The Supersized PhysEd Podcast

David Carney

The Supersized Physed Podcast is dedicated to providing new ideas, activities and inspiration to our physical education field. Each week a new episode about various physed topics comes out, sometimes with a guest, sometimes it's just me! My goal is to offer inspiration to all sized PE groups, but especially to large groups grades K-5.Our Around the Horn Health and Physed podcast is an ESPN-style show in which panelists answer questions for points in a set amount of time. A winner is declared at the end of each show! read less
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Field Days!!!
May 7 2024
Field Days!!!
Send us a Text Message.Step right up and listen as I take you through the whirlwind that is planning the perfect field day. With the same excitement as a kid in a candy store, I reminisce about the glory days as a participant and the thrills of bringing the event to life now. Whether you're soaking up the sun or bundled up in snow gear, I've got you covered with creative and thematic event ideas. From the splashy hilarity of water games to the heart-pumping energy of Olympic-style competitions and the nostalgic pull of a carnival, I detail how to tailor your field day to any season or interest. But there's more than just fun and games; I get real about the nitty-gritty of volunteer coordination and the magic of a unique grading system that ensures everyone leaves with memories to cherish.Ever wonder how to get the best out of your pint-sized volunteers? Take a page from my book as I reveal the secrets behind harnessing the power of upper elementary students to lead the charge, ensuring a field day that's not only epic but also runs like clockwork. With the savvy use of tech to sift through eager helpers and the insight of teachers to guide the way, I share how to craft an environment of responsibility and fun. And for those hungry for a sneak peek at my favorite field day shenanigans, I promise tales of obstacle courses and Ninja Warrior-style challenges that will have you itching to get out there and play. So, whether you're a seasoned pro or a curious newcomer, I invite you to join our PE Nation in this journey of celebration, competition, and professional growth. Be great today!DaveFREE E-Book: https://supersizedphysed.us18.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=289486a5abf1f1b55de651a5e&id=4c476cb01Leave a review: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-supersized-physed-podcast/id1435115135My TPT store with Task cards: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/SupersizedphysedEmail me at dcarney1017@gmail.com I'd love to hear from you!Website for the book: https://www.teacherchefhockeyplayerbook.com/
"Man Overboard" for Elementary PE
Apr 16 2024
"Man Overboard" for Elementary PE
Send us a Text Message.Ahoy, mateys! Get ready to climb aboard the adventure of "Man Overboard," a game that's steering the waves of excitement in elementary PE classes. As your captain and host, I'll guide you through this playful journey where kindergartners and first graders dash from stern to bow, all the while fine-tuning their listening skills. Imagine a basketball court-turned-ship and a sea of eager young sailors responding to my every command. But it's not just about following orders; with strategies up my sleeve, I ensure that even those who tumble overboard stay splashing in the fun. Whether it's doling out Bear Paws or rallying the crew, this episode promises to be a treasure trove of inclusive activity, keeping every child engaged until we dock back at port.Set sail with us on this episode and witness how PE Nation rallies our youngest buccaneers through the stormy seas of physical education. We'll share laughs, encourage active play, and may even drop a line or two about how to make "Man Overboard" a hearty challenge for the swift first graders. So, hoist your spirits, and let's navigate together through this ocean of fun and learning. Join me as we chart the course for a future where the joy of movement and the art of listening go hand in hand, and where every day is a new opportunity to inspire our young learners to set sail on their very own adventures. DaveMy website: https://www.supersizedphysed.comFREE E-Book: https://supersizedphysed.us18.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=289486a5abf1f1b55de651a5e&id=4c476cb01Leave a review: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-supersized-physed-podcast/id1435115135My TPT store with Task cards: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/SupersizedphysedEmail me at dcarney1017@gmail.com I'd love to hear from you!Website for the book: https://www.teacherchefhockeyplayerbook.com/
Porch Pirates With FREE PDF!!!
Mar 25 2024
Porch Pirates With FREE PDF!!!
