The PE Playbook – February 2018 Edition

He who loves practice without theory is like the sailor who boards a ship without a rudder and compass and never knows where he may cast.

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

The ‘C’ Word by Paul Gamble from Informed in Sport is an in-depth review of culture with the key being it is a matter of actions rather than words.

To have a comeback, you have to have a setback is a reflective piece by Brendan Jones on change, setbacks and comebacks from failure.

Who are the curators in coaching and education? from John Stoszkowski asking challenging questions about who decides what is culturally relevant and how do we sift through the information to find it.

“Your opinion of me doesn’t define who I am.” by Christian Fallick is a thoughtful post on how he has learnt to remain supportive and caring even if the children we teach are challenging.

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.

Physical Education and the State of Play is an update by the Association for Physical Education.

Coaching u6 Children is the first blog by Andrew Abrahams challenging the notion that there are no key principles when coaching very young children sport.

More Movement in the Classroom is a really interesting piece by Andrew Milne about how movement can be incorporated into health education lessons.

Reflection Taxonomy for Teachers in PE by Balbinder Singh explores how Bloom’s taxonomy could be used as a reflection tool for PE teachers professional 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.

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