Dear Colleagues

  Today I sent an email to my faculty, overviewing my past few busy professional learning days. It occured to me that it was “long enough to be a blog post……” So here it is 🙂   Dear colleagues, ( *Blog note* I always have problems with a suitable salutation when I’m in a rush….) … Read more Dear Colleagues

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I love it when a semi hatched plan comes together

Ever since I started PE teaching I think I’ve tinkered with a way to make practical skills observation authentic and manageable. I always seemed to end up with reams of paper and time intensive teacher centered activity as the result. With the advent of mobile technology, I’d hoped that the solution would be closer, but … Read more I love it when a semi hatched plan comes together

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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 and participation of some sort. Writing lines, detention or even reporting (on paper) about what … Read more No uniform? Learning doesn’t stop.

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Dodgeball – threat or opportunity?

I was skimming through my Scoopit feed on Physical Education  when I happened upon an article about Dodgeball. I didn’t Scoopit, but instead tweeted the link, but with an invitation for #pegeeks to comment. My first thought after reading the article was that banning a game outright seemed to be pretty harsh. I thought the article relied … Read more Dodgeball – threat or opportunity?

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GoPro in PE

I have played around with a few gadgets in class over the years to try and mesh tech and the outcomes of my PE programs. I played around with cheap GPS data loggers and found they could be useful for analysing player movement in a game situation, just like the pros., for a fraction of … Read more GoPro in PE

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Reflections and crystal balling

This will be my last post for 2013, I think. With the school year finishing in under a week, I’ve been reflecting on what has happened in my classroom, with my faculty and with my online communities that I interact with. Looking Back… At school, I’ve struggled in a lot of ways. I struggled returning … Read more Reflections and crystal balling

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Marking and feedback in PE

I recently wondered about the sorts of thing PE teachers did when it came to marking and feedback as part of their day to day work. So, harnessing the the #pegeek tag and Google Forms, I created a survey for PE teachers worldwide to respond to. I then turned the data I received from the … Read more Marking and feedback in PE

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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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TweetPost #2 – multi function pedagogy

My TweetPost  tweet this time sent me off to an interesting article on…no…see if you can guess what it’s about. It was a “List” article. You know, where the author gives you a list of  ideas they think are useful. I normally give up reading these articles because they tend to be vapor (i.e mainly … Read more TweetPost #2 – multi function pedagogy

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Thoughts on 21st Century Physical education

In the job I’m currently working in, I’ve had plenty of information coming over my desk and through my screen on what modern education looks like, sounds like, feels like, smells like. Edu thinkers are not only calling for change, but many are stepping up and going about bringing that change into reality. My thoughts … Read more Thoughts on 21st Century Physical education

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