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Guest Post: Driving Innovation in Teaching & Learning in PE via @My_PE_EXAM

Driving Innovation in Teaching & Learning in PE     Three Top Tips from James Simms, Creator, myPEexam.org Giving all students the same experience during PE theory and expecting the same response from them is an unachievable outcome. However, moving away from the “teacher at the front of the room” model can be a daunting […]

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The Double Hot Cross Bun Theory

The Scenario Think about this scenario: – The curriculum changes, everybody in the school gets letters and due to changes your going to get made redundant as your job will disappear. What are your very thoughts? My first one was ‘how am I going to afford my house? What are your feelings? My initial feeling was anxiety/anger […]

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PE Challenge No. 8

Over 8 weeks, every weekend, I will offer you a challenge for the following week. These challenges will come from other teachers, researchers, academics and coaches and take on different formats. You can try one, try the ones you like, or try them all. The hope is that it will stimulate thought about your practice, […]

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Building Personal Responsibility in School Sport

  One of the most time consuming aspects of my job as a Director of Sport is dealing with parents, especially if the issues relate directly to their son. Within a normal week I probably have to deal with 4 to 5 issues relating to team selection for school sport. What takes up most of […]

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PE Challenge No. 2

Over the next 8 weeks, every weekend, I will offer you a challenge for the following week. These challenges will come from other teachers, researchers, academics and coaches and take on different formats. You can try one, try the ones you like, or try them all. The hope is that it will stimulate thought about […]

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How we learn – a change of approach to teaching academic PE

I have read a great deal in 2014, but no one book has had more impact on changing my teaching practice then ‘How we learn’ by Benedict Carey. Carey is a health and science writer, currently for the New York times, who has an interest in the burgeoning field of how we learn and how the […]

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Top Tips for AQA AS PE

Recently I experienced my first webinar. The focus of it was an introduction to AQA AS Level Physical Education. Being the first time I have taught this examining board and spec I required a little extra information. Apologies if this teaching your grandmother to suck eggs but here are my top things that I found out: […]

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Common practice of successful departments

Common practice of successful departments: There are 4 exceptional departments in my school, and by exceptional I’m referring to exam results. Year on year with different cohorts they exceed expectations and deliver what can only be described as outstanding results and value added. Over the course of the last 2 weeks I have spoken to the HoD’s […]

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Examination PE: What I learnt today from a Maths Teacher

The last time I taught A-Level PE was two years ago. It went pretty poorly and for the first time in over a decade I had students who didn’t meet their target grades or better. At the time in my write up to the Headmaster I found every excuse under the sun, other than my […]