Welcome to the April 2015 Edition of the PE Playbook. The PE Playbook is a review of blog posts over the past month that are specific to Physical Education or Youth Sport. Its about bringing these blog posts into a format that is easy to find, use and share. Hopefully this will result in more PE Teachers reading them and engaging with them. If you have any feedback about the presentation or content of the PE Playbook then please let me know in the comments section of this post or via @ImSporticus.
Blogger of the Month
Without doubt the best Physical Education Blogger at the moment is Dr. Vicky Goodyear @VGoodyear an ex PE Teacher and now Senior Lecturer in PE and Sports Pedagogy at the University of Bedford. Her current VLOG series on PE from her website PE and Sport VLOG is aimed at practising PE teachers and is hugely informative and thought provoking. Vicky’s decision to VLOG is a brave one, but the result is a powerful medium to express current ideas and thinking within Physical Education. Vlogging is easily the best format to share information about current research and ideas within Physical Education and hopefully more PE Teachers will take the plunge. If you haven’t yet watched her VLOGs then you are clearly missing out. Below are all the VLOGs so far to date in this excellent series:
VLOG 1: An Introduction
VLOG 2: Challenging tradition: making running fun and educational
VLOG 3: What would your students VLOG about?
VLOG 4: Cooperative Learning in PE
VLOG 5: Going online for professional learning
VLOG 6: The Transmission of New Practices
VLOG 7: More than the Distance – STAD in Athletics
VLOG 8: Assessing toward the physically active life
Nick Hill is a qualified PE Teacher and Rugby Coach who has moved to Chile to further develop his passion, which is TGfU within Rugby. His website Nick Hill Coaching is full of detailed information on TGfU, rugby analysis and his own personal philosophy for coaching. I would suggest reading and watching his post on the power of questioning in TGfU, where he videos his sessions and then deeply reflects on his teaching and interaction with the students he is coaching. His latest series of posts is on Deliberate Practice, whilst focussed on rugby, is a comprehensive review of what the principle means and how it can be applied:
How does the Principle of ‘Deliberate Practice’ apply to the coaching of Rugby Union…? Part i
How does the Principle of ‘Deliberate Practice’ apply to the coaching of Rugby Union..? Part ii
How does the Principle of ‘Deliberate Practice’ apply to the coaching of Rugby Union…? Part iii
How does the Principle of ‘Deliberate Practice’ apply to the coaching of Rugby Union…? Part iv
Subject Support is running the inaugural National PE Conference PE Pedagogy. There are some excellent speakers and workshops already lined up for the day. In the build up to the event they have started a series of posts from PE teachers who share their personal philosophy on PE and how it shapes their actions and decisions. It would be wonderful if some other PE Teachers submitted their philosophies to add to the collection.
My PE Philosophy – Michael Davison
My PE Philosophy – Tom Brush
PE Philosophy – @ImSporticus
Primary Physical Education
Noise Control in PE
The Best Parts of My Week – 4/6/15–4/10/15
Thought of the Day: April 16th, 2015 – Provocations within Athletics
Little Teachers Giving Feedback
The Best Parts of My Week – 4/13/15–4/17/15
The 4-Corner Relay Challenge
The Grade 5 Movement Composition Journey
Simple Thought to Get Kids Thinking JUMP!
Field Day Dance
The Best Parts of My Week 4/20/15–4/24/15
ES Sports Day – 2015 DONE!
Secondary Physical Education
Voices of #PhysEd: The Growth Mindset and Invisible DisabilitiesCoaching
Voices of #Physed: APE Through the Student’s Eyes
Classic mistakes are always the best
Heat maps for a shot analysis in Badminton
Dodgeball – threat or opportunity?
You Live, You Learn
The PE Teacher MOT?
Voices of #PhysEd: Not “Black” Enough?
My Mind Has Been Blown!!
