Everyone has different approaches to the way that they handle adversity and obstacles in their lives. Success often times is a result of grinding it out, learning from our mistakes, and picking ourselves up when times are tough.
The purpose of my Good Teaching is LIFE series is to show just how powerful reflection can be in shaping our personal and professional lives. To me personal and professional are inseparable. The very essence of who we are as a person manifests itself in our teaching and how we connect with the learners under our care and guidance, whoever those learners may be. Being honest and open about our experiences, both negative and positive, is the most genuine form of reflection that there is.
I am very happy to have connected with and gotten to know Joey Feith. Last December, I was lucky to have had a chance to fly to Montreal and spend some time getting to know Joey personally. Although in the early stages of his teaching career, I have always felt that Joey is wise beyond his years.
He not only brings tremendous value to the physical education network worldwide, but also to teaching in general. His insight, wisdom, and teaching practice continue to grow with regularity because he constantly monitors where he is at and what he needs to do in order to steadily improve. In reading his L.I.F.E reflection below, you will see that he is committed to being the best person and educator that he can be. I'd like to thank Joey for taking the time to complete this L.I.F.E reflection and his willingness to share it with the readers of my blog. Thanks Joey!
A Bit About Joey
Joey is the founder of ThePhysicalEducator.com. He currently teaches elementary physical education in Montreal, Canada. Joey believes that every child should have access to a world class physical education experience, and thatteacher professional development is the key to that. That is why, between lesson planning and helping kids improve their running, he has dedicated thousands of hours to creating a site that helps inspire fellow physical educators.
Joey has presented his ideas at the local, provincial, national, and international levels through various speaking and training events. He's a recipient of Physical and Health Education Canada's Dr. Andy Anderson Young Professional Award for the province of Quebec. Joey also was an Education finalist in the 6th Annual Shorty Awards, an awards ceremony honouring the best in social media.
When not teaching, blogging, or developing new teaching resources, Joey enjoys spending time with his family, long boarding, and drinking tea. I encourage you to follow Joey on Twitter at @joeyfeith and @phys_educator.
Joey's L.I.F.E Reflection