Blogger of the Month
Peter Pricket is a football coach who blogs at Always Football and as it says on his blog whether he is thinking, writing or coaching it is always about football. He sums up his approach to coaching football in a Talent Equation podcast –“I want to make myself unnecessary“. Peter is currently studying for a Masters at St. Mary’s University and I’m really enjoying how his reading and research is influencing his thinking and practice. In Telling Tales he explains how he aligns his pedagogy to the socio-cultural context, children’s capabilities and the learning intentions, something we should always be looking to do. It is clear he is also pushing his range of pedagogies, exploring whether good digital video games design can inform game based sports coaching in his excellent blog post Space Age Whizz Kids. It is always of interest to read someone else’s thoughts who is practiced focused but wants that to be evidenced informed. Finally I can highly recommend his book Developing Skill: A Guide to 3v3 Soccer Coaching which has been passed around the PE department this term, supporting our after school coaching.
Top 10 Articles of the Month
The Emotions Toolbox: Emotional Self-Regulation In Physical Education is a very good resource by Joey Feith of The Physical Educator for those PE Teachers who might be interested in the Affective Domain and building emotional understanding and control within PE.
“PE is something to get through”: If it ain’t broke then why do so many kids not like it? continues Dr Ash Casey’s series into the nature and purpose of physical education, this time by reviewing Locke’s paper on secondary school physical education and whether it is broken and no longer fit for purpose.
The Leader who Listened is a My Fastest Mile piece by Mark Upton who challenges the mythical heroic leadership approach to one that listens to the expertise around them, is comfortable with discussion and dialogue and is able to invite others into the conversation.
Why it is important to understand mental health and the positive effect you can have as a coach is a Connected Coaches post by Steve O’Keefe who offers a good reminder that the positive impact you can have as a coach is not just a technical and physical one.
What is Non-Linear Pedagogy & the Constraints Led Approach?” is a podcast by Josh Faga interviewing Ben Franks, who does a great job in explaining NLP and CLA in a informative and accessible way. Show notes are also provided.
End in Mind is GB Hockey’s Talent Development Framework, and although hockey focused there is much there for PE Teachers and youth sport coaches of other sports to takeaway and reflect upon.
- Skill Acquisition and Learning: Are they the same thing?
- An Open Letter to Physical Education Teachers
- Space And Respect
- From the Heart – Keynote thoughts for PE Institute 2019
- Pre-mortem in Physical Education: How and Why You Should Try It!
- Reflecting On The Dimensions of Wellness
- “It’s behind you!”: Looking forwards as an alternative future for physical education
- Ethnic Minority Bodies in a White World
- Imitation is the highest form of flattery, until something better comes along
- Sports Minister Mims Davies calls for increase to school sport levels
- Take PE and sports premium cash off schools that misspend it, urges new report
- Physical education should be valued for its educational worth
- Working Group report from the All-Party Group for a Fit and Healthy Childhood
- How To Make Sprint Drills Really Fun For Kids
- Jump Rope Deli: Developing Performance Confidence In Physical Education
- Designing Meaningful Experiences Part 1: Unpacking
- 10 NOODLE Activities to Embolden Your Arsenal
- How To Make Hurdles Really Fun For Kids
- Every Lap Counts: A Simple Supplement to P.E. and Recess
- Giving and Receiving
- 8 More MASTER THE MINUTE Challenges
- An Athletics Throwing Game That Kids Will Love
- EMBRACE the STRIDES of MARCH – March Fitness Challenge
- Have You Ever Taught Throwing Using Shop Rags?
- Baseline assessment for the PE curriculum
- Quality PE at ISB – Define and Inquire
- When – the magic of Timing – thoughts for ISB scheduling
- The Science of Learning and Sport Teaching In Physical Education or Sport Coaching
- 5 ways to deal with ‘I forgot my PE kit’
- Physical Education. A history of violence
Tech in PE
Research in PE
- Interaction patterns of physical education teachers in a professional learning community
- Using a 360° camera & a VR headset for training decision making?
- ‘Measuring’ Physical Literacy and Related Constructs: A Systematic Review of Empirical Findings
- The ‘Physically Educated’ Person: Physical education in the philosophy of Reid, Peters and Aristotle
- Who is physically active? Cultural capital and sports participation from adolescence to middle age—a 38-year follow-up study
- ‘Warning: Physical Education can seriously harm your health!’ – but it all depends on your health perspective!
- Reconceptualizing Motivational Climate in Physical Education and Sport Coaching
- Re-engaging disengaged pupils in physical education: an appreciative inquiry perspective
- It’s All About the –ing
- Politics and Pleasure: The Philosophy of Physical Education Revisited
- Different analysis methods of Scottish and English child physical activity data explain majority of difference between national prevalence estimates.
- How Does a Movement Mean?
- A Developmental Perspective on the Role of Motor Skill Competence in Physical Activity: An Emergent Relationship
- An appreciative inquiry exploring game sense teaching in physical education
- Motor Competence & its Effect on Positive Trajectories of Health.
- Considerations Related to the Definition, Measurement and Analysis of Perceived Motor Competence
- Coaching Games: Comparisons & Contrasts
- Understanding physical (in-) activity: Effects of congruence between physical self-concept & motor competence
- Physical Literacy, Physical Activity and Health: Toward an Evidence-Informed Conceptual Model
- What effect on learning does increasing the proportion of curriculum time allocated to PE have?
- Perceived physical education ability and worth – an Australian case study
- A Rich Landscape of Affordances
PE Podcasts and Videos
- “I don’t think you can go wrong if you give the players the tools to do it for themselves” – a conversation with Anastacia Long
- Nikki Linsdell | Breaking down the barriers in Primary Gymnastics
- “Coaching is a mystery rather than a puzzle” – a conversation with Alex Twitchen
- Jorge Rodriguez | The Global PhysEd Umbrella
- Mark O’ Sullivan “Decision Making, Dualism, and Descartes
- The Dying Art of Conversation
- Tactical Games Model (TGfU)
- False Dichotomies and The Mythical Number Two
- Christian Miller on the Character Gap
School and Youth Sport
- The dreaded ‘playing time’ conversation
- Towards a Player-Environment Centred Approach- some theory and practice
- Is patience over-rated?
- Sideline Experiment – Academy v Grassroots Football
- How To Talk With Kids About Their Sports Performance
- Coaching is Teaching
- 7 Tips for Successfully Coaching Teenagers
- Whose game is it anyway?
- Training Must Be Sport Specific!
- The 3 biggest mistakes coaches make in Athletic Development
- From Decision Maker to Decision Facilitator
- Change It
- North Harbour kicks junior rep rugby to touch in shock move
Other Articles of Interest
- Discovering Ma
- Practicing Anti-Fragility
- Movement is a Symphony, not a Solo
- Smartphones in school: Ban, restrict or allow?
- Adventure playgrounds ‘too risky’ to insure
- The best thing you can do for your health: sleep well
- Screen time blamed for kids’ leap backwards in jumping and movement skills
- An expert on human blind spots gives advice on how to think
- Health Check: do we really need to take 10,000 steps a day?
- How can a distracted generation learn anything?
- Critical Thinking – Why Is It So Hard to Teach?
- Cognitive Journaling: A Systematic Method to Overcome Negative Beliefs
- Tools for thinking: Isaiah Berlin’s two concepts of freedom
- The Good-Enough Life
- The Distrust of Intellectual Authority
- Romanian Philosopher Emil Cioran on the Courage to Disillusion Yourself