Welcome to The PE Umbrella Podcast, episode 71! Today, I reflect on the use of 'Gamification' in a physical education setting. Does it add value and purpose or is it causing problems in the long run? Buckle in for some honest truths as I unpick what is truly going on. I'll see you Under the Umbrella!
Welcome to episode 70 of the PE Umbrella podcast. This week marks a very special episode as I welcome my older brother Rob to the show. The inspiration behind much of my own career path, Rob is a Secondary physed teacher of over ten years now and has experienced being head of years 7-13. In this episode I seek to understand how secondary PE teachers view what is going on in Primary PE and if it is good enough. The fact is, you may be triggered by some of what we discuss in this episode, but remember, we are not generalising the whole population, rather speaking from our own experiences. So sit back and enjoy a brotherly chat about all things physed Under the Umbrella!
Welcome to episode 69 of the PE Umbrella Podcast. This week, I am sharing with you my recent journey into the power of creation. What do I mean by that? Well, I have recently being creating specific resources for the work I am currently delivering and it has been awesome! By using the App 'Comic Life' I have breathed new life into my teaching resources and created ones that are teacher specific, student specific and some that are both. During this episode I share with you and discuss a resource that fits each of those categories and explain how I have used it and what benefits it has brought to my teaching. Make sure you head over to www.peumbrella.com and grab all three as they are on there for FREE! So what are you waiting for? Come on over and join me Under the Umbrella.
Welcome to episode 68 of The PE Umbrella podcast! Joining me Under the Umbrella today is middle school Physical Educator and PHYSEDagogy collaborator, Sarah Gietschier-Hartman! During this episode we discuss how Sarah keeps herself fulfilled outside of teaching with mind and body, before diving head first into her teaching experience, with knowledge bombs and actionable takeaways for you to try! New games - Check Favourite Warm up - Check Class Management tip - Check Top resources - Check Get your note pad and pen at the ready and come on over to join us Under the Umbrella!
Hello and Welcome to episode 67 of The PE Umbrella Podcast. This week, you have me all to yourself as I reflect and preview some changes that are coming to the podcast interviews in the coming months, testing out some of the content on myself first. I am a firm believer of: "Live What You Preach" During this episode I talk about my mind and body in particular, and how I keep myself fulfilled and in the best state of mind to teach the children I work with without hitting burnout. After all... "you can't serve others from an empty vessel" So come and join me Under the Umbrella and see how i try to keep my own vessel firmly afloat!
Welcome to The PE Umbrella Podcast, Episode 66. In this reflection episode, I discuss the beginnings of my journey to reshape my teaching pedagogy and take it down a co-operative learning based route. This week saw me dive in head first into using some key 'indicators' that define a co-operative learning classroom and use them with a year 1/2 class. What did I teach? What resources did I use? Why am I doing it? Jump Under the Umbrella this week to find out these answers and more!
