“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,… Read More Top 5s of 2018 – PE, Youth Sport and Personal Development
Blogger of the Month Playing with Research in Health and Physical Education is a podcast from Risto Marttinen, Sara Flory and Dillon Landi which focuses on trying to make research more open and accessible to all stakeholders involved in PE and Health. The show notes of each podcast shares the research, they then invite the resreacher on the show to talk… Read More The PE Playbook – November 2018 Edition
The Equaliser My personal professional development focus this year is to try make my lessons more meaningful. Why? Partly because I believe the comfort and security the modern world provides us often strips meaning from movement and partly because negative experiences of movement at school can shape life style choices later on in life. To better… Read More The Equaliser 2
Blogger of the Month Andy Vasily is a PE Teacher and Pedagogical Coordinator who has been sharing his practice via his blog at PYP PE with Andy since 2010. This month has seen Andy at his most thoughtful; explaining how he plans to create moments of flow within lessons, how he checks the understanding of his… Read More The PE Playbook – October 2018 Edition
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%… Read More Is a ‘pedagogy of meaning’ the answer to negative experiences of PE?
Blogger of the Month Dr Sergio Lara is a Reader in Sport Coaching at Leeds Beckett University. He completed his Phd in Positive Youth Development and out of that work has set up the iCoachKids project which is looking to transform the experiences of youth sport through the way coaches are trained in the EU. The… Read More The PE Playbook – September 2018 Edition
Guiding Principles of Meaningful PE Movement has the potential to enrich human existence and Physical Education can be a site that contributes to this by creating meaningful experiences of movement. Meaningful experiences are those that hold ‘personal significance’ to the learner. PE Teachers who subscribe to the creation of meaningful experiences, are influenced not just… Read More Meaningful Experiences in PE: Guiding Principles
Blogger of the Month Balbinder Singh is a PE teacher of over 20 years who blogs at Reinventing the Game. The focus of most of his posts are on games based approaches to teaching sports and trying to answer the question ‘what is the most effective way of teaching a game?’ His recent series of posts… Read More The PE Playbook – August 2018 Edition
A ‘temporal landmark‘ is a way to navigate our lives. Certain important dates, such as a birthday, the New Year or an anniversary, are prominent and stand out from the ceaseless march of time. Daniel Pink in his book When describes them as ‘a chance to start again by relegating our old selves to the… Read More Be more fox.
Blogger of the Month Martin Bingisser is an athletics and throws coach who is the founder of Hmmr Media. His website Hmmr Media is a treasure trove of useful resources for the PE Teacher. Whether it is the articles from himself or other regular contributors on a range of topics such as Periodization & Planning, Sports Science, or Endurance. On… Read More The PE Playbook – July 2018 Edition