I have always thought that the career of a full time PE Teacher has a sell by date. The energy required to be the catalyst for movement in children is physically draining, especially in a constrained environment like a secondary school. Fulltime teaching PE into my 60s is not something I can see happening. One… Read More Reconnected
Recently my line manager came to observe me coaching as part of my performance management review as Director of Sport. The session he decided to choose to watch was an U12 cricket training session after school. The focus of the session was around the principles of play for the fielding side, specifically working on developing the motor skills of… Read More Movement Performance or Movement Learning?
Physical activity and motor competency (both perceived and actual) have a reciprocal relationship. That means children with higher levels of perceived and actual motor competence are more likely to engage in further physical activity, which, in turn, may lead to further skill development and increased perceived and actual motor competence. The reverse then is also… Read More How “deliberate” are we being in improving motor competency?
The definition of practice is to perform (an activity) or exercise (a skill) repeatedly or regularly in order to acquire, improve or maintain proficiency in it. As PE Teachers all we need to do is get our students to improve and develop new skills is to practice them. Then practice them some more. It is the rallying… Read More Not all practice is created equal
For the first part of my career I spent most of my time honing my knowledge and skills to become more competent in my job as a Teacher of PE. The focus of that competency was efficiency; routines, rules, instruction, subject knowledge and lesson plans. The PE classroom is a dynamic and chaotic place, impacted on by the… Read More A STEP away from the lesson plan.
Welcome to the May 2016 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… Read More The PE Playbook – May 2016 Edition