Blogger of the Month
Martin Bingisser at Hmmr Media joins a small group who have been blogger of the month more than once.* This month on his website the theme has been ‘The Young Athlete‘ and the content he has shared has been first class, whether discussing Physical education with Greg Thompson, demonstrating how to use games in training, providing an excellent overview of the research on why talented youngsters rarely make it to the top or exploring the ideas of specialist and generalist in David Epstein’s new book Range. There is a lot more content and I highly recommend PE Teachers take the time to listen to the informative podcasts, read the practical blog posts and watch the videos Martin has collected this month (and every month).
Top 10 Articles of the Month
Beyond Learning? by John Stoszkowski asks us to go beyond an either/or approach to selecting and applying methods by developing an awareness of when, where, how and why different coaching approaches might be most appropriate in different situations and contexts.
Play Involves Risk by Todd Hargrove is an excerpt from his new book – Playing with movement – about how we need to help children learn to manage risk through movement, not deprive them of any risk at all.
This Is What You Need To Know About External Coaching Cues by Darren Wensor is a very practical guide in using external cues in youth athletics.
Top down, Bottom up, It depends…..Lesson design in Physical Education (PE) by Balbinder Singh is a highly reflective piece about the term ‘it depends’ within physical education.
Does Norway Have the Answer to Excess in Youth Sports? and Are Youth Sports Too Competitive? are two New York Times opinion pieces about the current culture in youth sport and whether it is best for the outcomes we want children to get from their experience of it.
How to Create a Warm-Up Inspired by Physical Education is by Jeremy Frisch and full of excellent practical advice, ideas and videos on how to improve warm-ups for youth athletes.
- Physical Activity, Motivation and Adolescence
- Nepal April 2019
- Do you need an end goal to be physically active?
- Practice Architectures
- Physical Literacy
- Is participation more important than competition?
- Physical Literacy and Flourishing
- Being a girl in PE
- Mind the Gap – Bridging Research and Professional Practice
- What distinguishes Physical Literacy from Physical Education?
- The breadth and depth of physical opportunities
- Lord O’Donnell warns of ‘ticking time bomb’ for physical education in Britain
- Psychological Characteristics of Developing Excellence (PCDEs)
- The ability to adapt
- No device time, what does it mean for us, adults?
- What Counts as Play?
- Primary schools urged not to waste £320million physical education funding opportunity
- Children have a right to play
- Let them play! Kids need freedom from play restrictions to develop
- Sport England calls for primary school teachers to get training in PE amid postcode lottery concerns
- Tackling Mental Health With PE
- The Gap
- Professional Growth 2018-19 Part 3 – Challenge in PE
- Summer Reading (2019)
- ME in PE
- The 10,000-hour rule for sporting success is a myth. Science shows it, so let kids dabble
- When Is It Safe for Children to Start Strength Training?
- 8 Reasons Kids Should Lift Weights
Tech in PE
- How team sports can protect pupil mental health
- Children should not stop playing sport in run up to exams as it has no impact on results, study suggests
- Sport and exercise are ‘essential’ for successful exam leave
- Learn to learn: why exercise is crucial to learning
- School break times ‘cut short to cram in more lessons’
- Beat your exam stress by running for success
- Leaving Certificate PE is a whole new ball game
Research in PE
- Understanding learners’ sense making of movement learning in PE
- Physiotherapy as bricolage: Theorizing expert practice
- Development is not the same as ageing: the relevance of puberty to health of adolescents
- Learning to Play: A “Hedgehog Concept” for Physical Education
- Sisyphus, crisis discourse, and the theory-practice gap in PE: a polemic
- If Theory and Practice Were the Same, Then What?
- Decreasing experiences of home range, outdoor spaces, activities and companions: changes across three generations in Sheffield in north England.
- Students’ views on the purpose of physical education in upper secondary school. Physical education as a break in everyday school life – learning or just fun?
- We have to live in the future
PE Podcasts and Videos
- How can I help my players with emotional control?
- Podcast & Chill IV
- “Providing handrails not handcuffs” – a conversation with Olly Logan
- A Tribute to the 2019 SSHRC Storytellers
- Meaningful PE with Doug Gleddie
- Keep your eye on the ball (or don’t…it’s up to you) – a conversation with Ben Franks
- Magic Academy Podcasts with Amy Price on the Digital Video Games Approach
- Physical Education with Greg Thompson
- Range (with David Epstein)
School and Youth Sport
- The Teesra Turns Tutor — All Stars Cricket Activator training
- How To Motivate Kids To Try Difficult Tasks
- A short term win, for a long term loss, isn’t really a win at all
- Toni Minichiello delivers candid insight and a ton of fun
- Don’t Steal the Reps from Your Athletes
- Professional Guidelines for Coaches with Today’s Digital Influence
- How Can Kids Get Good At Sports Without Burning Out?
- Did you coach them that?
- How can we use role models to help inspire our sporting children?
- Not My First Rodeo
- Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World
- From Control to Trust
- How To Use The Power Of Language In Coaching
- A Coach’s Words Can Change a Life
- Fortnite is not sport’s enemy — outdated coaching is
- Why talented youngsters rarely make it to the top
Other Articles of Interest
- What Kind of Exercise is Healthiest?
- Walking therapy: why it’s good to talk in the great outdoors
- Opening up school sports facilities would give every child a healthy summer
- Why You Should Start Binge-Reading Right Now
- How to make collaborative learning worthwhile
- Against Cheerfulness
- Ten defusion techniques for unhooking your mind
- How the dualism of Descartes ruined our mental health
- Summer Reading 2019: Philosophy | Five Books Expert Recommendations
- Happiness doesn’t follow success: it’s the other way round
- Remember the ‘10,000 Hours’ Rule for Success? Forget About It