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  • feedback,  peer coaching,  Professional Development,  Teacher Reflection,  Twitter,  Voxer

    Um, a little help please….Super social media team to the rescue!

    Initial sharing on Twitter and Voxer of the issue I was facing in my G6 Soccer/ Football/ Invasion class.     Last week after a stellar Shape Boston conference week, I had a problem.  I had changed to looking at Invasion with one of my G6 classes and specifically a soccer focus lesson.  This amazing group of students had really been working hard with focus on Empathy and Integrity and I couldn’t believe it when a group of boys playing a specific Teaching Games for Understanding style game blew out with some physical pushing and then shouting between several of the boys. We had made our lesson objectives explicit –…

  • feedback,  Professional Development,  Teacher Reflection,  Uncategorized

    Checklists, Rubrics and more…. How might this look for a PE teacher?

    It has been a very unsettling year for me so far.  I have come from a place of feeling very secure in my own understanding of Physical Education and the Middle Year’s Program (MYP) with a evolution from teacher to presenter in this field.  I enjoy knowing that I have worked hard and tried a lot of new pedagogical model ideas out in my quest to really hone in on how students learn tactically in game play as well as delve more deeply into the social and emotional learning that we must be mindful of in our performance environment.   The focus should and always is about student learning in…

  • APPEC,  feedback,  Professional Development,  Research,  Teacher Reflection

    Mind the Gap – an analysis of where some things stand

    Mind the Gap by Pablofalv CC BY NC SA “Mind the Gap please.” When I lived in England and travelled on the underground train system, this recorded message came at each station – a warning that the train didn’t always meet the platform and to Mind the Gap as you stepped off the train or on to the train and to not fall or drop your bag through the gap created between the train and platform.  This ‘Gap’ is a reoccurring theme of the last few months as I am trying to work out  how best to analyse What is causing the student learning gaps and to determine How best to deal…

  • APPEC,  feedback,  Google,  Professional Development,  TGfU

    APPEC16 – links and resources

    This weekend I am grateful to APPEC for allowing me to come and present at their annual conference hosted by Hong Kong International School (HKIS).  There are hundreds of PE teachers, Outdoor Educationalists, some researchers, students and vendors – all here to unite about growing our professional practice around Student learning.  You can get on social media and look for #APPEC16 to join in the fun. When I present, I am conscious that I want to engage people in the thinking and the physical experiences as well as have time to ask questions and clarify ideas and to take things away for discussion or implementation when they get back to…

  • feedback,  Goal setting,  peer coaching,  Professional Development,  Teacher Reflection,  TGfU

    Professional Learning + Video – Part 3

    Special Report by Brian Rinker CC BY This academic year one of the Middle School Professional Learning aspects is to have a video taken of you (me) teaching a class.  It is any class you choose (so bias expected!) and then I need to nominate a special soul to come and chat with me about a series of things that I can nominate.  I of course will have watched the video and prepared my observations and data for my learning partner.  This is something I am hoping to do in the next few months and I am wondering if I could ask one person from my school but also invite…

  • Concept based learning,  feedback,  Health,  MYP,  pegeeks,  Research,  Teacher Reflection,  Technology in PE

    Training – Running and Fitness

    This week I have caught up on Jarrod Robinson’s (aka The PE Geek) podcasts and it has been a little while so I had many episodes to choose from as I have picked up my training this last 10 days so more time to listen to ideas and see what appeals in my current thinking and planning of units.  If you don’t listen to the podcasts, think about adding them as a resource of about 20mins/ fortnight to your calendar. I am in the midst of cramming my brain full of Training Principles and ideas for my Grade 10 unit.  I want to have them leaving the unit considering How…

  • feedback,  Professional Development,  Teacher Reflection

    Sharing our Failures

    IMG_0873 by Taylorbri CC BY Last week on Twitter, I had a conversation over a few hours with @IMsporticus, Dean Dudley, Doug Gleddie, Andy Vasily, Dr Ash Casey, MrsLieke, TimFletcher12 and Mark Williams came in at the end.  Phew! The central take-aways of our conversation for me was the interest in how we should not continually high-fiving ourselves or using social media for this platform, but about how we can use our PLNs for a much richer conversation that involves feedback and critique of our work as #physed teachers and learners of our craft. There is a lot of information on twitter and the original people who put the hashtags up for…