Welcome to The PE Umbrella Podcast, Episode 65! In the first episode of 2017, I interview David Hazelgrove and Jonathan Moore, the brains behind SucceedIn, an online platform that is a one stop shop for all of your Primary PE needs. Providing a platform for the planning, delivery and assessment for your entire program of work, David and Jonathan explain how SucceedIn has helped transform the delivery of PE in many schools and why it can be a real asset to any primary teacher that has had little to no training in PE. Worry no more and dive in to see how SucceedIn can help you! I'll see you 'Under the Umbrella'
Welcome to The PE Umbrella Podcast, Episode 64! In this very special end of year review, I look back at my 'What I've Learned' moments from all of my guests over the past 12 months and condense them into my top 5! I share with you key takeaways that have helped shape my own teaching and views on being a teacher in positive ways, with the hope they do the same for you as we head into 2017! So note pad and pen at the ready... I'll see you 'Under the Umbrella'
Welcome to the PE Umbrella podcast, episode 63. In this episode I am joined by Jorge Rodriguez, PE teacher in Houston, Texas and host/producer of the stunning Global Physed Voxcast! In this phenomenal episode we talk about all things PhysEd including what he has learned about his teaching this year, his biggest takeaways from producing his own podcast, what a typical lesson looks like and what is his BEST LESSON EVER! Plus, I ask Jorge the regular show favourites including why PE, favourite warm up and top class management tip! I hope Santa brought you a note pad and pen because you're going to need it! So what are you waiting for? Come and join us both 'Under the Umbrella'
Welcome to the PE Umbrella podcast, episode 62. In this episode I am joined by Pete Charrette, a K-5 Elementary Physed teacher & 2009 GAHPERD Elem PE Teacher of the Year, Pete has 29 years teaching experience under his belt. Perhaps better known under the name of "Cap'n Pete", he is the proud creator of some 450+ resources for Physed on Teachers pay Teachers and a big advocate for driving physical education forward! In this episode we delve into some of Pete's favourite resources, top class management advice and his plans for delving into the TGFU model in his teaching during the new year! So what are you waiting for? Come and join us both 'Under the Umbrella'
Welcome to episode 61 of The PE Umbrella Podcast. This week, I dive into more reflections and delve into the world of language and motivation, dancing around both issues as I seek to suggest ways in which the language you use can impact your students. In the episode I cover thoughts around Carol Dweck's Growth Mindset concept and guide you towards The Physical Educator to become a YETI as well as share an inspiring 'Yet' story from the professional world of sport. I also question the use of 'Practice' as part of teaching vocabulary and voice how I think it can be seen as a negative and uninspiring way to look at doing things. I offer up alternatives and set you, the listeners a challenge ready to take up in your own teaching this week. So what are you waiting for? Come on over and join me Under the Umbrella!
Welcome to episode 60 of The PE Umbrella Podcast. In this episode I am joined by our second EVER repeat guest, Primary School PE Co-ordinator and models based practice advocate, Ryan Forwood. It was a real pleasure to speak with Ryan again and this episode runs as more of an informal discussion than a Q+A. I check in with what Ryan has been doing at his school in the past 9 months and discover how he is able to serve morning, lunch and after school clubs five days a week! He also shares with us his major successes and insights into the Sport Education and Co-operative learning models, highlighting how persistence pays off. Not people to shy away from controversy, we also dive into the topic of dodgeball and whether we feel it has a place in any school setting and what lessons (if any) can be learned from it! So fasten your seatbelt and Come join us both 'Under the PE Umbrella'
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'
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.
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!
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'
In Episode 55 of The PE Umbrella Podcast, I delve right into the second step from 'Five Steps to a Winning Mindset', as highlighted by Professor Damian Hughes This episode is all about 'Thinking'. Did you know that in any given day our brains make up to 10,000 trivial decisions? Exhausting work! As I began thinking about thinking I devised a series of key questions to build this episode around and uncovered more along the way. - As teachers, do we think enough? - Are you guilty of over thinking? - As teachers, do we challenge our students to think enough? Is it important? It was immensely enjoyable recording this episode as I was able to pick apart scenarios from my own teaching practice and verbalise inner feelings that others may, or may not be able to relate to. For one, I know I am still paving my own path towards clarity in my teaching and working on living in the moment when I am teaching. As John Wooden said himself: "Don't let yesterday take up too much of today" Please do get in touch and share your own experiences and thoughts on this topic, I'd love to know your opinions. So what are you waiting for? Jump out of the rain and join me 'Under the Umbrella' for some Physed chat!
Welcome to the PE Umbrella podcast, episode 54, in which I am joined by my first EVER repeat guest Aaron Beighle. As a quick reminder, Aaron is a Physed Teacher, teacher trainer and author with a number of years experience under his belt! In this episode, we deviate from our standard Q+A format and simply discuss some of the finer points about classroom management. The discussion itself is formed largely around an article that myself and Aaron both read online titled: "Good Classroom Management is Nothing to be Proud of" This somewhat controversial title sparks us into action and allows us to get our teeth stuck into a number of talking points including... Does Classroom Management Matter? Should I worry about class management and will it impact my teaching? Can I really be a great teacher without the ability to control a class of children? Should we be changing what we do as teachers as a result of poor student behaviour? So what are you waiting for? Come and join us both 'Under the Umbrella' for insights, knowledge bombs and golden nuggets of information!
