“Rather than venturing to pastures new, I am watering and nourishing the skills I already have…”
Welcome to The PE Umbrella Podcast, episode 66 and what is sure to be the first of many reflection episodes coming your way this year. If you have found this particular page, you are sure to want the FREE PDF below of the resources I used, and discuss during this episode…So grab them now!
Over the Christmas Period I was fortunate enough to pick up a copy of Ashley Casey and Ben Dyson’s wonderful book ‘Co-operative Learning in Physical Education and Physical Activity’. It really has been a game changer. There has been a real undercurrent and feeling of a shift in the way I teach for some time now, and after reading this book, I began to set the wheels in motion. This week I started my journey towards adapting my pedagogy towards a co-operative learning centred environment. Why am I doing it? Is it going to be hard? What on earth does a co-operative learning oriented physed classroom look like? In this episode I seek to answer it all and even share with you my very first lesson I taught this past week. Of course, I jumped in at the deep end and did a KS1 (5/6/7 year olds) gymnastics lesson. You can find the resources I used by clicking the button above!
I hope you enjoy this weeks episode. It really is a brain dump of sorts as I attempt to make sense of the current transition I find myself in. As always, I’d love to hear about your opinions and experiences with regards to co-operative learning in the physed classroom, I really am a beginner at this… Tweet me @ryansporting or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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