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Getting it Wrong

This week I was asked by the coach of the U15 School Rugby Team to come and work with his forward pack, specifically on improving their realignment and support lines in open play from the breakdown. I planned for a small sided games approach, 8 v 8, with constraints on the playing environment that would […]

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Academic PE Curriculum PE School Sport Teaching and Learning

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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Curriculum PE School Sport Teaching and Learning

PE Challenge No. 7

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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Curriculum PE Professional Development Teaching and Learning

PE Challenge No. 4

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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Professional Development Teaching and Learning

TLC – Verbal Feedback (3)

This year I’m focusing on improving peer verbal feedback within my classroom. You can read my back ground reading and preparation here and here. I believe being able to verbalise performance is key to improving Physical Education. Movement and talking about movement go hand in hand. Teacher verbal feedback is hugely important to help students progress […]

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Curriculum PE

Finding Praise in PE

In a recent post I wrote about the Sutton Trust and Praise, specifically in PE. It was a long, rambling windy post where I finally got to my own practice at the bottom. This was what I thought: 1. Task associated Praise – (link my praise to the key teaching points of the task). Well done […]

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Curriculum PE Teaching and Learning

In search of Praise in PE

My observations of praise within PE Over the course of the last 11 years I have mentored trainee PE teachers from a variety of different ITT providers. One of the things I always hear from them when observing is their constant verbal praise: ‘That was brilliant Melissa!’ ‘Great work Tommy!’ ‘That was amazing James!’ It’s […]

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Teaching and Learning

TLC – Verbal Feedback (2)

This year I have joined a TLC at school with a focus on Verbal Feedback. In my last post I talked about where my reading and thoughts about verbal feedback were leading me. More than anything in PE, the ability to be critically reflective is one that is going to help improve performance. Whilst I’m […]

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Curriculum PE

A models based approach to PE: Sport Education

Using Sport Education to develop Leadership and Management Sport Education is an alternative model of delivering Physical Education, which was created by Daryl Sidentop in 1984. The traditional model of delivering Physical Education is through practice of a skill, progression of the skill and then game related practice focusing on the skill. What Sport Education tries […]