I was going to blog on withdrawal from school sport as a possible sanction, but today something occurred that I have to get off my chest. Saturday morning school sport is one of the most rewarding elements of my job. My U13 team had just finished up the last game of the season and instead… Read More Through their eyes
It was the fittest of times, it was the fattest of times, it was the age of the tech, it was the age of the tradition, it was the epoch of competition, it was the epoch of mass participation, it was the season of spending, it was the season of austerity, it was the spring of activity,… Read More A tale of two schools
For my first 12 years of my career I have got every job that I have ever gone for. In the last year I have applied for 12 jobs and have not been called to interview for one. Utter failure on my behalf. Surely my self-esteem, my self-worth, my self-efficacy should be completely destroyed, right?… Read More Failing on the road to success.
Simple tweaks for Core PE. Tweaks are simple fine adjustments but can lead to effective changes. Here are three simple tweaks you may one to try. Tweak 1 – A test of changing room etiquette. The point of this one is to see how many of your students meet and greet you as they walk… Read More Teacher Tweaks by @PE4Learning
Movement, physical activity and sport have been important in my life as far back as I can remember. My earliest memory of moving was on the golden beaches of Finikoudes and MacKenzies in Larnaca on the island of Cyprus with my mother and grandmother. Running, jumping and hopping quickly through the sand, not able to stop incase… Read More From Pirates to Tough Mudder – A life in movement
I’ve always liked a quote that is attributed* to William Butler Yeats, ‘education is not about filling a bucket but lighting a fire‘. This has suggested to me that there is going to be an element of risk within education. If you stay in teaching long enough you can end up on auto-pilot. You start going… Read More The Challenge of Teaching PE
The Scenario Think about this scenario: – The curriculum changes, everybody in the school gets letters and due to changes your going to get made redundant as your job will disappear. What are your very thoughts? My first one was ‘how am I going to afford my house? What are your feelings? My initial feeling was anxiety/anger… Read More The Double Hot Cross Bun Theory