#espechat Archive


Tuesday September 5, 2017
8:00 PM EDT

  • Mr_C_PE Sep 5 @ 8:01 PM EDT
    Good evening #espechat family! Who is joining us this evening?
  • BoStorie Sep 5 @ 8:01 PM EDT
    #espechat --think I'm here
  • LovePrimaryPE Sep 5 @ 8:02 PM EDT
    Good evening everyone! Kelly Brown k-2 Georgia😎 #ESPEChat
  • MrCsajko - Moderator Sep 5 @ 8:02 PM EDT
    Mr. Csajko here. Hows it going Ross? #espechat
  • Mr_C_PE Sep 5 @ 8:02 PM EDT
    You are indeed Bo! Welcome to your first #espechat! Great to have you!
    In reply to @BoStorie
  • dfeister Sep 5 @ 8:02 PM EDT
    Hello #espechat! Dede from Va. I hope we have another big group tonight.
  • Mr_C_PE Sep 5 @ 8:02 PM EDT
    Hey Kelly. Welcome back! #espechat
    In reply to @LovePrimaryPE
  • MDPhysEd Sep 5 @ 8:02 PM EDT
    #espechat Chris from Baltimore
    In reply to @Mr_C_PE
  • MrRoosPE Sep 5 @ 8:02 PM EDT
    Hi Ross, Roos here! #ESPEchat
    In reply to @Mr_C_PE
  • Mr_C_PE Sep 5 @ 8:02 PM EDT
    Just livin' the dream buddy! #espechat
    In reply to @MrCsajko
  • Mr_C_PE Sep 5 @ 8:03 PM EDT
    Tonight we are focusing on "co-worker relationships." We will be using the Q/A format. Don't forget to use #espechat in your replies!
  • Mr_C_PE Sep 5 @ 8:03 PM EDT
    Hey Dede! Same here! Thanks for tuning in! #espechat
    In reply to @dfeister
  • EPEWCP Sep 5 @ 8:03 PM EDT
    Hello fellow #ESPEChat superstars! Representing #EPEW17.
  • MrMitchellPE Sep 5 @ 8:03 PM EDT
    Roy from DC here for another #espechat
  • Mr_C_PE Sep 5 @ 8:03 PM EDT
    Hey Chris! Welcome! Glad to have you #espechat
    In reply to @MDPhysEd
  • BoStorie Sep 5 @ 8:03 PM EDT
    HI from Nashville, TN #espechat
  • HCPSS_PE Sep 5 @ 8:03 PM EDT
    Eric from Howard County MD #espechat
  • Jumpin_Kansas Sep 5 @ 8:03 PM EDT
    Team #espechat Tired like it was a Monday, but I'm here and ready to learn.
  • LWEGator_APE Sep 5 @ 8:03 PM EDT
    Bethany Chapple, APE Teacher K-5 #espechat
  • terridr99 Sep 5 @ 8:03 PM EDT
    Hi Everyone! Terri from CA #espechat
    In reply to @Mr_C_PE
  • Mr_C_PE Sep 5 @ 8:04 PM EDT
    Q1 coming up in 1 minute #espechat
  • Mr_C_PE Sep 5 @ 8:04 PM EDT
    Whats up buddy! Thanks for making the time to be here! #espechat
    In reply to @MrRoosPE
  • ChrisGrove_PE Sep 5 @ 8:04 PM EDT
    Chris Grove, Washington County, MD. #espechat
  • SaraWoodPE Sep 5 @ 8:04 PM EDT
    Sara Wood is here from NYC!! #espechat
  • rich_wiles - Moderator Sep 5 @ 8:04 PM EDT
    Rich from MD. Good luck Ross. #espechat
  • Mr_C_PE Sep 5 @ 8:04 PM EDT
    Excellent! Glad to have representation from one of the best PE conferences around! #espechat
    In reply to @EPEWCP
  • Mr_C_PE Sep 5 @ 8:04 PM EDT
    Welcome back buddy! #espechat
    In reply to @MrMitchellPE
  • Mr_C_PE Sep 5 @ 8:05 PM EDT
    Q1) What does your current teaching situation look like? In a dept. by urself? With others? Single classes? Simultaneous classes? #espechat
  • EPEWCP Sep 5 @ 8:05 PM EDT
    I see a few of our peeps on here as well! Love how it just keep growing! #espechat
    In reply to @Mr_C_PE
  • DJLTeacher Sep 5 @ 8:05 PM EDT
    Don from Connecticut. Health and Physical Educator PK-2, 29th year. #espechat
  • Mr_C_PE Sep 5 @ 8:05 PM EDT
    My mannnn! 3 @ HCPSS PE teachers in here this evening. We are representing @HCPSS_PE @MrCsajko #espechat
    In reply to @HCPSS_PE, @HCPSS_PE, @MrCsajko
  • erik_myer Sep 5 @ 8:05 PM EDT
    Hello from NJ. First day with kids tomorrow #espechat
  • MrCsajko - Moderator Sep 5 @ 8:05 PM EDT
    A1: Co teaching. Double classes. #espechat
  • ChrisGrove_PE Sep 5 @ 8:05 PM EDT
    Elementary PE, 2 classes at a time (40-60 students) with 2 PE teachers and occasional paraprofessional. #espechat
  • Mr_C_PE Sep 5 @ 8:05 PM EDT
    Thanks buddy! #espechat
    In reply to @rich_wiles
  • Mr_C_PE Sep 5 @ 8:06 PM EDT
    Thanks for tuning in Sara! #espechat How was Day 1 in NYC?
    In reply to @SaraWoodPE
  • MDPhysEd Sep 5 @ 8:06 PM EDT
    Office situation here, but just went from one to two @MDHealthEd rocks #espechat
    In reply to @Mr_C_PE, @MDHealthEd
  • LWEGator_APE Sep 5 @ 8:06 PM EDT
    A1: Single APE teacher at 2 schools, class size 6-10, special needs #espechat
  • Jumpin_Kansas Sep 5 @ 8:06 PM EDT
    A1: On the island alone, one class at a time. #espechat
  • SaraWoodPE Sep 5 @ 8:06 PM EDT
    Just me with a single class in most cases, but I will have a double preK class with 2 paras. #espechat
    • Mr_C_PE Sep 5 @ 8:05 PM EDT
      Q1) What does your current teaching situation look like? In a dept. by urself? With others? Single classes? Simultaneous classes? #espechat
  • Mr_C_PE Sep 5 @ 8:06 PM EDT
    #booyah #espechat
    In reply to @MDPhysEd, @MDHealthEd
  • DJLTeacher Sep 5 @ 8:06 PM EDT
    A1 Team teach with one colleague when two classes in gymnasium. At times alone in the gymnasium works well too. Lessons planned. #espechat
  • dfeister Sep 5 @ 8:06 PM EDT
    full time in one building, with a two day new to teaching itinerant. His first day in my building will be Fri. Today 1st day w/Ss #espechat
    In reply to @Mr_C_PE
  • terridr99 Sep 5 @ 8:06 PM EDT
    A1) Mostly me. Another T comes on Thurs to take a few sections. #ESPEChat
    In reply to @Mr_C_PE
  • BoStorie Sep 5 @ 8:06 PM EDT
    Only me, K-4 Lower school, see every class every day. some single some double #espechat
  • EPEWCP Sep 5 @ 8:07 PM EDT
    A1: 1 certificated T at elementary school w 4 part time paras to support #espechat
  • SaraWoodPE Sep 5 @ 8:07 PM EDT
    getting settled! workday #2 tomorrow and kids start thurs! so ready! #espechat
    In reply to @Mr_C_PE
  • Mr_C_PE Sep 5 @ 8:07 PM EDT
    Very cool. I'm sure you feel it is very rewarding work #espechat
    In reply to @LWEGator_APE
  • LovePrimaryPE Sep 5 @ 8:07 PM EDT
    I teach K-2 double/triple classes with a Para. We have 11 K 10 1st and 11 2nd homerooms. #espechat
  • erik_myer Sep 5 @ 8:07 PM EDT
    A1. I am full time teacher. I have a part timer in the afternoon. Single classes in morning and doubles in the afternoon #espechat
  • MrRoosPE Sep 5 @ 8:07 PM EDT
    Multitasking! #espechat
    In reply to @Mr_C_PE
  • hogantracy1 Sep 5 @ 8:07 PM EDT
    Two rooms four teachers, usually only three at a time #ESPEChat
    In reply to @Mr_C_PE
  • Mr_C_PE Sep 5 @ 8:08 PM EDT
    Haha on the island alone. Do you enjoy being by yourself when teaching? #espechat
    In reply to @Jumpin_Kansas
  • dfeister Sep 5 @ 8:08 PM EDT
    So much better when the kids are there! #espechat
    In reply to @SaraWoodPE, @Mr_C_PE
  • DJLTeacher Sep 5 @ 8:08 PM EDT
    A1 Pre-K classes will entail myself, physical therapist, as well as the Pre-K staff. Works extremely well. #espechat
  • rich_wiles - Moderator Sep 5 @ 8:08 PM EDT
    A1. 1T and 1 ST for 20-30 Ss every thirty minutes. #physed is my dept. #espechat
  • dfeister Sep 5 @ 8:08 PM EDT
    I love the days I am by myself! #espechat
    In reply to @Mr_C_PE, @Jumpin_Kansas
  • Mr_C_PE Sep 5 @ 8:08 PM EDT
    Whooo. Double Pre-K! They will keep you on your toes! #espechat
    In reply to @SaraWoodPE
