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Drowning in the Shallow 2019-in-review

10 most read posts of 2019 10 most read posts written in 2019 4 domains of learning in Physical Education (written in 2015) Physical Education is a contested subject and will always remain to be so. Should we PE Teachers focus on the physical, or should we focus on the education? A Twitter survey of PE […]

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Drowning in the Shallow 2018-in-review

The 10 Most Read Posts of 2018 1. 4 domains of learning in Physical Education (written in 2015) Physical Education is a contested subject and will always remain to be so. Should we PE Teachers focus on the physical, or should we focus on the education? A Twitter survey of PE Teachers on what makes a good student of […]

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Top 5s of 2018 – PE, Youth Sport and Personal Development

  “Our failure to give teachers the support they need to thrive in the classroom has a predictable consequence: they leave it. The brutal asymmetry between the presses we place on our teachers and the support we give them has led to an epidemic of burnout in the classroom and an exodus from the profession, […]

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Personal Reflection Review

Is a ‘pedagogy of meaning’ the answer to negative experiences of PE?

A child’s experiences of physical education in the present may influence their movement behaviours in the future. In 2014 the University of Birmingham started the BIG PE Conversation looking at young adults experience of PE and how it impacted on their decision making when it came to physical activity. 1800 people’s responses found that 37% […]

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Top 5s of 2017 – PE, Youth Sport and Personal Development

Life is ultimately absurd, but at the end of 2017, I have managed to find some professional and personal peace. A clear purpose and meaning in both, not in the global sense but a more local and individualised one is able to overcome where the absurd may lead. The betterment of myself for the betterment of […]

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Drowning in the Shallow 2017-in-review

The 10 Most Read Posts of 2017 1. 4 domains of learning in Physical Education (written in 2015) Physical Education is a contested subject and will always remain to be so. Should we PE Teachers focus on the physical, or should we focus on the education? A Twitter survey of PE Teachers on what makes a good student of […]

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Drowning in the Shallow 2016-in-review

Before we dive into the list for 2016, I’ll point out that you are welcome to browse the Most Read Posts of 2014 and 2015 as well. The 10 Most Read Posts of 2016 1. 4 domains of learning in Physical Education Written last year, this post looks at the responses from other teachers on what makes a good […]

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Top 5s of 2016 – PE, Youth Sport and Education

2016 has been a tough year professionally for me. However I am grateful to my department not just making it bearable, but enjoyable, meaningful and purposeful. An ‘esprit de corps‘ has developed turning us into a close team, who constantly supports each other well beyond what the job entails. For this I am grateful, however […]

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Curriculum PE Review

TGfU Takeaways #3

Between Monday 25th July and Wednesday 27th July 2016 I attended the Teaching Games for Understanding Conference in Cologne, Germany. This is the third in a series of posts that forms a collection of the knowledge shared by the presenters along with some of my own personal thoughts and questions. The first post, TGfU Takeaways #1, looked at the philosophy that […]

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TGfU Takeaways #2

Between Monday 25th July and Wednesday 27th July 2016 I attended the Teaching Games for Understanding Conference in Cologne, Germany. This is the second in a series of posts that will form a collection of the knowledge shared by the presenters along with some of my own personal thoughts and questions. The first post, TGfU Takeaways #1, looked at the […]