Send us a Text Message.Are your outdoor adventures with the kids feeling a bit stale? Say "Ahoy!" to Porch Pirates, the game that's taking the high seas of play to new horizons. In our latest episode, we unveil a treasure trove of fun, adapted from Coach Gelardi's original game, to get students of all ages up and moving. Learn the ropes of setting up this dynamic game with just hoops and bean bags, and how to captain your team to victory through clever role delegation and strategic gameplay. As we chart the course, we'll also explore how exercises can be a playful penalty for the scallywags who get tagged, making every moment of Porch Pirates a lesson in fun and fitness.Hoist the sails and prepare to engage with a game that's as flexible as it is exciting, perfect for solo captains or a full crew. Whether you're a seasoned educator or a parent looking to steer away from the doldrums of ordinary play, this episode is your map to buried treasure. We don't just talk about the mechanics; we offer a free PDF guide in the show notes to help you visualize your next great outdoor escapade. Remember, the PE Nation community is always here to answer your call – so if questions arise, you're never left adrift. Here's to making waves in how we play and learn together, with Porch Pirates leading the charge! DaveFREE Porch Pirates PDF: https://mailchi.mp/909e9ad7397c/porch-piratesWebsite for the book: https://www.teacherchefhockeyplayerbook.com/Email me at dcarney1017@gmail.com I'd love to hear from you!7 Steps to Building a Large Group PE Program with PDF's and Grant Writing Files:https://pedave1017.gumroad.com/l/programLarge Group Sport Ed course: https://gum.co/sportedMy website: https://www.supersizedphysed.comFREE E-Book: https://supersizedphysed.us18.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=289486a5abf1f1b55de651a5e&id=4c476cb01Leave a review: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-supersized-physed-podcast/id1435115135My TPT store with Task cards: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/SupersizedphysedWebsite for the book: https://www.teacherchefhockeyplayerbook.com/
Dodgeball Dilemma: From Ferocious Fun to Safer Sports in Education (repost)
Mar 16 2024
Dodgeball Dilemma: From Ferocious Fun to Safer Sports in Education (repost)
Send us a Text Message.As a PE teacher with a front-row seat to the chaos of dodgeball, I've witnessed firsthand the way it can spiral from fun to ferocious. Flashes of head injuries and the sting of exclusion still resonate with me, as well as the echo of my wife's childhood fears regarding the game. On Super SizedPhysed, we're tackling the enduring controversy of dodgeball in schools, questioning its place in our education system. Join me for a candid discussion on the consequences I've observed, why I ultimately removed dodgeball from my curriculum, and the safer, more inclusive alternatives like castle ball and Wreck-It Ralph that I've come to appreciate.This episode is more than a walk down memory lane; it's a call to arms for my fellow educators to uphold the integrity of our profession. As we dissect the critical role of teaching sports with professionalism, I invite you to bring your thoughts to the table—whether they align with mine or not. We'll explore how to provide quality instruction that goes beyond the trivial and ensures we are seen as an indispensable part of the educational journey. Together, let's elevate our practice and reaffirm our value in shaping the future of education. Tune in for a thought-provoking conversation that might just inspire you to rethink your stance on the dodgeball debate. Take care,DaveP.S. This episode is reposted with AI to hopefully get the word out to others who are on the fence. I am teaching PE again (thank The Lord!), and dodgeball isn't even a question.Website for the book: https://www.teacherchefhockeyplayerbook.com/Email me at dcarney1017@gmail.com I'd love to hear from you!7 Steps to Building a Large Group PE Program with PDF's and Grant Writing Files:https://pedave1017.gumroad.com/l/programLarge Group Sport Ed course: https://gum.co/sportedMy website: https://www.supersizedphysed.comFREE E-Book: https://supersizedphysed.us18.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=289486a5abf1f1b55de651a5e&id=4c476cb01Leave a review: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-supersized-physed-podcast/id1435115135My TPT store with Task cards: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/SupersizedphysedWebsite for the book: https://www.teacherchefhockeyplayerbook.com/