  • DoleBlake Sep 5 @ 8:08 PM EDT
    Blake Dole from Aurora, IL A1 I am part of a 4 person APE Dept that covers 28 schools, during the year we are more/less an island #espechat
  • Mr_C_PE Sep 5 @ 8:09 PM EDT
    When together in the gym, do you and your colleague bounce back and forth or does one take the lead and the other supports? #espechat
    In reply to @DJLTeacher
  • MrMitchellPE Sep 5 @ 8:09 PM EDT
    A1) 2 full time PE teachers at my school. Most classes are double classes between 40-50 students. #espechat
  • dfeister Sep 5 @ 8:09 PM EDT
    You'd make a great resource for anyone needing #APE advice #espechat
    In reply to @DoleBlake
  • DoleBlake Sep 5 @ 8:09 PM EDT
    A1 I either teach a small group of Ss or support in a Gen Ed class #espechat
  • LWEGator_PE Sep 5 @ 8:09 PM EDT
    I teach K-5 with 2-3 classes @ a time. Me & para full-time. 2 days w/itinernat teacher & para. #espechat
  • Mr_C_PE Sep 5 @ 8:09 PM EDT
    How did Day 1 go!?! #espechat
    In reply to @dfeister
  • Mr_C_PE Sep 5 @ 8:10 PM EDT
    Q2) Reflecting on your current teaching situation, what things do you see as positives of the current set up? #espechat
  • DJLTeacher Sep 5 @ 8:10 PM EDT
    A1 When two classes in the gym we constantly feed off of one another sharing the duties. Two set of eyes along with paras works. #espechat
  • Mr_C_PE Sep 5 @ 8:10 PM EDT
    Are you outside all the time too Terri like @PhysEdApps or do you have a gymnasium/indoor space? #espechat
    In reply to @terridr99, @PhysEdApps
  • Fawcettkc Sep 5 @ 8:10 PM EDT
    #espechat sorry I'm late. Kelly Fawcett here from Chattanooga, TN. 2nd year Elementary physical educator
  • dfeister Sep 5 @ 8:10 PM EDT
    Awesome 3-5 played first things first @jimsgymtx enjoyed.#espechat
    In reply to @Mr_C_PE, @jimsgymtx
  • terridr99 Sep 5 @ 8:10 PM EDT
    Do you have common time to plan? #ESPEChat
    In reply to @DJLTeacher
  • BoStorie Sep 5 @ 8:11 PM EDT
    #espechat Getting to see kids every day. getting to know them.
  • Jumpin_Kansas Sep 5 @ 8:11 PM EDT
    It's like being a single parent...good news is you GET to make all the decisions, bad news is you HAVE to make all the decisions! #espechat
    • Mr_C_PE Sep 5 @ 8:08 PM EDT
      Haha on the island alone. Do you enjoy being by yourself when teaching? #espechat
      In reply to @Jumpin_Kansas
  • LovePrimaryPE Sep 5 @ 8:11 PM EDT
    A1 when I taught w/ 2nd PE teacher, took turns taking the lead. We planned together and basically finished each other's sentences🙃 #espechat
  • MrCsajko - Moderator Sep 5 @ 8:11 PM EDT
    A2: I am partnered with someone who is knowledgeable, passionate, driven and willing to work together. #espechat
  • MrRoosPE Sep 5 @ 8:11 PM EDT
    Single class, alone at main school. Two classes at second school. Alone, but not only PE teacher. We don't see each other #ESPEChat
    In reply to @Mr_C_PE
  • Mr_C_PE Sep 5 @ 8:11 PM EDT
    What borough are you in? My dad taught PE at Midwood HS in Brooklyn, my mom taught mid school PE at IS 227 in East Elmhurst Queens #espechat
    In reply to @SaraWoodPE
  • EPEWCP Sep 5 @ 8:11 PM EDT
    A2: If he paras stay they are trained from scratch with how I want things run. #espechat
  • dfeister Sep 5 @ 8:11 PM EDT
    We do at my school on the two days itinerant is there. #espechat
    In reply to @LovePrimaryPE
  • MDPhysEd Sep 5 @ 8:11 PM EDT
    #espechat A2: Having a partner pushes me not to slack off, especially one that outworks me. Got to keep up. Good motivation.
    In reply to @Mr_C_PE
  • Mr_C_PE Sep 5 @ 8:12 PM EDT
    I don't blame you! #espechat
    In reply to @dfeister, @Jumpin_Kansas
  • ChrisGrove_PE Sep 5 @ 8:12 PM EDT
    A1b. I lead during G345 & support during K12. Try to divide & conquer. 1 T monitor 3 sm. sided games while other is hands on w/ 1. #espechat
  • rich_wiles - Moderator Sep 5 @ 8:12 PM EDT
    A2. Space, Updated Facility, Fields close to door for transitions, Positive Work Enviroment. Wifi. #espechat
  • dfeister Sep 5 @ 8:12 PM EDT
    So true! #espechat
    In reply to @Jumpin_Kansas
  • caseythorpebain Sep 5 @ 8:12 PM EDT
    A1. My 1st time joining & not just viewing #espechat Hello from MI. I tch single class K-5, 1 PE T per bldg- 5 Elems in district, 1 MS, 1HS.
  • LWEGator_PE Sep 5 @ 8:12 PM EDT
    Q2: love teaching w/my para. We work well together and it's flawless most of the time. #espechat
  • SaraWoodPE Sep 5 @ 8:12 PM EDT
    elementary at PS 51 in manhattan #espechat
    In reply to @Mr_C_PE
  • DoleBlake Sep 5 @ 8:12 PM EDT
    A2 Def. have some teachers that are now seeking me out for advice and are willing to learn how they can better include students #espechat
  • Mr_C_PE Sep 5 @ 8:12 PM EDT
    Interesting. How do you share the space with your colleagues? All together with the Ss or do you teach separately? #espechat
    In reply to @hogantracy1
  • HCPSS_PE Sep 5 @ 8:12 PM EDT
    @MrCsajko when you have that things are great, when you don't it can get ugly. #espechat
  • foes4sports Sep 5 @ 8:12 PM EDT
    So what is your max #of students w/ you and your Para? #espechat
    In reply to @LovePrimaryPE
  • DJLTeacher Sep 5 @ 8:13 PM EDT
    A2 Positive is that we can better serve the needs of students quickly. When an injury, illness or behavior issue works well. #espechat
  • EPEWCP Sep 5 @ 8:13 PM EDT
    That must make for amazing collaborations! #espechat
    In reply to @MrCsajko
  • ShanaVWhite Sep 5 @ 8:13 PM EDT
    A1: I work with another teacher all day K-4. We have a TA come 2x a week to help with 3rd grade. #espechat
  • DJLTeacher Sep 5 @ 8:13 PM EDT
    A2 Also, you are better able to meet the needs of a student that is excelling and or struggling. #espechat
  • ChrisGrove_PE Sep 5 @ 8:13 PM EDT
    A2 The best thing about co-teaching is when someone is out, sub plans don't have to be left. Or if 1 isnt feeling well. #espechat
  • MrCsajko - Moderator Sep 5 @ 8:13 PM EDT
    True. However, it is ALWAYS about the kids. #espechat
    In reply to @HCPSS_PE
  • Mr_C_PE Sep 5 @ 8:13 PM EDT
    How do you like being split between buildings Tanner? #espechat
    In reply to @MrRoosPE
  • LWEGator_APE Sep 5 @ 8:13 PM EDT
  • Fawcettkc Sep 5 @ 8:14 PM EDT
    A2- lucky to have only one class at a time not doubles. Also have a good sized gym and plenty of equipment! Thanks prior PE teach! #espechat
  • Mr_C_PE Sep 5 @ 8:14 PM EDT
    Thats an interesting way to put it lol #espechat
    In reply to @Jumpin_Kansas
  • MrMitchellPE Sep 5 @ 8:14 PM EDT
    A2) With 2 classes we have 2 sets of eyes for the students. Can also transition while other teacher is leading #espechat
  • EPEWCP Sep 5 @ 8:14 PM EDT
    Space and facilities make such a HUGE difference! #espechat
    In reply to @rich_wiles
  • dfeister Sep 5 @ 8:14 PM EDT
    A2. It's great having someone to bounce ideas off of. Co teaching give students voice a rest, #espechat
  • LWEGator_APE Sep 5 @ 8:14 PM EDT
    Its true! I have seen it in action! #espechat
    In reply to @LWEGator_PE
  • MoreThanGym Sep 5 @ 8:14 PM EDT
    K-5 from TN here #ESPEChat
  • LWEGator_PE Sep 5 @ 8:14 PM EDT
