#peblogs

#peblogs

I wrote my first blog last August, but before that I had been a ‘lurker’. Through twitter I found blogs on my subject area and beyond, read them but never engaged. The more I read the more it became my own personal PD. I had been at my current school for a number of years and new ideas for my subject were drying up. The department either recycled the same ideas over and over again, or the new fresh blood that joined didn’t have anything to add. I felt my own knowledge had staled and that my performance had plateaued. I was worried that the department and those that I worked with would do the same.

Over 2 years ago I made blogs part of my departmental meetings. I would send a blog post with the agenda to read in advance. We discussed the post as part of our meeting and whether it would work within our context. Sometimes that would be the end of it. Other times it would lead to us tweaking our practice, overhauling our curriculum and building dialogue for months afterwards. I still continue to do this, and thankfully my department are openminded to keep engaging with them. Most teachers of PE come online for resources, but I want voices. I want to know and understand the why behind the how and the what and well written blogs have that voice. Blogs are an effective medium for sharing ideas and knowledge. When writing it gives you the time to form your thoughts and express them in a way that verbal conversations might not. As a writer or a reader you can go back and check whether you still agree or disagree. It is convenient as you can access it when and where you want it on your computer, tablet or phone. You can add pictures, diagrams, videos and audio to support your words. On the most they are succinct, quick to read but have a wealth of information. They can generate feedback, challenge your held beliefs and inspire new ideas. Well written blogs have a clear voice which allow you to understand the reasoning behind them. They make me want to search out more knowledge to ensure I have a deeper understanding of the topics being discussed.

However it can be difficult and time-consuming to find these blogs. If you blog about Physical Education or Youth Sport, or you want to read about PE and Youth Sport then please use #peblogs on twitter. With this hashtag we can build a real bank of knowledge, experience and wisdom that you may either want to contribute to or dip into when you want. It helps build an institutional memory and hopefully this leads to us developing a healthy cynicism when reflection on our own practice.

From next month onwards I will try to produce a ’round up’ of PE and Youth Sports blogs. Using the #peblogs with your posts on twitter will help me collate them and bring them together in an easy way for all to access. If you blog about PE and Youth Sports and you aren’t on the list below please let me know either on this post through the comments section, via twitter @ImSporticus or by email imsporticus@hotmail.com

These are the blogs that I currently follow. Some are active, some are not. Some specialise in PE, some in sports. Some are by teachers, some aren’t. What all of them do is provide me with a great resource of ideas when and where I need them. Ideas that challenge me, ideas that help me position and justify my own thoughts and ideas that expand me beyond the small bubble of my own school. Hopefully this list will be useful to you in expanding your own bubble.

