Connecting with like-minded educators from around the world has been both a personally and professionally rewarding experience for me. It is easy to see when people are passionate about what they do. I first came across Nathan Weaver a few months ago in our PE network on Twitter. Nathan is serious about what he does and is active in educational chats not only in PE, but in other important areas of education and leadership as well. I was happy when Nathan accepted my invitation to do a Good Teaching is L.I.F.E reflection for my website. Thanks to Nathan for taking the time and energy to do this.
A Bit About Nathan Weaver
Nathan began teaching in 2003 and has worked in Catholic education his whole career. He has held various leadership roles since 2006 and is currently the PDHPE Leader of Learning at a co-ed Catholic school in Western Sydney, Australia.
Nathan values the strength of formal education and the opportunities it has provided him. He has two Bachelor degrees from the University of Western Sydney and a Master of Health and Physical Education degree from the University of Wollongong. As a life long learner Nathan continues to use the power of the Internet to deepen his knowledge and understanding of the world.
He is new to the community of teachers interacting online and has a passion for using technology to create learning environments that promote wellbeing and increase movement opportunities for students. He is known to use the line ‘show me in the syllabus where it says we have to sit kids down to learn that concept.’ Nathan hopes to one day see Math and English classes where students are encouraged to be physically active the same way students are currently encouraged to work on their literacy and numeracy skills in HPE classes.
In his time away from teaching and redesigning learning spaces, Nathan enjoys spending time with his wife and family, landscaping, watching movies, training for marathons, playing touch football and getting the most out of each day. He has created a YouTube channel with videos for his flipped HPE classroom. You can view the videos using the link: https://www.youtube.com/weaverteaches he has also started using Twitter and can be found as @weaverteaches