    I love taking the kids outside for PE. #espechat
    In reply to @Mr_C_PE, @terridr99, @PhysEdApps
  • EPEWCP Sep 5 @ 8:14 PM EDT
    How long have you worked together! #espechat
    In reply to @LWEGator_PE
  • Jumpin_Kansas Sep 5 @ 8:14 PM EDT
    Q2: The freedom to get better throughout the day. Always feel bad for that first class. #espechat
  • Mr_C_PE Sep 5 @ 8:15 PM EDT
    Q3 coming up in 2 minutes #espechat
  • framed01 Sep 5 @ 8:15 PM EDT
    A1 also on an island 50 Ss for 50 min. 2x week #ESPEChat
  • SaraWoodPE Sep 5 @ 8:15 PM EDT
    A2 one class at a time, easy to manage, choose what I think is best for Ss #espechat
  • Mr_C_PE Sep 5 @ 8:15 PM EDT
    Where do you teach Ann? Is it possible all year round where you are? #espechat
    In reply to @LWEGator_PE, @terridr99, @PhysEdApps
  • dfeister Sep 5 @ 8:15 PM EDT
    Very lucky. #espechat
    In reply to @Fawcettkc
  • SaraWoodPE Sep 5 @ 8:15 PM EDT
    this is... so true!! #espechat
    • Jumpin_Kansas Sep 5 @ 8:14 PM EDT
      Q2: The freedom to get better throughout the day. Always feel bad for that first class. #espechat
  • MDPhysEd Sep 5 @ 8:15 PM EDT
    It's suppose to be about the kids, but teachers are human too and human dynamics enter play #espechat #egohasnoplaceinteaching
    In reply to @MrCsajko, @HCPSS_PE
  • DJLTeacher Sep 5 @ 8:15 PM EDT
    Absolutely I had a friend that taught alone for 36.5 years. Said it was great at times but no one to bounce ideas off of. #espechat
    In reply to @dfeister
  • erik_myer Sep 5 @ 8:15 PM EDT
    A2. Students get to have a male and female teacher. We each have different strengths which compliment our weaknesses. #espechat
  • Mr_C_PE Sep 5 @ 8:15 PM EDT
    Indeed she is! #espechat
    In reply to @MrCsajko
  • LWEGator_PE Sep 5 @ 8:15 PM EDT
    She was a sub then transitioned into my para. We have been together on/off 11 yrs. #espechat
    In reply to @EPEWCP
  • MoreThanGym Sep 5 @ 8:15 PM EDT
    A2 I team teach, we share a gym. We take turns being the lead teacher and assisting teacher. Lead teacher sets tone, pace, etc. #espechat
  • MrCsajko - Moderator Sep 5 @ 8:16 PM EDT
    and that is where great leadership comes into play. Professional, never personal. #espechat
    In reply to @MDPhysEd, @HCPSS_PE
  • MoreThanGym Sep 5 @ 8:16 PM EDT
    A2 - team teaching done well is constant professional collaboration! #espechat
  • Mr_C_PE Sep 5 @ 8:17 PM EDT
    Q3) Reflecting on your current teaching situation, what things do you see as challenges/limitations of the current set up? #espechat
  • EPEWCP Sep 5 @ 8:17 PM EDT
    YES! Same here! But they don't seem to mind getting to have input on how to make things better! #espechat
    In reply to @Jumpin_Kansas
  • LovePrimaryPE Sep 5 @ 8:17 PM EDT
    A2 love teaching w my para too! She's the calm that keeps me in check! We have a great working relationship! #ESPEChat
  • rich_wiles - Moderator Sep 5 @ 8:17 PM EDT
    Amazed when I travel to part time schools over the past few years. Many Ts don't use outside space in MD with small gym/cafe. #espechat
    In reply to @EPEWCP
  • dfeister Sep 5 @ 8:17 PM EDT
    Who do you teach with! #espechat
    In reply to @MrCsajko, @MDPhysEd, @HCPSS_PE
  • Mr_C_PE Sep 5 @ 8:17 PM EDT
    Great point about driving 1 another to be better. We don't have the luxury of complacency in our prof. in current ed. landscape #espechat
    • MDPhysEd Sep 5 @ 8:11 PM EDT
      #espechat A2: Having a partner pushes me not to slack off, especially one that outworks me. Got to keep up. Good motivation.
      In reply to @Mr_C_PE
  • foes4sports Sep 5 @ 8:17 PM EDT
    Wow! You deserve to have the Yellow Binder mom (have you seen it?) as one of your parents! Or several!!! #espechat
    In reply to @LovePrimaryPE
  • MrCsajko - Moderator Sep 5 @ 8:17 PM EDT
    Lol, Wonder Woman pretty much #espechat
    In reply to @dfeister, @MDPhysEd, @HCPSS_PE
  • caseythorpebain Sep 5 @ 8:18 PM EDT
    .Thank you! I don't know what I'm doing so I hope I don't sandbag everyone and tweet late or interrupt the flow! #espechat
    In reply to @dfeister
  • dfeister Sep 5 @ 8:18 PM EDT
    Outdoor fields is tougher on my body. #espechat
    In reply to @rich_wiles, @EPEWCP
  • Mr_C_PE Sep 5 @ 8:18 PM EDT
    Constantly reflecting, making changes and tweaking things from one lesson to the next. A sign of a great teacher! #espechat
    In reply to @Jumpin_Kansas
  • SaraWoodPE Sep 5 @ 8:18 PM EDT
    A3 being alone... but I do have my #espechat friends for ideas!
  • EPEWCP Sep 5 @ 8:18 PM EDT
    Used to have that and I miss it. Just me now w para support. Not the same at all! #espechat
    In reply to @erik_myer
  • BoStorie Sep 5 @ 8:18 PM EDT
    #espechat teaching alone..yes, hard to bounce ideas off others. Why i'm so glad to be apart of the online world now.
  • MDPhysEd Sep 5 @ 8:18 PM EDT
    #espechat A3: We lack authority in our positions to make changes unilaterally. Not bad per se, but things take time.
    In reply to @Mr_C_PE
  • MrHolland_APE Sep 5 @ 8:18 PM EDT
    I was late and I'm failing the chat without the hashtag! #espechat
    In reply to @Mr_C_PE
  • MrRoosPE Sep 5 @ 8:18 PM EDT
    I travel during the day. It's about 20 minutes away. I like the people so it makes it better. #espechat
    In reply to @Mr_C_PE
  • Mr_C_PE Sep 5 @ 8:18 PM EDT
    How do you find the management with 50 Ss by yourself Frances? #espechat
    In reply to @framed01
  • dfeister Sep 5 @ 8:18 PM EDT
    Just tweet when you feel, it doesn't interrupt flow.#espechat
    In reply to @caseythorpebain
  • MoreThanGym Sep 5 @ 8:18 PM EDT
    A3- different expectations for behavior #espechat
  • framed01 Sep 5 @ 8:19 PM EDT
    A2 outdoor space is great but hot days and rainy day not good. #espechat
  • LWEGator_APE Sep 5 @ 8:19 PM EDT
    A3. I don't get to collaborate with other APE teachers as much as I would like. #espechat
  • DJLTeacher Sep 5 @ 8:19 PM EDT
    A3 An outside field area. Currently we have a playscape/playground. In three years will have a field.This has been for now 11 yrs. #espechat
  • ChrisGrove_PE Sep 5 @ 8:19 PM EDT
    A3 When Ss play 1 T against the other. 1 T says no, then Ss goes & asks the other T who doesn't know the 1st convo happened. #espechat
  • MrCsajko - Moderator Sep 5 @ 8:19 PM EDT
    A3: Small space, heat, acoustics, broken ventilation system, outdated equipment #espechat
  • dfeister Sep 5 @ 8:19 PM EDT
    My double classes never accomplish what single classes do. They are shorted. #espechat
    In reply to @Mr_C_PE
  • SaraWoodPE Sep 5 @ 8:19 PM EDT
    oh my!!! i never would have thought this!!! #sneaky #espechat
    In reply to @ChrisGrove_PE
  • LWEGator_PE Sep 5 @ 8:19 PM EDT
    I've had some itinerant who did very little & I was pushing myself. When worked w/ @LWEGator_APE we helped each other & did well #espechat
    In reply to @Mr_C_PE, @LWEGator_APE
  • DJLTeacher Sep 5 @ 8:20 PM EDT
    A3 With reconfiguration and renovation of our Middle School we will get a full sized field in about 3 years.Will be great. #espechat
  • Mr_C_PE Sep 5 @ 8:20 PM EDT
