As a novice teacher of PE and coach of youth sport I wanted to add value to the children I interacted with on a daily basis. I intently observed the more experienced teachers around me. I worked hard at imitating them and their behaviours. Over time I got better and better until I thought I… Read More The Gift
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… Read More The PE Playbook – June 2018 Edition
The art of teaching, at its very core, is constant decision making and problem-solving in a dynamic environment to assist the individual or the collective to flourish. As a secondary school teacher of PE I believe I am faced with two key puzzles to solve. The first key puzzle is how can I ensure I… Read More Affective Thinking: How can movement influence our feelings?
Blogger of the Month Not a blog but a podcast. The Teacher in Classroom 21 is a new podcast by James, Marta and Mike, the crew behind the EverLearner and MyPEExam. The focus of the podcast is on what a modern world classroom looks like, with guests invited on to share their opinions and to… Read More The PE Playbook – May 2018 Edition
‘Going through the Gears‘ is a shared mental model that can help pupils to make decisions, communicate those decisions with each other, then reflect on the effectiveness of those decisions. The idea is that team (and individuals) performance improves if team members have a shared understanding of the task that is to be performed and of… Read More Going through the Gears
Blogger of the Month This month it is my old friend Nick Hill who blogs at Nick Hill Coaching. Nick is a seasoned teacher of physical education and youth sports coach who has sought out a variety of different experiences from England to Chile and back again to better his practice. Even after all this, he… Read More The PE Playbook – April 2018 Edition
My very first lesson as a qualified teacher was also nearly my very last. I was teaching Olympic Gymnastics to 34 Year 11 boys; rings, pommels, parallel bars, vaulting and floor work. Thankfully I had the chance to tweak my lesson as I had the opportunity to watch Noel, a very experienced member of the… Read More Opening the door to more.
Blogger of the Month Not a blog, but a vlog. Aaron Beighle is a faculty member in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion at the University of Kentucky, who specialises in physical education and physical activity for youth.He has recently set up Youtube channel called #JustthinkinPE, where he shares some thoughts about PE and PA. Thoughts on… Read More The PE Playbook – March 2018 Edition
Each one of us who joins #Physed Twitter is in search of something. For one it may be resources, for another, it is new ideas. Some come seeking a community of practice they don’t have in their own school. Others are not sure what they are seeking for so tend to lurk, waiting in hope, that… Read More The Joy of Kretchmar
Blogger of the Month Shane Pill is an Associate Professor of PE at Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia who blogs at Learning Through Sport – Play With Purpose. Over the recent weeks, Shane has been blogging regularly about different teaching styles and models. The Sport Education model, humanistic approaches to PE, Mosston’s Spectrum of Teaching Styles, Games… Read More The PE Playbook – February 2018 Edition