my mate Wayne.
Follow Wayne on twitter @wshultz44