Blogger of the Month
Not a blog but a podcast. The Teacher in Classroom 21 is a new podcast by James, Marta and Mike, the crew behind the EverLearner and MyPEExam. The focus of the podcast is on what a modern world classroom looks like, with guests invited on to share their opinions and to initiate challenge and debate. Although a relatively new podcast the guests have been of a very high standard with David Didau asking what if everything we know about education is wrong, the strengths and weaknesses of teacher observation for professional development with Dr Matt O’Leary or David Weston on his new book ‘how to unleash great teaching’. There is something for everyone, from physical education to beyond. I look forward where the EverLearner team take the podcast and its exploration of a modern 21st-century classroom.
Top 10 Articles of the Month
Do we fatten our kids in front of screens? Yes, no, maybe, it depends! by Stuart Biddle explores the complexity of sedentary behaviour and its impact on obesity.
Education at Bat: Seven Principles for Educators is a wonderful article which shares Professor David Perkins thoughts on his childhood baseball experiences to develop a set of core principles and concepts for teachers.
‘The Silent Weekend’ – Is it natural? How about ‘A Noisy Weekend?’ from Gordon Maclelland of Working With Parents in Sport who questions whether the movement for silence from parents at youth sports fixture is the best way forward.
Why Minimal Guidance During Instruction Does Not Work is a journal article from Paul Kirshner that raises issues with the effectiveness of discovery learning for novices or when learning something new.
What Parents Can Learn From a Town That Produced 11 Olympians is a New York Times article on the small town of Norwich, Vt., that has placed at least one of its own on almost every United States Winter Olympics team since 1984 and invesitages what is the Norwich Way.
- Is PE racist?
- Why does nobody go to the PE desk at parent-teacher meetings?
- The forgotten Constraint: The Teacher! & the role of Teachers, Principles and Theoretical Frameworks for this particular teacher.
- Natural Consequences – Part 1
- Natural Consequences – Part 2
- Why children develop poor body image
- Post Colonial Physical Education: Embedding Indigenous content in Australian physical education
- How do teachers learn to use TPSR to develop social and emotional skills in PE?
- Promoting Physical Activity and Health in Schools
- Gamification is Bullshit
- Assessment Choice for Movement Composition in Middle School
- MAY the Force Be With You – JEDI Fitness Challenge
- Rhythmic Gymnastics Part 1
- G1 Gymnastics UOI
- Notes on the day
- How to Teach Four Square in PE Class
- Easy Score Keeper Cards for PE Class
- Recess Duty: Are you Qualified?
- G3 Gymnastics UOI
- The Power of Visual Feedback and Student Agency
- Should Pupils Cut Down on Sport During Exam Time?
- Children need sport, but…
- Moonwalking with Einstein
- Cricket and Softball – 2018
- Detentions – do they work?
- “How long should a SoW be?” Curriculum scrutiny: 4 week rotations
- Balancing the benefits and risks of banning the tackle in school rugby
- How can extracurricular school sport get more children active?
Tech in PE
Research in PE
- The Prevalence of Pseudoscientific Ideas and Neuromyths Among Sports Coaches
- A model for refining or regaining technique in skilled athletes
- Using Action Research
- Using Narrative Inquiry
- Global participation in sport and leisure-time physical activities: A systematic review and meta-analysis
- Pedagogical principles of learning to teach meaningful physical education
- When public health totally misses the point
- “Growth mindset” theory doesn’t translate directly from kids to adults – telling an adult they are a “hard worker” can backfire
- Pragmatism, Purpose, and Play: Struggle for the Soul of Physical Education
- Moving and Being Moved: Implications for Practice
- Movement Subcultures: Sites for Meaning
- Fundamental movement skills and fundamental games skills are complementary pairs and should be taught in complementary ways at all stages of skill development
- ACHPER (SA) Position Paper on Fitness Testing and School Physical Education
PE Podcasts and Videos
- Dave Carney on Supersized Physical Education
- Resources | Cone Orienteering & Team Building in PE
- In search of creativity – A conversation with James Vaughan
- An Interview with The PE Geek
- “It’s not down to gifted ability, it’s about hard work, stubbornness and not taking no for an answer” – A conversation with Jason deVos
- Dale Sidebottom | Bringing the Energy to Education & Learning
- “Let the Kids Play”: Jorge Carvajal, Zach Even-Esh, Jeremy Frisch: Youth Athletics and Early Specialization Roundtable, Just Fly Performance Podcast
- Facilitating learning in sport by “creating a skateboard environment”
School and Youth Sport
- How junior sport can help teach boys to be good men
- Bring ‘coaching’ back to street trial and error
- So, You Want Your Toddler to Grow Up to Win a Gold Medal
- Get Out of the Kids’ Way on Game Day
- Guest Blog: Phil Kearney (MSA Ireland) What is Skill Acquisition?
- Kill Your EGO
- WHY Player-centred Coaching… ii
- For Parents: 17 Dos & Don’ts
- Developing players technical- tactical connection by Play with Purpose
- Parenting and Coaching The Perfectionist Athlete
- Leave it alone!
- Coaches’ needs at different levels of coaching…
- Nurturing the Athlete – It Takes Time
- Let’s Get Game Designing
- Talk your way to success: Self-talk and the power of flexible thinking
- We need to get to grips with the myths about sporting technique
- Space, time and numbers in American Football Drills
- Coaching to develop players vs. coaching to win
Other Articles of Interest
- The Science Behind Powerful Questioning: A Systemic Questioning Framework for Coach Educators and Practitioners
- Pushing casual sport to the margins threatens cities’ social cohesion
- “No more effective than placebo”
- Very Stable Idiot Week 18: April 30 – May 6 2018
- Very Stable Idiot Week 19: May 7-13 2018
- Very Stable Idiot Week 20: May 14-20 2018
- Very Stable Idiot Week 21: May 21-27 2018
- Learning journeys and small stops
- Our Favorite Books for Summer 2018
- #Summerreads (2018)
- Human nature matters
- Effect sizes and the 10-foot man
- The surprising science behind why ‘easy days’ and ‘hard days’ make a difference in your workout
- The orchestra fine-tuning the performance of school students