Joanna Sheppard, MA, PhD Candidate, is a Lecturer in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of the Fraser Valley. She teaches undergraduate courses on teaching elementary and secondary physical education, curriculum models and health education. Joanna’s research focuses on the importance of life skills teaching, more specifically social and personal responsibility through the use of the Teaching Games for Understanding games model. Joanna also is the Coordinator of the Champions for Health Promoting Schools program, which encapsulates the teaching of Life Skills through game play utilizing the Teaching Games for Understanding Model in Antigua, Barbuda, West Indies
As a strong advocate for the Teaching Games for Understanding model of teaching physical education and sport for the past 10 years, I am confident that I can educate, support and promote the use of TGfU within Canada. I look forward to highlighting the TGfU success stories found around Canada at not only the university level but also the elementary, secondary and community level.
It is my intention to focus on new and improved TGfU teaching and research programs being accomplished within Canada in the online environment as well as sharing these best practices with my IAB colleagues.
I look forward to developing roundtables, support resources and discussion boards as a vehicle to better practices in teaching and coaching.
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