Physical Education: The Antidote or the Poison?

PE is in a state of crisis or so social critical theorists would have us believe. David Kirk believes that physical education is in crisis because the ‘dominant practice of physical education as ‘sport-techniques’ is resistant to change’. Andrew Hawkins believes that ‘philosophical dispositions and societal trends are conspiring to rob our profession of its… Read More Physical Education: The Antidote or the Poison?

The PE Playbook – January 2019 Edition

  Blogger of the Month Rob Gray is an experimental psychologist and sports scientist at Arizona State University who hosts the excellent Action and Perception Podcast. His key focus is around improving performing and speeding up skill acquisition, two things that PE teachers and school sports coaches should be very interested in. Recent podcasts that have application… Read More The PE Playbook – January 2019 Edition

Top 5s of 2018 – PE, Youth Sport and Personal Development

  “Our failure to give teachers the support they need to thrive in the classroom has a predictable consequence: they leave it. The brutal asymmetry between the presses we place on our teachers and the support we give them has led to an epidemic of burnout in the classroom and an exodus from the profession,… Read More Top 5s of 2018 – PE, Youth Sport and Personal Development

The PE Playbook – November 2018 Edition

Blogger of the Month Playing with Research in Health and Physical Education is a podcast from Risto Marttinen, Sara Flory and Dillon Landi which focuses on trying to make research more open and accessible to all stakeholders involved in PE and Health. The show notes of each podcast shares the research, they then invite the resreacher on the show to talk… Read More The PE Playbook – November 2018 Edition