    That was what myself and @PEwithMsHeisey have done past 7 yrs. New things this year though by putting divider down. C how it goes! #espechat
    In reply to @MoreThanGym, @PEwithMsHeisey
  • erik_myer Sep 5 @ 8:20 PM EDT
    A3. I think the biggest challenge is having the double classes in a small space. #espechat
  • EPEWCP Sep 5 @ 8:20 PM EDT
    A3: being alone and in charge of adults that don't have training for what they are expected to do. #espechat
  • rich_wiles - Moderator Sep 5 @ 8:20 PM EDT
    A3.Use of facilities. Before and After school in gym reduces set up to 5 mins.30 min BTB classes on packed schedule with no breaks #espechat
  • DJLTeacher Sep 5 @ 8:20 PM EDT
    A3 Our gymnasium is outstanding for our PK-2 students. Just need an outside space. Teaching with one colleague has been great. #espechat
  • framed01 Sep 5 @ 8:20 PM EDT
    A2 indoor space is a classroom. #espechat
  • MrHolland_APE Sep 5 @ 8:20 PM EDT
    A2) More involved in Ss overall accomplishments & progress toward portrait of a graduate. Allows me to tailor APE to overall needs #espechat
    In reply to @Mr_C_PE
  • DoleBlake Sep 5 @ 8:20 PM EDT
    A3 I have 8 schools, so I can only be in so many places in a day, ?s don't always get asked bc teachers don't want to overwork us #espechat
  • HCPSS_PE Sep 5 @ 8:21 PM EDT
    Small space, too many students #espechat
  • dfeister Sep 5 @ 8:21 PM EDT
    Many of them! #espechat
    In reply to @SaraWoodPE
  • LovePrimaryPE Sep 5 @ 8:21 PM EDT
    Hang in there! Just answer with the A1/A2 etc and the #espechat. It took me some time to figure this out. Scrolling on my phone😳
    In reply to @caseythorpebain
  • MrMitchellPE Sep 5 @ 8:21 PM EDT
    A3) Space is a huge challenge. If co teacher and I are not on the same page their is no other place to take the class #espechat
  • Mr_C_PE Sep 5 @ 8:21 PM EDT
    I don't hate going outside, but in a big school with recess outside from 10:50 - 2:00, I find I get more out of my Ss in the gym #espechat
    In reply to @MDPhysEd, @rich_wiles, @EPEWCP
  • caseythorpebain Sep 5 @ 8:21 PM EDT
    .Welcome! I'm a newbie, too! #espechat thx 4 tutorial @jcmonluxpe
    In reply to @BoStorie, @jcmonluxpe
  • MrRoosPE Sep 5 @ 8:21 PM EDT
    It's challenging to not see the storage room while I plan for the second school. I'm very visual. #espechat
    In reply to @Mr_C_PE
  • EPEWCP Sep 5 @ 8:21 PM EDT
    Yes! I hate that! Constant communication and agreement is a must to keep that from getting bad. #espechat
    In reply to @ChrisGrove_PE
  • Mr_C_PE Sep 5 @ 8:21 PM EDT
    She is great lol #espechat
    In reply to @foes4sports, @LovePrimaryPE
  • MDPhysEd Sep 5 @ 8:21 PM EDT
  • DJLTeacher Sep 5 @ 8:22 PM EDT
    A3 Our 1/4 mile run course is 1 and 3/4 laps around our playground. Makes for an interesting run. Grass and sidewalk. #espechat
  • LWEGator_APE Sep 5 @ 8:22 PM EDT
    8 schools is so crazy! #espechat I understand how difficult that could be
    In reply to @DoleBlake
  • jnieto11 Sep 5 @ 8:22 PM EDT
    A3) Since I'm alone I don't get to bounce ideas off of others. #ESPEchat
    In reply to @Mr_C_PE
  • Mr_C_PE Sep 5 @ 8:22 PM EDT
    What kind of differences in teaching styles? #espechat
    In reply to @hogantracy1
  • Fawcettkc Sep 5 @ 8:22 PM EDT
    A3- challenges =time constraints, emphasis on subject integration (less time for phys lit) and lack of bulletin boards to showcase #espechat
  • MrCsajko - Moderator Sep 5 @ 8:22 PM EDT
    Plus it is easier for me to differentiate inside especially with distractions or...Oh look a bird! #espechat
    In reply to @Mr_C_PE, @MDPhysEd, @rich_wiles, @EPEWCP
  • DJLTeacher Sep 5 @ 8:22 PM EDT
    Key is to have a separate area for Physical Education and recess. #espechat
    In reply to @Mr_C_PE, @MDPhysEd, @rich_wiles, @EPEWCP
  • rich_wiles - Moderator Sep 5 @ 8:22 PM EDT
    I just block off a section of the field or blacktop and work with classroom Ts to add equipment to modify play area. #espechat
    In reply to @Mr_C_PE, @MDPhysEd, @EPEWCP
  • EPEWCP Sep 5 @ 8:23 PM EDT
    That is what we have but we also have recesses and lunch for take down and set up.#espechat Definitely makes for a challenge at times.
    In reply to @rich_wiles
  • MrHolland_APE Sep 5 @ 8:23 PM EDT
    A3) Limited interaction/involvement w/ PE dept, inundated w/ more data collection in more areas of need, hard to define role #espechat
    In reply to @Mr_C_PE
  • Mr_C_PE Sep 5 @ 8:23 PM EDT
    No worries Steven. Glad you could jump in! #espechat
    In reply to @MrHolland_APE
  • MrRoosPE Sep 5 @ 8:23 PM EDT
    I almost never go outside. My technology is easier to use indoor where the wifi works. #espechat #wetsocksinthemorning
    In reply to @Mr_C_PE, @MDPhysEd, @rich_wiles, @EPEWCP
  • Jumpin_Kansas Sep 5 @ 8:23 PM EDT
    So true! Wish I had time to teach the other adults the expectations, but have to teach the class. #espechat
    • EPEWCP Sep 5 @ 8:20 PM EDT
      A3: being alone and in charge of adults that don't have training for what they are expected to do. #espechat
  • Mr_C_PE Sep 5 @ 8:24 PM EDT
    Q4) “Co-teaching” vs. “Co-Existing.” What does the term “co-teaching” mean to you? What about “co-existing”? #espechat
  • caseythorpebain Sep 5 @ 8:24 PM EDT
    .A2) Love having all kids to myself & not sharing w T who has dif style but would love 2 work w the awesome Ts I follow on here! #espechat
    In reply to @Mr_C_PE
  • foes4sports Sep 5 @ 8:24 PM EDT
    😂🤣😅 #espechat
    In reply to @Mr_C_PE, @LovePrimaryPE
  • dfeister Sep 5 @ 8:24 PM EDT
    Yes, my aides do very little. Or they leave me alone, like actually leave the class. #espechat
    In reply to @EPEWCP
  • EPEWCP Sep 5 @ 8:25 PM EDT
    We have those distractions but no indoor space to escape too. It is amazing what Ss can get used to ignoring! #espechat
    In reply to @Mr_C_PE, @MDPhysEd, @rich_wiles
  • framed01 Sep 5 @ 8:25 PM EDT
    A3 no gym, have to move from one area to another 3x daily no time betwn. #espechat
  • Mr_C_PE Sep 5 @ 8:25 PM EDT
    I could attest to this from years past as well. More time managing, transitioning, handing out/getting equip. It all adds up #espechat
    In reply to @dfeister
  • t_ward18 Sep 5 @ 8:25 PM EDT
    Single PE teacher for K-12. I have 11 classes a day 8 elem, 1 jh and 2 hs. In two day span, I see almost all the Ss in my district #espechat
    In reply to @Mr_C_PE
  • DJLTeacher Sep 5 @ 8:25 PM EDT
    A4 If you are co-existing you probably should do something else bluntly. Co-teaching takes works and planning it's worth it. #espechat
  • Fawcettkc Sep 5 @ 8:25 PM EDT
    A3- Also being frequently kicked out of my own space. #espechat
  • LWEGator_PE Sep 5 @ 8:25 PM EDT
    Q3: challenge: trying new Twitter ideas, packed schedule from 7:30-11:35 (lunch) & 12:20-2. BRB classes & Ts late picking up. #espechat
  • EPEWCP Sep 5 @ 8:25 PM EDT
    Now you are here! Perfect place for it! #espechat
    In reply to @jnieto11, @Mr_C_PE
  • MoreThanGym Sep 5 @ 8:26 PM EDT
    A4 co-teachers plan together, tweak lessons together, reflect together, & work as one teaching unit while keeping kids first! #espechat