In Episode 53 of The PE Umbrella Podcast, I embark on the first of what will be a series of episodes that explores the 'Five Steps to a Winning Mindset' as described in Damian Hughes latest book. During this episode I explore step one, Simplicity, and how the worlds best leaders and teachers are able to articulate instructions and directions in their simplest form. I reflect on my teaching week gone by and highlight my concern over my own teacher talk time and how I intend to minimise 'pointless talk' going forward. As a result of this podcast, I will be conducting a teaching experiment this week to see if I am able to explain my activities in 140 characters or less, as Professor Hughes urges leaders (teachers) to think like they tweet...this will be documented over twitter and subsequently on the show notes page at www.peumbrella.com. After all... 'It's not about how many balls (instructions) you can throw, It's understanding how many your children can catch'. I would love to hear your own views on my weekly reflections and if you have similar experiences, so what are you waiting for? Come and join me 'Under the Umbrella'
Welcome to the PE Umbrella podcast, episode 52. In this episode I am joined by Physed Teacher and IronMan competitor Andy Hair. In this bumper episode we discuss a whole host of physed topics including goal setting, risk taking and teaching philosophies. Want to hear how Andy incorporated skateboarding in his curriculum? Want to play 'Finding Nemo' as an ice breaker? Then look no further! Plus, I ask Andy the regular show favourites including his top warm ups, resources and class management advice! So prepare yourself for action and grab a note pad and pen as Andy drops knowledge bombs galore! Come and join us both 'Under the Umbrella'
Welcome to the PE Umbrella podcast, episode 51, in which I am joined by Physed Teacher, teacher trainer, author and all round fountain of knowledge Aaron Beighle. In this episode we dive into a whole host of topics including how to find a better balance as a physed teacher, specialist PE teachers, top tips for managing a class and we even find out how Aaron would start a lesson with a class he has just met for the first time... Plus, I ask Aaron the regular show favourites including his top warm ups and other great physed resources that we all need to go and check out! So what are you waiting for? Come and join us both 'Under the Umbrella'
Welcome to the half century episode of The PE Umbrella podcast, Number 50! For the first time in the short history of The PE Umbrella I welcome a dance specialist to the show. In this episode I talk to Caroline 'The Dance Lady' Newman, A specialist from Wiltshire, England that delivers CPD, Cheer and Fun Fitness Sessions across a number of Primary Schools across the region. During this episode we discuss key points including, Why is Dance an important part of the physed curriculum? How to structure a unit of work on Dance? What is her favourite warm up to use in her Dance sessions? All of this and more can be found in this weeks episode so what are you waiting for? Come and join us both 'Under the PE Umbrella'
Welcome to episode 49 of the PE Umbrella Podcast! In this episode, I share with you my Physed Masterclass, detailing what I consider to be one of the best PE lessons that I've ever taught. I breakdown the build up, warm up, skill progressions and main focus of the session with the hope of inspiring you to take snippets of it to use yourself. As an accompaniment to the new PE Umbrella Academy YouTube channel, the podcast audio allows you to not miss a thing! If video is your thing, head on over to The PE Umbrella Academy YouTube channel to watch the Masterclass there! So what are you waiting for? Come on over and join me Under the Umbrella'
Welcome to the PE Umbrella podcast, episode 48! In this episode I am joined by PE development and Technology specialist Naomi Hartl. In this episode we delve into her favourite uses of tech, must have warm up (IT IS SUPERB!), reflect on her best lesson ever as I gear up for the launch of The PE Umbrella Academy YouTube channel and discuss her highlights from PEInstitute16, including her keynote to finish the conference. Have you or your students found your tipping point yet? Well let us help nudge you ever closer as we share knowledge bombs in this killer episode! What are you waiting for? Come and join us both 'Under the Umbrella'
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'