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Joey Feith

is a Shorty Award finalist!

Physical Education Teacher at Royal Charles School. Founder of ThePhysicalEducator.com. I like social media, creative people, longboarding, and tea.

www.thephysicaleduca... - 3,425 followers

Finalist in Education chosen by the community

2 nominations in Physed

2 nominations in Joey at Shorty

2 nominations in Pechat

1 nomination in Shawty

1 nomination in Represent

The Shorty Interview with Joey Feith

What's the funniest celebrity tweet you saw in this past year?

Haha I'm not sure. @ConanObrien has had some pretty great ones.

What question are we not asking here that we should?

"What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?" To which I would reply "What do you mean? African or European swallow?"

Who do you admire most for his or her use of Twitter?

The fact that @Pontifex is on Twitter is pretty bad ass. Also, the way @BarackObama adopted Twitter early and has used it is impressive

Can you name some one-of-a-kind Twitter accounts that you follow?

.@andyvasily, @MrBridge204, @DrAshCasey, @PENathan, @LovePhyEd, @PhysEd_Pomeroy. I dare you to find educators more passionate than these.

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Learn More about Joey Feith


Joey Feith is a 28 year old physical education teacher from Montreal, Canada. After having graduated from McGill in 2009, despite all of his passion, hard work, and involvement in professional associations as an undergraduate student, Joey found himself unemployed with no potential teaching positions on the horizon. He decided to turn to the Internet to help him continue to learn about his profession. However, he quickly found that most physical education sites did not fully take advantage of the power of social media. So, rather than sit around and complain, he decided to create his own website that put an emphasis on using social media for professional development. Today, ThePhysicalEducator.com helps connect thousands of physical educators from around the world via it's Facebook, Twitter, and blog presence. Joey tirelessly works to find new ways to help PE teachers join the #physed discussion through social media and hopes this nomination will help inspire more to start tweeting!

How do you or your organization use social media? What makes your use unique?

Joey uses social media to help connect physical educators from around the world. Using his blog (ThePhysicalEducator.com) as his main hub, Joey has created a variety of projects/programs to help teachers join in on the online #physed discussion. In 2012, he started #pechat: a bi-monthly Twitter chat on topics voted in by the #physed community and moderated by PE teachers from different continents. In 2013, he founded The #PhysEd Awards: an awards ceremony to recognize PE teachers who dedicate their spare time to online professional content creation. He also has set up projects to show the value of collaboration via social media (crowdsourcing unit plans and PE-friendly playlists, creating the "Lil' Help?" social media-powered advice column for PE teachers) as well as other contests to help teachers discover new platforms through which they can share (e.g. Instagram and Vine during the #PEPics photo challenge). He is also a host on The #PhysEd Podcast, a podcast for #physed teachers.

Recent Nominations

August 26, 2014

@JoeyFeith great work joey. This is only the start ! Congrats on being a finalist at the @shortyawards ! #pechat

August 26, 2014

Best of luck to my good friend & podcast partner @JoeyFeith w/ his @shortyawards run tonight. Wishing I could be at the party! #joeyatshorty

August 26, 2014

@JoeyFeith @shortyawards thanks for moderating, good luck with the shortys tonight! #pechat

August 26, 2014

Best of luck to my friend @JoeyFeith of the @phys_educator at tomorrow nights @shortyawards! Very deserving! #JoeyAtShorty

February 18, 2014

I nominate @JoeyFeith for a Shorty Award in #education because...he has inspired the PE team at FS

February 18, 2014

I nominate @JoeyFeith for a Shorty Award in #education because ...of all his great contributions and PE resources.

February 18, 2014

I nominate @JoeyFeith for a Shorty Award in #education because.of his exceptional work with thephysicaleducator.com

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