Charles Silberman is a physical education and health teacher with 15 years of teaching experience. He has become a leader and advocate for incoming physical educators by running workshops on integrating literacy into physical education, teaching in limited space, and creating a field day that shines. Charles has advocated on these topics by presenting at staff in-services and conferences, assisting with new teacher orientations, and other initiatives. Moreover, he has experience writing curriculum from scratch and writing published information specific to physical education in state and nationally recognized publications and websites. In addition, he has developed and teaches online physical education related courses and is the founder of www.newphysicaleducator.com.
Firm, fair, consistent, and with a little zest of lemon.
It is an honor to positively impact youth every day!
Both my parents were Teachers. My father worked for 37 years in one county. He taught everything, but he settled on being a guidance counselor most of his career. My mother was a school psychologist in Baltimore City for 17 years. I always have loved and worked with youth since I was old enough. I worked in summer camps since I was 14. I followed my father from camp to camp that he worked at in supervisory roles. I coached youth in Ice Hockey too because I played the sport and love it to this day. But, I fought becoming an educator because of the financial aspect of teaching. However, everything I did after college came back to teaching something. I got my first job out of college where I studied sports management because I knew a software the company needed to be taught. My second job out of school was teaching lawyers software. It was there I realized I should be teaching students when my supervisor balked that a question I asked is something I would ask a second grader. I knew I needed to be in the classroom. My Mother suggested I try substitute teaching, and if I liked it, I could go into teaching. If not, she reasoned, I would know. I will never tell her she was right. My first day of substituting I helped a little girl find her voice and stand up for herself. I was hooked. 3 years of graduate school later, and I had my masters and teaching certification. The rest is history, and here I am advocating for new physical educators, physical educators, and physical education. And, I love every minute of it!
English Language Arts, Reading, Specialty, Social Studies - History, Arts & Music, Physical Education, Special Education, Health, Other (Social Studies - History), Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Character Education, Child Care, Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving, Autumn, Physical Therapy, Dance, St. Patrick's Day, Tools for Common Core, Coaching, Early Intervention, End of Year, Phonics, Women's History Month, Classroom Community