Welcome to the August 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 (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.
Anne Josephson is President and CEO of the Josephson Academy of Gymnastics who blogs at JAG Gym Blog. A recent addition to my reading list, her posts highlight a child centred philosophy to both gymnastics and coaching in general. Many of her messages are directed at parents, but can be transferred straight into the PE environment. 9 reasons it is hard to let kids fail (and how a butterfly can help) is a wonderful post that explores what happens when we let children fail, and how we can be there for them. As PE Teachers it is essential we create a safe place for our pupils to learn how to fail and recover from it. Overcoming failure is key to gymnastics development, in Welcome to Gymnastics: We Teach Kids How to Fail Anne talks about how we should talk about failure as a concept instead of a definition. This line of thinking is continued in Gymnasts: Remember This When You Think You “Suck” and how we can help our pupils rephrase self talk and self analysis to encourage a positive mindset in trying again or differently. Last month James Harrison an Ex-NFL linebacker made waves when he posted on instagram his thoughts about participation trophies. It created a huge discussion on social media and in the press and Anne’s reflections Should Everyone Get a Trophy? were so of the most balanced and well thought out I read. Her answer….it depends on the situation and the context. Finally in this short but to the point post Anne shares here one question that may help to make you a better coach Answering This One Question May Help You Be a Better Coach.
Teaching Tactical Creativity- Dr. Daniel Memmert by Mark O’Sullivan is an interview with Dr. Daniel Memmert who is a researcher in cognition and a habilitation in creativity in team and racket sports from the Elite University of Heidelberg.
Get HyPE: When Will the Nontraditional Become the Traditional? by Sarah Gietschier-Hartman looks at the dichotomy of traditional and non-traditional PE and tries to look beyond it at best practice in PE.
21st Century Learning and Recognition of Cultural Worth in Physical Literacy by Len Almond continues his series exploring Physical Literacy and trying to build a clearer framework that practitioners can use in their work.
Why Every Coach (Yes You!) Should Write by Craig Pickering gives us 8 compelling reasons why coaches (and PE teachers) should write.
Why every young athlete should train less and play more by Dr Craig Harrison shares with us the reasons why encouraging kids to play and providing the opportunities to do so, particularly during their early stages of development, is valuable.
TEACH: Integrating technology into teaching by moveeatteach a HPE teacher from Australia reviews the obstacles of integrating IT into her classroom and what methods she has used to overcome them.
To Play or Not to Play? That is the Question… by Peter Boucher via Gopher Sport asks a question that is always on my mind – ‘should we join in with our PE classes?’
Staying Current and Energized as a Physical Educator by Margaret Robelee gives some personal insight of how to stay fresh, positive and engergised in teaching PE after 30 years of experience in the job.
Simple, Complicated and Complex by Shane Pill wonders if PE researchers and teachers are asking the right questions within our subject. That perhaps our focus should be on the system leverage points, those small changes that can have a massive impact.
The Solution to our Coaching Problem by John O’Sullivan hypothesises that the problems in youth sport are down to coaches and suggests a number of ways to solve this issue.
The Why, What, and How to run a PHYSedcamp & Demo Slam
No More Cupcakes For Birthday Parties?
Why children need to move throughout the school day
Professional Development for Professionals
OUTDOOR ED: Using feedback to enhance learning
Bikes in PE? You Betcha.
PhysEdsummit 3.0 – A wrap!
What the What???? WTW The perils of growing a Growth Mindset
Thought of the Day: August 17th, 2015
Stop, Play & Learn
The Under Construction Mindset: Home is Where the Heart Is
Pay it Forward!
My Warmup Conundrum
PE + 3 and – 3
Physical Literacy and Fundamental Movement Skills
7 day cooling off period
How do our student tasks affect change? #penzchat
Service through Standards
Good Teaching is L.I.F.E Reflection by Blue Jay Bridge
How to delay ageing!
What are The Components of a Successful Physical Education Lesson Plan?
My First Week of School Lesson Plan
Supercharging Student Reflection Blog Post Series Step 1 – Defining Purpose
Supercharging Student Reflection Blog Post Series Step 2 – Make It Visible
Supercharging Student Reflection Blog Post Series Step 3 – Identifying Struggles
Supercharging Student Reflection Blog Post Series Step 4 – Goal Setting
Supercharging Student Reflection Blog Post Series Step 5 – Establishing Expectations
Supercharging Student Reflection Blog Post Series Step 6 – Owning the Goal
Supercharging Student Reflection Blog Post Series Step 7 – Celebration
Class Rules for PE
What’s it like teaching primary?
Should we have Primary PE Specialists?
How to Plan a Whole Year of PE in 15 minutes
Pilates in Physical Education?
Mile Club Activity
Inuit Games in Physical Education
The Mystery Box PE Challenge
Teaching Yoga in Middle School
Learnings from Down Under
We Built a School!
Connecting my student’s learning
Here comes August!
Training – Running and Fitness
Personal thoughts on High Jumping
Girls in the Backcountry
Why Should You Use Plickers in PE?
What’s important to you?
10 Lessons I’ve learnt Using Tech in PE
Communication – new idea to try
Plickers for paperless assessments!!
My Top Tech PE Resources For Young Kids
Google Forms + autoCrat = Educational Gold
What if PE was less physical?
What if we are wrong about early specialisation?
Learning About Movement: The Squat
Obesity epidemics – no short term fix, we need long term cures
Creating Creativity-Supporting Environments
BLOG: Putting the propositions into practice
The #PhysEd Podcast -Ep15- LIVE from #PEInstitute15
Episode 37 – Outdoor Recreation & Technology
Point of Learning podcast – Part 1: 10 Points – my questions & thoughts from the first half of the podcast
Episode 38 – Google Chrome Apps in PE
Start Your Season Right With A Pre-Season Parents’ Meeting
It’s Time to Break the Barriers to a Healthier Community
How to Become a Better Athlete by Training the Central Nervous System
Sporting Influencer: Introduction
10 Critical Conditions to Develop Creative Potential in Young Footballers
Coaching Conversations #7 : Wayne Harrison
13 Ways to be More Coachable
The Ideal Parent and the Ideal Coach
Less ego, more values
Youth sports: What has changed and what needs to be fixed?
You can’t always get what you want
3 Things Any Team Can Learn from the 2015 NBA Champs
Coaching Conversations #8 : Miguel Rios
Developing the talent of First and Minor County cricketers: notes from the ESCA festival.
Double Gaze- Analysing and Coaching 1v1 Attacking Situations
Creative Small Sided Games
Zen & the Art of Performance Coaching
SIX FOR SUCCESS
No Tactics Until 13? Nonsense.
Four Ways to Develop Better Athletes
To S&C or Not to S&C – That is The Question
When I was your age…..
My Learning Space
Olympic Medalist Dick Fosbury and the Surprising Power of Being Unconventional
Why agility training is like learning to ride a bike
The other giant leap for mankind
The Interleaving Effect: Mixing It Up Boosts Learning
Actions outweigh leadership
Will coaching eventually become more data management than man management?
Learning strength and conditioning lessons from the military
How to Help Students Raise Their Game
Is Mindfulness the New ‘Corbynmania’?