Before we dive into the list for 2016, I’ll point out that you are welcome to browse the Most Read Posts of 2014 and 2015 as well. The 10 Most Read Posts of 2016 1. 4 domains of learning in Physical Education Written last year, this post looks at the responses from other teachers on what makes a good… Read More Drowning in the Shallow 2016-in-review
Welcome to the December 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 Teachers… Read More The PE Playbook – December 2016 Edition
2016 has been a tough year professionally for me. However I am grateful to my department not just making it bearable, but enjoyable, meaningful and purposeful. An ‘esprit de corps‘ has developed turning us into a close team, who constantly supports each other well beyond what the job entails. For this I am grateful, however… Read More Top 5s of 2016 – PE, Youth Sport and Education
On Tuesday evening, just over 300 of the school community, gathered to reflect on and celebrate a year of school sport. An informally formal occasion, this was a chance to recognise and reward those pupils who have consistently demonstrated a sense of sportsmanship, reliability, a co-operative attitude towards staff and a record of loyalty and service to school sport. It is… Read More What sport tells us about life.
In Complexity Thinking in PE, Richard Tinning and Anthony Rossi write ‘In the face of messy, unruly, boisterous classes of school children and the expectation to deliver predictable, explicit, educational outcomes, teachers of physical education are likely to reduce complexity and have their pedagogy shaped by more practical contingencies rather than by complexity thinking.‘ They… Read More Poles Apart
Welcome to the November 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 Teachers… Read More The PE Playbook – November 2016 Edition
Homeric Hymn to Hephaestus (Greek epic C7th to 4th B.C.) : “Sing, clear-voiced Mousa (Muse), of Hephaistos (Hephaestus) famed for inventions (klytometis). With bright-eyed Athene he taught men glorious crafts throughout the world,–men who before used to dwell caves in the mountains like wild beasts. But now that they have learned crafts through Hephaistos the famed… Read More #Relearn: Craftsmanship