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Teaching Practice. Changing the game in youth sports – TEDx video. Posted by Dean Holden at August 27th, 2014 by John O’Sullivan, 20 June 2014 Changing the game in youth sports: John O’Sullivan (video) TEDxBend John O’Sullivan is the founder of the Change the Game Project, a US-based initiative to “return youth sports to our children, and put the ‘play’ back in ‘play ball.’”

Changing the game in youth sports – TEDx video

O’Sullivan remembers when youth sports was about children competing with other children instead of adults competing with each other through their kids. Some takeaways: A Better Way to Grade. Good feedback doesn't have to be hard Give more personalized feedback Give all your students personalized feedback without trying to squeeze your notes into cramped margins.

A Better Way to Grade

Use screencasting to put your voice into your feedback and save space. Keep parents in the loop Send parents quick recordings of day-to-day activities to let them know what's going on in class and how their student is doing. Spend less time grading Get back some time for planning. How we learn – a change of approach to teaching academic PE. I have read a great deal in 2014, but no one book has had more impact on changing my teaching practice then ‘How we learn’ by Benedict Carey.

How we learn – a change of approach to teaching academic PE

Carey is a health and science writer, currently for the New York times, who has an interest in the burgeoning field of how we learn and how the memory works. In the book, he expertly shares research on these topics, in a way that is both accessible and engaging, describing how to implement some effective strategies. 10 Ways You Can Use A Large Screen Display in PE. On a number of occasions I’ve blogged about the incredible possibilities that a large screen display brings to a PE practical classroom.

10 Ways You Can Use A Large Screen Display in PE

With this in mind, I thought I would create a video exploring 10 ways can use a large screen display in your PE Classes. I also go behind the setup at my School and the various ways I’ve used it to enhance my teaching and my students learning. You can watch the video below The Boort DS Solution EPSOM Wall Mounted Ultra Short Throw Projector in custom engineered protective box with Apple TV placed inside. The Projector is mounted greater than 4 Metres high on the side wall. Physical Education (PE) Apps for Teachers. Today, more and more teachers are looking for ways to integrate their smart phones and iPads (and other tablets) with their physical education and health courses.

Physical Education (PE) Apps for Teachers

Below is a list of apps that we’ve found helpful for Physical Educators. Click Here to view a recording of our webinar, Apps for PE Teachers: “Don’t be a Sap, Know Your Apps!”. The webinar goes into more detail of how each app can be used in the classroom to engage students and maximize outcomes. Coach’s Eye Videos students performing a skill. Team Shake. QR Codes & Orienteering in PE. Making quizzes and worksheets. PE Practical Resources. PE Blog Network Collection. Observations and CPD. …click a category above for great P.E. games!

Agility- The teaching toolkit. Agility- The teaching toolkit. Lesson Tool Box. 10 tips for Tweeting Teachers by. After several years of tweeting, it’s about time I published my own Tips for Tweeting Teachers. 10 Tips for Tweeting Teachers This list is designed for teachers new to Twitter, or for those who have started out and need advice.

10 tips for Tweeting Teachers by

In the blog, I have divided my top-10 suggestions into three levels for beginners, intermediate and advanced users. Audio Player Beginners: Create a professional account for tweeting about teaching. Decide if you want to have a private (locked) account. Start by creating a handle. @TeacherToolkit stemmed from what I do. 10 tips for Tweeting Teachers by. Teacher Shake. This is the ultimate resource for classroom teachers.

Teacher Shake

Inside the Teacher Shake App you will find over 100 lesson starters, and 35 debrief and reflection activities to conclude your lessons. A majority of the lesson starters will last between five to ten minutes, the perfect amount of time to have students focused after recess or lunch or at the start of a new schooling day. The activities engage and energise students so they are focused and ready to commence learning. Once you have completed the lesson or you have finished the current topic with your class, a debrief or reflection activity is the perfect way to see what learning has taken place. Teacher Shake. Outstanding Lesson Plans and How to Create Your Own. Outstanding Lesson Plans and How to Create Your Own. 10 Twitter Chats Every Teacher Should Know About. June , 2014 Are you planning to integrate Twitter in your professional development plans for this summer?

10 Twitter Chats Every Teacher Should Know About

If so, check out this guide. It will provide you with some practical ideas to start with. It goes without saying that when we talk about using Twitter to grow professionally, the first thing that comes into mind is taking part in education Twitter chats. These are basically discussion hubs hosted on Twitter in which educators from all around the world get to meet, converse, discuss and share resources and insights related to education.

The visual below from Sean Junkins features 10 of the most popular educational Twitter chats you should definitely consider checking. 10 Twitter Chats Every Teacher Should Know About. The Thinking Skills Pack. The Thinking Skills Pack. The Talent Code. May 30th, 2014 Summer is designed to change you.

The Talent Code

The sun hovers in the sky for pointless, fabulous hours. The scaffold of daily life gets knocked sideways. You travel to far-off and exotic places, which are often in your own backyard. And sometimes you read books. With that in mind, I thought I’d offer a few suggestions for books that changed the way I see things. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking. The Talent Code. 5 Research-Based Tips for Providing Students with Meaningful Feedback. In recent years, research has confirmed what most teachers already knew: providing students with meaningful feedback can greatly enhance learning and improve student achievement.

5 Research-Based Tips for Providing Students with Meaningful Feedback

Professor James Pennebaker from the University of Texas at Austin has been researching the benefits of frequent testing and the feedback it leads to. He explains that in the history of the study of learning, the role of feedback has always been central. When people are trying to learn new skills, they must get some information that tells them whether or not they are doing the right thing. Learning in the classroom is no exception. Both the mastery of content and, more importantly, the mastery of how to think require trial-and-error learning.

The downside, of course, is that not all feedback is equally effective, and it can even be counterproductive, especially if it's presented in a solely negative or corrective way. 5 Research-Based Tips for Providing Students with Meaningful Feedback. What is an outstanding PE lesson? Throughout my career as a PE teacher, SSCo, a PE subject leader and most recently, as an Assistant Vice Principal with responsibly for a Performance faculty, I often have discussions with school leaders and teachers about teaching and learning within this area, and the question I am asked most is “What is an outstanding PE lesson?” My answer used to involve a list of teacher jargon or buzzwords which would often include quoting the most recent research I had read or the keynote speaker I had listened to at the last PE and Sports college or Sports Partnership conference. My answer now involves just 3 simple statements: PhysEdGames. Physical Education (PE) Apps for Teachers.

Football. Survivor-Unit. PE articles. Agility-Teaching Toolkit. Skeletal System. Technology & Physical Education. Physical Education. GetBodySmart: Interactive Tutorials and Quizzes On Human Anatomy and Physiology. The Physical Education Teacher (@DylanBlain) Digital Technology - iPad in PE. Free Resources for Teachers, Outdoor Education and Team Building. PE Geeks (@PEgeeks) Adam Cotton (@cotts1970) About eezipezi.

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Football. @TeacherToolkit (@TeacherToolkit) Teaching and Learning Toolbox.