The PE Playbook – March 2017 Edition

Welcome to the March 2017 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.


Well it was bound to happen sooner or later. We have the first blogger of month award go to a previous winner. Once again it goes to Mel Hamada who blogs at PE Teachers blog for many reasons, but for Mel her blog is the way she reflects upon her teaching. It is a critique of her practice and being privy to those thoughts and process allows us to do the same to our own in turn. Self reflection and mindlessness  questions whether busy means better and what can we do to create some time in our lives to reflect. Focus on building confident movers and a close encounter are Mel’s collection of thoughts from her experiences at the SHAPE National Conference in Boston, especially around Physical Literacy and Connecting with other teachers to share good practice. A little help please  is a case study that demonstrates the power of building a personal learning network online and how helpful it can be to offering solutions to problems faced in the gym or the sports field. Putting myself on the line and notices/wonderings are part 6 and part 7 of Mel’s ongoing professional development this year. Notices/Wonderings being a brave and honest look at her teaching after videoing herself, something that has inspired me to do the same for athletics next term. Finally I can highly recommend listening to Mel in her her Global PhysED Voxcast interview about building community.


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