In this Episode of The PE Umbrella Podcast, I share my equipment list that absolutely MUST be in any primary school PE cupboard. With the PE funding in full flow there are no more excuses for having a sub par PE cupboard that lacks equipment. However, the equipment, or lack of it, is still a barrier to high quality PE in many primary schools. In this episode I take you through the bare minimum 'must have's' for your school PE cupboard and explain why it is essential! I would love to hear your thoughts on any items that I have missed and what your own 'must haves' are too so please get in touch! What are you waiting for? Come and join me 'Under the Umbrella'
In this reflection Episode of The PE Umbrella Podcast, I talk about the game of Four Square. A staple of playgrounds of Elementary and Middle schools across America during recess, this fun, fast paced and adaptable game surely has a place across the pond here in the UK? I break down the fundamental rules of the game, share my experiences of using it for the first time this week and offer my views as to whether it needs to be introduced into more UK schools! I would love to hear your own stories and views on this game, so shoot me a tweet @ryansporting or email at ryanellis.peumbrella.com. What are you waiting for? Come and join me 'Under the Umbrella'
In this Episode of The PE Umbrella Podcast, I reflect on the impact (positive and negative) that rewards can have on the motivational drive of children. Specifically, I discuss the implications of using contingent 'If-then' rewards and the outcomes of doing so. I delve into 3 elements that drive intrinsic motivation and share thoughts on how, as teachers, we can incorporate them into our PE lessons to nurture self directed, intrinsically motivated children, and not disengaged, compliant externally motivated individuals. How do you manage this at your school? I would love to hear your own views on my reflections so what are you waiting for? Come and join me 'Under the Umbrella'
In this interview episode of The PE Umbrella, I am joined by elementary PE teacher, tech enthusiast and the founder of www.iphys-ed.com Nathan Horne. He has taught around the world and experienced a diverse landscape of education that is often changing. In this episode we talk about the 'true' aims of primary teachers, share opinions on the inevitable physical activity drop off that lots of our children suffer from and as always, he shares his favourite warm ups, games and resources. It was a real pleasure recording this episode and as always there is so much useful advice to take away and apply! So what are you waiting for? Come and join us 'Under the Umbrella'