The PE Playbook – November 2016 Edition

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 (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 @ImSporticusPrevious Editions of the PE Playbook can be found here.

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Lee Andersen is a UK based PE Teacher who blogs at wewearshorts. Although not a frequent blogger, his posts always make me think and reconsider my practice. In Handball in PE – on the rise, or just another “alternative curriculum activity”? Lee investigates his growing advocacy for handball, both personally and professionally. His key take away from this experience is that to effectively teach an activity, we as PE teachers need to invest some of our time in it. Building our subject knowledge through training and play, from someone who has more expertise than us. A lack of long term, iterative, practical CPD for PE Teachers is clear. Lee demonstrates the professionalism and commitment for what is needed for us to develop our subject knowledge of activities, whilst at the same modelling the lifestyle he would want his pupils to lead. Two other previous posts of his Why I might banish football from the PE Curriculum and Joining in – is it ever OK? have really made me think about my approaches in PE. Lee might not blog frequently, but you can be assured that if you follow him what he does produce will make you reflect on what you are doing.

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