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The PE Umbrella | Podcasting ALL things Primary Physical Education

Ryan Ellis here, the founder and host of the PE Umbrella, a Primary Physical Education podcast that discusses all things PE. Interviewing inspiring practitioners from the primary education sector, I will be sharing the latest in excellent practice and discussing what makes PE and Sport such an important tool to engage and enhance the learning of children (across the curriculum) so they are ready to leave school with a solid platform to lead a healthy lifestyle and enjoy lifelong physical activity! I will share insights into what makes the top practitioners of today tick, asking about their favourite PE resources, what activities are a must have in the locker for any teacher and success stories about WHAT REALLY WORKS! All in all, the PE Umbrella is about inspiring YOU in YOUR own teaching practice and providing you with the tools, ideas and resources to take ACTION! So come and join me under the PE Umbrella!
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Now displaying: August, 2016
Aug 27, 2016

In this very special episode of The PE Umbrella Podcast, I am joined by Professor Damian Hughes. Damian is an the author of several best selling books including 'Liquid Thinking' 'Liquid Leadership' and 'The Five Steps To A Winning Mindset' to name but a few. On top of this, Damian has worked as a change management consultant and sport psychologist for Sale Sharks, West Bromwich Albion FC, France Rugby League, Warrington Wolves and the England & GB Rugby teams too! In this episode we stray in a completely new direction from past interview episodes and delve into the mindset of children in Primary PE. How much praise is too much? How important is goal setting? Should we rehearse visualisation techniques with our class? All of this and more is answered in this action packed episode! You simply don't want to miss this! It was a genuine pleasure to speak with Damian. He was such a humble and welcoming man, willing to share his wealth of knowledge & experience, describing in actionable terms how we can apply it in Physical Education. So what are you waiting for? Grab your note pad and pen because you will need it! I'll see you 'Under the Umbrella'

Aug 19, 2016

Welcome to the PE Umbrella podcast. In this episode I am joined by K-12th grade PE teacher and 7th-12th grade Health teacher Ryan Armstrong. In this episode we reflect on ALL things primary/elementary PE including his highlights from PEInstitute16, Pokemon themed warm ups and killer class management advice. The enthusiasm that Ryan has for PE is contagious and it was evident from the outset that he just LOVES what he does! During this podcast he shares so much actionable content that is relevant to your own teaching on a day to day basis. For example, Could you be contradicting yourself when using a whistle teaching PE? Come and find out in this episode and join us both 'Under the Umbrella'

Aug 13, 2016

In episode 45 of The PE Umbrella podcast, I am joined by PE teacher and lover of being physically active, Jo Bailey. In this episode, Jo talks about her PEInstitute16 highlights, why and how we can help children find their fun as well as regulars such as her favourite activities and best class management tips! As always, it was a genuine pleasure to talk with somebody with the experience and presence as Jo. Her knowledge and advice really is invaluable and I'm sure you will find yourself nodding along to what she talks about, just as I was myself. So what are you waiting for? Come and join us 'Under the Umbrella' and get inspired!

Aug 6, 2016

In this episode of The PE Umbrella, I am joined by K-8th grade PE teacher Adam Metcalf. In this episode we chat ALL things primary PE including his highlights from PEInstitute16, favourite uses of tech in PE, must do warm up activities and even class management tips! We even talk about his early career transition from a business accounts manager to becoming an outstanding PE teacher! It was a pleasure speaking to Adam as he shared his in depth knowledge with a real passion and articulated them in such an easy to understand way. You are sure to hear some content and advice that you too, can take away into your own PE classroom this week. So what are you waiting for? Come and join us 'Under the Umbrella'

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