Episode 53 – Gymnastics in the classroom with Gemma Coles

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Teaching gymnastics often requires expensive equipment and space, which is not always accessible for teachers. What if I said that you can teach the fundamental building blocks of gymnastics?

Today we meet Gemma Coles from Head Over Heels Gymnastic. Gemma will share her years of experience introducing teachers to some simple and easy gymnastics that you can teach in the classroom with zero equipment.

Gemma also shares some of her amazing creations, my favourite being a picture book called ‘Join Gymnastics’ with the main characters Bendy Wendy and Jumping Jack.

Website – https://headoverheelsgymnastics.co.uk/

Twitter – @ColesGemma

General inquiries – coleshills@ntlworld.com

Episode 52 – Human connections with Rocky Biasi

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Are you an Accidental Counsellor?

Perhaps you are a school staff member, an allied health professional or community service worker, regardless – you support the people in your care listening and responding to their pain and suffering.

The problem is you have no (or little) counselling training – why should you? You are not a “counsellor”.

Rocky Biasi has over 20 years of teaching and presenting experience, Rocky runs online coaching courses presenting his accidental counsellor program worldwide. The value and importance of teaching basic counselling training has benefited many teachers and professionals in the work force.  Rocky will share his years of experience and wisdom with us today.

Check out our workshops we are running together – https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/enhance-mental-health-and-wellbeing-tickets-43147868436#tickets

Website – https://humanconnections.com.au/

Twitter @rockybiasi

Email – info@humanconnections.com.au

Episode 51 – Creating engaging lessons that flow with Kids Co

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Planning engaging lessons that flow and achieve maximum buy in from all students we teach, is something we constantly strive for. Today’s two guests not only ooze energy and passion, they have found the winning formula to create amazing full day story based lessons.

Laynton and Adrian from Kids Co Australia are changing the way holiday programs are delivered, today you will learn how they have created their lesson plans, gaining valuable information and ideas you can implement in your classroom.

Make sure you check out Kids Co website at https://www.kidsco.net.au/

If you have any questions from today’s podcast or you might want to join their amazing team of super star teachers, who are crushing it throughout the holidays together – yoohoo@www.kidsco.net.au

Episode 50 – 50 Free games & lesson ideas giveaway

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To celebrate our 50th podcast episode we have created a FREE eBook with our top 50 games. These activities are proven winners that will have your students moving, having fun and learning at the same time.

I would like to thank Jarrod Robinson for his amazing mentoring during the past four years. I have taken his idea from his 50th podcast episode. Thank you to everyone for listening and supporting us along the way. This episode is a celebration for everyone; we want teachers using this free eBook to help increase student engagement and motivation.

Please check out the video below as well, we are truly grateful for all the support we have received from teachers around the world. We may not see each other face to face each day; through social media channels we are lucky to be one huge supportive group of super star teachers.

Please enjoy these games; let us know your thoughts of our 50 top games.

Breathing Activities (from BrainBreak App)
1. Flower Power
2. Hissing
3. Big Bear
4. Bunny Sniffs
5. Tall Building

Icebreakers (From ClassBreak App)
1. Circle Swap
2. Ducky Duck
3. Snap, Crackle & Pop
4. Moooooo
5. Fishy

Stretching Activities (From BrainBreak App)
1. Hamstring Stretch
2. Calf Stretch
3. Sitting Stretches
4. Windmill High Spins
5. Hook Ups

Fitness Games (From FitBreak App)
1. Alphabet Fitness
2. 52 Pick Up
3. Odds & Evens
4. Lucky High Roller
5. Blackjack

Literacy Lesson Starters (From LiteracyBreak App)
1. Word Chains
2. Whirlwind Sentences
3. Scavenger Hunt
4. Survivor
5. Classroom Battle

Numeracy Lesson Starters (From MathBreak App)
1. The Line Crosser
2. You’re Out
3. Go Fish
4. Where is Ten
5. The Price is Right

PE Games (From PE Shake App)
1. Alex the Kid
2. Log Jumping
3. Giants, Wizards & Elves
4. What Time is it Mr Monster?
5. Man from Mars

Tag Games (From PE Shake App)
1. Colour Tag
2. Novelty Tag
3. Chaos Tag
4. Bridge Tag
5. Egyptian Tag

Time Filler Activities (From ClassBreak App)
1. I Love You, Honey
2. Stand, Sit, Lie, Kneel
3. Toe Touch
4. Gotcha
5. Impulse

Team Building Games (From ClassBreak App)
1. Everyone Up
2. Magic Shoes
3. 3-D Minefield
4. Hustle Handle
5. Amazon River

Download eBook for FREE from this link – http://energetic.education/podcast/

Episode 49 – Surviving to thriving with Nikki Bonus

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This week I have had the pleasure of catching up with Nikki Bonus. Nikki is the founder and CEO of Life Skills Group, a national schools program that establishes a foundation of yoga, mindfulness, wellbeing and life skills for teachers, students and parents. Nikki’s focus areas include mindfulness-based foundational skills for self-awareness and emotional intelligence to expand leadership capacity and develop overall wellbeing.

Nikki believes that every teacher should be given mindful leadership training as they are the leaders of our future generation of leaders. She shares tips and techniques for creating calmer classrooms, improving classroom management and increasing student performance. She empowers people with strategies to deal with whatever comes their way. 

