Welcome to the July 2015 Edition of the PE Playbook. The PE Playbook is a review/collection 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 (and others) 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.
You can find previous editions of the PE Playbook here. Enjoy your summer holiday and happy reading!
Amanda Stanec is a researcher in sports with an emphasis in social justice. She has a background of teaching PE, coaching sport and is a strong advocate of Physical Literacy. She blogs at Move Live Learn, which all PE Teachers should follow and read. Amanda doesn’t just talk the talk, she also walks the walk, recently completing an Ironman Level Triathlon Ironman Coeur d’Alene 2015 which means she hasn’t been blogging as much as usual. However it is good to have her insight and wisdom back demonstrated in he most recent post on Standards-Based Physical Education which promotes assessment around learning rather than ability. It would be interesting to see if this system would be replicable in the UK, especially as we have been left to our own devices with regards to assessment in PE.
Sean D’Arcy is deeply reflective youth football coach and blogs his thoughts at Right back on the bench. In How to survive ‘The Parents’ Sean looks at parental issues that are faced by grass roots coaches, and offers advice on how to ensure frustration doesn’t get the better of you. This month he also looks at Fixed Mindset & Relative Age Effect together and how potentially older in an age category are closed off development and reaching their potential, because they dominate physically. A difficult problem to find solutions to. In How you can be more creative he takes a sketch by John Cleese and uses to make a checkpoint list on what you can do as a coach (or teacher) to help improve your chances of being creative with your practice. Finally this month Sean looks at whether we need specialist to help us in seeing the obvious in his post Moneyball (with no money).
Free: Without Cost or Payment via @carmelhealth
Youth Sports Problems – Some Solutions via @coachgambetta
Want skills to stick? Think outside the body! via @stu_arm
Student Centered Learning? via @lovepeme
3 Myths that are Destroying the Youth Sports Experience for our Kids by @coachjonnyo
Defining Physical Literacy via @lenalmond
Analysing the young learner via @markstkhlm
We talk the talk but, do we walk the walk? and Physical Literacy: The Plasticity of Young Minds via @lizziemyers
Feedback via @propelperform
Making a Commitment
GAIN 2015 Lessons – Greg Thompson on PE as a Foundation
Koolaid or Poison?
The balancing game! Work vs. Play
Physical Literacy Includes Learning Not to be Perfect
I Love Music
Standing in Line
Raising Questions about Learning & Pedagogy: an invitation to debate self-directed learning
Equity in Experience 2
3 Benefits of equity in Education
The Best Parts of My Week – 6/22/15–6/25/15
Are we missing a trick when developing children through sport?
Parkour 101 and Parkour Sport Education
Why Physical Activity has more than Physical Benefits
Being a Maker in PE
Taking the Leap into #TechWorld
Top Apps for PE Teachers – Part 41
5 Apps I Used in My Perfect Volleyball Lesson
Nine ways to introduce coaches to #TechWorld
Augmented Reality in PE
The best revision tool I have used…….so far!
Bridging The Gap
First Glance at New GCSE PE Specs 2016
Creating spaces of possibility not expectation
VLOG 13: TGfU: Moving Beyond Warm Up, Skill, Game
VlOG 14: Sport and Sport Education
Walking the Talk
Episode 34 – Portfolios & Physical Education
Episode 36 – The Quantified Self
The PHYSEDagogy Podcast – Live from #PHYSedcamp & #DemoSlam
Voxcast – Education, Innovation, Conversation By Jorge Rodriguez
How to make Pre-Season Training Interesting, Relevant and More Fun
How Being Caught Speeding Made Me Think about the Environment, Circumstance and Luck in Coaching
The Creative Process of Coaching
How the 10,000 Hour Rule helped me
What To Think About Before a Match
Investigating the Complexity of Athlete Development and the IOC Consensus Statement-
Criticising other coaches: don’t be a dick
Practice and play in the development of German top level professional football players
Money Does Not Buy Development
Summer reading for sports coaches
Organisational resilience – should I use the word love?
Is School One Big Marshmallow Test?
Play based parenting – Danish Style
Where you grow up matters for sporting success
Poor fitness is a bigger threat to child health than obesity
Get The Crowd on Your Side
What Motivates Someone? Part 1: Rewards and What Motivates Someone? Part 2: Fear and Motivation: Part 3 – Future Success