SHAPE America health education (HE) Twitter chats include various panelists of preK-12 and higher education health educators as well as other HE stakeholders. They cover a variety of topics in the profession, offer ideas, activities and best practices grounded in a skills-based approach to teaching.

We invite you to take a look at the questions before the chat and chime in using hashtag #SHAPEHealthEd.

Next Chat: February 8th, 9 PM Eastern
Title: Classroom Management in Health Ed: Remote or Hybrid Learning Models
Panelists: Andy Milne - @carmelhealth, Marissa Keleher - @MrsKeleher3, Jessica Matheson - @CoachMatheson


Q1: What is your current teaching situation (Remote-Distance Learning, Hybrid, Hybrid-Flex Model)? #SHAPEHealthEd
Q2: What does your classroom management look like based on your current teaching situation? #SHAPEHealthEd
Q3: Does your district have any policies on whether students need to be on camera? How have you managed students' use of cameras during remote/hybrid learning? #SHAPEHealthEd
Q4: How have you engaged students online? How do you know they are engaged? How do you know if they are learning? #SHAPEHealthEd
Q5: In what unique ways have you worked to build relationships with your students in a remote/hybrid setting? #SHAPEHealthEd
Q6: Do you use any tech tools or could you share any tips to help with online engagement? #SHAPEHealthEd
Q7: How have you engaged parents/guardians in your classroom to help with management issues? #SHAPEHealthEd
Q8: For those in a hybrid-flex situation, what does your online instruction look like when you have some students in the physical classroom while others are online? #SHAPEHealthEd
Q9: Have you had to scale back your curriculum in the remote/hybrid setting? What units or health skills have you not had time to get to and how do you decide which ones to address? #SHAPEHealthEd
Q10: Are you addressing current events happening right now in our country? If so, how? #SHAPEHealthEd

Panelists Bio:

Jessica Matheson is a health and physical education teacher at Rockford High School in Rockford, Minnesota.  Jessica is the 2020 MNSHAPE Health Education Teacher of the Year and was on the 2017 Minnesota Physical Education Standards Review Committee. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education, School Health, and Developmental/Adaptive Physical Education from Minnesota State University, Mankato and is currently pursuing her Master of Education degree in Positive Coaching and Athletic Leadership at the University of Missouri, Mizzou. Jessica has presented at MNSHAPE conferences and Phys Ed Connections and is an active participant in workshops and conferences across the country. Jessica thrives on writing curriculum and has developed eight different courses in high school health and physical education as well as online physical education. She is very active in social media, sharing lessons, assessments, and curriculum suggestions. In addition to teaching health and physical education, Jessica also teaches AVID and an IB MYP curriculum. Jessica resides in Chanhassen, Minnesota with her husband, three children, and Weimaraner. 

Marissa Keleher is an elementary wellness educator in Medway, Massachusetts. She has been teaching elementary education for 14 years. Marissa holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Bryant College, a master’s degree in Teaching from Emmanuel College, and a Skills-Based Health/Social Emotional Learning graduate certificate from Cambridge College. In her role, Marissa developed skills-based health education units for grades K-4 to ensure meaningful and engaging health instruction for her students. In addition to classroom teaching, Marissa plays an active role in promoting wellness within her district, serving on the Wellness Advisory Committee, Social-Emotional Learning Committee, and the Staff Wellness Committee.

Andy Milne has taught and coached for 25 years, on 4 continents, and currently teaches at New Trier High School in Illinois. He has been recognized for his innovative teaching at both state and national level and was the SHAPE America Health Teacher of the Year in 2017. Andy has served the health teaching community through committee and task force work with IAHPERD, ASHA, SHAPE America, and Answer. In addition to presenting and keynoting across the country, Andy is a regular podcast guest, and has spoken on the TEDx stage. He is also the founder of the #slowchathealth blog site and the #sendateacher fundraising campaigns.


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