I recently came across this fantastic video by Doug Patterson. Doug in this video tries to learn how to ride a bike with a small but big difference. What he finds demonstrates why it is so important to learn how to move and be physically active whilst young as our minds have more plasticity for learning and overcoming challenging physical tasks. And more importantly, once a skill learnt it is very difficult to unlearn it, or relearn using a different understanding. This is why we must get physical literacy right from a young age. I hope you enjoy the video.
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...
Here is a copy of a presentation I delivered as part of a TeachMeet. It identifies what Multi-Abilities and Multiple Intelligence mean, why they are important, and how they can be applied to teaching. It was well received by my colleagues but I am always interest to hear what other professionals think about MA and MI.
Interventional study to investigate the effects of working with a peer of higher predicted grade on the nature interaction within a set collaborative task in comparison to working with a peer of the same predicted grade.
Independent learning card designed to encourage Sport Education and Independent Learning, demonstrate roles and procedure emphasising safety. Includes world record challenge and also the glide technique for the more able/confident in the group.
This lively RSA Animate, adapted from Dan Pink’s talk at the RSA, illustrates the hidden truths behind what really motivates us at home and in the workplace. I found this video really interesting when trying to understand how to motivate students within education and in particular physical education lessons. How can we motivate students whilst promoting mastery, autonomy, engagement and self direction?