It's been a long time in the making, but I've put a lot of thought and consideration into what it was specifically that I wanted to podcast about. There are so many great podcasts out there in education and within my own subject area of physical education in particular. However, despite a few attempts over the past couple of years to roll out my own podcast, I didn't really have any luck as I couldn't zero in on a particular theme that truly meant something to me and inspired me to keep it up. Finding my own voice required thinking deeply about the things that not only inspire me in my own life, but fuel my passion forward in regards to my professional pursuits and the work that I do.
I've always believed that our life lessons are among the most powerful tools that we can draw upon to become the educators that we strive to be. Bearing this in mind, the focus of my podcast series covers a breadth of perspectives related to what it means to be an educator. Although some podcasts will be completely outside the box of physical education, as well as education in general, it's my firm belief that the lessons shared by my guests will be extremely applicable to the work that we do as educators. And it's these lessons that I hope ultimately have a positive impact on the student learning in our programs.
Despite having guests on my show from a variety of professional backgrounds and from different places around the world, the constant, reoccurring themes will always be rooted in the journey of both personal and professional excellence. I've been extraordinarily lucky and fortunate to have met and worked with some amazing people in education and business who have taken charge of their own lives to find true happiness and success. These people, without question, are making their own dent in the world with the work that they do and the lives that they lead. I want to share these stories to offer you some insight into the resilience, persistence, hard work, gratitude, and constant pursuit of lifelong learning which drives my guests toward excellence both personally and professionally.
I must give a massive shout out to 21st Century Learning for their willingness to sponsor my podcast series and to share it with the world. Although I was going to publish my initial podcast, which describes the vision I have for my Run Your Life podcast series, with 21st Century Learning, I've decided to include it as an audio clip below instead. All future podcasts will be accessible on iTunes through the 21st Century Learning website.
I ask you to click the audio file below to gain some insight into the genuine purpose of my podcast and what it is I hope to accomplish. My first guest was originally scheduled to be the ever inspiring George Kubu from Skipping For Schools in the UK, but due to George's recent trip back to his home country of Fiji, we were unable to record. Once he is back from his trip, we'll get it done.
I have three great guests lined up to begin my podcast series, Dr. Aaron Beighle, Dr. Trent Brown, and Dr. Justen O'Conner. The first three podcasts are focused on physical education, with each guest delving into different aspects of excellence within this subject area. Dr. Aaron Beighle's podcast will be first up on iTunes and I'll be sure to share the link when it's ready to go.
I hope you find takeaway value from each podcast and keep coming back for more! In the meantime, have a listen of the audio clip below to understand what it is I hope to achieve with my Run Your Life podcast series.Thanks!!
KAUST Faculty, Pedagogical Coach. Presenter & Workshop Leader.IB Educator. #RunYourLife podcast host.