Andy Vasily

Educational Consultant

Andy Vasily is a leading educator who has worked at International Baccalaureate schools in 5 different countries over the past 18 years. He completed his teacher training at the University of Windsor in Ontario, Canada. Andy is currently a pedagogical coordinator at The KAUST School in Saudi Arabia. He is a certified cognitive coach and works closely with teachers helping them to deepen their practice.
Andy previously worked as a Child-Youth Counsellor at a young offender’s facility in Windsor, Ontario and it was through this experience that he first realized the stumbling blocks and injustices that many of these young people faced in their daily experience. As a direct result of seeing a need for change, he pursued a full-time career as an educator.
Wanting to push his own understanding of teaching and learning to a deeper level, Andy made the decision to begin blogging in order to share his teaching practice and connect with other educators and top researchers around the world. The value he saw in this exchange of vision and practical applications led to an enriched professional learning journey that he has shared with practitioners and scholars alike. Andy is an innovator in the area of education and has continued his commitment to student learning by bringing the global community together to create meaningful progress in the way students learn around the globe.
Andy also leads workshops, presents and speaks at conferences around the world and is the host of his own podcast called the Run Your Life podcast series.

Keynote: Inspiring Physical Activity for Life

Physical activity and movement can light up the lives of the students that we teach. As physical educators, we must strongly advocate for each student’s fundamental need to experience joy through movement. Our programs must be designed in a way that allow all students to flourish and to find greater meaning in their lives through physical activity. In a day and age when mental health issues have skyrocketed and suicide is at an all-time high, physical activity, movement, and sport can play a powerful role in helping every young person find greater purpose in their lives and to socially connect with others. This talk will explore these themes and the impact that a quality physical education program can have on the social, emotional and physical wellness of the students that we are so fortunate enough to teach on a daily basis.