In addition to her role at Life Skills Group, Nikki is well-known in the education and private sectors as a keynote speaker, regularly running workshops and training programs. Her polished, connected and comedic style has resonated with audiences throughout Australia who have greatly benefitted from her presentations. Nikki offers practical advice, tools and wisdom from the heart that comes from overcoming difficulties in her own life as well as juggling multiple roles, to assist professionals from all walks of life. She shares powerful insights, imparting her knowledge by sharing the skill and disciplines she’s learnt from her 20 years in developing programs for schools and working with businesses, and shows how they can be applied to senior executives, teachers and staff alike. 

Nikki’s passion is educating and empowering individuals to deal with the life on life’s terms, teaching skills and tools to move them from surviving to thriving.

Contact Madi @ madi@lifeskillsgroup.com.au 

Website – www.lifeskillsgroup.com.au

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/LifeSkillsGroupAu/

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/mindfulnesswellbeingschools/

Linkedin – https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikki-bonus-nee-massaioli-57b50a6/

Episode 48 – The power of passion with Jo Bailey

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Jo Bailey represents passion, energy and enthusiasm for education, sharing her expertise with fellow teachers. This is something that has been evident to me over the past five years; I have found Jo’s blog and twitter updates inspiring.

Today Jo shares many amazing lesson ideas to break the ice, her aim to make students feel special, comfortable and part of the class.  As educators we are truly lucky to have such motivated leaders such as Jo, it was truly a pleasure to sit down and chat with her.

To be inspired and learn more follow the links below:

Twitter @LovePhyEd

Blog – lovephyed.blogspot.com

Email – baileyjoanna9@gmail.com

Episode 47 – Andy Vasily the ultimate professional

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For the past four to five years I have followed Andy Vasily like a hawk; what I mean by this is that I have found his work inspiring and valuable. Andy is an extraordinary educator who has so much time and passion guiding and helping fellow teachers.

Andy is an international presenter, who values the intentional way in which PE teaches can lead. Take the time to listen to Andy’s TedX talk and podcast. I am sure you will enjoy our chat in today’s episode as much as I did recording it.

Twitter  @andyvasily

TedX talk – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiWMGi3bmks

Podcast – ‘Run your life’ – https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/run-your-life-show-with-andy-vasily/id1088719197?mt=2

Website – pyppewithandy.com

Episode 46 – The teaching trip of a life time with Annie Waterston

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‘Dreams can inspire you; goals can change your life’. This week I chat with Annie Waterton about her upcoming educational trip to Antarctica. Annie has self-funded her trip to Antarctica on the 28th of Feb until the 12th of March this year to learn more about climate change. As well as explaining this amazing journey, Annie has also created a list of FREE sustainability teaching resources, games and lesson plans. Follow the link and be inspired.

If you would like to contact Annie before she departs on this amazing journey, you can email her at – waterstonlianne@gmail.com

YouTube Yoga clip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAKcl0urASI

YouTube Ice Ice Baby fitness dance https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2COfEHrJ308

FREE Force Dash class activity https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/17SCS3u0KPFjK9yJT7P9n0z4duC5d79czGSDSWxrx5lM/edit?ts=5a6d9533#slide=id.p3

Blog: https://ecoannie.blog/

Fundraising website: https://gogetfunding.com/annie-of-the-antarctic/

Pitch Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1GsZfTjnyA

Climate force challenge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oilHfBk8WN4

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/anniewaterston/ 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/annie_waterston

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Ecoannie365/

Sponsorship proposal: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vTmytRSaK3iuW97vX92lZu47SxQg7ze2uf9vg7ICt_oRjxynkOPb5aqVkGsS8M_QI83I2tJXq19nKlu/pub?start=true&loop=true&delayms=5000

Episode 45 – Teacher wellness

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As teachers and educators we are always putting our students first, don’t get me wrong this is amazing. We are so invested in our student’s happiness and future that we often forget to look after our number one asset. That of course is ourselves.

Today’s episode is full of little tips, tricks and simple ideas to invest in your own wellbeing. At the end of the day if we are healthy, happy and full of energy this will flow into everything we do inside and outside of the classroom. I hope you can take one or two important tips to action from today’s podcast episode.

If you would like to download the 15 days of free fitness games, simply view the show notes on our website www.energetic.education for episode 45 of the podcast for the link to click.

Send me an email at dale@energetic.education if you have any other tips I can add to this list, and I will feature you in another podcast mid year 2018.

Episode 44 – Top 10 icebreakers from teachers around the globe

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With the new school year just about to get underway for Australian and New Zealand teachers, I thought it would be the perfect time to give you our top ten icebreaker activities. In this episode I share my five go to activities that I use with all groups I teach. This includes students, teachers, adult sports clubs you name it these five are amazing. I have also spoken to five expect teachers from around the globe who share their top icebreaker activities.

Starting your day with some form of fun engaging activity creates a classroom climate for learning and challenging students to participate and take risks. Below are ten activities with links to watch demonstration videos.

If you would like to add to this list please email me at dale@energetic.education I will include these in a new podcast midway through the year. Thank you and have a wonderful day.

PSR Cheer Squad
PSR Train 
Around the world global adventure – Click HERE to watch me use this on stage at Connected PE 2017 or click HERE to get the PDF script
Tracey Lockwood’s – Pass and pursuit
Nige Otto’s – Spaghetti building
Luke Kenelley’s – Talking spider
Ryan Fahey – Ice feet
Mark Collard – 1,2,3
If you would like a free copy of our top Icebreaker eBook simply visit our website www.breakappz.com  On the opening page you can access the eBook for FREE. Or if you have a smart phone or tablet you must get our top selling app ClassBreak. Simply search ClassBreak as one word on iTunes or the Google Play store to download this amazing teaching resource.