Goal Setting

Podcasting has definitely seen a revival among the PE & Health community over the past few months, and most recently @SHAPE_America even entered into the fold with a very promising podcast of its own.

Of course, Jarrod Robinson, Joey & Nathan, and the Physedagogy crew are still churning out regular recordings, and along with Dr Ash Casey’s excellent audio I also listen to (and occasionally contribute to) the Voxcast from Jorge Rodriguez et al.

I’ve been podcasting for a few years myself and so I thought I would end the summer with a #slowchathealth podcast that shared how I use goal setting professionally, and with my students. Also it’s a great way to include some more #healthed teacher voices. This blog has grown each month but it’s still my aim to incorporate the thoughts, views, voices and resources from health teachers from across the globe. The collaboration this summer has been evident in our tweets and I look forward to seeing the global collaboration increase as our PLN grows.

In this podcast I talk about an awesome document that we created at our school entitled The Characteristics of Professional Practice. This document shapes the goal setting that all teachers at our school have to do. We also use this for our professional observations instead of something like the Danielson Framework. I also share how I target National Health Education Standard 6 that states Students will demonstrate the ability to use goal-setting skills to enhance health. I reference an iBook that I created especially for the goal-setting project with my students and it is available to download for free from the iTunes store. Finally you’ll hear the voices of six #healthed teachers that recorded their goals and agreed to share them in the blog.

My goal-setting concluded with a recording sessions with students in which they shared their thoughts about the project. This podcast will now be shared with future students entering into the project and they’ll hear the thoughts of those that came before them. Peers teaching peers? It doesn’t get much better than that!

Good luck to those that return back to school this week. Some have returned already and some have a few more weeks to go. I wish you all the best for the year ahead and look forward to continuing the conversation on social media.

This weeks questions:

Q1. What are your professional goals for the forthcoming school year?#slowchathealth

Q2. With whom do you you share your professional goals? #slowchathealth

Q3. Who benefits most from your professional goal-setting? You or your students? #slowchathealth

Q4. In what ways do you use goal-setting with your students? #slowchathealth

Q5. How do you use goal-setting in other areas of your life outside of teaching? #slowchathealth

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