This blog discusses how physical activity and health are currently considered from a dualistic perspective. This blog calls for a different approach to be adopted embracing a 'here and now' and a more holistic approach to physical activity and health.
Although there are clearly numerous upsides to social media there are just as many opportunities for these platforms to be used in a negative manner, whether that be to provoke other users or even to cause direct harm.
However, while your work in the gymnasium may be over for now, every PE expert knows that an inactive summer holiday could erode a child’s fitness and set them back for the new school year. A recent report by ukactive found that British school children lose 80% of their fitness levels over the course of the summer holiday.
We as educators often talk a good talk, but do we walk the walk? When teachers get together it is inevitable that the conversation quickly turns to teaching and how we can put the world to rights, often this happens to the dismay of partners who have to quickly learn how to communicate within the teaching world, jammed packed full of jargon, and emotive adjectives. Alternatively, partners, instead of understanding the jargon, just become adept at looking mildly interested when discussing how the new assessment policy is not conducive to a productive learning environment, impedes on personalisation and will result in an increased impact on teacher workload. My question is… do we actually believe in, or embody, our own rhetoric? Ask any teacher the value or purpose of their subject area and they will begin to tell you their philosophy and why their subject in invaluable and considered to be a cornerstone of...