  • framed01 Sep 5 @ 8:26 PM EDT
    Right there with you @jcmonluxpe @rich_wiles #espechat
    In reply to @EPEWCP, @rich_wiles, @jcmonluxpe, @rich_wiles
  • Mr_C_PE Sep 5 @ 8:26 PM EDT
    WOW! 11 a day must mean you have very few breaks! #espechat
    In reply to @t_ward18
  • MrCsajko - Moderator Sep 5 @ 8:26 PM EDT
    Great tweet... I would also add reflection, assessment, and having these steps be cyclical #espechat
    • DJLTeacher Sep 5 @ 8:25 PM EDT
      A4 If you are co-existing you probably should do something else bluntly. Co-teaching takes works and planning it's worth it. #espechat
  • DJLTeacher Sep 5 @ 8:26 PM EDT
    A4 Co-teaching allows you to meet the needs of more students at one time. Especially when you have support staff with you. #espechat
  • EPEWCP Sep 5 @ 8:27 PM EDT
    I have tried! 4 PE classes happening at once doesn't leave many options I have been told. Admin didn't like my ideas. #espechat
    In reply to @DJLTeacher, @Mr_C_PE, @MDPhysEd, @rich_wiles
  • Fawcettkc Sep 5 @ 8:27 PM EDT
    I had an aide give her phone to a child just to keep him distracted... 😒 #espechat
    In reply to @dfeister, @EPEWCP
  • MrHolland_APE Sep 5 @ 8:27 PM EDT
    A4) Co-teaching: Shared responsibility, investment, outcome/goals. Co-existing: Tolerating some1 being in space, limited/no collab #espechat
    In reply to @Mr_C_PE
  • DJLTeacher Sep 5 @ 8:27 PM EDT
    A4 We ask students to work together then we should be able to model that behavior. It's more fun. #espechat
  • MrRoosPE Sep 5 @ 8:27 PM EDT
    My 2nd school we co-exist. We aren't in the same school ever. It's his main school. I fee like the other guy. Try not to disturb. #espechat
    In reply to @Mr_C_PE
  • rich_wiles - Moderator Sep 5 @ 8:27 PM EDT
    A4. CT is support and development with educators. CE is working at the same place but living in own world maybe agree upon lunch #espechat
  • EPEWCP Sep 5 @ 8:27 PM EDT
    YES! At least we get a 45 min. staff mtg once a week. It just isn't enough though. #espechat
    In reply to @Jumpin_Kansas
  • Mr_C_PE Sep 5 @ 8:27 PM EDT
    That is tough. Outside? Classrooms? Cafe? What creative spaces do you use to teach in? #espechat
    In reply to @framed01
  • Mr_C_PE Sep 5 @ 8:28 PM EDT
    I think this pic sums up the difference between co-teaching and co-existing as I see it. Thoughts? #espechat
  • EPEWCP Sep 5 @ 8:28 PM EDT
    If only that could happen! Also a dream of mine! #espechat
    In reply to @caseythorpebain, @Mr_C_PE
  • dfeister Sep 5 @ 8:28 PM EDT
    A4 I have been in both co-teaching and co-existing. Very difficult working in second senecio. Yes, they should get a new job #espechat
  • DoleBlake Sep 5 @ 8:28 PM EDT
    A4 Co-teaching - collaborative, shared effort Co-existing - present in same space, min collaboration #espechat
  • CJLESTER8 Sep 5 @ 8:28 PM EDT
    TK-8, I work with all grades separately 3x a week. I am the teacher, but have an assistant on hand at all times. #espechat
    In reply to @Mr_C_PE
  • Fawcettkc Sep 5 @ 8:28 PM EDT
    A4- co-teaching is both parties contribute to the learning in the lesson, co-existing happens when one party supervises/babysits #espechat
  • EPEWCP Sep 5 @ 8:28 PM EDT
    Wow! My paras have classes to themselves that are being run at the same time as mine are. Not sure how legal it is #espechat
    In reply to @dfeister
  • Mr_C_PE Sep 5 @ 8:29 PM EDT
    What about situations where there is no common planning time? Solutions for folks in those situations? #espechat
    In reply to @DJLTeacher
  • LWEGator_PE Sep 5 @ 8:29 PM EDT
    Q4 co-teach: help plan, equal partners & teach seamlessly. Co-exist: you're "stuck" together & make do for the yr. No = partners #espechat
  • EPEWCP Sep 5 @ 8:29 PM EDT
    Wow! How many Ss is that? #espechat
    In reply to @t_ward18, @Mr_C_PE
  • Mr_C_PE Sep 5 @ 8:29 PM EDT
    Hit the nail on the head in my eyes Steven! #espechat
    In reply to @MrHolland_APE
  • LovePrimaryPE Sep 5 @ 8:29 PM EDT
    A4 I feel like I CT with my Para more than when I had a teacher w me. #espechat
  • LWEGator_PE Sep 5 @ 8:30 PM EDT
    Not everyone likes to put in the work until observation time. #espechat
    In reply to @DJLTeacher
  • MrHolland_APE Sep 5 @ 8:30 PM EDT
    Sadly, I've seen many new teachers placed in a position of coexisting w/o ability to change it, which can/will affect their career #espechat
    In reply to @Mr_C_PE
  • DJLTeacher Sep 5 @ 8:30 PM EDT
    Unfortunately you have to then make time. We have "PLC" two to three times a month to work with one another. All specialists. #espechat
    In reply to @Mr_C_PE
  • EPEWCP Sep 5 @ 8:30 PM EDT
    DITTO! YES! That is what it is about! #espechat Thanks for saying my answer for me! #espechat
    In reply to @MoreThanGym
  • Mr_C_PE Sep 5 @ 8:30 PM EDT
    I agree. What if coworker wants nothing do with getting better? Fine with status quo. How do you handle this as their counterpart? #espechat
    In reply to @DJLTeacher
  • foes4sports Sep 5 @ 8:30 PM EDT
    Or the other teacher should be doing something else. Or both. #ESPEChat Impossible to know without knowing the individuals involved.
    In reply to @DJLTeacher
  • Mr_C_PE Sep 5 @ 8:31 PM EDT
    Q5) Have u been in either of these types of PE coworker relationships in the past? What were some of the feelings u had about it? #espechat
  • MDPhysEd Sep 5 @ 8:31 PM EDT
    A4: #espechat Sometimes you have to know your best style too. I'm better single then on team.
  • dfeister Sep 5 @ 8:31 PM EDT
    Probably not legal at all! #espechat
    In reply to @EPEWCP
  • DJLTeacher Sep 5 @ 8:31 PM EDT
    A4 When you have to you have to go above and beyond the day. Without common prep periods it's important to work after/ before sch. #espechat
  • rich_wiles - Moderator Sep 5 @ 8:31 PM EDT
    @planbookcom , Voxer, Notes, Google Drive, GHO no excuses anymore. Develop relationships and show change through their channels #espechat
    In reply to @Mr_C_PE, @DJLTeacher, @planbookcom
  • MrRoosPE Sep 5 @ 8:31 PM EDT
    That's how I see it! #ESPEchat
    In reply to @Mr_C_PE
  • Mr_C_PE Sep 5 @ 8:31 PM EDT
    My county has a lot of split positions. I know some of our PE Ts have felt like this is the past #espechat
    In reply to @MrRoosPE
  • EPEWCP Sep 5 @ 8:31 PM EDT
    Oh no! Not what we want representing Phys Ed! #espechat
    In reply to @Fawcettkc, @dfeister
  • caseythorpebain Sep 5 @ 8:32 PM EDT
    .A4 co-teachg has growth mindset & collaboration while co-existing is tolerating another or merely sharing space. Sad place 2 be. #espechat
    In reply to @Mr_C_PE
  • LWEGator_PE Sep 5 @ 8:32 PM EDT
    Q5: been in both. Much enjoyable co-teach. Also helps to take some of the load off. #espechat
  • ChrisGrove_PE Sep 5 @ 8:32 PM EDT
    I wish my county could figure this out. We never see 1 another. Is it voluntary or paid? #espechat
    In reply to @DJLTeacher, @Mr_C_PE
  • MDPhysEd Sep 5 @ 8:32 PM EDT
    #espechat Love them, don't judge them, teach your kids, teach their kids
