Through social media I have come to know many great physical educators. Many already have blogs and are active on Twitter. I hope to highlight some of these great educators and their awesome ideas through Lovepe.me. Alex O’Brien is one such educator who is a leader in teaching content knowledge within physical education. What I really like about Alex’s approach is students aren’t missing out on skill or MVPA to learn content. Those of you who read this blog regularly, know I am a huge proponent of this approach. So when I saw Alex’s work I thought “he should do a guest blog!”
After Alex and I spoke about him doing a guest blog post we realized he probably has more than one post of information to share. I’m looking forward to him sharing ideas regularly! You can tell his playful nature from this video he put together just for the readers of Lovepe.me giving some background information.
Alex’s masters research focused on academic content integrated into physical movement, comparing how they can affect short & long term retention. As a PE teacher, he was instrumental in incorporating technology, social media, and video into PE, district wide. Alex is also a Trainer for Focused Fitness, and director of film & social media. Alex’s email signature line says it all “Be happy, be healthy, & always keep that smile on.” His personal blog is www.LivingActive.me.