From No Spoons, to ladles, and in between

I’ve been prompted to revisit the original post “No Spoons” and give an appraisal of where it got our class. I can honestly say it’s been a difficult 9 months (there could be an extended metaphor on pregnancy in this, maybe), but in reflecting on the experience I have some good leads on where to … Read more From No Spoons, to ladles, and in between

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Looking Forward, looking back

I haven’t written much lately – I’ve honestly been smashed off my feet being back at school after a time away at PLANE. I did write a couple of posts earlier in the year about some ideas that I’d used in my teaching – an Inquiry approach for my senior class (“No Spoons”) and a … Read more Looking Forward, looking back

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No spoons

The story so far… I returned to school this year after about 18 months working in an office helping to build PLANE – a cross sectoral professional learning community. I always intended to return – many thought I wouldn’t. But I always thought that to keep something like PLANE (or any sabbatical) real, it has … Read more No spoons

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DVR Glasses

I recently bought some DVR glasses from Kogan. I thought they might be an interesting experiment for a PE classroom. This test was with my son sitting in the front seat of our car, on the way to his school. I noticed the .avi video quality was much better viewed straight form the memory card. Uploaded to YouTube, it seemed to … Read more DVR Glasses

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What is Physical Education pedagogy?

I came home tonight to find the latest edition of Active Education (AE) magazine waiting for me. Active Education has stories on Physical Education, Outdoor Education, Coaching and nutrition for those involved in health and physical activity. It is locally produced and promotes mainly Australian venues and products but the articles have an international application. … Read more What is Physical Education pedagogy?

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