    In reply to @Mr_C_PE, @DJLTeacher
  • DJLTeacher Sep 5 @ 8:32 PM EDT
    Haven't had that experience. Excellence creates excellence in my opinion. Tough when "status quo" is the way. #espechat
    In reply to @Mr_C_PE
  • MrMitchellPE Sep 5 @ 8:33 PM EDT
    A4)A lack of collaboration will lead to coexisting. Working together to do whats best for the kids will help facilitate coteaching #espechat
  • Mr_C_PE Sep 5 @ 8:33 PM EDT
    Great resources and collab tools, but as you know, some PE Ts are very tech averse #espechat
    In reply to @rich_wiles, @DJLTeacher, @planbookcom
  • MoreThanGym Sep 5 @ 8:33 PM EDT
    A5 co-teaching is like a marriage. Every now and then you have to sit down and chat about pros and cons of current situation. #espechat
  • ChrisGrove_PE Sep 5 @ 8:33 PM EDT
    A lot of Ts flying solo. Itd be great to get out in the county & give 1 another quality FB or be able to see teaching in action. #espechat
  • rich_wiles - Moderator Sep 5 @ 8:33 PM EDT
    A5. I have been in many situations. Pick your battles and find common ground. Sometimes people don't know any better too. #espechat
  • dfeister Sep 5 @ 8:34 PM EDT
    It really has made me angry when I see my time and effort, and they just show up. #espechat
    In reply to @Mr_C_PE
  • DJLTeacher Sep 5 @ 8:34 PM EDT
    The more technology we can use when needed the better. Saves times, streamline assessment, allows for feedback. #espechat
    In reply to @Mr_C_PE, @rich_wiles, @planbookcom
  • MrHolland_APE Sep 5 @ 8:34 PM EDT
    A5) As itinerant APE teacher, you walk in/out of both situations daily! CT is best for ALL Ss & makes itinerant feel valued #espechat
    In reply to @Mr_C_PE
  • EPEWCP Sep 5 @ 8:34 PM EDT
    A5: used to co-teach. Made me love my job. Made me grow and try harder at being the best for Ss. #espechat
  • Mr_C_PE Sep 5 @ 8:34 PM EDT
    Thats the reality that faces our profession. Its the stigma that all of us on here on our own time are trying to fight and reverse #espechat
    In reply to @DJLTeacher
  • MrCsajko - Moderator Sep 5 @ 8:35 PM EDT
    kids see right through that...they know you care, and THAT is something that lasts for a lifetime. #espechat
    In reply to @dfeister, @Mr_C_PE
  • smsandino Sep 5 @ 8:35 PM EDT
    Hey #espechat 👋🏼!! Chiming in late here after a workout, Stephanie Sandino coming at you from So Cal- ms #physed #espechat
  • MrHolland_APE Sep 5 @ 8:35 PM EDT
    A5) CE situation puts itinerant in "I'm coming in to work with MY student & MY student only." Less time spent investing in school #espechat
    In reply to @Mr_C_PE
  • Mr_C_PE Sep 5 @ 8:35 PM EDT
    I can see how this can be frustrating #espechat
    In reply to @dfeister
  • MDPhysEd Sep 5 @ 8:35 PM EDT
    #espechat #tellyourstory
    In reply to @Mr_C_PE, @DJLTeacher
  • erik_myer Sep 5 @ 8:35 PM EDT
    A5. I've been in both. Co-teaching the past 5 years. Co-existing at times was unbearable. #espechat
  • Fawcettkc Sep 5 @ 8:35 PM EDT
    1/2 A5 - last yr my co helped to supervise, and we sometimes shared activities, but I didn't know the dif till this yr #espechat
  • Mr_C_PE Sep 5 @ 8:35 PM EDT
    Welcome Steph! #espechat
    In reply to @smsandino
  • DoleBlake Sep 5 @ 8:35 PM EDT
    A5 yes and discouraged, want to do what's best for kids and evolve PE, but hit so many roadblocks #espechat
  • smsandino Sep 5 @ 8:35 PM EDT
    A1 I am one of four in my ms #physed department #espechat
  • Mr_C_PE Sep 5 @ 8:36 PM EDT
    Q6 coming up in 2 minutes #espechat
  • Jumpin_Kansas Sep 5 @ 8:36 PM EDT
    Q4: I have been blessed with many TEAM teachers!@runforme19 @jayhawk4939 @PE4MP #espechat
  • MrMitchellPE Sep 5 @ 8:36 PM EDT
    A5) I have had both experiences and boy I will tell you the co-existing is no fun #espechat
  • BoStorie Sep 5 @ 8:36 PM EDT
    #espechat years ago co-existed. Hard because I was hired in with a teacher who had been there several years.
  • Fawcettkc Sep 5 @ 8:36 PM EDT
    2/2 A5 - my new co share my philosophy and we teach off each other. #espechat #coteaching
  • DJLTeacher Sep 5 @ 8:36 PM EDT
    A5 If you are co-existing that's a toxic. You have to then have a heart to heart and see if you can fix it. Communication key. #espechat
  • DoleBlake Sep 5 @ 8:36 PM EDT
    A5 worst is that won't work without truly exploring something new #espechat
  • caseythorpebain Sep 5 @ 8:36 PM EDT
    A3 wish I had a team T! Storage=constant challenge. Never enough time to do all I want w S. Wish I could implement all I see here! #espechat
    In reply to @Mr_C_PE
  • MrCsajko - Moderator Sep 5 @ 8:36 PM EDT
    Think of it as a Speedbump...roadblock means you are stuck. #espechat
    In reply to @DoleBlake
  • DJLTeacher Sep 5 @ 8:37 PM EDT
    A5 We all have moments of disagreement. We've learned to talk, to solve, and to work well. We ask that of our students. #espechat
  • EPEWCP Sep 5 @ 8:37 PM EDT
    That always makes this more challenging. Any hope of changing the midnset? #espechat
    In reply to @BoStorie
  • Mr_C_PE Sep 5 @ 8:37 PM EDT
    How did your coexistence coworker respond when you tried to help them? #espechat
    In reply to @MrMitchellPE
  • DJLTeacher Sep 5 @ 8:37 PM EDT
    A5 When we work well together we have such fun quick days. It's so worth the effort. #espechat
  • smsandino Sep 5 @ 8:37 PM EDT
    A1b We'll teach all four sections together about 50% of the time or so maybe a little less #espechat
  • Mr_C_PE Sep 5 @ 8:37 PM EDT
    Agree on the communication part #espechat
    In reply to @DJLTeacher
  • Mr_C_PE Sep 5 @ 8:38 PM EDT
    Q6) For those of u who “co-teach”, what/if any of the co-teaching models below do you use? When might you use a particular model? #espechat
  • EPEWCP Sep 5 @ 8:38 PM EDT
    Do you ever share that w Ss so they can "see" it in action and know it has a place in real life? #espechat
    In reply to @DJLTeacher
  • dfeister Sep 5 @ 8:38 PM EDT
    Don that's is true. Love it when co-teacher shows fun and excitement. Days over before you know it. #espechat
    In reply to @smsandino
  • BoStorie Sep 5 @ 8:39 PM EDT
    new situation now.. by myself.. wish I had someone to bounce ideas off of. #espechat
    In reply to @EPEWCP
  • LWEGator_PE Sep 5 @ 8:39 PM EDT
    Q6: teaming & 1 teach 1 assist. Depends on the unit. #espechat
  • DJLTeacher Sep 5 @ 8:39 PM EDT
    We constantly speak to our youngest students in the district about the importance of communicating/sharing with our students. #espechat
    In reply to @EPEWCP
  • EPEWCP Sep 5 @ 8:39 PM EDT
    A6: used them all. alternative teaching was great during fitness testing! #espechat
  • MrCsajko - Moderator Sep 5 @ 8:39 PM EDT
    A6: Use them all. Depending on pre-assessment we plan the best way to reach all #espechat
  • MrMitchellPE Sep 5 @ 8:39 PM EDT
    Sometimes they were open to suggestions other times they only want to do it their way #espechat
    In reply to @Mr_C_PE
  • EPEWCP Sep 5 @ 8:40 PM EDT
    Glad you are here then! #espechat
    In reply to @BoStorie
  • BoStorie Sep 5 @ 8:40 PM EDT
    #espechat do you all work well together?
