Ben Landers is a K-12 certified Physical Education teacher and has been teaching K-5th PE since 2007. Ben started the website ThePEspecialist.com in 2014 in an effort to provide an amazing resource for teachers. He has a passion for kids and teaching quality physical education lessons that will empower students to be the best they can be. Being a PE teacher is such a great opportunity to have a positive impact on the kids that you teach, but his hope is to also impact more students by providing resources and ideas to teachers.
Listen to find out Ben's top 3 games, technology uses, and classroom management strategies. Also learn about Ben's passion for mentoring and how his faith influences the way he teaches. I had a great time talking with Ben and learning more about him, I hope you enjoy it!
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1:05 - Top 3 Favorite PE Games
7:10 - Top 3 Uses of Technology
11:00 - Top 3 Classroom Management Strategies
16:15 - How Ben got started in PE
25:30 - How Ben's faith influences his career
34:00 - Mentoring through Ezekiel Ministries
40:45 - Keeping this fun and engaging
44:00 - The importance of self-reflection
47:00 - Why are high school PE students disengaged in class?
55:00 - Book recommendation(s)
The Power of Moments by Chip and Dan Heath
No Standing Around in My Gym by J.D. Hughes
J.D. Hughes - @jdhughes_pe2themax
Joey Feith - @phys_educator
Jarrod Robinson - @thepegeek
You can check out Ben's E-course's on PE Central at the links below:
Physedagogy - https://physedagogy.com/
Nathan Hornes - https://www.iphys-ed.com/