Blogger of the Month
Martin Bingisser is an athletics and throws coach who is the founder of Hmmr Media. His website Hmmr Media is a treasure trove of useful resources for the PE Teacher. Whether it is the articles from himself or other regular contributors on a range of topics such as Periodization & Planning, Sports Science, or Endurance. On top of this he produces two excellent podcasts, the Hmmr Podcast which focuses on strength and conditioning and also the GAINCast where he and Vern Gambeta answers one question a week on training and coaching. So if you are looking for some quality training resources, articles, videos, podcasts or commentary on athletic development then you need to give Martin and Hmmr Media a follow.
Top 10 Articles of the Month
Domain-Specific Knowledge: 1, Domain-Independent Skills: 0 is another excellent blog from Mirjam Neelam and Paul Kirschner on the importance of domain specific knowledge to solve problems rather than transferable skills.
No Feedback… No Learning! – A comprehensive guide to feedback in the classroom with Professor Paul Kirschner is a podcast interview from James Sims from the Everlearner with Paul Kirschner with the role of feedback in the 21st Century Classroom and how we can improve our delivery of it.
Fitness VS Movement: Science Shows Quality Training Matters is a piece from MovNat that summarises findings of a recent study on the benefits of a movement-based approach to fitness and physical performance.
Theories – there is more than one way to skin a cat is a reflective piece by Shane Pill that suggests that a teacher’s search for a ‘silver bullet’ approach in PE might be a pointless one and we should be open to embrace the many different ways on offer.
What the Blues Brothers would say about skill acquisition is an excellent conversation with Stuart Armstrong and Phil Kearney on fundamental movement skills, variability of practice for retention and transfer, the constraints led approach to skill acquisition and what dose of training is required for learning to occur.
Physical education: What if we took away the pressure to be good at sports? is a piece on debating what PE should like as Norway will be implementing a new physical education curriculum in 2020.
- Fit and Healthy Childhood Report
- Why the key to cutting workload lies within PE.
- Learning – What is it, and how might we catalyse it?
- Major health benefits from strengthening and balance activity
- Physical activity holds key to improving student mental health
- 5 ways a better PE and sport provision can improve wellbeing
- Fundamentals of Posture and Balance
- Are cones the enemy? Deliberate vs Emergent solutions in Physical Education
- Student Feedback In Physical Education
- The long game
- Schools not ‘silver bullet’ to tackling childhood obesity
- Fitness: My New Terms of Engagement
- The Daily Mile is no magic bullet
- Children at risk of losing creative streaks without free play
- Tips on how to develop a fitness yoga routine for beginners
- How I Teach: Christina Polatajko
- How I Teach: Brandon Herwick
- Why should a primary school separate girls and boys for sports day?
- The Why, What, and How of Coaching Movement: Part 1
- The Why, What, and How of Coaching Movement: Part 2
- The Why, What, and How of Coaching Movement: Part 3
- “Tribe of Mentors” Questions
- Teaching Striking and Fielding Games in PE Using a Game Based Approach
- Effects on Play on Altering Player Numbers and Field Dimensions in Youth Australian Football
- Break Fast
- The Phone Game
Tech in PE
- 4 Awesome Apps for Gymnastics
- Use Forms To Run Your Extra Curricular SignUPS
- Making Anatomy 4D In #Physed Pt II
Research in PE
- ‘How does TGfU work?’: examining the relationship between learning design in TGfU and a nonlinear pedagogy
- Exploring Coaching Practice and Coaching Perspectives at a Football (soccer) Club
- Competitive Engineering Junior Football to Enhance Player, Parent and Coach Experiences
- Do high school sports build or reveal character? Bounding causal estimates of sports participation
PE Podcasts and Videos
- Interview with Len Zaichkowsky & Dan Peterson, The Playmaker’s Advantage
- Coaching better with Wade Gilbert
- When Should a Coach Abandon a Practice Activity and Try Something Else?
- Coaching to gold
- Physical Education with Dr. Robert Pangrazi
- From play to practice…from creativity to cod liver oil
- Strength and Conditioning in Schools
- Flipped Learning & Gamification in PE
- More than a PE teacher & Listening with your eyes… Part 1.
- Sport Diddy, Skill Acquisition & Nature vs Nurture
- The basics checklist
School and Youth Sport
- Putting competition, development and winning in its rightful place!
- Designer batsman: The making of Matt the Bat
- Five unscientific methods some sports coaches use
- Your child does not want to play! What do you do as a parent?
- The power of sport and play
- Field of Dreams
- Defining your coaching philosophy
- Shall I shout anything?
- Your child does not want to play! What do you do?
- How to Use Coaching Cues Most Effectively
- Relationship Above All
- What Playing Fortnite With My Kids Has Taught Me About Coaching.
- Can do, Can do, Can’t do, Can do
- Play on: how video games are changing the way we coach youth football
Other Articles of Interest
- Even a Little Exercise Might Make Us Happier
- Japan Football Sweeping the Sheds
- Aztec Virtue
- England Rugby and the art of coaching
- Britain needs to get fit. But warnings and advice alone aren’t enough
- What Gareth Southgate can teach us about leadership
- Sometimes You Have to Quit to Get Ahead
- A Lost Secret: How To Get Kids To Pay Attention
- What does running do to your brain?
- Everything is an experiment