    In reply to @smsandino
  • DJLTeacher Sep 5 @ 8:40 PM EDT
    We will at times act out "what happens if one of us is not listening to another"? It covers all aspects of what we teach. #espechat
    In reply to @EPEWCP
  • DoleBlake Sep 5 @ 8:40 PM EDT
    A6 mostly one teach, one assist #espechat
  • dfeister Sep 5 @ 8:40 PM EDT
    All but the first is what we strive for. Depends on unit and experience In particular unit. Whoever has the strength leads. #espechat
    In reply to @Mr_C_PE
  • Mr_C_PE Sep 5 @ 8:40 PM EDT
    This is the cycle our prof. needs to break. We must demand more from 1 another as PE teachers if we are to be around in the future #espechat
    • MrHolland_APE Sep 5 @ 8:30 PM EDT
      Sadly, I've seen many new teachers placed in a position of coexisting w/o ability to change it, which can/will affect their career #espechat
      In reply to @Mr_C_PE
  • MoreThanGym Sep 5 @ 8:41 PM EDT
    A6 - During flexible grouping. Lead T works w/ main group & assisting T offers remediation or enrichment to a small group #ESPEChat
  • LovePrimaryPE Sep 5 @ 8:41 PM EDT
    A6 teaming and one teach one assist when I had a CT. #ESPEChat
  • MrMitchellPE Sep 5 @ 8:41 PM EDT
    you can lead a horse to water but you cant make them drink #espechat
    In reply to @Mr_C_PE
  • DJLTeacher Sep 5 @ 8:41 PM EDT
    A6 A combination of all with exception of one teaches one listens/assists. #espechat
  • framed01 Sep 5 @ 8:41 PM EDT
    Thanks @jcmonluxpe for taking on another role. #espechat #epew2017
  • t_ward18 Sep 5 @ 8:41 PM EDT
    Gym space. Would love to have a little more for certain units. Requisitions for elem classes one yr and hs the following #espechat
    In reply to @Mr_C_PE
  • Jumpin_Kansas Sep 5 @ 8:41 PM EDT
    Q6: @PE4MP What model would you call a class in the gym and a class in the glass box? 🤔😉#espechat
    • Mr_C_PE Sep 5 @ 8:38 PM EDT
      Q6) For those of u who “co-teach”, what/if any of the co-teaching models below do you use? When might you use a particular model? #espechat
  • erik_myer Sep 5 @ 8:41 PM EDT
    A6. Teach/observe, team teach, One teach one assist, station teaching. #espechat
  • Mr_C_PE Sep 5 @ 8:41 PM EDT
    I hear ya #espechat
    In reply to @MrMitchellPE
  • DJLTeacher Sep 5 @ 8:42 PM EDT
    A6 If and when you may be "under the weather" you may stay back and observe that occurs once in awhile. #espechat
  • Fawcettkc Sep 5 @ 8:42 PM EDT
    A6 I've used teaming. Want to look into alternative teaching though, therefore giving S personalized attentions #Espechat
  • MrCsajko - Moderator Sep 5 @ 8:42 PM EDT
    You can drink, others can drink, eventually they tend to get even a litttttttttle thirsty. #espechat
    In reply to @MrMitchellPE, @Mr_C_PE
  • MoreThanGym Sep 5 @ 8:42 PM EDT
    A6 - a good team uses several of these depending on the situation/lesson #espechat
  • MrPicha_PE Sep 5 @ 8:42 PM EDT
    A6 have done teaming, one teach one assist and parallel teaching #ESPEchat
  • t_ward18 Sep 5 @ 8:42 PM EDT
    Co-teaching is working along side my colleagues. Music and PE work together for dance units, parachutes and jump ropes #espechat
    In reply to @Mr_C_PE
  • HCPSS_PE Sep 5 @ 8:42 PM EDT
    Used them all, depends on the students, activity, assessment #espechat
  • Mr_C_PE Sep 5 @ 8:42 PM EDT
    What did you use a particular model for? #espechat
    In reply to @erik_myer
  • MrHolland_APE Sep 5 @ 8:42 PM EDT
    I agree wholeheartedly. Think it takes edu, PD, willingness to evolve/step out of comfort zone. Can't do same things over & over #espechat
    In reply to @Mr_C_PE
  • MrRoosPE Sep 5 @ 8:43 PM EDT
    Main reason I still think about going back to ms is that I love the idea of co-teaching with someone. Difficult in CRCSD ES. #espechat
    In reply to @Mr_C_PE
  • t_ward18 Sep 5 @ 8:43 PM EDT
    Co-existing is saying hi to another teacher while getting coffee #espechat
    In reply to @Mr_C_PE
  • EPEWCP Sep 5 @ 8:43 PM EDT
    Loved having that option. It also allowed for lots of great team reflection and teacher growth! make the best of not feeling well! #espechat
    In reply to @DJLTeacher
  • Mr_C_PE Sep 5 @ 8:43 PM EDT
    Twitter is great for that Bo! Its like a virtual coworker lol #espechat
    In reply to @BoStorie, @EPEWCP
  • Mr_C_PE Sep 5 @ 8:44 PM EDT
    #hydrateup #espechat
    In reply to @MrCsajko, @MrMitchellPE
  • Mr_C_PE Sep 5 @ 8:45 PM EDT
    Q7) What kind of advice would you give to someone who is in more of a “co-existence” type relationship with their PE coworker(s)? #espechat
  • MrHolland_APE Sep 5 @ 8:45 PM EDT
    A6) In classroom: station, 1 teach/1 assist, alternate teaching, & teaming In PE: Station, 1 teach/1 assist. Jump in & help! #espechat
    In reply to @Mr_C_PE
  • Mr_C_PE Sep 5 @ 8:45 PM EDT
    Gotta keep it fresh. When ready to retire "did you teach the same year 30 times over" or "did you teach 30 different years" #espechat
    In reply to @MrHolland_APE
  • MrRoosPE Sep 5 @ 8:46 PM EDT
    #listening #espechat
    In reply to @Mr_C_PE
  • smsandino Sep 5 @ 8:46 PM EDT
    For the most part, I think we have different mindsets on what #physed should look like but are amiable #espechat
    In reply to @BoStorie
  • Mr_C_PE Sep 5 @ 8:46 PM EDT
    That's neat! Do you guys have shared planning time for this during the school day? #espechat
    In reply to @t_ward18
  • MrMitchellPE Sep 5 @ 8:46 PM EDT
    A6) depending on the situation I have used all of the models to co-teach #espechat
  • DJLTeacher Sep 5 @ 8:46 PM EDT
    A7 Not sure how many have Department Chairs but you may have to have an overall meeting to get on same page. #espechat
  • Fawcettkc Sep 5 @ 8:47 PM EDT
    A7 - plan together. Lead a lesson but allow input from co. Discuss expectations, assessments, responses, etc. #espechat
  • MDPhysEd Sep 5 @ 8:47 PM EDT
    Build relationships with administration, model excellent practices and hold on. A7 #espechat
    In reply to @Mr_C_PE
  • MoreThanGym Sep 5 @ 8:47 PM EDT
    Here is how my co-teacher and I do Alt. Teaching https://t.co/81uSEm9AiE #ESPEChat
    In reply to @Fawcettkc
  • LWEGator_APE Sep 5 @ 8:47 PM EDT
    Set up expectations, discuss it at the beginning, be open, have a plan for each unit, or each day on how your going to teach. #ESPEchat
  • MrHolland_APE Sep 5 @ 8:47 PM EDT
    A7) Reservation may come from uncertainty. Be willing to do ground work/model change you want. Change mindset by doing not talking #espechat
    In reply to @Mr_C_PE
  • BoStorie Sep 5 @ 8:47 PM EDT
    A7) #espechat Try to attend conferences together. Talk about what you see on Twitter.
  • MrCsajko - Moderator Sep 5 @ 8:47 PM EDT
    A7: Don't settle. Kids don't deserve that. People are allowed to disagree. Stay the course and ALWAYS do what is best for kids #espechat
  • Jumpin_Kansas Sep 5 @ 8:47 PM EDT
  • smsandino Sep 5 @ 8:47 PM EDT
    A2 A positive that I can think of at the top of my head is organization with huge class sizes and co-teaching with one another #espechat
  • EPEWCP Sep 5 @ 8:47 PM EDT
    A7: get shared planning time. get quality PD. Try to offer advise. But also take care of yourself. don't burnout because of them.#espechat
  • DJLTeacher Sep 5 @ 8:47 PM EDT
    A7 Unfortunately in every profession you have those that "skate" through the day so to speak. Frank conversation works. #espechat
  • LovePrimaryPE Sep 5 @ 8:47 PM EDT
    A7 Try to make a specific time and place to talk and understand each other's vision. Always making sure teaching KIDS are first! #espechat
  • dfeister Sep 5 @ 8:48 PM EDT
    don't give up on your beliefs. #forkidssake You may just influence them in a positive way. I'd teach everyday if it meant Ss learn #espechat
    In reply to @Mr_C_PE
  • DJLTeacher Sep 5 @ 8:48 PM EDT
    A7 Sometimes a little strife makes you stronger. It is healthy to learn from one another to see their viewpoint. #espechat
  • rich_wiles - Moderator Sep 5 @ 8:49 PM EDT
    A7. Develop the relationships Find common ground with social norms and interweave best practices and ideas. All have some to teach #espechat
  • Mr_C_PE Sep 5 @ 8:49 PM EDT
    This is something I worry about when there is significantly more effort being put in by 1 party compared to another #espechat #itsamarathon
    • EPEWCP Sep 5 @ 8:47 PM EDT
      A7: get shared planning time. get quality PD. Try to offer advise. But also take care of yourself. don't burnout because of them.#espechat
  • MrCsajko - Moderator Sep 5 @ 8:49 PM EDT
    So true. @MissHartl wrote a great blog about burnout #espechat
    • EPEWCP Sep 5 @ 8:47 PM EDT
      A7: get shared planning time. get quality PD. Try to offer advise. But also take care of yourself. don't burnout because of them.#espechat
  • smsandino Sep 5 @ 8:49 PM EDT
    A3 Some limitations I may see are- heavy fitness based program with little cognitive engagement, inquiry, etc when co-teaching #espechat
  • DJLTeacher Sep 5 @ 8:49 PM EDT