Safe Practice within Physical Education
Teaching Games for Understanding & Visible Thinking Routines for #ACHPER15
Time to Unlock Potential
Reaching the unreachable
Burns My Britches
Creative Movement with Martial Arts
Are high expectations and outcomes the key for successful teaching?
Ever Wonder What Kids Think About Movement & Physical Education…
Human Targets: Yay or Nay
Reaching the unreachable 2
Opportunities, Mentors, And A Growth Mindset: A Personal Story About The Journey Towards Finding One’s Passion
Youth Sport Trust Reveals Class Of 2035
Research in Physical Education
The importance of Play in sport “skill” learning
Finding value in running…again
Mark Upton – 4 corner matrix for player development
Fitting in when you don’t know the ‘rules’
The boy who ‘used to’
Smart moves: exploring the wider benefits of physical activity
Episode 28 – Mindfulness & Physical Education
The PHYSEDagogy Podcast – #Physed Showcase – Edition #3
The PHYSEDagogy Podcast – Special Edition – Conferences Reviews & Previews
The #PhysEd Podcast -Ep14- LIVE from ECIS PE Munich
Episode 29 – App Enabled Accessories
PAARC Life – a model of developing emotional intelligent and resilient students
So what is an ‘Amygdala Highjack’?
Solo Taxonomy, iPads, e-hexagon learning & Explain Everything
Using YRBS Statistics in Health Education
Dancing To the Beat of…Empathy
Tech in PE and Sport
Screencasting – state your purpose, find your app!
When things don’t go to plan…
Crystal & Jo’s Excellent Adventures Ep. 8Tech in PE
Top Android Apps for PE Teachers
Talk Box for PD
Screencasting Presentation from #ACHPER15
Augmented Reality #PhysEd Board Game
The New #PEPics
WWWTW: Technology wins, teaching fails!
Kahoot & Physical Education
Coaching and Youth Sports
World-Class Commonalities Boost U.S. Kids
The 4 Biggest Problems in Youth Sports Today
A Special Forces Officer Teaches You 5 Secrets to Overcoming Adversity
Youth Sport Trust Manifesto For PE and School Sport
Adult touch policy in sport
Five Top Coaching Talent Books
DYNAMIC SYSTEMS, SKILL ACQUISITION AND SPORTS PERFORMANCE (PART II)
What type of training is your child receiving from the coach?
Coaching the “Whole Child” beyond Balls,Bibs and Cones.
Metabolic conditioning and small sided games
Techniques to encourage learning…
Responsibilities of the student athlete
Three steps to improving your performance: Coaching through positive reflection and action
The universal language we can play, but can’t speak
Why a coach driven approach could actually empower your players?
Sports Set Our Kids up for Success – But WE Must Follow Through
Do some athletes know how to be coached?
You say tomato I say tomato……
So what did you learn today?
Be Careful With Advice from Armchair Experts
CUSTOMISE YOUR MESSAGE
The Importance of Not Overreacting to Athletes’ Mistakes
Is my child overtraining?
The Growth of Parkour
Hidden Curriculums: The socialisation that is occuring within your coaching environment
PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT MATTERS
10 Non-Athletic things every Athlete should do
Repetition without Repetition
Learning in Three Dimensions
The Coaching Process
We have to be creative with our pedagogy to get people to reflect and think
Decision Making in Small Side Games
News, Articles and Miscellaneous
Fast Dinner. Instant Favorite.
How to Prevent Illness by Boosting Your Immune System
A Special Forces Officer Teaches You 5 Secrets to Overcoming Adversity
Ignition to Learn
The joy of physical synchrony
Is your walking style making you depressed?
Swimming, gardening or golf ‘not enough to prevent early death’
A Second Chance at Physical Literacy…
The 5 Best Ways to Get Your Kids to Eat More Vegetables
What Really Caused Andy Murray’s Meltdown?
The Importance of Failure: A Culture of False Success
What’s She Learning?
Our Children, Your Environment, The Consequences…