No Limits: Tales of Limitless Human Potential
Feb 11 2024
No Limits: Tales of Limitless Human Potential
Send us a Text Message.Ever wondered how breaking the four-minute mile seemed impossible until Roger Bannister made it a reality? Our latest episode is a testament to the limitless potential within us all, as I recount tales of extraordinary individuals who've redefined the boundaries of human capability. I take you through a journey of inspiration, from Roger Bannister's historic run to James Lawrence's mind-boggling 50 Iron Man triathlons in 50 days, each story echoing the power of belief and tenacity. This isn't just about athletic prowess; it's a universal call to action to smash through our own barriers in every slice of life.The saga continues with Rick Hansen, whose response to paralysis was to wheel across the globe, sparking hope and supporting spinal cord research. Reflecting on Hansen's resilience, I share my personal brushes with obsession, from my infatuation with the Brat Pack films to narrowly escaping expulsion from my teaching program. These narratives weave together a message of relentless pursuit, encouraging listeners like you to redefine your perceived limits in professional realms and personal passions alike. Join us as we light the fire within PE Nation, proving that with unwavering determination, the impossible becomes possible.DaveWebsite for the book: https://www.teacherchefhockeyplayerbook.com/Email me at dcarney1017@gmail.com I'd love to hear from you!Large Group Start from Scratch Course with Bonus PDF's and Grant Writing Files:https://pedave1017.gumroad.com/l/programLarge Group Sport Ed course: https://gum.co/sportedMy website: https://www.supersizedphysed.comFREE E-Book: https://supersizedphysed.us18.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=289486a5abf1f1b55de651a5e&id=4c476cb01Leave a review: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-supersized-physed-podcast/id1435115135My TPT store with Task cards: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/SupersizedphysedWebsite for the book: https://www.teacherchefhockeyplayerbook.com/
Adapting PE Lessons for Inclement Weather
Jan 29 2024
Adapting PE Lessons for Inclement Weather
Send us a Text Message.What's up PE Nation!(Check out this AI summary!)Ever found yourself with meticulously laid plans for a sunny day, only to have storm clouds roll in and rewrite your entire schedule? That's a regular occurrence for me, where the weather has a mind of its own. Tune in as I recount the trials and triumphs of managing outdoor activities amid these sudden shifts. I'll walk you through a particularly memorable day where blue skies turned grey, forcing rapid indoor pivots, and share the lessons learned on staying flexible and keeping spirits high despite the weather's curveballs. Discover how I, alongside my fellow teachers, tackle the challenge of finding last-minute indoor spaces, and turn a potential letdown into an opportunity for creativity and collaboration.The second half of our chat zeroes in on my experiences as a PE teacher who's had to adapt to the indoor confines during uncooperative weather. Gone are the days of rolling out the TV cart with a dusty DVD; now, it's all about harnessing the power of technology to keep our kids active and learning. I'll take you behind the scenes of crafting interactive and engaging lesson plans with Google Slides, converting rainfall into a chance to deep dive into critical topics like water and bike safety. It's less about merely filling time and more about maximizing these unplanned moments to enrich our students' understanding—without relying on streaming services that often get the red light from district policies. Join me for a session filled with stories, strategies, and maybe even a few laughs as we navigate the unpredictable skies together.DaveEmail me at dcarney1017@gmail.com I'd love to hear from you!Large Group Start from Scratch Course with Bonus PDF's and Grant Writing Files:https://pedave1017.gumroad.com/l/programLarge Group Sport Ed course: https://gum.co/sportedMy website: https://www.supersizedphysed.comFREE E-Book: https://supersizedphysed.us18.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=289486a5abf1f1b55de651a5e&id=4c476cb01Leave a review: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-supersized-physed-podcast/id1435115135My TPT store with Task cards: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/SupersizedphysedWebsite for the book: https://www.teacherchefhockeyplayerbook.com/