    A7 We(Art, Music, Media, Technology, Health/Physical Education) meet monthly(3x) to discuss strategies, behavior concerns, etc. #espechat
  • LovePrimaryPE Sep 5 @ 8:49 PM EDT
    A7 CT takes effort on both parts. Have to remember where each has come from. #espechat
  • t_ward18 Sep 5 @ 8:49 PM EDT
    I have. Co-exist is hard as you feel your ideas are not valued. #espechat
    In reply to @Mr_C_PE
  • MrPicha_PE Sep 5 @ 8:50 PM EDT
    A7 thankfully not in that situation, but model exceptional practice and stay true to your personal philosophy #ESPEchat
  • DJLTeacher Sep 5 @ 8:50 PM EDT
    A7 It's not always easy but after 28 years I've learned to listen more. Also, I think I makes sense too. #espechat
  • MrHolland_APE Sep 5 @ 8:50 PM EDT
    Am always bamboozled by those who do same thing every year. The kids tell you how bored they are! #espechat
    In reply to @Mr_C_PE
  • Mr_C_PE Sep 5 @ 8:50 PM EDT
    Setting her up for future success! Well done Erik #espechat
    In reply to @erik_myer
  • MrCsajko - Moderator Sep 5 @ 8:50 PM EDT
    Balance is the key with many aspects of life. Instruction & content follows the mold as well. #espechat
    In reply to @smsandino
  • smsandino Sep 5 @ 8:50 PM EDT
    A3b Running and more running isn't extremely important in my priority list when conducting my #physed classes #espechat
  • MoreThanGym Sep 5 @ 8:50 PM EDT
    A7 - servant leadership - you ask them, "how can I help you?" Hopefully they will eventually ask that question to you #ESPEChat
  • EPEWCP Sep 5 @ 8:51 PM EDT
    Yes. It happens all to often I think. I wish there was some magic solution for this. #espechat
    In reply to @Mr_C_PE
  • Mr_C_PE Sep 5 @ 8:51 PM EDT
    Last Q coming up in 1 minute #espechat #bonus
  • erik_myer Sep 5 @ 8:51 PM EDT
    A7. Keep your head up! Push forward! Rome wasn't built in a day! #espechat
  • DoleBlake Sep 5 @ 8:51 PM EDT
    Be an example, innovative, share new ideas, always listen and encourage to try something new even if it's the smallest thing #espechat
  • Mr_C_PE Sep 5 @ 8:51 PM EDT
    I agree with this #espechat
    In reply to @LWEGator_PE
  • smsandino Sep 5 @ 8:51 PM EDT
    I hear ya on this one 🙌🏼, I wave my hands up in the air when I teach my classes on my own and throw inquiry in there #espechat
    In reply to @MrCsajko
  • DJLTeacher Sep 5 @ 8:51 PM EDT
    We do as well. Eat lunch together too. It's important. Some days we just do our own thing too. #espechat
    In reply to @LovePrimaryPE
  • EPEWCP Sep 5 @ 8:51 PM EDT
    That blog series hit home! It was an amazing read and validating in so many ways! #espechat
    In reply to @MrCsajko, @MissHartl
  • Mr_C_PE Sep 5 @ 8:52 PM EDT
    Q8) Shout out to @andyvasily for this last Q...What do you need to be aware of within yourself when working with others? #espechat
  • PhysEdApps - Moderator Sep 5 @ 8:52 PM EDT
    Sorry Bo, just go your message. Just go to twitter on Tues nights and follow the #ESPEChat hashtag
    In reply to @BoStorie
  • t_ward18 Sep 5 @ 8:52 PM EDT
    I have tried all but alt teach. I enjoy team and observe when my music teacher and I teach and assess dance and jump rope skills #espechat
    In reply to @Mr_C_PE
  • Mr_C_PE Sep 5 @ 8:52 PM EDT
    Same here. Burnout is real. We can't afford to lose the good people in our profession #espechat
    In reply to @EPEWCP
  • EPEWCP Sep 5 @ 8:52 PM EDT
    Frustrating when we know how much Ss get out of all that good stuff! #espechat
    In reply to @smsandino
  • DoleBlake Sep 5 @ 8:53 PM EDT
    A7 Show them how much fun you have, how fulfilled you are in your career and the difference you make everyday #espechat
  • dfeister Sep 5 @ 8:53 PM EDT
    Wonder, is there anyone that feels you are forced to co- exist, PE teacher won't let you lead, etc? How do you handle it? #espechat
  • MrHolland_APE Sep 5 @ 8:53 PM EDT
    Shared planning time is key. Hard to be on same page w/o it but many run before school prog &/or coach after, have no time in day #espechat
    In reply to @EPEWCP
  • DJLTeacher Sep 5 @ 8:53 PM EDT
    You have to or you'll struggle. Support is key for us as well as all involved. #espechat
    In reply to @LovePrimaryPE
  • smsandino Sep 5 @ 8:53 PM EDT
    A4 Co-teaching is when there is some structure and back & forth interaction going on between ss and ts as well as ts and ts #espechat
  • MrCsajko - Moderator Sep 5 @ 8:53 PM EDT
    A8: Know your personality compass. https://t.co/ScJhupahgI #espechat
  • MoreThanGym Sep 5 @ 8:53 PM EDT
    A8 - ask yourself, "would I want to work with me?" #ESPEChat
  • Mr_C_PE Sep 5 @ 8:53 PM EDT
    Do you feel like you take more risks as a T when by yourself or when coteaching Steph? #espechat
    In reply to @smsandino, @MrCsajko
  • Fawcettkc Sep 5 @ 8:53 PM EDT
    A8-I am, and always will be, a lifelong learner. Listen first, speak second. #espechat
  • DJLTeacher Sep 5 @ 8:54 PM EDT
    A8 Keep level headed, open minded, be a listener but don't be complacent. Voice your thoughts in a calm and supportive way. #espechat
  • LovePrimaryPE Sep 5 @ 8:54 PM EDT
    A8 learn to listen! #ESPEChat
  • smsandino Sep 5 @ 8:54 PM EDT
    Definitely take more risks out with my own classes, it feels like I'm free #espechat
    In reply to @Mr_C_PE, @MrCsajko
  • BoStorie Sep 5 @ 8:54 PM EDT
    A8) Sometimes I want to control the situation instead of listening to the Ss. I'm learning to listen more-talk less #espechat
  • DJLTeacher Sep 5 @ 8:55 PM EDT
    A8 Your daily teaching life is not easy. Working cooperatively, feeding off of one another's successes key to your excellence. #espechat
  • MrHolland_APE Sep 5 @ 8:55 PM EDT
    A8) "Am I doing the things that frustrate me about my coworker?" "Is my message coming across as constructive/collab or critical?" #espechat
    In reply to @Mr_C_PE, @andyvasily
  • MrCsajko - Moderator Sep 5 @ 8:55 PM EDT
    Listening is one of the most valuable traits any leader can possess. #espechat
    In reply to @LovePrimaryPE
  • LovePrimaryPE Sep 5 @ 8:55 PM EDT
    A8 Follow the same rules we teach our Ss...be respectful, be kind! #ESPEChat
  • smsandino Sep 5 @ 8:55 PM EDT
    A4b Co-existing is like two ts being cones, they're there because they were put there if that makes sense #espechat
  • EPEWCP Sep 5 @ 8:55 PM EDT
    A8: I know I am opinionated and make my opinions known. I am constantly making sure to listen and look for opinions of others. #espechat
  • erik_myer Sep 5 @ 8:56 PM EDT
    A8. I'm not always right or the jedi master. I need to be open to learn from my co-worker and to take criticism. #espechat
  • rich_wiles - Moderator Sep 5 @ 8:56 PM EDT
    A8. Respect people's learning and teaching styles. We are like our Ss we have different personalities. Not 1 style is correct #espechat
  • Mr_C_PE Sep 5 @ 8:56 PM EDT
    Like @mjmsuper said in his speeches, know your bias. From there you can confront it and be cognoscente of it when collaborating #espechat
    In reply to @andyvasily, @mjmsuper
  • DJLTeacher Sep 5 @ 8:56 PM EDT
    A8 Life in general has stress, learning to cope both inside and outside of your profession key. Teaching our S's the same skills. #espechat
  • smsandino Sep 5 @ 8:57 PM EDT
    A5 This is my 1st time being in a department so it's been a learning process. Feel as though sometimes I need to break away & grow #espechat
  • Mr_C_PE Sep 5 @ 8:57 PM EDT
    I have felt the same in the past with the few single classes I have had over the years #espechat
    In reply to @smsandino, @MrCsajko
  • MrHolland_APE Sep 5 @ 8:57 PM EDT
    A8) Also important to understand diff/sim in background, values, culture, etc. Often our own PE exp. (good&bad) drive our teaching #espechat
    In reply to @Mr_C_PE, @andyvasily
  • t_ward18 Sep 5 @ 8:57 PM EDT
    Don't be afraid to try ideas with PE. We work just hard to teach skills/content. If we combine resources/ideas Ss can achieve more #espechat
    In reply to @Mr_C_PE
  • DJLTeacher Sep 5 @ 8:58 PM EDT
    A8 Seek out the strength of others and exhibit your own. Know them both. #espechat
  • smsandino Sep 5 @ 8:58 PM EDT
    A6 One of the structures I really like is the rotation, when I get to see other ss besides my own and vice versa with my co-ts #espechat
  • EPEWCP Sep 5 @ 8:59 PM EDT
    And that right there is what leads to best growth and collaborations! #espechat
    In reply to @DJLTeacher
  • DoleBlake Sep 5 @ 8:59 PM EDT
    A8 examine how your approaching the situation and always be willing to listen #espechat
  • smsandino Sep 5 @ 8:59 PM EDT
    A7 Throw out the ideas, you never know who is listening and don't be afraid to be the 🍊 instead of the 🍎 or triangle vs the square #espechat
  • MrMitchellPE Sep 5 @ 8:59 PM EDT
    A8) Be willing to listen, willing to learn #espechat
  • Mr_C_PE Sep 5 @ 9:00 PM EDT
    Great chat tonight everyone! Check out our latest blog post for more on "co-teaching vs co-existing" https://t.co/u6ODBf8CMA #espechat