This has been my first full year of blogging. Thank you to all those who have taken the time to read, share and comment on what I have written. It is always much appreciated. The following posts were the most read in 2015: Through their eyes The way of the silent coach 4 domains of learning… Read More Drowning in the Shallow 2015-in-review
Lists have a deep appeal to me. They provide information that is categorised, analysed and quantified. This makes for, in my opinion, a much more enjoyable reading experience at times. Lists can help to overcome what is known as the “paradox of choice”. The more information we have at our disposal and therefore have to process,… Read More My Top 5s of 2015 – PE, Youth Sport and Education
At the end of July this year, Tracey Crouch, along with the DMCS, opened a consultation with all significant bodies, parties and indviduals to develop a new sporting strategy. The findings along with the proposed strategy was released on Thursday 17th December: Sporting Future – A New Strategy for an Active Nation. The key headlines from… Read More Sporting Future: A New Strategy for an Active Nation
I am on my journey of becoming a Silent Coach. This isnt a coach who always remains silent, but understands the power that silence can have on making a learning centred environment for their pupils or athletes. My initial post explaining my current approach to coaching generated a lot of interest. Those who tried some… Read More Silent Coaching – The First Steps
We seem at times to be always justifying Physical Education’s place within a school’s curriculum. With such a focus on numerical outcomes, learning ‘in’, ‘through’ and ‘about’ movement just doesn’t seem to carry much weight at the moment. As if a holistic view of education in school might be such a terrible thing. So in response… Read More Does PE really develop Team Work?