Blog Twitter Handle Topic Focus Active
Clyde Street @520507 Education Analytics Yes
mikearmiger @MikeArmiger Education Health Education No
@mradampe @MrAdamPE Physical Education Technology Yes
#slowchatPE @SchleiderJustin Physical Education General Yes
ACHPER Blog @achpernational Physical Education General Yes
Artie Kamiya’s Wonderful & Random PE Blog @ArtieKamiya Physical Education General Yes
Everything PE & Health   Physical Education General Yes
Gopher Sport Blog @GopherSport Physical Education General Yes
Health & Physical Education @justenoconnor Physical Education Research Yes
I Teach More Than Gym…   Physical Education General Yes
International Physical Literacy Association @PhysLiteracy Physical Education Physical Literacy Yes
iPhys-Ed.com – Blog @iPhys_Ed Physical Education Inquiry Learning Yes
Jonesytheteacher’s N + 1 @L_insegnante Physical Education Teaching and Learning Yes
Kelly Ann Parry @kellyannparry Physical Education Research No
Learning through Sport @pilly66 Physical Education Research Yes
Living Active @alexobrien Physical Education General Yes
Meaningful PE @meaningfulPE Physical Education General Yes
mindful PE @andrew_toward Physical Education Teaching and Learning Yes
Move 2 Thriv @Move2Thrive Physical Education Physical Literacy Yes
Move Eat Teach @moveeatteach Physical Education OAA Yes
Move Live Learn @MoveLiveLearn Physical Education Research Yes
Natasha Low’s blog @NatashaLowNZ Physical Education Teaching and Learning Yes
PE Circle @thePEcircle Physical Education General Yes
PE Scholar @PEScholar Physical Education Resources Yes
PHYSEDAGOGY @PHYSEDagogy Physical Education Resources Yes
Physical Education & Sport VLOGs @VGoodyear Physical Education Research No
Physical Education Practitioners Research Network @DrAshCasey Physical Education Research Yes
purposefulmovement @doug_gleddie Physical Education Research Yes
SweetspotLearning.com @MrRAJones Physical Education Mindsets Yes
The PE and sports assessment BLOG @PESA_PEandSport Physical Education Resources Yes
The PE Geek @mrrobbo Physical Education Technology Yes
The Physical Educator @phys_educator Physical Education Resources Yes
tommyteachpe   Physical Education Teaching and Learning No
edifiedlistener @edifiedlistener Primary PE General Yes
Elementarypeteacher.com @elempeteacher Primary PE General Yes
Literature Enhanced Physical Education @LynnHefele Primary PE General Yes
lovepe @Lovepeme Primary PE General Yes
LovePhyEd: Move to Learn @LovePhyEd Primary PE General Yes
missphysicaleducation @cpola17 Primary PE General Yes
mrbridge204 @MrBridge204 Primary PE General No
MrMetcalfPE @MrMetcalfPE Primary PE General No
North Park Physical Education @mrobPE Primary PE General Yes
PE with Mr B @PE_MrB Primary PE General Yes
PE-4-KIDS — Movement Matters!!! @PEberingmx Primary PE General Yes
Physical Literacy 1O1 @shaw2703 Primary PE Physical Literacy Yes
PYP PE with Andy – PYP PE Blog @andyvasily Primary PE General Yes
SPARK PE @Sportime_SPARK Primary PE General Yes
The PE Specialist @thepespecialist Primary PE General Yes
The PE Umbrella @RyanSporting Primary PE General Yes
thePEbuzz @thePEbuzz Primary PE General No
Notes from Two Scientific Psychologists @PsychScientists Research Ecological Psychology Yes
Release Your Inner Drive @Inner_Drive Research General Yes
#slowchathealth @carmelhealth Secondary PE Health Education Yes
A Level Physical Education @SubjectSupport Secondary PE Academic PE Yes
acurringtonpe @currington_a Secondary PE General No
Beyond the Black Lines @rc0ntant Secondary PE General No
Beyond The Gym Walls @MsMervyn Secondary PE General Yes
bibs, balls and barbells @pairupinthrees Secondary PE General Yes
Chris Horner’s PE Blog @chrishorner1980 Secondary PE General Yes
Curriculum matters @Dalais44 Secondary PE General Yes
Engaging Students @MrHorne101 Secondary PE Health Education No
GCSE Physical Education @SubjectSupport Secondary PE Academic PE Yes
Hart Healthy PE @MissHartl Secondary PE General No
iteachPE @mrkampen Secondary PE Teaching and Learning No
Lee Garrett @LeeG4rr3tt Secondary PE General No
Making PE Fizz @FizzicalEd Secondary PE General No
Mel Hamada @mjhamada Secondary PE General Yes
Miss Wards Blog @k8lw Secondary PE General No
missbowepe @MBowePE Secondary PE Technology Yes
Mr Atkins Physical Education @MrAtkinsPE Secondary PE General Yes
