Blogger of the Month
If you are a PE Teacher who wishes to attend to the creation of meaningful experiences in PE then you must follow the work of LAMPE on twitter and on their meaningfulPE blog . A group of PE researchers whose work relies heavily on the philosophy of Scott Kretchmar to make sense of meaningful experiences. They typically involve fun, social interaction, challenge, motor competence and delight. LAMPE have tried to build an evidence base for this philosophy by reviewing the academic literature which has personal relevance added to the criteria. A very good overview to the framework can be found in a recent Playing with research in health and PE podcast episode with Stephaine Beni and Tim Fletcher. They provide further examples of how to go about practically apply the meaningful experiences framework in Pedagogical Case Studies and their recent blog post Preliminary Principles of Meaningful Physical Education in Schools.
Top 10 Articles of the Month
I’ve always heard you should train how you play… by Alex Lascu is whether the pithy saying by coaching is ultimately about control, effort levels and accountability or making training more playful and representative of the game and allow freedom and exploration?
What Strength Coaches Should Know About Physical Education by Jeremy Frisch explains PE, LTAD, Youth S&C – what it is, what it isn’t and what coaches and parents need to know.
Think before you cut… Are physical education and the arts the glue that holds the school together? is research by Shirley Gray and colleagues is a summary of recent research about a wide curriculum can contribute to children’s positive engagement to school.
An Open Letter to the Out of Control Sports Parent Sitting Next to Me in the Stands is an open letter was written by a mother who has grown frustrated and disgruntled with the current state of youth sports and published on Changing the Game Project
Exploring athlete centred coaching. by Paul Kinnerk explores the concept of being “athlete centred” in team sports coaching and provides examples of strategies being applied in a Gaelic games context.
What is the RAMP warm-up? is a piece detailing Ian Jeffrey’s thoughts on the warm-up and how it should be approached.
Relationships, not training overload, main reason children quit competitive swimming puts forward the point with not just swimming, that when improvement ceases, we might need other reasons to keep participation such as positive social interactions.
Keeping Our Playgrounds Alive is a podcast where Andy Vasily is interviewing Scott Kretchmar about his thoughts on movement, physical activity and PE – “The bottom line is if the performer wants to move into the kingdom they have to feel.”
Schools love the idea of a growth mindset, but does it work? is an article by Carl Hendrick written for Aeon questioning how Growth Mindset has been used in the classroom and suggesting it might be better as a philosophy that guides our values and beliefs rather than something to practically apply.
- Responding to students’ engagement with LAMPE using reflection on- and in-action
- 9 Tips for Making Fitness Fun, Educational, and Meaningful
- The PE conundrum
- 31st ACHPER International Conference 2019 Presentations & Handouts
- 8 Tips to Leading Parent Teacher Conferences
- Benefits of Exercise in Relation to Mental Health
- Next Steps for Meaningful Physical Education Practice and Research
- 5 Ways to raise participation in PE
- Starting School at 10am – Why Sleep is Essential for Wellbeing
- Hating Physical Education
- Social and Emotional Skills: What to Expect at Different Ages
- Invest in arts and PE to boost attainment and engagement
- Active Lives Children and Young People Survey
- How the World Works (Forces)
- How to Do The Chicken Dance in PE Class
- 10 Games – 2 “Must-Have” Pieces of Equipment for PE
- Four Great Activity Resources
- Basketball Dribbling Cues Assessment in PE Class
- Finding Ways to Have More Agency in the Movement Composition. Part 1
- Encouraging Movement in PE through Parkour
- Cricket Lesson Plan – Pull Shot
- If it ain’t broken, why break it? Breaking down skills in Physical Education (PE)
- Embracing Failure
- Proposal for Scheduling – a call for research, experience and questions…
- PE Proposal #2
- Exploring the relationship between Health Education and Physical Education
- Kids who spend excess time on phones at risk of hip fractures in 40s
- Even light physical activity has health benefits – new research
Research in PE
- Associations of object control motor skill proficiency, game play competence, physical activity and cardiorespiratory fitness among primary school children
- C. H. McCloy Lecture: Symbols, Conventions, Games, Eleanor Metheny, and the Evolution of Human Intelligence
- Transformative pedagogy in teacher education: Lessons from PE teacher educators
- Taking the Next Step: Ways Forward for Coaching Science
- Homo Forte: A Philosophical Tribute to Muscle
- Antecedents of Physical Literacy: George Herbert Mead and the Genesis of the Self in Play and Games
- Game Play: What Does It Mean for Pedagogy to Think Like a Game Developer?
- Can Gee’s good (digital) game design features inform game-based sport coaching?
- Game Design Fundamentals and Sport Coaching
- Learning to Play Soccer: Lessons on Meta-cognition from Video Game Design
- Cooperative Learning and the Affective Domain
- Combining the Skill Themes Approach with Teaching Personal and Social Responsibility to Teach Social and Emotional Learning in Elementary Physical Education
- Meaningfulness in Physical Education: A Description of High School Students’ Conceptions
- Using a Fishing Sport Education Season to Promote Outside Engagement
- Developing metacognitive behaviour in physical education classes: the use of task-pertinent learning strategies
PE Podcasts and Videos
- Victoria Randall | The Primary PE and Sport Premium Report
- Q&A: What advice do you have for half-time talks?
- Should I give my players equal playing time?
- 7 Tips for Successfully Coaching Teenagers
- Become Friends with Your Rivals
- Podagogy- Knowledge with professor David C Geary
- How I climbed a 3,000-foot vertical cliff — without ropes by Alex Honnold
- Everything is Meaningless: The Book of Ecclesiastes
School and Youth Sport
- Is learning to lose as important as winning?
- ‘Joysticking’ Is Killing Youth Sports
- Relationships, not training overload, main reason children quit competitive swimming
- Toughen up snowflake! Sports coaches can be emotionally abusive – here’s how to recognise it
- Free the Kids – Let Them Play
- How can you help motivate your children when it comes to their sport?
- 10 Awesome Analogies That Will Make You a Better Athletics Coach
- Developing Team Dynamics
- Developing Skill Part 1. Being Skilful
- You are a parent – not a caddie!
- What is the Best?
- Trying to get it right
- Regular school sport should be a right not a privilege
- Why ‘no-cut sports programs’ can benefit students and schools
Other Articles of Interest
- Do hold your breath: on the benefits of conscious breathing
- The Fundamentals of Leadership Still Haven’t Changed
- The Well-Meaning Bad Ideas Spoiling a Generation
- The Psychological Benefits of Writing Regularly
- The Danger of Early Positional Specialisation
- How Much Leisure Time Do the Happiest People Have?
- Getting Better Teaching
- The Feedback Fallacy
- How I accepted I’m an introvert – and learned to refuse invitations without guilt
- The REAL Reason You’re SMART, But Not RICH: The Kardashian Success Secret
- Of Scuba Diving, Workflow, & Cynefin
- Why Lifting Weights Can Be So Potent for Aging Well
- How your office job is affecting your metabolism
- Michael Gervais recommends the best books on High Performance Psychology
- How Parents Are Robbing Their Children of Adulthood