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Jorge Rodriguez is a physical education teacher from Saudi Arabia, relocated from Houston Texas.  His calm presence, open mind, and willingness to take risks in is inspirational.  After sharing the experience of moving his family across the globe, Jorge jumps into his key instructional strategies to run a democratic classroom.  He provides specific examples of how his lessons are structured to create this type of learning environment.

In This Episode We Cover
  • Taking life risks to expand yourself personally and professionally.

  • Adjusting your mindset around your students.

  • Learning and supporting a school's local community to improve the culture.

  • Creating meaningful physical education and how to encourage students to experience life through recognizing their interactions.

  • Encouraging student choice and classroom autonomy 

  • Establishing meaningful, genuine, and long-lasting relationships with students.

  • Creating, facilitating, and maintaining a democratic classroom.

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