Blogger of the Month
Shane Pill is an Associate Professor of PE at Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia who blogs at Learning Through Sport – Play With Purpose. Over the recent weeks, Shane has been blogging regularly about different teaching styles and models. The Sport Education model, humanistic approaches to PE, Mosston’s Spectrum of Teaching Styles, Games based approaches and finally a Seidentopian view of PE all get his critique and analysis. Shane is an academic who works hard at translating research and theory into practical language for application. If you are a PE teacher and you not following him on Twitter or signed up to his blog then you should rectify that immediately.
Top 10 Articles of the Month
Performance Narratives – There ARE Alternatives is a collection of three practical examples of sport, brought together by Mark Upton, that challenges the dominant narrative to include positive wellbeing and self-development.
How a P.E. Department Designed a Compassion-Based Curriculum is a post from the Cult of Pedagogy about how one PE Department changed its vision and principles to combat the challenges it faced.
- 5 ways to succeed in your first PE job
- Get Outside!
- Celebrate our Girls & Women in Sports
- The Next PEPRN blog Series
- 16 Ideas for Teaching Dance in PE
- Day One Physed
- 10 Tips to #ISBeActive
- A Letter to the Part of Me that Wants to Quit Teaching
- Teaching Physical Education Deliberately- A Spectrum of Teaching Styles
- Taking practitioner research into the field
- What kind of PE teacher am I becoming?
- What Kind of PE Teacher am I becoming? Mark II
- The educational value of Sport Education: a critical response to Kirk (2013)
- Are you fat? Blame your PE teacher
- The Locomotor License Test
- Grade 5 Health Related Fitness Unit
- Olympic Alphabet Fitness Bingo
- Expressing Ourselves Through Dance
- Winter Olympic Physed Ideas
- How to Encourage Parent Involvement in PE
- Establishing a Personalized Learning Focus
- “If a Bee Stings You, Give it a Flower”
- Sportime Rhythmic Movement Physical Education Program
- Have You Tried These #PhysEdHacks?
- Design Challenge: Create an Obstacle Course Using Prepositions
- Lucky Leprechaun’s MARCH Fitness Challenge
- A Siedentopian Analysis of Physical Education
- Assessments and Reflections in PE
- Interview Advice
- Games Teaching: A New Approach for the Primary School
- Banning the tackle in school rugby: Let’s put it into context.
Tech in PE
- Converting YouTube Videos into Animated GIF’s
- Canva in the Classroom
- Technology is a Tool NOT a Toy
- Flipping PE: Jump Rope Trick Videos and Animated GIFs
- Using Gsuite’s new MS Office File Comment Feature
- Top Apps for PE Teachers – Part 48
Research in PE
- Young people and their engagement with health-related social media: new perspectives
- Case Studies and Guidelines on Young People’s Uses of Social Media
- What Is Physical Education Pedagogy?
- Sport, physical education and educational worth
- Sport, physical activity and well-being: an objectivist account
- Effectiveness of a childhood obesity prevention programme delivered through schools
- Models Based Practices in Physical Education: A Sociocritical Reflection
- The Two Masters Dilemma in PE
- Physical Activity and Personality Development over Twenty Years: Evidence from Three Longitudinal Samples
- Must We Have a Rational Answer to the Question: Why Does Man Play?
- Fundamental Movement Skills: An Important Focus
- Movement and meaning-making in physical education
- ‘Blurred lines’: The duty of PE to establish a unified rationale
PE Podcasts and Videos
- The truth about getting fit.
- Desirable Difficulties
- The big man can’t shoot
- Reinvent yourself with Danny Kerry
- Why Early Engagement is Better than Early Specialization
- Common Sense gets swamped by Common Practice
- Digital Outrage
- Dear Billionaire, I Give You a D-Minus
School and Youth Sport
- Learning to Move
- #10 I am Demanding: The Ass-to-Brain Theory
- #11 I am Focused on the Small Wins: 3 Considerations for Goal-Setting
- #12 I am Powerful: 5 Ways to fight Like a Team
- Failure and Risk
- Forget short term success! Multi sport participation at a young age has to be the golden ticket……..
- The Arrogance of Ignorance
- 100 Top Tips That Will Make you a Better Youth Sports Coach
- “Be yourself skilfully”
- Transactional or Transformational – What type of sporting parent do you think your child wants you to be?
- Helping your sporting children avoid ‘The Comparison Trap’
- “When you ask children why they quit sports, two things come up: too driven by adults, and pressure to do well” — Sergio Lara-Bercial
- Jailbreak Cricket v2.0
- That coaching feeling
- NOW Kills The Ego
- In praise of the late developer
Other Articles of Interest
- Very Stable Genius Week 5: January 29 – February 4, 2018
- Very Stable Genius Week 6: February 5-11 2018
- Relatively Stable Genius Week 7: February 12-18 2018
- Your Brand
- Pound the Rock! What the San Antonio Spurs Can Teach Us About Getting 1% Better Every Day
- Routine – The Cornerstone
- Role of Repetition in Learning
- The Money Pit: Why ‘professionalization’ of youth sports is worrisome
- Lack of physical activity among girls leading to poor mental health and low aspirations warn experts
- You’re a failure. Says who? Says you?
- How the modern world makes us mentally ill.
- Is coaching dying?
- Coach Kerr at his very best: Peer and athlete leadership versus coach leadership in action
- Growing the Athlete
- The fundamental weakness of debate about generic pedagogy
- It’s poverty, not individual choice, that is driving extraordinary obesity levels
- Wisdom is a journey