I have read a great deal in 2014, but no one book has had more impact on changing my teaching practice then ‘How we learn’ by Benedict Carey. Carey is a health and science writer, currently for the New York times, who has an interest in the burgeoning field of how we learn and how the… Read More How we learn – a change of approach to teaching academic PE
The following posts were the most read in 2014: Has PE lost its way? Seating plan for Core PE Evidence of progress in practical core PE The stigma attached to PE Progress in PE is never linear Simple Notational Analysis in PE Do you baseline assess in PE? Increasing the Physical in PE A models based approach to PE: TGfU The practical value of time… Read More Drowning in the Shallow 2014-in-review
I love the process of drawing up lists, and there is something deeply satisfying about ticking them off. Here are a few of my #Top5 lists for 2014. Feel free to share yours with me! My Top 5 Blog Posts of 2014 Has PE lost its way? Easily my most popular post. A hopefully optimistic… Read More My #Top5 for 2014
Rupert Murdock once said ‘the world is changing fast, big will not beat small anymore. It will be the fast beating the slow.’ In sport I suppose he has a point. Others have embraced his thoughts through the modernisation of sport. T20 cricket and the International Premier Tennis League are two recent examples of this,… Read More Hurry up and Slow down.
Inspired by Martyn Reah’s post on teacher wellbeing and the #Teacher5aday movement Wellbeing Last year was pretty tough. Accumulation of seven years of working non-stop, not forming any meaningful relationships outside of work and an unwillingness to say ‘no’ had finally taking its toll. Added to this I was no longer looking after my body,… Read More Wellbeing
Celebrating School Sport – Part 1 This time of year is always a reflective one for me, probably more so than at beginning of a new academic year. It is a time to take stock; to muse on the past, analyse in the here and now and then plan for the future. It’s also a time… Read More Celebrating School Sport – Part 1
Celebrating School Sport – Part 2 In my previous post I explained how my school attempts to celebrate school sport. So what are the issues that now come flooding into my mind? I intially couldn’t get to sleep because of the ‘buzz’ of the evening. I now can’t get to sleep because of the worry… Read More Celebrating School Sport – Part 2
Application for ITET At the moment within school we have a Cover Supervisor who aspires to be a Teacher of PE. He has a 1st Class BSc Degree in Sports Science and also a Masters in Biomechanical Analysis, both from aRussell Group Universities. He has played rugby to a high level and holds both a Level… Read More Teacher Shortage? What Teacher shortage!
The Marshmallow Test I have just finished reading The Marshmallow Test by Walter Mischel: Walter Mischel is a psychologist who specialises in personality theory and social psychology. The book details his life’s work and research over the last 50 years, specifically looking at self control. My understanding of this is that self control and self… Read More Eating Marshmallows in PE
Has PE lost its way? In Memento, Guy Pierce, plays a character called Leonard Shelby. Leonard, a former insurance investigator, suffers from anterograde amnesia, short term memory loss in which he cannot make new memories. He suffers from this because of the injuries he sustained whilst trying to save his wife, he is now fuelled by… Read More Has PE lost its way?