Uplink – Mystery Bag Challenge

Today I gave two students in my Year 10 Physical Activity and Sport Studies elective class the Mystery Bag Challenge. In the bag was a collection of balls (soft throwing balls, aero tennis balls, and AFL ball and a Handball), Continue reading Uplink – Mystery Bag Challenge

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Cavete ergo discipulus – let the Professional learner beware

I have been watching PE Twitter recently with the jaundiced eye of a seven year user. (I don’t want this to become a “back in the day” rant, so I promise to watch my step). I still find enough joy Continue reading Cavete ergo discipulus – let the Professional learner beware

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How resilient ARE you and your faculty?

I’ve had a interesting week. A proposed change in whole school focus, hosting a TeachMeet, taking a group of Year 10 students on a camp and managing a whole school voice survey. An extraordinary week, actually, and I still had Continue reading How resilient ARE you and your faculty?

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All in a days work – Games and the Bee Gees

I enjoyed my work today. I had two lessons where I did something a little bit unconventional and the kids and I had fun. I even had a few “thank you sir” as students left the room. I ended the Continue reading All in a days work – Games and the Bee Gees

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No uniform? Learning doesn’t stop.

One of the perennial questions that often get asked, whether it’s in Twitter chats or in staff-rooms, is what do you do with students that don’t get changed? Personally, I reckon the whole point of a PE lesson is movement Continue reading No uniform? Learning doesn’t stop.

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What’s in my tool kit? (2016 edition)

Wow – two posts in less than a week! I want to go back to the original purpose of this space – to share what I do, and the tools that I use to hopefully make my teaching engaging and Continue reading What’s in my tool kit? (2016 edition)

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Who owns a PLN?

Failed at the first hurdle! In my last post I said I was going to commit to a more regular contribution in this space. A combination of being time poor and an increasing reluctance to bother has meant that hasn’t Continue reading Who owns a PLN?

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“Tomorrow gets me higher”

I’m making an effort to blog more often. In fact, my aim this year is to set a goal of one post per month and just reflect on what I’ve experienced in the job, rather than just lobbing something out Continue reading “Tomorrow gets me higher”

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21st Century skills – no tech in sight. Just rope and imagination.

I was reflecting this afternoon on the hackneyed term “21st Century Skills/Learning”, after having had an awesome time with my 9 PASS (Physical Activity and Sport Studies) elective class. I worked with someĀ 21st Century Learners and it blew me away. Continue reading 21st Century skills – no tech in sight. Just rope and imagination.

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Fail Faster. It’s difficult, but necessary.

I’m working on a local regional project called Cloud School. The idea is that we offer on-line courses for kids that may want extension help in some subjects (Maths and Chemistry) or a chance to some interest based learning (Visual Continue reading Fail Faster. It’s difficult, but necessary.

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