“I want physical activity and sport to be a tool and an outlet for kids that need it, and to provide them with a love of movement they can find under their own terms and conditions that can really change their life…”
Hello and welcome to The PE Umbrella Podcast episode 59, and as always, thank you for giving up your time to join me on the ONLY Primary and Elementary Physed Podcast in the world! After many deep reflection and thinking episodes, I am delighted to bring you another interview episode, and I am confident in saying we are back with an absolute bang!
Joining me Under the Umbrella this week is Physed specialist, and pedagogical co-ordinator, Andy Vasily. As a highly respected figure in the world of Physical Education, Andy is a fountain of in depth knowledge and can be found as a regular speaker on The Fundamental Movement Podcast as well as hosting his own Run Your Life Podcast too!
During this bumper episode, Andy shares with us his current goals, something he has learned about Physed this year he never used to believe, his best lesson ever and advice for individuals who feel like they are defined by the mistakes they make! On top of this, we also delve into the usual show favourites as Andy shares his favourite warm up, favourite use of tech and best physed resource!
What I Learned: Reflection on your own teaching is so important. Andy really hits home about the power of using data to better your own practice. [11:12] This may involve peer feedback and observations from other teachers or even watching a video back of yourself. Andy, however goes as far as to say we can look at our teacher talk time in terms of how long we talk but also break this down into:
Head on over to Andy’s Blog and check out the awesome way in which you can monitor your teacher talk breakdown! I have no doubt that this will transform the way in which you use your teacher talk time and give you lots to reflect on.
Top people to follow – [34:24]
Top Warm up – [33:05]
Favourite use of Tech [33:44]
Andy on ‘Why Physed?’ [05:35]
Andy on What He has Learned this Year [11:15]
Andy on Growth Mindset and not being ‘defined’ by mistakes [20:20]
Andy on his Best Lesson Ever [26:40]
Twitter – @andyvasily
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