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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: November, 2016
Nov 27, 2016

Welcome to the PE Umbrella podcast, episode 59. In this episode I am joined by Andy Vasily, a true fountain of knowledge and experience, all things Physed. In this bumper episode we talk about Andy's own goals, what he has learned so far this year and how we can help develop a growth mindset so we don't feel defined by our mistakes. Plus, I ask Andy the regular show favourites including his top warm ups, resources and favourite use of tech in the PE classroom! Note pad and pen at the ready to prepare for some Physed knowledge bombs... Come and join us both 'Under the Umbrella'

Nov 20, 2016

Welcome to episode 58 of The PE Umbrella Podcast. This week I delve right into step four from 'The Five Steps to a Winning Mindset', as highlighted by Professor Damian Hughes in his latest bestselling book. This episode is all about 'Practical Language'. I stress the importance of not only 'simplicity' when giving instructions, but the practicality of the language we use with the students we teach. I reflect on my own language when teaching and highlight case studies when my language has been too abstract, and examples when I have perhaps got it just right. During the episode I also answer the questions... - What is practical language? - Why is practical language essential for learning? This really is a short reflection episode that packs a big punch. It really did have me questioning my own teaching right now, as well as my past experiences. I am a notorious 'ranter' and having recently worked hard cutting down on my teacher talk time, this gave me another dimension to now consider that will impact greatly on the quality of my teaching. So before you begin, ask yourself...How practical is your language when teaching? So what are you waiting for? Come and join me Under the Umbrella.

Nov 12, 2016

In Episode 57 of The PE Umbrella Podcast, I delve right into the third step from 'The Five Steps to a Winning Mindset', as highlighted by Professor Damian Hughes, but with a slight twist. Initially, my focus was going to be all around 'Emotion', but after digging deeper into the book, I decided to base my reflection around 3 key points that contribute towards delivering a powerful lesson and creating a purposeful learning environment. These 3 areas are... CONNECTION ATTENTION INTENTION This episode is a brain dump of sorts, as I reflect on my own practice in these areas as well as ask you, the listeners, questions about your own teaching. How are you forging and building relationships? Do you honestly show an interest in your students? How do you get the attention of your class? Is there an intention and purpose to your teaching? All of these questions arise from this episode and as always I hope there is at least one golden nugget of information you can take away and think about. Please do get in touch and share your own experiences and thoughts because I love hearing from you!

Nov 5, 2016

Welcome to the PE Umbrella podcast, episode 56. In todays show, I am joined by Physed Teacher and founder of @PEPEPtalk Bob Knipe, AKA Coack K! During this packed episode, we delve into the meaning behind The PE Umbrella, how we can continue stoking the fire in our practice and discover the origins of PEPEPtalk. Plus, I delve into the regular show favourites with Bob, including his class management tips, favourite resources and must have warm up activity! So what are you waiting for? Come and join us both 'Under the Umbrella'

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