In today’s episode, my guest, Jorge Rodriguez, shares his story and the major life lessons learned that he has been able to transfer into his career as an educator. Jorge is a self-initiator who has taken charge of his own personal and professional learning. He has done this through embracing the challenge, connecting with others, and developing his own unique style of teaching that has had a very positive impact on student learning in his program.

Jorge shares the strategies and approaches that have allowed him to develop and deepen his teaching practice. Any educator listening to this episode with Jorge Rodriguez is sure to find some valuable take away that they can apply in their own life and teaching. Hope you enjoy my conversation with Jorge Rodriguez.

Jorge’s Bio:

Jorge Rodriguez is originally from McAllen, Texas and now lives in Houston. He attended the University of Houston where he was a high jumper on the track team and earned his Bachelors degree in Kinesiology with a minor in health. Jorge later went to receive his Masters degree in Educational Leadership from American College of Education. He is currently a physical education teacher at Harvard Elementary (an IB and STEM magnet school) in the Houston Independent School District, and is a Lead Teacher and the KEY teacher for physical education for the district. He is also an active member in Texas AHPERD, and sits on the recreation and social media committees and chairs the diversity section. Jorge absolutely loves his profession and is dedicated to do all he can to make it better!

Connect with Jorge:


Twitter: @PhysedNow

Themes Discussed:

Restorative Justice, Critical Feedback, Social Media, Joy of Movement, Student Empowerment, Teacher Growth, Obstacles and Failure