Leadership

  • APPEC,  Leadership,  Meaningful PE,  Professional Development,  Teacher Reflection

    Legacy

    ” I’m Just a PE Teacher” How many of you have been in a situation where you have defended yourself with this statement. At PHASE-AP recently, Carlos Galvez and I hosted a conversation with a room full of people talking about how we can add-on to what we do to advocate for PE at various levels. We shared the common feelings that PE teachers have – feeling marginalised, left out of ‘core’ teacher conversations, left in the Gym, far away from the epi-centre of the school and staffrooms, not valued or understood by parents, administrators and other teachers. Pushed into coaching roles and not given the time to teach. Left…

  • Concept based learning,  Criteria,  Goal setting,  Leadership,  MYP,  Teacher Reflection,  TGfU

    Thoughtful Strategy can lead to Success.

    Eyes on the Prize by Alan CC BY NC SA Thoughtful strategy can lead to success. In PE our team has been working hard to develop Key Concepts of study that could be used in any context – not just PE.  This has lead to some healthy conversation with our PE Team about the lifelong learning we want students to take from our subject and apply to other aspects of their lives and in our Net Games units we look at Strategy through the Key concept of how to plan for performance and collaborate effectively with others to do this. Students have been working in designated teams of 3 (that I…

  • Leadership,  Teacher Reflection

    Running Activity – Fitness Components

    Grade 10 YIS PE Fitness Activity – Lesson 1 This is an activity I have completed to help my Grade 10 Students recall their knowledge about the Fitness Components (from previous learning) and allows me to have mini 1:1 and group conversations while the activity is going on to know that the students have the concepts that they need for our next lesson. To prepare for this lesson you will need to: Print out this page and cut up the table into their single squares.  Print enough of the Worksheets for each Team (3-4 students) to have a copy. Gather lots of cones – any size/shape and then stick one…

  • collaboration,  Concept based learning,  Criteria,  Goal setting,  Leadership,  MYP,  peer coaching,  TGfU

    Communities, Interaction and Problem Solving

    Gif from YouTube clip of Tag Rugby Mixed Super League Round 5 (Autumn 2014) – The Tuggas v Hippos Global Context:  Identities & Relationships Key Concept: Communities Related Concept: Interaction Statement of Inquiry: Group problems are often not ‘stand alone’ issues but rather a complex interaction of multiple facets that require the community to interact with each other in order to solve them. Assessment – Crit A, C, D Year 5/Grade 10 Sport/Focus – Invasion Games – Turbo Touch and Touch Rugby This year the focus for our Grade 10/Year 5 MYP students has been Leadership and they have worked very hard on planning and sharing their own workshops (mini workshops to…