“making it fun and also a great learning environment, with the emphasis on learning rather than play…”
“He Understood X, Y and Z, but not how they all connected together in a game situation which is why he put himself there. To work to the next level he knew he had to do A, B and C. That was the lightbulb moment for me.”
“Students sometimes need to find out what their WHY is for the lesson, and it’s sometimes nice for them to come up with the WHY rather than me always telling them what it was”
Welcome to episode 89 of The PE Umbrella Podcast, and as always thank you for giving up your time to join me on the ONLY Primary and Elementary Physical Education Podcast in the world! In this episode I am joined by Physical Education and Technology rockstar Adam Llevo for his second stint on the show. If you missed it first time around, you can catch Episode 22 with Adam again HERE or on iTunes!
During this episode I had the opportunity to dig a little deeper into Adams’ teaching past and as a result we uncovered some teaching gems. Those of you that know Adam will be familiar with his undoubted pedigree, presenting at workshops across the globe, most recently at the ConnectedPE Conference, on top of his many years of teaching experience at Primary and High School level.
There is no doubt of the value that Adam provides in this episode, with some amazing insights into great PE teaching, including actionable takeaways you could use yourself too. He also dives into his ups and downs, sharing stories of his greatest and worst teaching moments, how he overcame them and what he learned.
Click on the Timestamps below to jump to our key points of discussion:
What inspired you to become a PE teacher? [16:15]
How would you describe yourself as a teacher? [23:29]
What is the number one constraint to high quality PE in Primary Schools and how can we overcome them? [07:59]
Share the story of the worst lesson you’ve ever taught [32:24]
Share the story of the best lesson/unit you’ve ever taught [38:01]
What have you learned about yourself or the PE profession in the last 12 months that you didn’t know or believe before? [42:26]
Twitter – @mradampe
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