Blogger of the Month
Gordon MacLelland is an experienced PE Teacher and Youth coach who, after a 20-year career, has set up Working with parents in sport. The focus of his blog is to re-establish the working relationship between parent, coach and child in the hope that together they give the next generation of children every chance of maximising all the positives that sport has to offer. Whilst written mainly for parents of children who are involved in youth sport there is much information that the PE Teacher or school sports coach can gain from following and reading his blog.
Top 10 Articles of the Month
The Missing Ingredient in Youth Physical Development from Darren Wensor puts forward that strength should be much more of a focus in youth physical development.
What encourages or inhibits children and youth participation in sport? by Shane Pill looks at the research on why children might stay committed to a sport or drop out.
Show your map is a delightful post from Richard Martin that asks whether a map may be a better way of showing our past and future than a CV.
Simplifying and Overloading in games learning for Physical Education (PE) is an excellent article from Balbinder Singh which highlights the need for adaptability when teaching games andr the recognition there is no one size fits all approach.
Making Sense of Physical Literacy: Building Confidence from Nathan Horne continues his exploration of physical literacy, this time focusing on reflecting on and building children’s confidence when moving.
- Reflections on my Teacher Training and NQT Year and my journey to now….
- Teacher Influenced Constraints vs Skill/action Scenario Constraints in PE (Constraints To Learning and Constraints Of Learning)
- Considering the active school through systems thinking and complexity
- Tips for New PE Teachers: Set Up Your Class for Success [INFOGRAPHIC]
- No feedback, no learning
- Schools cannot be expected to solve the obesity crisis
- New measures announced by Government to halve childhood obesity by 2030
- The government must grasp childhood obesity big picture
- Government plans a review of children’s physical activity at school
- What is physical literacy and why is it important for children today?
- Waving goodbye to my NQT Year and Welcoming a new challenge
- June Fitness Challenge- SPRINT TO THE FINISH
- Gymnastics Assembly
- Throw like a girl? No, he or she just hasn’t been taught.
- How To Play: Chaos Tag
- Tips on how to develop a fitness yoga routine for beginners
- The What If Scenario…….
- Evaluate your teaching…Give it a try
- How to Best Use the Non-Throwing Arm in Athletics
- Teaching young athletes how to pass the relay baton
- How To Teach Kids A Javelin Run-Up
- Mixed gender PE – One year sample
- “Knock ‘em down” & Lock ‘em up” — first attempts at ‘video game’ style activities
- Facilitating Student-Created Outcomes: Revisited
Tech in PE
- England, the World Cup and childhood obesity
- GCSE PE Delivery & Testing
- Increasing Student Self-Esteem in a Media Saturated Society
- What is muscle growth, and how does it happen?
- What causes muscle growth?
- Student Response to Feedback – Increasing Independence and Reducing Workload
Research in PE
- Using Autoethnography
- Using Self-Study of Practice
- Everything is at stake; yet nothing is at stake: exploring meaning-making in game-centred approaches
- Harnessing socio-cultural constraints on athlete development to create a form of life
- The PlaySmart Programme
- Sport, physical activity and educational achievement
- Do high school sports build or reveal character? Bounding causal estimates of sports participation
- A Constraint-Led Approach to Coaching and Teaching Games: Can going back to the future to solve the «they need the basics before they can play a game» argument?
- A holistic measurement model of movement competency in children
- Manipulating constraints in children’s tennis to improve the backhand stroke
PE Podcasts and Videos
- Craig Harrison Phd | Commitment, Control & Confidence in Primary PE
- Why you have got direct instruction wrong
- Exploring the perceptual-motor landscape
- The importance of play with Dr Peter Gray
- Donor Sports & the Value of Non-Sport Specific Practice
- Play, School Sport, and Finding Joy in Movement
- Why the Constraints Led Approach is not an ‘all you can eat buffet’
School and Youth Sport
- Moving up to the next level – adapting video games design to games-based learning
- “Make Failure Your Fuel”: How to Help Your Athletes Learn from Adversity
- A Facilitators Framework: Let them PLAY
- Old Wine… New Bottles… DIFFERENT STICKERS ii Learning Theories
- Is Youth Cricket really dying?
- Decoding the coaching message
- What’s the best thing a school can have in Sport?
- Parents told to delay competition and let kids play
- Let’s use sport to unite people around the world
- Using Sport to Help Forge Resilience
- Pre World Cup thoughts linked to Youth Development
- What makes GAIN…? (GAIN XI 2018)
Other Articles of Interest
- A 4 stage model to athletic development
- 4 stage model to athletic development – Part 2!
- Very Stable Idiot Week 22: May 28 – June 3 2018
- Very Stable Idiot Week 23: June 4-10 2018
- Very Stable Idiot Week 25: June 11-17 2018
- Very Stable Idiot Week 26: June 18-24 2018
- Atul Gawande: Curiosity and What Equality Really Means
- The Stress Sweet Spot
- Most satisfying and relevant thing I’ve ever done
- The overprotected American child
- How Aristotle is the perfect happiness guru
- Our Favorite Books for Summer 2018