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Curriculum PE

The path to expertise

Last year I wrote a post regarding the development of expertise in teaching PE. I made the case that to become better PE teachers we needed to become more like a fox. Why? Hedgehogs view the world through the lens of a single defining idea; and foxes, draw on a wide variety of experiences and […]

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PE Play Book

The PE Playbook – April 2019 Edition

Blogger of the Month Jorge Rodriguez teaches primary school PE in Saudi Arabia and is the host of The Global PhysEd Voxcast, a podcast where he talks to educators from around the world and tries to learn from their unique experiences and perspective. Jorge consistently gets some great people on to interview about great topics such […]

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Curriculum PE

Game Sense as Explicit Guided Discovery

James Gee, in his excellent book Good Video Games and Good Learning, believes there are two divides in video games and learning: *The First Divide:* On one hand there is break everything down into bits and pieces each bit in its proper sequence (drill and practice theory). On the other hand there is practice the […]

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Curriculum PE

Advocating for Meaningful Experiences in PE

  The mystery Every day PE Teachers are trying to help children to move, with the aim of them becoming adults that move, but there is a mystery for us to solve. Habitual daily movement clearly has a positive correlation with a large number of beneficial outcomes that we would all want to have in […]

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PE Play Book

The PE Playbook – March 2019 Edition

Blogger of the Month If you are a PE Teacher who wishes to attend to the creation of meaningful experiences in PE then you must follow the work of LAMPE on twitter and on their meaningfulPE blog . A group of PE researchers whose work relies heavily on the philosophy of Scott Kretchmar to make sense […]

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School Sport

Some thoughts on school sport…

  Context The context between each school that tries to provide school sport will always different. The gap in provision between the biggest and well resourced independent school whose sports budget runs into the millions to the smallest and underfunded state school who relies on the good will of volunteers is often vast. However, no matter […]

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PE Play Book

The PE Playbook – February 2019 Edition

  Blogger of the Month Peter Pricket is a football coach who blogs at Always Football and as it says on his blog whether he is thinking, writing or coaching it is always about football. He sums up his approach to coaching football in a Talent Equation podcast –“I want to make myself unnecessary“. Peter is currently […]

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Curriculum PE Opinion

Physical Education: The Antidote or the Poison?

PE is in a state of crisis or so social critical theorists would have us believe. David Kirk believes that physical education is in crisis because the ‘dominant practice of physical education as ‘sport-techniques’ is resistant to change’. Andrew Hawkins believes that ‘philosophical dispositions and societal trends are conspiring to rob our profession of its […]

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PE Play Book

The PE Playbook – January 2019 Edition

  Blogger of the Month Rob Gray is an experimental psychologist and sports scientist at Arizona State University who hosts the excellent Action and Perception Podcast. His key focus is around improving performing and speeding up skill acquisition, two things that PE teachers and school sports coaches should be very interested in. Recent podcasts that have application […]

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Personal Reflection

The ambushers

Real vs Ideal Self.. Life Dance! Image by Manolis Stratakis “Let your mind become a lens, thanks to the converging rays of attention; let your soul be all intent on whatever it is that is established in your mind as dominant, wholly absorbing idea.” Antonin-Dalmace Sertillanges Every day I strive to close the gap between […]