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    Leadership – who inspires you?

    Napoleon by Alan CC BY NC SA Every year at parent teacher conferences or at our 3-way conferences, I talk to many of my students and parents about Leadership.  I have taken this topic in hand as I applied and then accepted the job of HoD of PE and think a lot about the type of Leader I hope I can be and those around me who inspire me to be a leader.  Leadership comes up in our Invasion Games units as we inquire into the concept of ‘Community’ looking firstly at ourselves;  team; organisation; leadership and what makes an effective community from Grade 6-10. As I talk to my…

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    Concept based learning – Invasion Games

      Lego Spellen by Dirk Houbrechts CC BY NC For those who know me, you will know that I have recently moved from UNIS Hanoi to Yokohama Int’l School.  This has been a big change for myself (and my family) and I am working in a new PE department and have taken on the Head of Department role.  I am relishing the opportunity to put many of our good practice down in writing so that it is clear to others that our PE dept sees some fundamental truths as important and that this manifests itself in our classes, everyday.  Now I am also part of the #PEPLC community, organising a…

  • Teacher Reflection

    So long and thanks for the mornings….

     Every school morning I have the pleasure of 10-15 minutes with my Grade 8 homeroom, I am also fortunate enough to teach them PE as well.  I wanted to write an open letter to them, but figured it might be best to blog and share my experiences with them and their families this year. Dear G8HP students, As June rolls around and we begin to count down til Summer, I wanted to write to you and share some of my observations of you as a group and to celebrate you all and the work you have achieved as Grade 8 students. Leadership is a fickle beast and it can be…