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The Joy of Kretchmar

Each one of us who joins #Physed Twitter is in search of something. For one it may be resources, forĀ another, it is new ideas. Some come seeking a community of practice they don’t have in their own school. Others are not sure what they are seeking for so tend to lurk, waiting in hope, that […]

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Frames

Recently I sat around a table with my old school friends discussing how rugby had and continues to enrich our lives. We exchanged opinions on a wide range of ideas that included building confidence, joyful memories, a sense of belonging, cultural capital that provided further opportunities, self-identity and preparing us to deal with the realities […]

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Guest Post: Reimagining Physical Education by @jeffjgiles

What is the purpose of Physical Education? What competencies should a student that has journeyed through Physical Education possess? How do you cater for the variety of individuals that are present in your Physical Education class? I believe that one of the primary functions of Physical Education is to develop the students attitude and skills […]

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Purposeful PE

The goalĀ of this post is to state my current thinking with regards to Purposeful Physical Education. It is not meant to persuade you, the reader, that this is the ‘correct way’ or the ‘only way’ to approach Physical Education. It is a post to help clarify my thoughts. To see if my actions, judgements and […]

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Good Ideas (in PE)

I have just finished reading Good Ideas by Michael Rosen who is a writer, poet, educational agitator, broadcaster and former Children’s Laureate. It is a delightful cocktail of a book, which is one part autobiographical and one part manual for developing curiosity in children. Through exploration of his childhood memories and his interactions with his children, he offers […]