Mr. Physical Education @MrPhysicalEd Secondary PE Technology Yes
mredwardspe’s Blog   Secondary PE Technology No
MrFallickPE @MrFallickPE Secondary PE Teaching and Learning Yes
MrThompsonPE’s Blog @MrThompsonPE Secondary PE General No
mypeexam.org @My_PE_EXAM Secondary PE Academic PE Yes
Nathan Walker’s PE Blog @NWalkerPE Secondary PE General Yes
notenUFFhours @RPUffendell Secondary PE General No
PE and Me @PEandME Secondary PE Psychology in PE Yes
PE Connections   Secondary PE General No
peter8green @peter8green Secondary PE General No
PETutor @PETutor Secondary PE Academic PE Yes
PhysEd-osaurus @physedosaurus Secondary PE General No
Physical Education, sport and nutrition @StaceyPearson11 Secondary PE General Yes
Physically Educated   Secondary PE General No
Reflections @ADefraeije Secondary PE General Yes
Teaching and Learning nuts and bolts @Mat6453 Secondary PE Technology Yes
Teaching and Learning Toolbox @tombrush1982 Secondary PE Teaching and Learning Yes
The Physical Education Teacher @DylanBlain Secondary PE General No
The thoughts of a Subject Leaders in PE   Secondary PE General No
We Wear Shorts @LeeA1990 Secondary PE General Yes
weaver teaches @weaverteaches Secondary PE General Yes
World Class Physical Education @MrWickensPE Secondary PE General No
A coach musing @JELongy Youth Sport Coaching Yes
A Constraint-led Approach to Coaching Cricket @ianren21 Youth Sport Research No
Al Smith on Medium @_al_smith Youth Sport Teaching and Learning Yes
Analysis and Discussion of Coaching Science @_CoachPlus Youth Sport General Yes
AUT Millennium @drcraigharrison Youth Sport General Yes
Can’t Pass, Can’t Play @ErikImler Youth Sport Football Yes
Changing the Game Project @CTGProjectHQ Youth Sport General Yes
Chloe Brown @chloebrown11 Youth Sport Football Yes
Coach Gary @GaryCurneen Youth Sport Football Yes
Coach Growth @coachgrowth Youth Sport General Yes
Coach Notes @jamesleath Youth Sport General Yes
Coaching Young Athletes @DarrenWensor Youth Sport Athletics Yes
Connected Coaches @connected_coach Youth Sport General Yes
Dip and Swerve @dipandswerve Youth Sport Teaching and Learning No
Dr Martin Toms’ Blog @drmartintoms Youth Sport Community No
Edd Conway Coaching – Blog @eccoachingblog Youth Sport General Yes
footblogball @markstkhlm Youth Sport Teaching and Learning Yes
Functional Path Training @coachgambetta Youth Sport Athletic Development Yes
Get Sport IQ @SportIQTraining Youth Sport General Yes
JAG GYM Blog @jaggymblog Youth Sport Gymnastics Yes
justletthemplayfootball @ContactCounts Youth Sport Football Yes
Kick Coaching @KickCoaching Youth Sport Rugby Yes
Learning to Coach Basketball   Youth Sport Basketball Yes
Mark Upton on Medium @uppy01 Youth Sport Teaching and Learning Yes
MatchFit Youth @MatchFit_Youth Youth Sport S & C No
Movement Dynamics @kbgiles Youth Sport S & C Yes
Nick Hill Coaching @NH_Coaching_ Youth Sport Rugby No
Physical Activity Politics @DrJPiggin Youth Sport Politics Yes
Player Development Project @PlayerDP Youth Sport Teaching and Learning Yes
propelperform.com @propelperform Youth Sport S & C Yes
Right Back on the Bench @SeanDArcy66 Youth Sport Football Yes
Rivers of Thinking @nlevett Youth Sport Teaching and Learning Yes
Rugby Strength Coach @RUGBY_STR_COACH Youth Sport Rugby Yes
Socio-cultural structures in coaching pedagogy @ben_4L Youth Sport Coaching Yes
Sporting Futures @johnallpress52 Youth Sport Football No
Sports Coach UK blogs @sportscoachUK Youth Sport General Yes
Spotlight on Sport @CharlieRaeburn Youth Sport Community Yes
Steve Nash Youth Basketball Blog @SNYBasketball Youth Sport General Yes
Superhuman Performance @SuperHuman247 Youth Sport General Yes
Talking Education and Sport @DrDickB Youth Sport Teaching and Learning Yes
The Coaching Journey @thecoachjourney Youth Sport Football Yes
The Football Collective @FB_Collective Youth Sport Politics Yes
The Quiet One: Reflections on Coaching @KrissiPaterson Youth Sport Coaching Yes
The Whitehouse Address @The_W_Address Youth Sport Football Yes
thetalentequation @stu_arm Youth Sport Teaching and Learning Yes
This Serious Life @MikeTylerSport Youth Sport Sociology Yes
Touchline Dad & Mother in the Middle @touchline_dad Youth Sport General Yes
youwineverythingwithkids @Daviddale05 Youth Sport Football Yes
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